Events

Book Fairs

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.

To make sure that EVERY student at Douglas gets a new book, we also support All For Books. Donations are collected all week and books are purchased for any Dragon who otherwise cannot afford to shop at the fair.

The book fair takes a lot of heavy lifting and is a great opportunity for parents to spend a bit of time on campus helping support the cause. Help is needed setting up the fair, helping students make wish lists, running registers during sales days and breaking down the fair at the end of the week. Please consider spending your lunch break or even a few morning hours in the Media Center during these FUN weeks. The book fairs are true student favorites!

For more information, please contact our Book Fair chairs:
Meg Townsend (megqtown@gmail.com) or Melissa Levine (melissalevine@hotmail.com)

Boosterthon & Fun Run

Douglas students and staff will participate in the Douglas Dragon Fun Run powered by our local Boosterthon Team. Not only will our families help raise funds for Douglas during the two-week program, but students also will learn daily character virtues from the Boosterthon Team.

This student favorite event is scheduled to kick off in the winter. We’ll post the dates as soon as they’re available!

Please contact our VP of Fundraising, Jessica Biggerstaff, for details: jessicabiggerstaff@gmail.com.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education is going digital! It’s now even easier to support Douglas – just by taking a photo of your receipt!

If you see the new Box Tops label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school’s earnings online! You can even track and see your contributions and the school’s overall total.

We have 14 days to scan receipts.

If you shop online or do grocery pickup you can forward the receipt to receipt@boxtop4education.com.

Get the app and learn more about scanning box tops at boxtops4education.com.

Traditional Box Tops are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on products. Please continue to send in Traditional Box Tops that are not expired.

For more information, please contact our Box Tops Chair, Vickie Gilbert: victoria_gilbert@yahoo.com.

Dragonfire

Dragonfire 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 2019 Dragonfire goal is $15,000, and our campaign is planned for the week of September 16.

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!

Please contact our VP of Fundraising, Jessica Biggerstaff, for details: jessicabiggerstaff@gmail.com.

School Dance

The Family Winter Dance Party is the PTA’s way of saying “Thank You” for a great Boosterthon! It’s a night for our students, parents and teachers to celebrate a fun week and boogie on the dance floor.

This free event is open to all current Douglas students. Dinner is provided — and in addition to a DJ and dancing in the gym –we have face painting, a photo booth and glow sticks.

If you have any questions or want to volunteer to help, please contact our Committee Chairs:
Jennifer Tutino: jennifer.tutino@synopsys.com
Tara Bennett: tarabennett46@gmail.com

Silent Auction

Each spring, the PTA hosts an online silent auction fundraiser. But this is no ordinary auction. Every single item up for bid is PRICELESS.

Douglas’ amazing teachers and staff donate one-of-a-kind experiences for you to bid on for your children, from tea in the garden to a guitar lesson to a movie outing. Also up for grabs every year? The coveted “Noble Family of Carpool” front of the line pass AND front-row seats to graduation!

The money raised through the silent auction goes directly back to the school to fund projects sponsored by the PTA to enrich educational opportunities for our children. For more information, please contact our Silent Auction Committee Chair, Ellen Richardson: ellenestewart@yahoo.com.

Spirit Nights

The Douglas PTA partners with area businesses to host Spirit Night fundraisers for school projects. These community-building events check so many important boxes — Having fun. Raising money for our school. Supporting local businesses.

The PTA has a fun mix of events planned this year! Check out the school calendar on the Douglas website and plan to join us throughout the year. If you have questions, please contact Spirit Night Chair Daphne Flowers at daphnejflowers@hotmail.com.