Bid on Our Awesome Silent Auction Items

The annual end-of-the-year silent auction starts Monday, May 29 at 6 p.m. and ends Friday, June 3 at 10 p.m. Our Silent Auction helps fund PTA activities during the year, including teacher hospitality, Family Nights, and Variety Show. In addition, money raised goes towards larger school improvement projects. Currently we are working towards a new outdoor Science Center and beautifying and updating our campus.

Here are some highlights of what we have to offer for this year’s auction. You can find the complete collection of awesome prizes here.

Themed Baskets

Gather a group for a home movie party with this fantastic basket! Everything you need to have an extra-special movie night, from a blanket for snuggling to the essential movie theater candy. Bid on our Movie Basket here.

Whether you have a green thumb or not, this basket has you covered with tools, seeds, and reference books to help you have the best growing experience- all in a handy gardener’s bag. Bid on our Gardening Basket here.

Everything you need for a fun-packed night under the stars! Whether you’re sitting by the fire pit in your backyard or pitching a tent in the woods, this basket will ensure you have a fantastic time. Bid on our Camping Basket here.

Summer days are long, but with this basket you’ll never run out of things to do! Enjoy games and activities for the whole family. Bid on our Summer Fun Basket here.

Get ready for summer with this Pool and Beach Basket. You’re covered for fun in the sun and splashing in the water, with items for kids and grownups alike in a waterproof and easy-to-clean bag. Bid on our Pool and Beach Bag Basket here.

Perfect for a cozy night in, a picnic at an outdoor concert, or a gift for a budding wine enthusiast, this basket has a fantastic assortment of goodies and everything you need to sip and relax! Bid on our Wine Basket here.

Teacher Experiences

Some Douglas Magnet Elementary School teachers and staff are offering to give of their time for special experiences for lucky winners (and often a few friends)! Check out these options:

Highly Coveted Items

  • Have you ever been sitting in the afternoon carpool line and wonder how some cars get to pull up in front of the line? The Noble Family of Douglas Carpool Passes are one of our most popular annual auction items! This special VIP pass allows you to be at the front of the line at pickup without the long wait — and there are not one but two passes up for grabs.
  • Eliminate stress on the big day! For our graduating 5th grade families, you could win four front row spots reserved just for you and three guests at the 2023 5th grade graduation!

And So Much More!

Other items available include restaurant gift cards from a’Verde, Carolina Ale House, Taverna Agora, and Vidrio; a Book Lovers Bag from Quail Ridge Books; a family holiday mini photography session by Douglas mom Carrie Helms; a gorgeous young Japanese Maple sapling ready to plant and beautify your yard; a personalized tour of the NC Museum of Art given by artist and art educator (and Douglas mom!) Chelsea Brown; a plasma car; and a 10-class pass (plus brand-new yoga mat and water bottle!) at Midtown Yoga.

Happy bidding!

Triangle Rock Club Spirit Night

Don’t forget! Our Triangle Rock Club Spirit Night is this Sunday, April 30 from 6-8 p.m. Grab an early dinner and stop by TRC to get those pre-bedtime zoomies out of your Dragons. Triangle Rock Club will donate 50%(!!) of sales back to Douglas Magnet Elementary School! 

Beat the lines and sign-up ahead of time here.

Save the date for our last spirit night of the school year:

  • June 8: Two Roosters Spirit Night, 2-9 p.m.

Kilwins Spirit Night

Don’t forget! Our Kilwins Spirit Night is tomorrow from 4-9 p.m. Stop by for an after-school treat or post-dinner delight! 🍦🍫🍬 Kilwins Raleigh will donate a portion of sales back to Douglas Magnet Elementary School! 💚

Save the dates for our next two Spirit Nights:

  • April 30: Triangle Rock Club Spirit Night, 6-8 p.m.
  • June 8: Two Roosters Spirit Night, 2-9 p.m.

Creative Opportunities for Kids

The Douglas Variety Show

The Variety Show is coming soon! Do you have a talent in singing, dancing, playing an instrument, telling jokes, reading poetry or something else? Sign up to be in the Douglas Elementary School Annual Variety Show. Auditions will take place April 19 and 20. More details to follow soon. 

Upcycle, Recycle, Youcycle Art Contest

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Douglas Elementary will have its first annual Upcycle, Recycle, Youcycle Art Contest. Create an original work of art to celebrate Earth Day.

You can choose to: 

UPCYCLE – Create something new from something old (adding materials to an old item.

RECYCLE – Use recyclable material to create a new piece of art.

YOUCYCLE – You come up with an idea that can combine both ideas or just create your own masterpiece using whatever you find. 

Recycle materials for you to use can be found outside Ms. Edgerly’s classroom or use whatever you have at home. 

All grades are encouraged to participate in the contest. More information will be sent home about the contest after Spring Break. 

Unleash Your Dragons at Defy Gravity on March 22 for a Spirit Night Fundraiser

Burn off some steam and fly high with the whole family at DEFY trampoline park! A portion of the proceeds goes back to the school. Be sure to fill out a waiver ahead of time at and show the flyer below when you purchase your tickets. See you there!

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!