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Holiday Games - PTO Today Q&A

Holiday Games - PTO Today Q&A PTO Today Q&A PTO Today Q&A > Events, Programs, & Activities > Holiday Games ASK A QUESTION Print Report Abuse Nonsense Spam Duplicate Wrong Topic Question: Holiday Games What kind of games can I make up for a 4K class Christmas party? Asked by Anonymous ANSWER IT Please let me know when a new answer is posted. Answers: Community Advice pcalahan writes: In my daughters 4th grade class, they were playing dirty Santa with king size candy bars. Everyone brought one wrapped by teacher and the game played just like dirty Santa. Of course, they were required to bring candy bars without nuts. Kids had a great time and enjoyed playing. While not a game, my 2nd grader had a polar express day. The teachers lined their desks like a train and put paper and wheels on the side and kids wore pajamas and sat in the train and watched the movie polar express. They also had hot chocolate during the movie. Kids loved it! Report Abuse Nonsense Spam Advice from PTO Today egrah...

Add a Little Zing to Your Spiritwear - PTO Today

...At the end of the year, the winning class gets a pizza and ice cream party from the PTA. Creative promotions can gain a lot of attention. The Kedron PTO recently started a contest called “Diary of a Kedron Knight.” When students are out and about with their families, parents are encouraged to take a photo of the student in a school shirt and then submit it to the PTO, which publishes it in the weekly newsletter. For each picture sent in, the student’s name is placed in a drawing for a grand prize to be awarded at the end of the year: tickets for the family to attend the local Renaissance Festival. Reminders go out before each school holiday, and the PTO created a map with pins to mark all the places that Kedron Knights have been spotted. This is a pretty simple way to build school spirit and to get students excited about promoting their school. The bottom line is that spiritwear is an easy way to help children feel like a part of something special. The sale of these items requir...

5 Really Last-Minute Valentine's Day Ideas for PTOs and PTAs - PTO Today

...If you’re helping out at a classroom party, go to our sister site, HomeroomMom.com . You’ll find ideas for crafts and activities that work well for groups . They are quick to put together and require only basic materials like paint, pipe cleaners, and pom-poms. The selection of Valentine’s Day ideas includes thumbprint heart bookmarks, a handprint heart tree, and popsicle stick picture frames. 3. If you don’t want to do crafts, there’s still time to do a simple Valentine’s Day project to support the community . Our article “7 Fun Valentine’s Day Ideas” has good suggestions, including valentines for seniors. Ask teachers whether you and a few volunteers could host a group of older students during a recess period this week to make the cards. Then deliver them to a local senior center. 4. Want to make sure teachers and staff get a little nod on Valentine’s Day ? You can’t go wrong with love notes. Ask students to write a quick note about a teacher or staff member. Y...

6 Ways To Add Fun and Energy to Your PTO Events - PTO Today

...If your group prefers a broader approach, feel-good themes like beach party, superheroes, or sports teams can work for events ranging from teacher appreciation luncheons to larger outdoor events. Get Trendy (or Techy) Activities influenced by technology or pop culture can really get kids excited about an event. The Batesville (Ind.) Intermediate School had a big hit at its indoor winter carnival with an activity based on an app called Escape the Room, which required teamwork, problem-solving, and sleuthing to complete. The Lincoln Elementary PTA in Lakewood, Ohio, decided to swap out its carnival in favor of Lincoln MINES, an event with interactive workshops on the game Minecraft, online gaming, coding, and other tech topics. Combine Elements of Different Events Bringing parts of separate events together can yield some interesting and fun results. Saint Anne Elementary in Bismarck, N.D., combined a holiday event with an international art night where each grade studied a country and...

15 Ideas From 15 Years - PTO Today

...Kids could play board games, join in basketball, volleyball, and dodgeball in a gym, watch a movie, or compete in a video game tournament. While the old dances drew fewer than a dozen students, about 500 came to the Monster Mash Fun Blast. September 2004 8. Back-to-School Tailgating Tailgate parties aren’t just for football season. Several creative parent groups have organized tailgate parties to celebrate back-to-school time. At Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School in Amarillo, Texas, a Load Your Locker party brought kids and parents out to have fun, meet their teachers, and meet the PTA. Parents could buy spiritwear and fill out volunteering forms, while kids ate hot dogs, listened to music, and socialized. Students could find and stock their lockers and chat with teachers in the hallways. At Durbin Creek Elementary in Jacksonville, Fla., the PTO’s party featured the high school drumline. Students were encouraged to “tackle a good book” and exercise each day. Families participate...

