School Years Eve Celebration - PTA Great Idea Bank 2010-11-07T21:49:55Z http://www.ptagreatideabank.org/forum/topics/school-years-eve-celebration?feed=yes&xn_auth=no Our school holds a PIF (Paren… tag:www.ptagreatideabank.org,2010-07-28:2919887:Comment:18614 2010-07-28T19:49:09.614Z Dina Handa http://www.ptagreatideabank.org/profile/DinaHanda Our school holds a PIF (Parent Information Fair) every year as part of our Back to School Night event, held a few days prior to school beginning. We organize our committees to set up booths, for example any volunteer opportunities, hospitality, A/R reading program, membership, directory, etc. We usually have about 20 PTA booths, YMCA for afterschool care, Cafeteria services for lunch accounts, and the bus transportation system rep to answer any questions. We run it for 2 hours, and hold meet the&hellip; Our school holds a PIF (Parent Information Fair) every year as part of our Back to School Night event, held a few days prior to school beginning. We organize our committees to set up booths, for example any volunteer opportunities, hospitality, A/R reading program, membership, directory, etc. We usually have about 20 PTA booths, YMCA for afterschool care, Cafeteria services for lunch accounts, and the bus transportation system rep to answer any questions. We run it for 2 hours, and hold meet the teacher times for 1/2 each session. We call it a one stop shopping event. Parents can sign kids up for Spanish &amp; Chess Clubs, purchase spirit wear, and learn about the many programs our school offers. We hold the event in the cafeteria, with a fair like setting. Its a great night of information and a good service to the parents who may not know all what the PTA does! I will be doing our school ye… tag:www.ptagreatideabank.org,2009-07-29:2919887:Comment:3264 2009-07-29T22:21:35.264Z Kadesha http://www.ptagreatideabank.org/profile/KadeshaBurganJackson I will be doing our school years eve celebration at the schools open house<br /> schoolyearseve.com has a nice list of games<br /> and i will also make a pta packet which will include school years eve resolutions for the parents I will be doing our school years eve celebration at the schools open house<br /> schoolyearseve.com has a nice list of games<br /> and i will also make a pta packet which will include school years eve resolutions for the parents We aren't calling it School Y… tag:www.ptagreatideabank.org,2009-07-26:2919887:Comment:2932 2009-07-26T13:52:17.932Z Kara Westhoff http://www.ptagreatideabank.org/profile/KaraWesthoff We aren't calling it School Year's Eve, but we are doing a Back-to-school Skating Bash at a local skating rink. Our school is in the middle of adding a gymnasium/classroom wing. We are excited, but are disappointed that it won't be ready for Meet Your Teacher Day. So, to give parents the opportunity to do paperwork, buy t-shirts, etc., we are holding an event away from the school. Also, we tend to have difficulty doing activities at the school before school starts (teachers are busy, things stil&hellip; We aren't calling it School Year's Eve, but we are doing a Back-to-school Skating Bash at a local skating rink. Our school is in the middle of adding a gymnasium/classroom wing. We are excited, but are disappointed that it won't be ready for Meet Your Teacher Day. So, to give parents the opportunity to do paperwork, buy t-shirts, etc., we are holding an event away from the school. Also, we tend to have difficulty doing activities at the school before school starts (teachers are busy, things still being moved around, etc.) I saw the school year's eve flyer too...the idea looked like so much fun!<br /> <br /> Good luck with your "celebration"!<br /> Kara Shawnee Middle School PTSA is… tag:www.ptagreatideabank.org,2009-07-23:2919887:Comment:2714 2009-07-23T23:14:24.714Z Kathie Green http://www.ptagreatideabank.org/profile/KathieGreen Shawnee Middle School PTSA is planning an Ice Cream Social the SUNDAY (YES - SUNDAY) night before school starts on Monday, August 24th. Our really great principal is going to open the school and let students come in and put away their new school supplies and make sure they know where their first class is. Families can also attend. It will be short and sweet - but may make things easier that Monday morning - especially for the 6th graders. Our school does have a "transition day" for 6th graders,&hellip; Shawnee Middle School PTSA is planning an Ice Cream Social the SUNDAY (YES - SUNDAY) night before school starts on Monday, August 24th. Our really great principal is going to open the school and let students come in and put away their new school supplies and make sure they know where their first class is. Families can also attend. It will be short and sweet - but may make things easier that Monday morning - especially for the 6th graders. Our school does have a "transition day" for 6th graders, but it is Aug. 13th - and some kids may not have their supplies yet. We hope this is just one more opportunity to get parents and students into our school in a positive manner that hopefully helps both staff and students! I think this is a great idea.… tag:www.ptagreatideabank.org,2009-07-23:2919887:Comment:2627 2009-07-23T12:12:10.627Z Jessica Pagnotti http://www.ptagreatideabank.org/profile/JessicaPagnotti I think this is a great idea. We did the baskets at back to school night, with membership and it went well. Last year we also did a 50-50 drawing, we sold tickets for 1.00 the week before bts night. The winner took home 410.00 and the pta earned the other 410.00. Good luck this sounds great. I think this is a great idea. We did the baskets at back to school night, with membership and it went well. Last year we also did a 50-50 drawing, we sold tickets for 1.00 the week before bts night. The winner took home 410.00 and the pta earned the other 410.00. Good luck this sounds great. Hi, Just joined this group. A… tag:www.ptagreatideabank.org,2009-07-23:2919887:Comment:2615 2009-07-23T07:10:50.615Z Glenda Franklin http://www.ptagreatideabank.org/profile/GlendaFranklin Hi, Just joined this group. At our elementary school's Open House, day before school-from 4- to 6pm we are using the cafetera