Events

Welcome to our event page. Here you will find a comprehensive list of all of the PTA sponsored events we have at Gibbs. You will also find information about the various committees you can volunteer for. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message through out Contact Page

The following are event-type of fundraisers that not only help raise funds for the Gibbs PTA but also provide our children with exciting and fun-filled activities to enjoy with friends and family.  

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Fall Festival

This is our most popular event of the year where we have some 700 friends, family and community members attend. It's a night full of games, food trucks, arts & crafts, photo booth, bounce houses and a raffle contest containing amazing prizes that are donated by our local community of businesses. Fall Festival provides a great opportunity to meet other families and build memories together. Your entire family is sure to have a blast at this event. Funds are raised through the entrance fee, raffle tickets, and a percentage of the food and drink sales.

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Gibbs Fun Run

This is a relatively new fundraiser at Gibbs with the 2018-2019 school year being the first year we've hosted this event. In this sponsorship type of event, students are engaged daily in STEM, media and other interactive type of activities. Then it culminates into a Fun Run (not a race) event where students run around the soccer field for half an hour (up to maximum of 35 laps). Students are sponsored by friends and family for each lap complet or through a flat sponsorship amount.

Spirit Nights

These events run about once a month and are held at various restaurants and kid friendly entertainment places that donate a percentage of their profits from the participation of Gibbs families. These nights occur during the weekdays but also possibly during the weekends. The more Gibbs families participate in these Spirit Nights, the more profitable these events are.

Bingo Night

There's something about the game of bingo that brings out the kid in us. It's a simple game but its always so exciting! There are prizes for each bingo card winner. Game cards, pizza, snacks and drinks are available for purchase at this event. Be sure to check out this dinner and game kind of night!

Gibbs Got Talent

If you love to watch a great show and want to support our school at the same time, then this event is definitely for you. Our Gibbs students are incredibly gifted, with an awesome showcase of talent that ranges from singing, dancing, comedy, gymnastics etc. Funds are raised through the entrance fee, concession stand, flowers and shout-outs. 

Other Fundraisers

These are things that are integral to our fundraising efforts. 

Book Fair

Our book fairs are held during the same week as Subs With Dad and Pastries With Mom and Grandparents' Tea. The children are always eager to bring their parents into the Media Center to show them their literary wish lists. Books are truly one of the best gifts you can gift to a child. Funds are raised with Scholastic Books providing Gibbs PTA with a percentage of their profits. 

Yearbooks

Who doesn't love browsing through a photo album especially when its showcases memories of you and your friends at school?! Yearbooks are a beloved tradition for any student and is something that your child will treasure even more as they grow up. Funds are raised through a percentage of the book sales.

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PTA Membership Dues

This annual membership per family or staff not only benefits the Gibbs PTA through monetary means but also as a statement of commitment and support. 

Appreciation Events

The purpose of these events are to help our children learn to show appreciation to some very special people in their lives. 

Staff Luncheon

These luncheons are held about 3 times a year and are really to honor the Gibbs staff with a special meal. They occur at the beginning of the school year as they are preparing their classrooms, during the parent-teacher conferences when many of them are staying late to meet with us parents and during the end of the year when they are getting ready to close out the year. It's a really easy and simple way to show our appreciation to the entire staff who are all integral to the success of our school. Be sure to watch out for SignUp Genius and bring in something delicious!

Subs With Dad

This event offers some quality time with students and their fathers as they enjoy a meal together. It's also a great time to get to know other dads and your child's friends. This event usually coincides with the Scholastic Book Fair so be sure to stop by the media center as well. Thank you dads for all that you do! It's ideal for moms to volunteer for this event.

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Pastries With Mom

Because moms are a source of sweetness, we celebrate them with this special time and some pastries. Just like Subs with Dads, this event also coincides with the Book Fair. We love you moms and so grateful for you! We're hoping for some dads to step up and volunteer for this event.

Grandparents' Tea or Breakfast

We just love seeing the whole family get involved in supporting our children at school. This is a special time for grandparents to be able to visit their grandchildren in their classrooms after they enjoy some breakfast and perhaps even enjoy a special choir performance!

Other Amazing Events

Here are several other events that families enjoy!

Family Story Night

Because we are always telling our children to read, read, read, here is a special event that encourages just that. At this event, we have a couple of wonderful volunteers (Gibbs staff, parents, SSL students) read to our students in the all purpose room in the comfort of our pajamas and some treats. Don't miss this night!

Around the World

Come learn about all of the diverse cultures we have at Gibbs. This night brings together many Gibbs families representing different parts of the world and showcasing their culture through art, food, games and more. We hope many of you will take part in this epic event!

Geography Bee

This event involves our 4th and 5th grade students. The finalist who compete in this national competition are the students who win the initial round of competition that are run by the teachers during their class period. It is one exciting and impressive event.

End of the Year Fair

We close out the year with this awesome event full of games, food, raffles and more.

Kindergarten Socials

Help welcome the kindergarten students and their families with fun socials such as playdates on the playground and kindergarten family welcome night. 

Miscellaneous Committees and Volunteer Opportunities

Still haven't found an event or committee that's right for you? Here are the rest of them! 

5th Grade Graduation Refreshments

This beautiful tradition is run by 4th-grade parents to set up finger food, refreshments, photo booth and decoration for the graduates after their graduation ceremony.

Girls On The Run

Want to help promote positive self image and inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident? Volunteer to help with training and join the girls on the run.

Lost & Found

Take photos of lost and found items & coordinate the donation of  unclaimed truly lost items after a certain period of time.

Outdoor School Sign

This committee is in charge of updating school marquee out in the front of the school.

PTA Calendar Box

Update the PTA news & events on the PTA calendar board inside the school.  

School Directory

Help recruit business to advertise in the school directory & distribute the directories. 

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