Make a Difference for Douglas!

Dragonfire, our annual passive fundraiser, starts TODAY. Your support is more important than ever as we address new challenges brought on by COVID-19.

As always, 100% of every donation goes directly to the PTA to meet school needs. 

In past years, Dragonfire has funded everything from classroom smartboards to Arts, Science, Math and Literacy Nights. This year, we have already invested in teacher and staff support (including providing PPE, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer), technology upgrades, a COVID Emergency Support Fund and more. 

Our 2020 goal is open! 

This year’s Dragonfire will look a bit different. We won’t have the Coin War between classes or prizes for the class who collects the most money, BUT we do have new ways to donate online!

Check out our Dragonfire flyer for more details, including a form to send to school if you’d rather pay by check, and corporate matching information. 

Despite the massive challenges brought on by COVID-19, our school community is stronger than ever. Your Dragonfire contribution will help us meet pressing needs AND create new opportunities for our students and staff.

It’s time to ROAR, Dragons! Let’s do this!

Information Sessions + Meet and Greets

If you were unable to join the Plan B and Virtual Acadamy information sessions Wednesday, that is ok! Please see the slide decks below for important information:

Plan B

Virtual Academy

Also, there will be two Virtual Meet and Greet sessions on Thursday, August 13, to accommodate families:

Session 1: 5:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
Session 2: 6:15 p.m. -6:45 p.m.

Classroom teachers will contact families throughout the day on Thursday with Google Meet information.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

It’s Almost Time for the Fun Run!

Mindspark Mystery Lab Wild West logo

Our main fundraiser this year is the Douglas Dragons Fun Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a pep rally on Wednesday, March 4. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the Fun Run, which takes place on Friday, March 13.

Our goal is to raise $22,000 for technology, a gaga pit and artists in residence, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable and more fun.

Students will also experience a fun character theme, MINDSPARK: WILD WEST, which combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with character-building. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Please help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM. All families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Fun Run on March 13. Stay tuned to the Dragoneer e-newsletter and Douglas PTA Facebook page for more details.

Thanks so much for your support!

Help Out at the Book Fair!

It’s almost Book Fair time!! We need a lot of volunteers to help make this event run smoothly. There are a wide variety of time slots and jobs — from helping students choose their books to running the cash register —and we promise it’ll be a lot of fun too!

Please sign up here if you’re able to lend a hand.

Thank you!!

Mark Your Calendars!

From Spirit Nights to Dragonfire, there are a lot of events happening this fall at Douglas! We’ll update our Events page as more activities are added. You can also keep an eye on the calendar in the sidebar (to the right) and check out the school website calendar for these and other school events.

  • 9/16-20: Dragonfire annual passive fundraiser
  • 9/19: General PTA meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the gym
  • 9/19: School-wide Open House, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • 9/20: Kona Ice for sale on campus to celebrate Dragonfire!
  • 10/10: Spirit Night at United Skates of America, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • 10/28: Spirit Night at Tijuana Flats, 5-8 p.m.
  • 11/1: Kickball tournament after school (details TBD)
  • 11/18: Spirit Night at Milton’s, 5-10 p.m.

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.