Thank you for making the spring fundraiser an overwhelming success!!
Our Dragons accomplished 1,018 acts of kindness in our school and local community.
We had 100% participation!
Our families and friends have paid it forward by helping us fundraise $26,279, which will support our students, teachers and staff.
This type of fundraiser was an experiment for us, and we weren’t sure what the results would be. In previous years, we held Boosterthons. While fun and high-energy, the fundraising assemblies cut into class time and focused on competing for incentives to raise money. In our current environment, it no longer seemed the best fit for our school. But it was hard to argue with Boosterthon’s success at raising money. Still, we decided to try a different approach by partnering with Raise Craze. It seemed a better fit for our Dragons by focusing on positive values and allowing students to earn recognition for the kindness they showed to others rather than asking for donations.
Compared to pre-Covid Boosterthon, although our net amount raised is lower by about $3,000, we actually raised $6.84 more per student. (We compare by student since current enrollment is 527 compared to 691 then.) Although Boosterthon raised more on the front-end, nearly 50% went to Boosterthon fees and associated costs. With Raise Craze, our costs were lowered, and their fees were 10%.
We could not have done this without you and the Douglas teachers and staff. We thank our teachers and staff for the many class projects that incorporated learning with giving back and ensuring that every student had the opportunity to participate and make an impact. And we thank you so much for your support! Thank you for your partnership as we all work together to make our school the best environment it can be for our children.
During the last months of the school year, PTA Fundraising will host Spirit Nights, a Scholastic book fair, Spring Spirit Wear sale, and the Spring Silent Auction. Stay tuned for details!
The Douglas Spirit Rock is available throughout the school year for rental and painting. For a suggested donation of $25, rent the rock for a day and paint a message of support for a Douglas student, teacher, staff member — or celebrate an event!
When you rent the rock, you’ll select the day you want your message to appear. However, your rental starts at 4:30 p.m. the day before so you have time to paint the rock after carpool and it’s ready for the next morning!
Tips for Painting the Rock
Please only paint the front of the rock facing carpool/the front entrance.
Spray paint is helpful to coat the rock. Any color you want for the background works. And if you mess up, just use spray paint to match the background color and paint it again!
You can use stencils or sketch your design in chalk first to check sizing and legibility from a few feet away before you paint.
Spray paint works well for large areas.
For smaller, more detailed areas, use acrylic paint (or spray paint with stencils). In case of rain, avoid paints like tempera that easily wash off.
Remember to bring different size paintbrushes and a cup with water to rinse them.
Egg cartons work well to hold different color paints.
Share Your Design!
After you’ve painted the rock, share your design on Facebook and tag us!
Douglas Elementary is in the process of applying for a School of Excellence designation, a program through the national PTA. Part of this is getting feedback from families, administrators and teachers during the school year. We invite you to respond to the survey anonymously.
Douglas está en proceso de solicitar designación de School of Excellence, un programa a través de la PTA Nacional. La PTA Nacional solicita comentarios de las familias, administradores y maestros. Le invitamos a responder de forma anónima: Encuesta en español
Dragonfire — Douglas Elementary’s annual no-fuss fundraiser — raises money for programs, equipment and other needs that benefit our children and school. 100% of the funds raised go to Douglas.
Your gift matters. Any amount you’re able to contribute makes a difference. The PTA pools these funds together to make a bigger impact than any of us can do alone. You can donate online or send cash or check (payable to Douglas Elementary PTA, memo: Dragonfire) to your child’s teacher. Increase your impact by asking your employer if they’ll match your donation (our tax ID is 56-1644792).
Your voice matters. We want to know what you’d like to see done with Dragonfire funds raised. Share your ideas by the end of the week and you could win a restaurant gift card, gift basket or other fun items. Students, families and teachers/staff are eligible to participate to win.
Dragonfire Spirit Week
Students are invited to participate in Dragonfire Spirit Week, which takes place this week! Here is the lineup:
Monday: Wear Dragon Green
Tuesday: Wear Blue for Bullying Prevention Month
Wednesday: Wear Red for Ed to Support Public School Educators
Thursday: College Team Dollars Day (Wear your favorite college team apparel or colors and place your coins or dollars into the bucket of your favorite area college team! A personal donation is not required to toss a coin in for your team — this fun is for everyone!)
The Douglas Spirit Rock is now available for rental and painting! For a suggested donation of $25, rent the rock for a day and paint a message of support for a Douglas student, teacher, staff member or event!
Sawmill Tap Room: Place your order online anytime on June 2, and 10% of your purchase will support the PTA. Please make sure to put (Douglas PTA) after your name (here’s an example). This fundraiser is for online orders only!
Two Roosters Ice Cream: Head to the scoop shop after you pick up your Sawmill Tap Room order, and, as always, be sure to mention Douglas PTA at checkout. This fundraiser starts at 5 p.m.