Spelling Bee Time!

If your child would like to participate in this year’s spelling bee please fill out this Google Form, which is their permission slip to participate. Please submit your permission slip by January 30. The school-wide Spelling Bee takes place on February 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the Media Center. Parents are welcome to attend.

The top speller from Douglas Elementary School will advance to the District Scripps Spelling Bee on February 10, 8:30 a.m. at Ligon Magnet Middle School.  If your child is the District champ, he/she will represent Douglas/Wake County at the state level competition which is in Charlotte on March 5. The final step is the Scripps National Spelling Bee which will be held in Maryland scheduled for the week of Memorial Day 2023

If there are any questions or if there is a parent that would like to learn more about the Spelling Bee and chair the event next year, please email Heather Watts at heatburn@gmail.com.  

Practice words can be found here (beginner) and here (advanced). Good luck, Dragons!

Thank You For Supporting Dragon Fire + PAJAMA DAY!

Dragon Fire officially ended on November 30, but we still have some incoming donations trickling in. As of today, we have raised $13,000 which was just shy of our goal of $16,000 in 16 days. We greatly appreciate all of the donations, as well as everyone who participated in the coin College Challenge Week (N.C. State brought home another win the second year in a row!). Because of your generosity, here are a few examples of items we are able to fund now:

  • Staff Appreciation
  • Campus Interior and Exterior Beautification
  • Teacher Grants
  • Soccer Goals
  • Cultural Arts Programs
  • Portable Projectors
  • Decodable Texts for Students

Our next fundraiser, Raise Craze, will occur in the Spring and will help us fund our Science Center as well as update the media center furniture. We will also be working on finding company sponsors, matches, and donations, too.

Because we were so close to achieving our goal, Ms. Faison-Bullock has graciously agreed to give ALL students a PAJAMA DAY on Friday, December 9 to celebrate!

Virtual Open House and General PTA Meeting Are Wednesday

Douglas Elementary Virtual Open House and PTA General Meeting graphic

Mark your calendars!

The Douglas Virtual Open House is Weds., Sept. 15. There are two sessions: 5:30-6 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m. Your teachers will provide their individual Google Meet codes, or you can keep an eye on this page on the school website as the teachers fill in their codes.

Following the Open House, the Douglas PTA General Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Principal Burns will provide an update at the PTA meeting. Join here: https://meet.google.com/cuu-dbxw-ppf

Come Help Paint Tables for our Dragons!

Thanks to a generous donation of tables from a Douglas family, the PTA was able to add tilting umbrellas and create multiple outdoor seating areas like the one pictured above in our K-1 outdoor space.

Another set of tables is set to arrive soon, and we need your help painting them on Saturday!

We are hoping to have at least 12 volunteers, but more are definitely welcome as there are a few other projects around campus that could use a helping hand — and we would graciously accept that help on this National Day of Service.

Thank you!