PTO Event Calendar

ONGOING YEARLY PTO EVENTS
Covid guidelines in place, please check back frequently as guidelines change.
PTO Meetings:  Attend our PTO meetings held the 3RD THURSDAY of every month, unless otherwise noted, at 6:30pm in the PDES Cafeteria.
 
Room Parent Program: On Hold Due to Covid  We are looking for one or two volunteers from each class to be Room Parents. Please see the Room Parent Volunteer Form for more details. One or two volunteers are needed per classroom.
Yearbook:  Several volunteers are needed throughout the year to take pictures at school events. Several more volunteers are needed to help with selling advertising, yearbook sales, and layout.
Popcorn Friday & Spirit Day: On Hold until Approved  On the last Friday of every month, it’s Popcorn Friday and Spirit Day. Each month there is a different Spirit Day theme (such as crazy hair day), and students can purchase Popcorn to enjoy. A few volunteers are needed to help make popcorn each month.
Walking & Biking to School Wednesdays (Fall and Spring): To promote the many benefits of walking and biking to school, we have a Walking & Biking to School Wednesdays program. Each Wednesday during the fall and spring, students who walk or bike to school will receive a Blue Splash. National Bike to School and National Walk to School days are highlighted as well. A few volunteers are needed to help plan and staff the events.
Gardening Club: Several volunteers are needed throughout the year to organize a fall clean up and plantings, spring clean up and plantings, prepare the grounds for graduation, and other gardening needs.
CLASS programs (Fall and Spring):  The PTO offers Creative Learning After School Specials (CLASS) programs in the Fall and Spring. A few volunteers are needed to help plan the program and coordinate with individual program facilitators.
Cultural Arts Events:  Each month, a Cultural Arts event is held for Peace Dale students during an all school assembly. Past presenters include the Navy Band, Native American Dancers, local story tellers, and many more. A few volunteers are needed to plan the program and coordinate with individual event facilitators.
Box Tops for Education: All families are asked to collect Box Tops, and a few volunteers are needed to coordinate the program.
Stop & Shop Rewards Program:  All families are asked to register their Stop & Shop card to help earn money for Peace Dale, and a few volunteers are needed to coordinate the program.
Kiducation Box:  All families are asked to donate gently used items throughout the year in the Kiducation Box to help earn money for Peace Dale. The donation box is located in front of the school.
Spirit Wear:  All families can purchase Peace Dale Elementary School Spirit Wear, to show your school pride! A few volunteers are needed to coordinate the program.
Monthly PTO Events
October
Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser:  Our Annual Walk-a-Thon fundraiser will be held in October. This is our major annual fundraiser, and it has been very successful the last few years. Every student participates during school, and walks laps around the field or the gym (weather depending) during the event. Pledge sheets are sent home, with family and friends pledging $$$ per lap. Music is played, and our PE teachers MC the event. A lot of volunteers are needed to help plan and staff the event.

Monster Mash Bash:  
Come in costume for this fun fall event, with food, music, and fun events inside and out…A costume parade, pumpkin slingshot, obstacle course, spooky stories read by our Librarian, and more! A lot of volunteers are needed to help plan and staff the event.
December
Book Fair:  In collaboration with local Wakefield Books,  our Book Fair is held each year in our library (the week leading into the Holiday Fair and during the Spring Art Show), where students and families can choose from thousands of books, purchase their favorites, and foster a love of reading, all while supporting our school and our very own local bookstore, Wakefield Books. A few volunteers are needed to help plan and staff the event.
Holiday Fair: Each year, on the first weekend of December, we host more than 40 crafters and vendors at our Holiday Fair. Bring the family for a day of fun holiday shopping while you support our school! The Peace Dale Chorus will perform! A lot of volunteers are needed to help plan and staff the event.

Holiday Basket Raffle:
As part of the fair, every class is given a Holiday Basket Theme. Students and their families are asked to donate small items related the theme, and themed class baskets are assembled. Then, Peace Dale families and community members attending the Holiday Fair can purchase raffle tickets, hoping to win one of the baskets! A few volunteers are needed to help plan the event and prepare the baskets.
February/March
Art Project:  During the months of February and March, students will be working on the Spring Art Project during their regularly scheduled Art Class. Your child’s masterpiece will be available for purchase on a wide variety of items through Silver Graphics. This project culminates in an art show/ice cream social in April where you can view all the art during a fun evening. On hold until approved. A lot of volunteers are needed to help during art classes each week, and a few volunteers are needed to coordinate the program.

St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Visit:  
Every year, the night before St. Patrick’s Day, a few leprechauns visit Peace Dale, cause mischief, and leave their messy green footprints all over the school! A few volunteers are needed that evening, to help keep an eye on the leprechauns.
April
Pasta Dinner & Cartoon Evening:  Make your reservations quick for this evening of fun, last year sold out! Enjoy a dinner of pasta, meatballs, and delicious desserts including a chocolate fountain. Then, enjoy classic cartoons being shown in the gym. A lot of volunteers are needed to help plan and staff the event. On Hold due to Covid.

Art Show & Ice Cream Social:  On Hold Until Approved Come see beautiful artwork on display, created by all the talented Peace Dale students, and enjoy an ice cream sundae, made by your teachers with yummy Brickley’s ice cream! A few volunteers are needed to help plan the event, and several volunteers are needed to staff the event.
Spring Clean Up:  In honor of Earth Day, come give the gardens, school yard, and school zone at Peace Dale Elementary School a spring cleaning! A few volunteers are needed to help plan the event, and lots of volunteers to help during the event.
May
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon:  To show our appreciation for the amazing teachers and staff at Peace Dale, the PTO hosts a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon each year. A few volunteers are needed to help plan the event, and many families are needed to help provide a tasty dish or dessert.
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