Kid games - PTO Today Q&A

Kid games - PTO Today Q&A PTO Today Q&A PTO Today Q&A > Events, Programs, & Activities > Kid games ASK A QUESTION Print Report Abuse Nonsense Spam Duplicate Wrong Topic Question: Kid games Need game ideas for 1st graders and kindergardeners for there fall harvest party please help we will be indoors please email me @ megsmth@aol.com Asked by Megsmth3 ANSWER IT Please let me know when a new answer is posted. Answers: Community Advice firefighter464 writes: Hi, did you get any emailed responses? It would be best to just post here so others can benefit from your question. If you don't have any answers, please post here and I'll be glad to give you some. Report Abuse Nonsense Spam Answer this question: Let me know when a new answer is posted Related Events, Programs, & Activities Q&A Finding specific Bingo laws for your state how do i do this Candy Gram Alternative Fall Carnival - Selling Vendor Tables Scrip agreement form? Fundraising Newcomer Social Internet Safety Night event How do yo...

Kids Talk: If I Were Principal - PTO Today

..."There would be lots of things to do like playing games, sharing what your parents do for a job, telling how cool your parents are, and much more activities. The best part is kids shouldn't be embarrassed by there parents because all of the other kids parents would be there. This is also a perfect day for parents to see what there children do in school. They could see the cool work their kids do, find out if they are in a bad crowd or not, see if they pay attention in class, take teachers seriously EXT. Some teachers could even throw a party with pizza, Chinese food, subs, or whatever food kids like. This day could also be like a parent teacher conference but without people getting in trouble."   Kayleigh Parravicini, Grade 5 Marlborough (Mass.) Intermediate Elementary School What Kayleigh would do: Start the "P.I. Pledge." "Parents would be asked to sign a parent involvement, or 'P.I.' pledge, stating they will spend at least fifteen minutes everyday helping their child with homewor...

Family Fittness - PTO Today Q&A

...Answers: Community Advice ICS_Parent writes: Do a Zumba Party Event. The Zumba instructors can do it for free. All you have to do is go the Zumba website and contact a local instructor or go to your local gym and ask to speak with a Zumba instructor about doing an event at your school. Good luck! :) Report Abuse Nonsense Spam Advice from PTO Today Rose H writes: Hi Lissap2004 -- A fitness night is such a great idea and Zumba can be a blast! Also, we happen to have an article on that very topic! It will give you tips on how to organize a fitness night as well as some ideas for specific games and activities to include. There's also a link to our File Exchange (which has lots of free downloadable documents) that has some materials for Healthy Kids.  Have a great fitness night! Report Abuse Nonsense Spam Community Advice CPerry writes: Hi, I just finished organizing a Health and Fittness night for our school and here is what we have so far. We have 5 fitness stations: 1. Parachute play 2...

Top 6 Fresh Ideas for Raising School Spirit - PTO Today

...Ditch the Pizza Party. Announce that the classroom with the most school spirit gets a photo op with a top pop star. Just be sure to check prices on life-size cardboard cutouts first. The best PTO advice, ideas, and inspiration delivered weekly. Don’t miss it! Coming soon: the ultimate expo event! Register now. Help Wanted: PTO and PTA Officers 24 Weird but Awesome Habits of PTO Leaders  8 Hilarious Reactions When You Ask Parents To Volunteer It All Went Wrong, and I Survived! 10 New Year’s Resolutions for a PTO Leader Comments (1)     #1 Grecia calderon 2013-09-28 17:53 I need good ideas for middle school student council (: Refresh comments list RSS feed for comments to this post Add comment... Name (required) E-mail (required, but will not display) Website Send Cancel Weekly Newsletter Download our free School Fun Run Planning Guide for all the tips and tools you need to plan a successful event. Get Your Free Guide! Along with your free guide, you will also be registered for o...

This Dad Is Having a Blast - PTO Today

...“I have a slight tiki/Polynesian obsession,” Gamble explains, “so I thought that could make for a fun party idea and, since the family fun night happens at the end of the school year, a good sendoff into summer.” Impressive improv: The towering tikis and volcano were made of cardboard that Gamble scavenged from home construction dumpsters. “I used to work at a video production company and learned how to get by making sets with very little budget,” he says. “We also had real bamboo torches with flashlights wrapped in cellophane for flames.” Gamble crafted a grass hut for the food service area, too; meanwhile, the PTO projected a beach video onto the wall while tropical music played. Lights, camera, lava: Gamble worked several weekends and nights to produce the special effects. For the volcanic eruption, he hoisted a fan inside the crater to blow on some silk fabric and fastened a bright red light beneath to make it glow as it fluttered. “I also had a fog machine blowi...