Third Grade Social Committee Report
BUDGET: number of students x $2 + square dance caller (roughly $60-100)
The Third Grade Social centers around a Rodeo, complete with a photo booth, rodeo games, and square dancing.GENERAL SOCIAL TO-DO LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE "GRADE LEVEL SOCIALS" TAB ON PTO WEBSITE
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Families check-in and receive their “Punch Card”, their rotation schedule for the games. They should then take their seats based on their color groups as designated on the passports.
6:35- Explanation of Games and Punch Card
6:40- Games Rotation (10 min. per game)
a. “Steer Roping” (Gym): Team splits into groups to compete against each other roping a sawhorse "horse" with a hula hoop.
b. “Barrel Racing” (Gym): Team splits into groups to race against each other in this hobby horse game.
c. “Horseshoes” (Art Room): Team splits into groups to race against each other in this game.
d. “Rattle Skedaddle” (Music Room): Team splits into teams to race to see who can throw more plastic snakes into cowboy hats first.
e. “Square Dancing” (Gym): Parent/child pairs dance together with professional caller.
All Games were held in the gym, art and music rooms. A cowbell was rung when time to move to new station.
7:30- Café Ike Snack and Photo Booth: Photo Booth can be set up on stage or in cormer of Cafe Ike. Photos are distributed at a kter date. Please be sure photos sign ups have child's full name and teacher listed
7:55- Announce Rodeo Champion from drawing punch card ticket
Reward!-At the end of the games, students will enter Café Ike and drop ticket into a cowboy hat/barrel. The rodeo champion will be drawn from all names entered-win a gift card to Texas Road House
8:00- Home Bound
BOOKING THE CALLER
Booking the square dance caller is an important step in preparing for this event. Arrangements should be made as soon as possible to secure a reservation. A frequent guest has been Sharon Kopp. Sharon’s number is 724.266.3232 and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Fees have been $60 for 60 minutes. The only equipment needed was one table set up in front of the stage with an electrical outlet nearby.
Invitations/RSVPs should go out 4 weeks before the event and should be due 2 weeks before the social. This will allow enough time for ordering sufficient amounts of favors and treats. A sample Third Grade Social Invitation/RSVP is included in the folder within the “Third Grade Social” bin in the PTO Closet. E-Alerts should be used as reminders.
TREATS AND FAVORS
The treat table can be done in a “buffet” format.
Philly Pretzel Co. platter- “Rivets and Horseshoes”, donated popcorn from Carmike 10, Twizzlers-“ropes”, Lemonade
The final photo booth pictures were sent home as a favor.
Additional Comments:Excellent samples from previous years can be found in the "Third Grade Social" bin in the PTO closet.