and guy to set up a Free Ice Cream Social. We are having two Gift Baskets Give Aways, one at the membership table-ticket w/each new membership/renewel and the other at the survey tabel-ticket with completed survey. We collected product merchandice, services, gift cards from local merchants totaling over $200.00 each basket. Our new officers will be posted in different are&hellip; Hi, Just joined this group. At our elementary school's Open House, day before school-from 4- to 6pm we are using the cafetera and guy to set up a Free Ice Cream Social. We are having two Gift Baskets Give Aways, one at the membership table-ticket w/each new membership/renewel and the other at the survey tabel-ticket with completed survey. We collected product merchandice, services, gift cards from local merchants totaling over $200.00 each basket. Our new officers will be posted in different areas, such as the school front entry, and wearing matching t-shirts w/Office Held on shirt, to meet/greet families. We are only decorating the launch tables w/baloons, we have our own tablecloths. The ice cream social will have all kinds of toppings and flavors of ice cream to choose from. Should be a good time. I'm VP of Programs at my son'… tag:www.ptagreatideabank.org,2009-07-20:2919887:Comment:2422 2009-07-20T22:25:00.422Z Tina Mack http://www.ptagreatideabank.org/profile/TinaMack I'm VP of Programs at my son's elementary school and I have been trying to figure out something to do at the Back to School orientation night. But neither the principal or I can get hold of the President to arrange a Board meeting to discuss if anybody would be willing to help. I'm thinking about having just the membership table decorated with a Back-to-school basket with school supplies for the parents who sign up will have a chance to win.(Drawing to be held at the end of the orientation night&hellip; I'm VP of Programs at my son's elementary school and I have been trying to figure out something to do at the Back to School orientation night. But neither the principal or I can get hold of the President to arrange a Board meeting to discuss if anybody would be willing to help. I'm thinking about having just the membership table decorated with a Back-to-school basket with school supplies for the parents who sign up will have a chance to win.(Drawing to be held at the end of the orientation night.) The Spirit Wear table selling the polo shirts and fun shirts and maybe have ice cream available after the parents and kids meet the teachers. What do you think? Thank you for all of your ide… tag:www.ptagreatideabank.org,2009-07-18:2919887:Comment:2167 2009-07-18T23:30:26.167Z Jessica Pagnotti http://www.ptagreatideabank.org/profile/JessicaPagnotti Thank you for all of your ideas, we are going to hold our "Back To School Celebration" on Wed. Aug 26th, and still incorporate, the national PTA school years eve, have a membership table, a committe sign up, with decriptions and displays of the working committees, a back to school supply raffle basket(s), (I have sent out many donation letters and waiting patiently to hear back) , a baking table with prepackaged cookie bags(50cents), and a "kids Corner" with activities and some games. We just ne&hellip; Thank you for all of your ideas, we are going to hold our "Back To School Celebration" on Wed. Aug 26th, and still incorporate, the national PTA school years eve, have a membership table, a committe sign up, with decriptions and displays of the working committees, a back to school supply raffle basket(s), (I have sent out many donation letters and waiting patiently to hear back) , a baking table with prepackaged cookie bags(50cents), and a "kids Corner" with activities and some games. We just need to work out some details If you did actually hold eve… tag:www.ptagreatideabank.org,2009-07-18:2919887:Comment:2163 2009-07-18T21:48:31.163Z jleitner http://www.ptagreatideabank.org/profile/jleitner If you did actually hold eve of first day of school event, you might have kids come in their pajamas and time wise hold it no later than eight so kids can go home and straight to bed. Also, ask your local fire dept to supervise firework display (as well permission). You can get really nice fireworks for reasonable amount at most firework stores. Maybe you could buy party hats and noisemakers as New Year Eve accessories would look like but affix labels to them with your "school year's eve" slogan&hellip; If you did actually hold eve of first day of school event, you might have kids come in their pajamas and time wise hold it no later than eight so kids can go home and straight to bed. Also, ask your local fire dept to supervise firework display (as well permission). You can get really nice fireworks for reasonable amount at most firework stores. Maybe you could buy party hats and noisemakers as New Year Eve accessories would look like but affix labels to them with your "school year's eve" slogan. Maybe hire dj or use parent to dj and have balloon drop (if you are holding this in your cafeteria). We did this at one event and the kids loved it! I think you have a really cute idea! I'd love to hear more suggestions as well! We have a back to school even… tag:www.ptagreatideabank.org,2009-07-18:2919887:Comment:2161 2009-07-18T21:35:42.161Z jleitner http://www.ptagreatideabank.org/profile/jleitner We have a back to school event every year but not on the eve of first day of school (if that is what you are referring to). But what a neat concept! Last year we had a back to school luau and this year will hold back to school ice cream social. This is always a fun way to introduce yourself and let the kids get reaquainted. We usually wait until one week into school so we have more turn out and usually people sign-up at his time. We have a back to school event every year but not on the eve of first day of school (if that is what you are referring to). But what a neat concept! Last year we had a back to school luau and this year will hold back to school ice cream social. This is always a fun way to introduce yourself and let the kids get reaquainted. We usually wait until one week into school so we have more turn out and usually people sign-up at his time.