“Have a ‘photo day with your favorite character.’ The idea is to have parents bring their own cameras to take pictures. If not, that is where we come in and charge for each picture. Once paid and developed, it will be placed in the student’s folder. Plan an entrance fee; sell items; have two volunteers taking pictures; have the event in the gym and have volunteers dress up in different characters, five males and five females. A group of men or tall teenagers can dress as the Transformers, G.I. Joe, etc. Have ladies dress like Tinker Bell, Cinderella, etc.”

Rosemary Contreras, Thomas A. Edison School PTO, Port Chester, N.Y.