2023-2024 PTA Sponsored Events
We LOVE volunteers!!! In fact, the success of Silver Crest’s PTA sponsored events throughout the year DEPENDS on having volunteers. We have all of our commissioners needed to head up each of the programs, but are looking for people to help with the events/programs. If you are interested in helping or want to learn more about the programs we offer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Keep in mind that most of our programs require that your background check and paperwork with the district is current before you can help at the school.)
Battle of the Books
Silver Crest students have been participating in Battle of the Books since 2015, but it is a national program that has been going on for years. Students will receive prize and incentives while reading books all throughout the year. All of our 3-6 grade students participate in the program. During battles, the students are placed on teams and asked questions about the content of the books that they have read throughout the year and will need to know both the title and author of the book they are answering questions about. This year, BoB looks a little different as we try to keep this program going while also keeping classes distanced from each other and there will be no battles with other schools. All students are encouraged to read as many of the books on their grade’s list before March. The first round of BoB will be an online quiz, the high scores from each class will form that classroom's ONLY team that will battle the other class teams in a tournament. So, the more books they read, the better the students will do on the quiz and the higher the chance of them being placed on their class team. The book lists for this year can be found on the Silver Crest Homepage.
As your child finishes each book, fill out the google form linked below. Each week, there will be a grade level winner taken from a drawing among all the students who have completed reading BoB books. The more books they read, the more entries they will have in the drawing, so let’s get those kids reading! And don’t forget to fill out the google form!!
3rd and 4th grades Finished Book Form:
5th and 6th grades Finished Book Form:
Visit America’s Battle of the Books website for more information about this amazing program (www.battleofthebooks.org).
Silver Crest Art Contest
This year we plan to hold the second annual Silver Crest Art Contest. We will include photography, 3D and visual art divisions for each grade level. Any and every student is encouraged to submit a piece of art! All submissions will be displayed at the school for the students and teachers to enjoy and all participants will receive a small reward. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded for each division in each grade level!
The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include:
- Silver Crest’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points
- A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair
- Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)
Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:
Fair Dates: November 9 – November 22
Online Store: www.scholastic.com/bf/silvercrest
We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!
Field Day is a fun filled half day of activities for all grades held outdoors. Past activities have included inflatables, a dunk tank, relays, parachute games, a popsicle station, water games, etc. This is a celebration for the students and a great way to end the year. Without volunteers we are unable to provide this event. Volunteers are needed to help plan the stations before the event, create the rotation schedule, find items/donations for the activities, help set up/take down, and many volunteers are needed to assist with helping the students at the stations on the day of.
Jr. Achievement is a national corporate sponsored education program. Volunteers are needed to teach 5 short lessons (30-45 minutes) on the basics of business, economics and money management in each classroom. All of the information and handouts are made available to our volunteers in advance, so you they can plan and prepare the lessons beforehand. This program not only gives the ability to provide a valuable educational experience, but it also gives you the opportunity to be your child’s classroom. The lessons must be coordinated with your teacher, but can be any time that works for you and your schedule.
Parents & Pastries
Our PTA provides donuts to parents and students twice/year for breakfast the first morning of each book fair. This allows the students to spend time with their parents in the school. After breakfast, students and parents can enjoy shopping at the book fair. Volunteers are needed to help hand out donuts and to clean up.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is a week-long awareness event. We want to help our students within the school learn about the dangers of drugs and help them commit to staying drug free. Volunteers are needed to help plan and carry out this important educational program.
Green Ribbon Days
We have changed our ways, and we will now be celebrating Green Ribbon Days. Previously we have celebrated with an entire Green Ribbon Week, but with our ever changing community the PTA felt that it was time to make a change. We are hoping this change will be helpful for our students to have safety reminders throughout the year instead emphasis on safety for only one week. We will be having a kickoff of the days at the beginning of the school year. Watch for volunteer opportunities as the year progresses. We will be looking for volunteers to help plan and carry out fun activities with a Green Ribbon focus.
White Ribbon Week
White Ribbon Week is a positive, empowering week-long school program that teaches kids to make smart choices online and to reject harmful media messages. Our children are becoming more and more tech-savvy, and this program will bring awareness to the dangers and how to stay safe. We hope that this informative week long program will have a lasting impact on each of our student’s media behavior in the future.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Silver Crest PTA organizes two Teacher Appreciation weeks in the spring to show our teachers how much we appreciate them. We devote a week-long celebration to honoring our teachers and the lasting contributions they make to our children’s lives. Volunteers are needed to help plan and carry out teacher appreciation activities, but we mostly look to our Room Coordinators to help us and take care of all of our teachers.
Each December we celebrate the holidays by holding our annual Polar Express Event. Our commissioner works with the Classroom Coordinators to see that hot chocolate is provided for each of our classrooms. The Polar Express movie is broadcasted into each of the classrooms directly following our sing along and visit from our “Special Guest.” Volunteers may be needed to help distribute hot chocolate within the classroom or donate supplies.