The Douglas Spirit Rock is available throughout the school year for rental and painting. For a suggested donation of $25, rent the rock for a day and paint a message of support for a Douglas student, teacher, staff member — or celebrate an event!
When you rent the rock, you’ll select the day you want your message to appear. However, your rental starts at 4:30 p.m. the day before so you have time to paint the rock after carpool and it’s ready for the next morning!
Tips for Painting the Rock
Please only paint the front of the rock facing carpool/the front entrance.
Spray paint is helpful to coat the rock. Any color you want for the background works. And if you mess up, just use spray paint to match the background color and paint it again!
You can use stencils or sketch your design in chalk first to check sizing and legibility from a few feet away before you paint.
Spray paint works well for large areas.
For smaller, more detailed areas, use acrylic paint (or spray paint with stencils). In case of rain, avoid paints like tempera that easily wash off.
Remember to bring different size paintbrushes and a cup with water to rinse them.
Egg cartons work well to hold different color paints.
Share Your Design!
After you’ve painted the rock, share your design on Facebook and tag us!
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.
There are a number of Spirit Night events on the calendar this spring, featuring everything from pizza to sporting goods to ice cream. Spirit nights are a fun way to support our school and the local community. Be sure to mention Douglas Elementary at each one!
March 15-31: Shop Omega Sports at North Hills, and 10% of sales go to Douglas. In addition to supporting our school, if you mention Douglas at checkout, you’ll get 10% off your purchase. Omega is also collecting donated basketballs, soccer balls and footballs for Douglas PE teacher Ms. Hamilton. These can be purchased and donated in-store, or you can bring in and donate lightly used balls.