If you are a parent volunteer, should preparing for a fundraiser feel like a drag or like a highly anticipated holiday? Do you count the days until it’s over, or until it arrives?
Check out this creative poem by a Boosterthon parent and see what you think.
‘Twas a Month Before Boosterthon
‘Twas a month before Boosterthon, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
WAIT! That’s not the case, that’s not how it was
The Booster committee was beginning to buzz
With e-mail after e-mail, ideas were flowing
Promotion, decorations, and even lawn-mowing
School starting soon – we want to prepare
So we’re talking and planning because we all care
The budget’s been cut once again for this year
So funding is needed, just why Boosterthon’s here!
Best thing since sliced bread, far as fundraisers go
With fitness, leadership and character to show
Camp High Five is the theme, with a focus on friends
Respect Others, Don’t Bully and Shout Out their Strengths
Stick Together and please Show Sportsmanship too
With High Fives for ALL, that’s what real friends do
We’re gathering camp stuff to set up the scene
Where teams will have huddles, with an interactive screen
Picnic tables, folding chairs, signposts and a tent,
Letters announcing “It’s Here!” will been sent
Banners will be hung with our goals clearly marked
We are busy all day and into the dark
Visions of sugarplums dance in our heads?
Not quite, but still spinning after climbing in bed
I’ll paint, you build, you seek and I’ll find
Pledges will help us, and donations in-kind
A dance for excitement with kids, parents too
Fun activities with your families each day you can do
Then the Fun Run; Don’t miss it! Dust off your shoes
It’s a MUST SEE event that you simply MUST do
It’s a day to celebrate the lessons that are taught
A FUN day with our friends that won’t be forgot
Let’s make this the best year and help our school thrive
Let’s feed the hungry with the High Five Meal Drive
With Boosterthon, we run as one, we work as a team
So anything’s possible, let’s go after our dreams
-Cathy Ellis, Felix A. Williams Elementary. Stuart, Florida.
A huge “thank you” to Cathy and all of our parent volunteers who creatively transform their school to help make the Boosterthon Fun Run feel like a grand celebration.
Hang them with care: Check out other great Boosterthon decorations on our Pinterest page.