Rosy Mound PTA provides financial support to Rosy Elementary School through funding of assemblies, field trips, classroom supplies, scholarships, enrichment, and social events. The following is a comprehensive list of the events that take place throughout the year. The chairpersons listed will be your point of contact for questions. Rarely is any event/activity a ‘one-man show’. Your volunteerism is so important and we thank those that help each year!
- Popcorn Days
Coordinator: Kathy Leary
Popcorn is offered to students a few Fridays throughout the school year during afternoon recess. They accompany our Spirit Days.
- Rosy Gives Back
This program runs in conjunction with our Popcorn Days. Local charitable organizations are chosen and students are encouraged to donate 50 cents.
- Teacher Conference Meals – November 8-9, 2017/ March 7-8, 2018
This is an opportunity to provide snacks and meals to the teachers during the busy conference weeks in November and March. Food, drinks, tableware, and decorations (if used) are donated by parent volunteers and the PTA.
- Ice Cream Social – August 29, 2017
Coordinator: Rosy PTA Board firstname.lastname@example.org
The ice cream social is a kick-off to the year. Typically it is held the week before school starts in conjunction with the back to school open house/meet the teacher evening. Ice cream is provided by the PTA board and the kids have an opportunity to reconnect after a fun summer!
- Rosy Mound Jog-A-Thon – October 6, 2017
Coordinator: Debbie Friggens
The Rosy Mound Jog-A-Thon is the only major fundraiser for the 2017-2018 school year. This event takes many volunteers and funds the entire PTA General Budget as well as other special projects, equipment, and supplies for all students at Rosy Mound. (Rain date is scheduled for Oct. 9, 2017.)
- Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Night – October 24, 2017
A night for Dads and/or father figures to enjoy pizza with the children while learning about the Watch D.O.G.S. organization. At the event, Dads can signup to volunteer a whole day at the school. This program has gained much popularity with the Dads and the kids alike. You don’t want to miss it! Learn more at http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs/allaboutwatchdogs/
- Scholastic Book Fair – November 6th—>November 9, 2017
An opportunity for students to purchase gifts and books just before Christmas. For every dollar spent on books, our school receives fifty cents for book purchases for our school library and our classrooms. For more information visit bookfairs.scholastic.com.
Coordinator: Tamsen Bissell
- Shop4Schools – Saturday November 11, 2017
Downtown Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg will salute our schools on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Participating local stores and restaurants will donate 15% of your purchases to the school of your choice. Shop4Schools Participating Merchants
- Pink Out! – Wednesday February 14, 2018
Our “Pink Out” event is to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for cancer, while having fun! Students who wear PINK will get one stripe of pink hair coloring. Students can get an additional stripe for $1 a piece for up to a $5 donation. Our goal is to have the whole school participate causing a PINK OUT!
- Rosy PTA Nominations
It is the task of the nominating committee to recognize and recruit candidates for the elected leadership of our PTA. Nominations begin in January and nominees are typically elected into position in March.
- Variety Show – Thursday March 22, 2018
Coordinator: Amylyn Robbins
One of the highlights of the Rosy Mound year is the Rosy Variety Show, which will take place on March 22nd at White Pines. Often having over 150 students involved in over 40 acts, this is a major hit packed with talent! Many volunteers are needed weeks before the show, at dress rehearsal, and the night of the event.
- Staff Appreciation Week – TBD
Rosy Mound is a great place to be! To show our staff our appreciation, we annually ask Rosy students to write letters of appreciation to our wonderful staff here at Rosy Mound. This is often accompanied by other treats and special gifts to our staff.
- 4th Grade Celebration – June 5, 2018
This event recognizes our 4th Grade class as they graduate from Rosy Mound. 3rd Grade parents usually run this event to see how it works in preparation for the following year!