Share Your Thoughts: School of Excellence Survey

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

It’s Dragonfire Time!

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!)
  • Friday: Wear Douglas Spirit Wear or Blue/Green

Join Us for Spring Events!

We’re winding down the school year with a few more opportunities to support Douglas and our local community — while enjoying some shopping and dining in the process!

Please also plan to join us for our last General PTA Meeting of the year on May 27.

We can’t thank you enough for your participation in our spirit events and other fundraising activities this year. You’ve made a big difference for our students and staff!

We hope you can join us for any (or all!) of these events:

May 10-16: Spirit Event at Quail Ridge Books

Mention Douglas PTA at checkout — online or in store — for 19% of your purchase to be donated to Douglas. Check out the school’s wish list if you’d like to donate books.

May 12-15: Spirit Event at Aladdin’s Eatery North Hills

Visit Alladin’s or order online anytime during May 12-15, and mention Douglas PTA at checkout for 15% of your purchase to be donated to the school.

May 27: Virtual General PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.

Join us here.

June 2: Double Spirit 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.

A New School Year 8.9.20

As we approach the 2020-2021 school year, the Douglas PTA board has already been meeting regularly with our organization’s purpose at the forefront of our planning.

In a normal year, the Douglas PTA is the sole funding mechanism for teacher stipends and grants, our community garden, our butterfly garden, schoolwide projects, various school clubs, the spelling bee, mathletes, Odyssey of the Mind — the list goes on. We also support the school library through the Scholastic Book Fair, fund the Cultural Arts Program, and fund our school food pantry. We pay for these programs through two major fundraisers, and to be honest, we are not sure what those fundraising opportunities will look like this year.

Our prospects to fulfill our purpose and programs this year will look different than in prior years, but we will earnestly continue to support our students, families and teachers. Health and safety will be a priority and our beloved events and fundraisers will need to be reconstructed as we look toward new opportunities to support our organizational goals.

If you have ever considered joining the PTA, this is the year to join and help us.

We welcome all input from our families, teachers, and the wider community. Please see the link below to join the PTA and watch this space for further information on the start of school.

We would like to show our Douglas teachers that our school families have their backs and have set a goal for 50 families to join the PTA this week ahead of the school year starting. Please support our school community by joining and/or donating at https://douglas.memberhub.store/.

Thank you for your support!

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