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.

Raise Craze Results

Congratulations, Dragons! As of 3 p.m., March 30, we’ve completed 1,222 Acts of Kindness to each other and the greater community and we’ve raised $27,992 for Douglas Magnet Elementary School! WOW! We beat last year’s record of 1,108 completed AOK and $26,279 raised! Thank you to our Dragons for making a difference and to our donors across 28 states for supporting our kindness fundraiser.

Drumroll please….🥁 Congratulations to 5th Grade – Schaffhauser for completing the most AOK (353!)…

and to 4th Grade – Underwood for raising the most money ($2,605!).

But the kindness doesn’t end here. AOKs and last-minute donations can be logged through Sunday, April 2 so you have the weekend to finish up uncompleted goals. We hope you continue to spread kindness well beyond on fundraiser.

We are currently planning how to celebrate their huge success and will announce that soon. In the meantime, congratulate your Dragon and know how much the Douglas community cares about them! Well done, Dragons!

Raise Craze is Here!

Our Raise Craze fundraiser is live and some classes are already off to a running start! Raise Craze is an online fundraising platform fueled by Acts of Kindness (AOK). This unique concept is breaking down the barriers of the traditional fundraiser and putting kindness back into our culture. No selling. No pressure. Just kindness. While not every child can raise money, every child CAN spread kindness. Spend time serving — not selling!

We picked this fundraiser because we believe giving back to the community helps shape the character of our students, gets everyone involved and teaches the value of gratitude. Curious how fundraising through kindness works? Check out this brief video.

If you haven’t started already, in just three easy steps your student will be all set for Raise Craze:

  • Visit to set up your account.
  • Select at least three AOK on your page as the ways you will give back this Raise Craze season. Students can choose from the list or enter their own! No act of kindness is too small.
  • Add emails (optional). As an option, Raise Craze allows your family and friends to double your child’s impact by “paying it forward” through inspired giving. Add email addresses for friends and family who would be supportive of your kindness efforts! Don’t worry if you don’t have all the email addresses right away, you can always go back and add more later OR skip this step by leaving the fields empty and click on “Send Emails.” Emails will never be shared with third parties or used for marketing.

In 2022, our Dragons accomplished 1,018 AOK in our school and local community. We had 100% participation and our families and friends paid it forward by fundraising $26,279, which supported our students, teachers and staff. Can we beat last year’s totals? This year’s fundraiser ends March 30.

Let’s go, Dragons!

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!