Kiwanis Campaign Day for HTES is January 25 from 9am-12pm
Takes place at Kiwanis Marketplace. Proceeds made through the sale of donated household goods benefit Cave Creek School District. Donate and/or come shop the marketplace and show your support of this important Cave Creek staple. (Across from DQ) Flag Corp will be on hand at 9am for a Pledge of Allegiance and flag folding demo. The prize wheel and prizes will be there for a complimentary spin and prize for kids!
Daddy Daughter Dance is Friday January 31 from 6-8:30, invitations went out yesterday, RSVP due Friday January 17 (important because of catered dinner from OREGANO’S)
-Amazing decor compliments of Karen Rizer, former CCUSD parent
-New interactive DJ
-Will need snack bar supplies and volunteers!!! Sign Up link available on PTO website
February 19th is the kick off for our next fundraiser with Step It Up, instead of Read-a-thon. It will end with a fun, interactive obstacle course for all students on March 13th. This fundraiser stresses participation rather than a dollar amount. This fundraiser will support (in this order):
-AR for 2020/2021 -The remainder of the funds necessary for our teacher aides and librarians -Stallion Strong character building platform
Concerns were raised about parent push back on bringing in a fundraising company to assist when the Turkey Trot was successful. The amount of work involved in producing Turkey Trot was high and the concern raised by Julie Cailliet was that, although a once a year parent run campaign like Turkey Trot was feasible, twice a year would set up an unsustainable burden on the next. Step It Up is vetted by 3 other Cave Creek schools and has been received well by students and teachers.
Hoedown is Saturday, 4/4/2020! It’s not too early to start thinking of ways to support the classroom raffle baskets and auction items. If you have resources or ideas, reach out to your room parent(s), Kendra or our email, the firstname.lastname@example.org. It was suggested that a name change for this event might be considered for the next year. Penny Wars will be added to this year’s Hoedown in place of Teacher Activity Sign Up. Should create a fun competition. Teacher sign ups in the past have been successful however difficult to execute due to the close proximity of the end of the school year and teacher’s tightening schedules.
Spirit Nights coming up: McTeacher night Feb 11 and Great Skate April 1
Mural painting planning on media building near garden underway via Garden Committee members and Kendra Raine.
Next year’s PTO Board: Nominations in March, Vote in April with vacancies next year!