Community Enhancement encompasses the majority of our efforts throughout the school year. Our focus is to create a more positive and vibrant school community where everyone feels valued and engaged, fostering a sense of togetherness, providing enriching experiences for students, and appreciating the hard work of staff members.
Fundraising Efforts: These activities are essential for raising funds to support various school programs and initiatives. They can include selling Spiritwear (school-branded clothing and merchandise), collecting Box Tops for Education, organizing dining events where a portion of the proceeds goes to the school (Dining for Dollars), hosting annual Fun Run or similar fundraising events, collecting bottles and cans for recycling (Bottle Drop), and using Mabel's Labels for labeling belongings. See Fundraising Page for more details.
Community Events: These events provide opportunities for students, families, and the broader community to come together and have fun. Examples include the Monster Mash Bash (a Halloween-themed event), Bingo Night, Family Dance, Movie Nights, and an International Fair, which celebrates different cultures and traditions.
Classroom/Grade Level Events: These events are typically more focused on specific grade levels or classes and may include class parties and special celebrations like the 5th Grade Send-Off, which marks the transition of fifth-grade students to the next level.
All School Enrichment: These activities are designed to enrich the overall educational experience for all students. The Green Team might focus on environmental initiatives and education, the Running Club promotes physical fitness, Maker Space encourages hands-on creativity and innovation, Field Day is a day of fun physical activities, and Staff Hospitality shows appreciation for the school's staff members.
Monster Mash Bash
The Monster Mash Bash is an exciting, fun-filled fall event for the whole family. Students and families can attend in costume to enjoy dancing, games, concessions have a spooky good time.
The PTO hosts two movie nights where families can get cozy in the gym to watch a family movie on the projector and buy concessions.
A school-wide dance for students and their families with a children’s DJ, concessions, games and activities for all!
Enjoy rounds of bingo, concessions and prizes in a laid-back, fun night for the whole family!
This is a family event that celebrates the diverse backgrounds of our students and their families. The event includes cultural performances, country/cultural display booths, local merchants and food vendors, and more!
Students can head to the track after lunch to run as many laps as they’d like, and volunteers keep track of each child’s laps. Goals include running a 1⁄2 marathon or marathon over the course of the school year, and grade levels also compete for the most laps run. Students receive small charms to add to a running club keychain for achieving each milestone!
Green Team encompasses many things around the school: our school garden, Bottle Drop organization, Box Tops for Education organization, recycling programs and promotion of Walk and Roll to school events.
Just like you remember from your grade school days ... Field day is an amazing day of outdoor fun for all students! The PTO provides volunteers for the day of the event.
The PTO hospitality committee supports teachers and staff throughout the year, and most especially during Staff Appreciation Week and fall/spring conferences, when we organize a potluck for all staff.
Passport Club is a fun way for students to learn geography through monthly study maps and testing. Maps include continents, oceans, countries, states and capitals and range in difficulty. Students earn stamps in their passports throughout the year.
Art Literacy is a district-wide, volunteer-staffed art program that introduces the students to six artists throughout the school year and allows them to create artwork mimicking those artists.
All School Enrichment
Class + Grade Level Events
5th Grade Send-Off
Our 5th graders are celebrated at the end of their grade school experience with a party. Parents of 5th graders help volunteer and plan this fun event for our students.
Parties typically occur three times a year and involve various activities, snacks, and crafts for the students. A committee of parent volunteers is created to handle the details of each class party. The committee plans and organizes a variety of activities for the students. These activities may include games, crafts, and other forms of entertainment that align with the chosen theme.