Grad can be an expensive time of year. This year our student grad committee decided to host an event that not only raised funds to help students in need, but also created a positive spirit of community and comradeship within our school community.
1)Each of the teachers, support staff and administrators were given a cup. Over the noon hour the grad committee sold raffle tickets at $1/ ticket. Participants could then select which cup they wanted to add their tickets into.2) We purchased one paper plate (safety) and whip cream in order to make the pies. 3) Over the lunch hour we invited the school community to participate in this pep rally. Buttons and baking were sold on the way into the gym in order to earn extra funds.
4) Participating teachers were provided with shower caps and plastic bags to cover up. We also made sure to lay plastic out over the floor.
5) Students had a blast checking to see if their name was drawn to “pie” their favorite staff member.
6) Once everyone had been pied a few of our staff members agreed to go up for a 2nd helping, with the honor going to the highest bidder.
Feedback from the day was extremely positive. We earned $685 to put towards grad fees for students in need.
I would highly recommend this to other school who want to build positive school spirit.
Do you have any other suggestions on spirit building activities and events in your community?