Houlton Elementary
Parent Group

Houlton Parent Association Meeting Schedule – 2019-2020

Date Agenda
September 9, 6:30 PM Summer recap, start of school events, and Fall Bazaar planning
October 14, 4:00 PM Fall Bazaar preparation, Fall Conference meals, Book Fair
November 11, 6:30 PM Fall Bazaar recap, December activities (skating and holiday activities)
December 9, 4:00 PM All-School Skate and holiday activities planning
January 13, 6:30 PM February Book Fair
February 10, 4:00 PM Prairie Fire Theater prep, Winter Conference meals, Book Fair
March 2, 6:30 PM Prairie Fire Theater prep, Staff Appreciation week planning.
April 6, 4:00 PM Prairie Fire Theater recap, HPA Officer nominations for upcoming year.
May 11, 6:30 PM End of the year activities, Officer elections

Parent Group Activities

Most School’s undertake fundraising events to support the many enriching activities, special trips, in-school programs, etc. that are not covered by District Funding. The difference with Houlton Elementary is that we do ONE LARGE FUNDRAISING EVENT which covers our activities for the whole year — The Houlton School Bazaar. We do not come back to parents multiple times throughout the year with multiple fundraising schemes. The Houlton School Bazaar has been supporting Houlton School programs for over 50 years! And parents have been supporting the Houlton Bazzaar for just as long. The Bazaar takes place on a Saturday and involves carnival games set up in nearly every classroom, including; face painting, a prize room, baked goods for sale, crafts for sale, a silent auction, lunch food for sale, and ‘Chrysler Drive for Kids’  (which provide funds for our school based on number of test drivers). It’s loads of fun for the kids (and the friends, cousins and grandparents they bring in!)
This event requires many many parent volunteers to run carnival games, do face painting, help with the silent auction…the list goes on.
PLEASE raise your hand to help with this event and continue its long tradition of success!