Our school is entirely brand new, so every family came here from one of other schools in our school district. It was amazing how quickly our home and school club pulled volunteers and resources together to ensure that this festival happens just two months after the school opened its doors. It truly reflects what a difference parents can make in their children's educational experience and what kind of community spirit the school can have when parents pour their energy into it.
Many parent volunteers worked weekends to build carnival booths, organize prizes and pumpkins. Kids were setting up and decorating the booths and middle schoolers could also volunteer to help out with carnival games during an actual event.
The turnout was great - we could only arrive at 7 pm due to other activities on the same day, but the school was still full of kids. I strongly believe that events like these, while taking a whole lot of work in preparation, make school community immeasurably better by bringing kids, teacher, and parents together. I am already looking forward to the next big fundraiser of this school year - a spring walkathon event :)
What kind of fundraising events are happening in your school and are you contributing to them?
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