Event Ideas

It’s all about the kids…

Invest in Activities and Programs that Make a Difference

Boost Student Achievement

  • National PTA’s Reflections Program
  • Breakfast Book Club
  • Math-A-Thon
  • Robotics Teams
  • Book Swaps, Costume Swaps, Prom Clothing Swaps
  • Drama Festival, Dance Festival, Music Festival
  • History Detectives Night
  • Student Talent Show
  • Prime Time Reading Night
  • Mission Geography
  • Art Nights
  • Poetry Slams
  • Battle of the Garage Bands
  • Campus Chalk Drawings
  • Science Mystery Night
  • Breakfast Book Club

Promote Health & Safety

  • Health & Safety Fairs
  • Field Days
  • Jog-A-Thons
  • Walk to School Days
  • Nutrition & Cooking Demonstrations
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness Programs
  • Teen Driving & Cell Phone Safety
  • “No TV” Day or Week
  • Student Panel on Teen Depression
  • Bike Safety Fairs
  • First Aid Workshop

Strengthen Character

  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Service Projects to support Our Troops, Nursing Homes,
  • Family Shelters, Food Pantries
  • “Caught Being Good”
  • Canned Food Drives
  • Character Education Essay Contest
Don’t forget to Evaluate
your Activities and Programs!
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Build Community

  • Principal’s Coffee & Conversation
  • Multicultural Diversity Night
  • Voter Registration Promotion
  • School Garden Project
  • Recycling Programs
  • School Beautification Days

Engage Parents

  • Study Tips Guide
  • College Preparation Workshop
  • Internet Safety Presentation
  • Earthquake Preparedness Class
  • Parenting Gifted Students Panel
  • Child Abduction Safety Class

Celebrate Family

  • Back to School BBQ
  • Family Sock Hop
  • Family Fun Bingo Night
  • Family Fitness Night
  • Family Math Night
  • Donuts for Dads/Muffins for Moms
  • Who’s Smarter than a 5th Grader Quiz
  • Sports Equipment Exchange
  • Family Potlucks
  • Family Games Night
  • Family Art Night
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Story-Telling Night
For all activities refer to the California State PTA Insurance and Loss Prevention Guide.
An updated copy of the guide is sent to every PTA unit president in the fall.