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Special Events at Daycroft

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Scan this list of Daycroft special events to get an idea of the fun and rewarding activities going on practically any time of year at our school. Please note that not all of these events may happen every year, and that there are sure to be new events and activities added. The items below are listed alphabetically. Please consult our online school calendar for the latest updated dates, times, and locations.

"I enjoy how there is always something fun and educational to do, and sometimes even parties!"

—Nicole, grade 5

Welcome Back – First Day of School
Get the year off on the right foot by stopping in the conference room for some refreshments and a good chat about the year ahead. Refreshments offered while new parents get acquainted with returning parents. It’s fun to catch up on the summer’s activities and wonder about the year ahead! Volunteer needed to organize refreshments, as well as set up and clean up.

Fall Social Book Fair
Have fun at this family carnival and book fair event held in September. Bounce houses, games, and donuts & cider are just a few of the activities. Book Fair – One Night Only. No admission fee. Volunteer needed to organize Book Fair. Volunteers needed to set up, clean up, and man cash registers at Book Fair. Volunteer needed to organize Fall Social. Volunteers needed to man games, bounce houses, and snack table at Fall Social.

Monster Mash
The children celebrate Halloween with all of their classmates in the totally transformed Zeeb campus. Activities include: Arts & Crafts, Science Experiments, MidWay Games, Magician, Dance Floor. A Ball Pit and other age appropriate activities are available for toddlers and Preschoolers. Light dinner provided. Pre-registration is encouraged. Tickets may be purchased at the door. (all inclusive). Volunteers needed for multiple facets of Monster Mash. Sign-ups are requested prior to event.

Bowling Event
Everyone is invited to join us at Colonial Lanes in January for an afternoon of Bowling & Pizza! Whether it’s your first time or 21st time, it’s always fun to bowl with friends! The bumpers are up on all alleys so there aren’t any gutter balls and all ages can attend. Early Registration and Ticket Purchase Required – fee includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental for all bowlers, 2 slices of pizza and unlimited drinks. Volunteer needed to organize Bowling Event.

March is Reading Month
The Parent Guild supports the Media Center to celebrate the nationally recognized March is Reading Month. Students are encouraged to read during the month of March, and the minutes are recorded by students and their parents each week on sheets sent home prior to the event. The Librarian tallies the minutes, and all children receive a prize for reaching their reading goal. Family Game Night is held during March is Reading Month where families are invited to bring a game and relax with other families. Sandwich orders taken prior to event. No admission fee. No volunteers needed.

Spring Book Fair
Reading is a Celebration! The Scholastic Book Fair is held the second week of April to re-enforce the benefits of reading. Families are invited to come in and shop for books, posters, and accessories. The teachers give recommendations for good reads as well as fill out wish lists for the classrooms. All profit goes to the school libraries. Volunteers needed to organize Book Fair. Volunteers needed for set up, clean up, and man cash registers.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – May
Each May to celebrate National Teachers Day, the Parent Guild hosts a formal luncheon for the teachers and staff at both campuses. Linens on tables, white china, crystal glassware, and some catered food meet the teachers when they venture into the Multi-Purpose room at Zeeb and the Teacher’s Lounge at Oakbrook. There are no expectations than for them to relax for 2 hours while parents supervise the students during lunch and recess breaks. Dishes to pass are requested of parents. Volunteers needed to organize each campus Luncheon. Volunteers needed to supervise children, and help with set up and clean up.

Field Day
All parents are invited to help the children play the games for Field Day at the Zeeb Campus. Children are split up into teams based on class and spend the day playing various games in and around the school. Parents participate by instructing children how to play the game they are in charge of (written instructions at each game). Volunteers needed to lead children in games and provide supervision.

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