I am SO PROUD of our group of parents and teachers who put on an amazing and successful event last night for BCIG Elementary! The entire project from the book giveaway in December to last night's celebration of the Mouse and the Motorcycle was a huge success for our school! As a parent I will always remember and treasure this book along with the memories that were made and I know my kids will too!
A few highlights from BCIG ELEMENTARY FAMILY FUN NIGHT 2015 - MOUSE & THE MOTORCYCLE:
- Approximate number of students in attendance: 238 (62%)!!
- Approximate total number of attendees: 450-475
- $688 raised in free will donations from dinner
- 238 water bottle prizes given to students
- 26 raffle prizes given to students (3 MouseTrap Game, 20 Ralph Books, 3 Motorcycle Frames)
- 64 PTP & middle school/high school volunteers who worked the event: set-up, food, childcare, passport stations, & clean-up.
- 18 PTP volunteers who brought a dessert item for dinner
- 16 PTP volunteers who donated supplies for the evening
- 4 outside organizations who participated in our event: Iowa Extension Office (Healthy Snacks for Kids Station), Ida County Conservation Center (Live Mouse & Habitat), OABCIG High School Students (Science Station), and Ida County Cattleman (Hamburger Grilling).
- 1 live mouse donated by the BCIG PTP to the Conservation Center in honor of our students reading the Mouse & The Motorcycle book. Students voted on the name and this will be announced by Mr. Henderson tomorrow. Thanks to Bethany Jones for coordinating the mouse!
- Numerous compliments about the event including our awesome Mouse Stations & Centers!
Water Bottle Prizes - if your child attended Family Fun Night but didn't get a chance to pick up his/her water bottle prize please contact me and we will make sure one gets to your family.
Photos - we are currently making prints from the photo booth and will get these to the students within the next week. Prints will go home in the kids backpacks once they are completed. We also hope to make a photo collage at the elementary school for the kids! If you have photos you want to share of the event you can post them to our BCIG PTP Facebook page:
There were so many elements to our One Book: One School Project - the book giveaway, school assemblies & bulletin boards, teacher's classroom doors, kid's artwork on the school walls & lockers, parents & teachers reading the books with their kids, themed t-shirts, and Family Fun Night itself!
I believe one of the biggest takeaways of this program was the true partnership of BCIG Elementary teachers & staff and the parents. It was beyond awesome to see all of us working together to support our kids with the Mouse & the Motorcycle story... we helped them read it, learn it, and ultimately... LOVE IT!
Again, thank you ALL for your support, time, and dedication to BCIG Elementary. Each step and helping hand is a contribution and together our PTP group makes a difference! GO FALCONS!
FAMILY FUN NIGHT 2015 - MOUSE & THE MOTORCYCLE - VOLUNTEER THANK YOU LIST:
PTP Event Workers - Shelly Spotts & Tina Krager (Set-up/Reading), Alan Henderson, Amy Godbersen, & Julie Godbersen (Set-up/Floaters), Megan Nicholson (Set-up/Prize Table), Hailey Miesner, Linda Warnke & Jennifer Glawe (Welcome Table), Ruth Bennett, Cathi Taylor, Karen Peterson, & Christin DeVine (Food Area), Kaylene Henningsen & Cassie Reimers (Technology), Christi Ladwig & Renee Fritz (Exercise with Zumba), Tammie Dausel, Renee Remer, Timi Wunschel, Sarah Lundy, & Lisa Hofmeister (Mouse Arts & Crafts), Bobbie Barto & Chelsea Steil (Photo Booth), Julie Staley & Rita Freese (Healthy Snacks for Kids), Anne Zobel (Musical Mouse Chairs), Staci Rohlk (Photographer/Floater), Kandi Ehrig, Lynette Wunschel & Jaci Nichols (Mouse Maze). Thank you to everyone who helped clean up too!
OABCIG Middle & High School Event Workers - Mary Bennett, Jennifer Godbersen, Zach Ehrig, Dylan Ehrig, Jacob Henderson, & Alyssa Henderson (Food Area), Elizabeth Zobel (Musical Mouse Chairs), Maci Nicholson, Corin Bower & Abby Bender (Prize Table), Kelsey Dausel & Kirsten Dausel (Arts & Crafts), Garrett Nichols (Mouse Maze), Susie Maa + 9 OABCIG HS Helpers (Science Station), Alyssa Kacmarynski (Childcare Supervisor), Madison Lansink, Hanna Sorenson, Claire Sohm, Gabel Sohm, Caitlin Sholty, Bree Henningsen, Ty Tollefsen, Katie Knudsen, Jenna Henderson (Childcare at Rec Center).
PTP Dessert Volunteers - Christin DeVine, Shelly Spotts, Stacy Segebart, Amy Godbersen, Lori Hamann, Jaci Nichols, Megan Nicholson, Allyson Iverson, Julie Staley, Kayla Baker, Jodi Lansink, Tammi Dausel, Julie Godbersen, Lisa Hofmeister, Laura Parks, Megan Zimmerman, Ruth Bennett, Jamie Corbin.
PTP Supplies Volunteers - Sarah Harm (Plates), Hultgrens/Jodi Lansink (Plates & Cups), Julie Godbersen (Cups), Heidi Beck (Napkins, Mustard, Ketchup), Renee Mason (Napkins), Lori Hamann (Ketchup & Napkins), Jaci Nichols (Napkins), Stacy Segebart (Ketchup, Pickles & Lemonade), Megan Nicholson (Mustard), Kayla Baker (Pickles), Karen Gunderson (Lemonade), Lia Clausen (Ketchup), Jennifer Bower (Ketchup), Maggie Buns (Lanyards), Bethany Jones (Water Dispenser), Brandi Sharkey (Candy for Musical Mouse Chairs).PTP Event Specifics - Shelly Spotts, Tina Krager, Alan Henderson (book selection, school events), Teachers & Staff (bulletin boards, door decorations, posters & artwork on the walls & lockers), Julie Godbersen (invitations, passports, signs & photo booth design), Jodi Lansink (t-shirt fundraiser), Megan Nicholson (water bottle prize), Amy Godbersen (food, crafts, raffles, passport map), Stacy Segebart (copies), Bethany Jones (live mouse/Conservation Center coordination, Facebook updates), Julie Staley (Iowa Extension Office coordination), Kelly Young (helping every day in so many ways), Brian Christensen (Ida County Cattlemen - Grilling).