Easy Ways to Support Your School

schoolFundraising is a crucial component of our PTA’s mission to enhance the lives of our children and teachers. Our funding helps to fill the gaps in our school budget. One of the ways you can help raise money for our school — many at no cost to you! — is to participate in the programs below. Please share this info with family members, neighbors and friends who can also link their grocery and retail accounts. As you can imagine, these dollars add up quickly!!

Link your Harris Teeter and Lowe’s Foods Cards to Douglas Elementary

**They require that you link our school every year or it expires!

Log onto https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education

Or link your card in any store right at the register to Douglas Elementary #2294

Log onto   http://www.lowesfoods.com/back-2-schools/

Or register at guest services in any store to Douglas Elementary #60112

Earn money for Douglas while you shop on Amazon!

Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_se_saas_lsmi_smi  and link Douglas Creative Arts-Science Magnet School PTA.  Once it’s set up it’s easy to use!

**The only catch is you must go to smile.amazon.com each time you shop in order for Douglas to earn .5% on each eligible purchase you make.

Support Douglas when you shop at the Teach Me Store

For details log onto https://www.teachmestore.com/pta-support

No registration required! Simply mention Douglas Elementary at checkout and 10% of your purchase goes to Douglas!

Box Tops Go a Long Way

Start cutting out box tops now (found on tons of products you buy at the grocery store) and keep them in a Ziploc bag. We’ll put the request out several times a year to send them in with your child and our PTA volunteers will do the rest to ensure we receive $.10 for each box top collected!

Spirit Nights

Come out for good food and fellowship with your Douglas family, and raise money for our school at the same time. These events are held at neighborhood locations, so you’ll be supporting local businesses, and a portion of the profits go to Douglas. Be sure to mention you are a Douglas Elementary family at each event so we get credit!

Book Fair

Twice a year, the Douglas PTA partners with Scholastic to host our book fairs. Our spring and fall book fairs allow students time to browse with their classes and make wish lists for parents. After class preview days, we invite families to shop together during our sales days.

Fall Fair: November 8-16, 2018
Spring Fair: April 4-11, 2019

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.

 

Spirit Wear is Here!

Douglas Dragons FF & FB (10-17)The team at Aardvark Screen Printing has designed a cool graphic for our 2017 t-shirts. These long sleeve, super soft, black t-shirts are now available to order!

Place your order online here: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/33468

If you would rather write a check or send cash, no biggie! Paper order forms will be sent home this week.

Orders are due November 28 and classroom deliveries will be made the week before Christmas break.

*Please note…We will only order what has been paid for and will not carry an inventory*

It’s Dragonfire Time!

We’re about halfway through our 11th annual Dragonfire Fundraiser, and we need your support to finish strong!

Our 2017 goal is to raise $10,000.

Dragonfire is our annual passive fundraiser in which 100% of the donations go directly to the Douglas PTA. In past years, Dragonfire has been responsible for a wide range of campus contributions including:

  • Arts, Science, Math and Literacy Nights
  • Playground Upgrades
  • Classroom Smartboards
  • Classroom Libraries

This year we are planning to invest in:

  • Visiting Artists
  • Field Trip Scholarships
  • Staff Support
  • New Extracurricular Clubs
  • Technology Upgrades

Please encourage your students to participate in the fundraising fun, too. Plastic baggies went home in Monday folders for them to fill with piggy bank and chore change and compete in the Classroom Coin War!

The winning classroom will be awarded a fun day with Mr. Burns!

Does your Dragon want to play soccer with Mr. Burns?  Have lunch outside with Mr. Burns? How about create a class art project with Mr. Burns? Conduct a scientific experiment with Mr. Burns?

Here is their chance! Each classroom will have a collection jar and change will be totaled at the end of Dragonfire. The winning class will be announced on WDES, our student-produced morning TV news show.

Dragonfire information (and registration forms) went home in Monday folders. If you have any questions, please contact our Fundraising VP, Morgan Blue: morgansblue@gmail.com. Thank you for everything you do for our awesome school. Let’s give Dragonfire our all to help make Douglas even more awesome!