Dragonfire is Here!

dragonfireDragonfire is Douglas’s annual passive fundraiser. Held in the fall, this is a fun and easy way for the PTA to kick off the school year and start investing in campus and classroom projects.

The Dragonfire fundraiser allows the PTA to retain 100% of the money raised to support all of the PTA programs for your children. Please consider asking your employer if there is a matching donation program where you work.

Our 2018 goal is $12,000 and our campaign is planned for the week of September 24.

To get the excitement going and have all of our little Dragons included in the fun, we will have a coin war between classrooms. Change will be collected and counted daily with results being announced during the daily WDES broadcasts. The class that brings in the most change will be awarded with “Mr. Burns as teacher for the day!” Mr. Burns will join students as a co-teacher for half of an instructional day. He will participate in class recess, maybe an art project, perhaps a trip to the media center, lunch, etc. — It is up to the class as to how they will spend time with our amazing and hands-on principal.

If we reach our goal, we’ll have a school-wide pajama day!

Flyers are going home in your students’ folders this week. There are a number of ways to donate, including check, cash and these online options:

Memberhub

Paypal

Thanks in advance for your support! Please contact our VP of Fundraising, Lea Ann Cook, if you have questions or need more information: leaanncook3@gmail.com.

 

Fall 2018 Spirit Nights!

skate party

The Douglas PTA partners with area businesses to host Spirit Night fundraisers for school projects. These community-building events check so many important boxes — Having fun. Raising money for our school. Supporting local businesses.

The PTA has a fun mix of events planned this fall!

  • B.Good — September 12, 4-8 p.m.
  • United Skates of America — October 4, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Tijuana Flats — October 24, 5-8 p.m.
  • Milton’s (Six Forks location) – November 13, 5-10 p.m.

Stay tuned for future Spirit Night dates on our calendar in the sidebar … or check out the school calendar on the Douglas website and plan to join us throughout the year. If you have questions, please contact Spirit Night Chair Daphne Flowers at daphnejflowers@hotmail.com.

Why Fun Run? Your Questions Answered

boosterthon-star500To make our fundraising easier, more profitable, and more fun, we’ve asked our local Boosterthon team to power our entire Douglas Elementary Fun Run program.

Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps your child will run on the day of the Fun Run on Thursday, February 8th.

BOOSTERTHON PAYS FOR . . .

  • On-campus team with months of assistance and expertise
  • Fun Run setup and event hosting
  • Pre-program event kit
  • World-class character program
  • 7,000+ letters and stickers (avg.)
  • 20+ promotional posters
  • 12 program & character videos
  • Year-round character program including 36 videos and activities
  • Teacher t-shirts & kits
  • Pledge Crown for every student
  • Pledging website at funrun.com
  • Online Support Team

EVERY STUDENT INCLUDED

Regardless of financial participation, every student is invited to participate in the entire Fun Run program. Students will also receive a FREE gift just by being registered on funrun.com.

LESS HASSLE & MORE PROFIT

To get the most out of our Fun Run, we’re using Boosterthon’s smart pledging technology—funrun.com—which helps us raise and collect far more. Plus, their amazing team coordinates all the details and logistics, allowing us to better focus on education.

THE MOST VALUE

Most schools keep between 40-50% with other fundraisers. But Douglas Elementary will receive 53%, have more fun, and raise much more. Plus, Boosterthon covers all the costs of the program. Over our three-year partnership with Boosterthon, Douglas Elementary has profited over $50,000. This year, our goal is to profit $15,000 for new Chromebooks and PTA Budget and we need your help to do it!

WORLD-CLASS CHARACTER PROGRAM

Every student will experience Boosterthon’s newest character theme, CASTLE QUEST—a castle theme all about being brave and living with character, which was developed in collaboration with CHARACTER COUNTS!©, the nation’s most reputable character education organization. Learn more at Boosterthon.com.

Thank you so much for supporting our school! For more information, please contact your Fun Run Leader, Natasha: NatashaC@boosterthon.com.

Mark Your Calendar: Spirit Nights!

skate party
Our October Spirit Night at United Skates of America was a huge hit!

The Douglas PTA partners with area businesses to host Spirit Night fundraisers for school projects. These community-building events check so many important boxes — Having fun. Raising money for our school. Supporting local businesses.

The PTA has a fun mix of events planned this year! The list, to date, is below. If you have questions, please contact Spirit Night Chair Tene Williams-Marcus: tashakiw@yahoo.com

  • November 15
    Tijuana Flats restaurant, Quail Corners, 5-9 p.m.
  • December 17
    Six Forks Cinema, all showings of Ferdinand
  • January 7
    Triangle Rock Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., teachers climb for free
  • February
    Tuesday, Jan 30 – Wednesday, Feb 7: Boosterthon
    Thursday, 8th: Fun Run
  • March 2
    Launching Pad, Hilburn Dr, 3-7 p.m.
  • April
    Chipotle: Details TBA
  • May
    Carolina Railhawks: Details TBA
  • June
    sweetFrog: Details TBA