Sunday, April 12, 2009

Upcoming PTA fun

I have a friend who is super involved in her son's PTA (way to go!!) and I told her I would put a post up about their spring fun raiser. I haven't had to be involved in PTA yet but she has given me ideas to think about for this coming school year. (Grayson starts kindergarten this summer - yikes!!) Below are the details.

Join us Friday, April 24th at Dillard Drive Elementary School for a great fun-raiser! The Art Fair will start at 5:30pm and will showcase our school wide talents in our very own gallery in the Media Center. Bingo Basket will begin at 6:00pm in the school cafeteria and all are welcome! Stroll through the main hall while enjoying a mango ice from Rita's or some hot popcorn from the PTA. Visit the free art station and make a craft to take home. Check out all our baskets from businesses like Home Depot, Beverly Nail Salon, Trader Joe's, Massage Envy, Monkey Joe's, Learning Express, Target, The Chocolate Bean, REI and Starbucks (just to name a few!). Plus, there will be Family Night and Couple's Only baskets for lunch or dinner at Moe's, Bentley's, House of Biryani, NY Pizza, Red Robin and Carolina Ale House (among others!). Need a weekend getaway? We just might have that too! Come try your luck and help our school at the same time! Hope to see you there!


Major Mom said...

Did I mention how much I miss NC? Not only are we totally devoid of cool shopping like Trader Joe's and REI, the one-and-only Moe's in all of Nebraska closed its doors in December! Oh yeah, no Chick-fil-A's to be found either. The only one in all of Nebraska is in the Mutual of Omaha cafeteria and is only available to their employees!

So seeing all those awesome retailers offering gift donations for the fun-raiser has me homesick again.

I'm somewhat involved in Jacob's PTA (one of the coordinators for Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels), will definitely be more-so next year now that I'm home from my trip!

Nancy said...

The fundraiser sounds great! Hope it was a success. Another idea that has helped PTAs across the country with their elementary school fundraising efforts is the Adopt-A-Classroom program. It's an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to make a tax-deductible donation direclty to any teacher in the US. It's a way for members of the community to pitch in and provide a sort of classroom grant for teachers to purchase much needed classroom supplies.

All schools are listed at and Dillard Drive Elementary in particular is here: