Hoopla Excitement is Building!

November 7 is fast approaching!  The PTO Board has been working hard to get volunteers in place, making sure the game will be super fun, and securing auction items that will make the night unique.  Here is the outline for the night’s activities:

6:00 Doors open and auction opens
Face Painting, Caricatures, Temporary Tattoos, Spirit Shop, Concessions
6:45 Basketball Game Starts in Gym
Auction will end 15 minutes after basketball game ends

Some reminders:

Fast Pass Forms are due Monday, November 3. $1.00 in advance and $2.00 at the door

Be sure to bring your child’s classroom Hoopla basket items in this week. ALL AUCTION ITEMS DUE NOVEMBER 3. Questions about auction can be directed to Susan Pritchard.

We still need a few volunteers to help with setup at Milwood Middle between 2:30 and 5:30. If you can give some time, contact Dawn Wright or email the PTO Board.

Get ready, too, for Spirit Week next week with your child!  The schedule of the fun days is coming home this week!

31 Days!

We are 31 days from Hoopla!  Over the next month, you will be hearing more and more about this great fundraising night for Parkwood-Upjohn.  We need your help, however, to make sure the night is a success!  Here’s what we need:

Volunteers!  If you filled out a Volunteer form in the past month, GREAT!  You’ll be hearing from a captain of that area to get details on what you need to know, when to show up at Milwood Middle School on November 7 and other important information.  Haven’t signed up?  We have room for your time!  Let us know!

Auction Items!  It takes a TON of auction items to bring in revenue for the event!  What items can you donate?  Gift certificates (restaurants, spas, home improvement), memberships to area attractions (Nature Center, YMCA), items (past items have included coffee makers, grills, and bikes), handmade items (canned veggies, handmade scarves, paintings) and other items.  Be creative!  Ask businesses you frequent if they will donate to the school’s only fundraiser of the year.

T-Shirts!  T-shirt orders are due Friday, October 10.  We are looking for business sponsors as well!  For $200, your business logo will be on the back of the fashionable Hoopla wear for years to come!  Plus we make a big deal about our business sponsors at the event and afterwards as well.  Money and logos are due by October 10.

Basketball!  Everyone loves a little competition!  We have it that night between the teachers of Parkwood and the staffs of Milwood, Maple, and others!  Special guests will be there hooping it up!  Our own Parkwood cheer team is practicing to entertain everyone.  Come support this great fun!

Got questions?  Want to get involved?  Have an idea about the night?  Share it with us! Email us or get in touch with a PTO Staff Member.