Contributed by Jessica O., PTO Member, Coon Rapids, MN
Our school hosts a “Showcase” event, which is our version of open house. At Sandcreek Elementary we have combined some smaller events into one large, fun, evening that is enjoyable for all who attend. We “showcase” the students’ many talents with an art fair which includes all of the students’ best art pieces throughout the year and we display them in the hallways in fun and interesting ways. We use personalized signs (Anderson’s would be a great place to purchase these) for each classroom and activity.
We have activities happening throughout the evening such as face painting, bean bag toss contest, a dunk tank, a magician, story telling, and much more. We have a few different contests and purchase a variets of gifts (Anderson’s custom vinyl banners would be a great for these). In the past we have ice cream and other treats for the kids. We also have tables for our volunteer community and a sample table of the fundraisers we have during the school year. We usually have different school logo items at the volunteer table such aspencils, folders, magnets, etc. (Anderson’s is a great place to purchase these as well).