The Annual Auction
All of the fundraising events are important and are lots of fun. The biggest event and the one that provides more than half of the funds needed to run PTA school enrichment programs is the Auction. Where the Spring Fair (also a fantastic fund raiser!) is a big party for students and their families, the Auction is a party for the parents. An evening event for parents, the Auction includes dinner, dancing, and items are put up for bid in both a silent and a live auction. In addition to the live auction, an on-line auction is held for the three weeks prior to the live auction and is run E-Bay style on the internet.
Picture Days (co-leader needed)
Students have a chance to have a school photo taken in the fall and spring for purchase. A percentage of the proceeds are given to the school. Volunteers are needed for each picture day to assist teachers and photographers in getting students ready for their photos during the school day. The first picture day is typically in early October. We need a person to head this important function and several volunteers to help run it along with an experienced PTA member.
Spring Carnival (co-leader needed)
This is an annual spring tradition that is really a party for the children and their families. Games, craft tables, rides, and a tag sale all raise money for the school and need volunteers to organize, set up, run, and clean up. The carnival is typicall held in early June on a Saturday afternoon. Two people are needed to help chair this fun event in the spring 2016.
Gift Wrap Sale (co-leader needed)
Usually the first fundraiser of the year, packages are distributed to all children in backpacks in the second week of September and families are asked to sell gift wrap and gift items to friends and family. There is also an on-line component to this fundraiser. Delivery/pick up of items happens in November. Volunteers are needed to distribute sales packages in September and assist with distribution of items to be picked up in November.
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We always need a stable of designers who can help us with the events that we promote for the school.