About three weeks ago, the PTA at the school where I work held a big auction. It is a really fun night that is attended by parents and teachers and it raises a lot of money for our school. The parent committee works very hard making the night perfect and this year, was a huge success.
One of the big “hits” of the evening are the teacher prizes. All of the teachers donate a service to be auctioned off. With prizes like, “Pizza and cupcakes with your teacher at lunch” or “Pancake Breakfast with your teacher” there is often a bidding war to win one!
One of my fellow kindergarten teachers and I offered a “Soccer Skills Class” after school and today was the day for us to carry out the prize. My coworker Jessica is a very talented soccer player. She played for her college and went on to coach for awhile afterwards. She still plays several times a week in a league. I, on the other hand, have learned to play soccer by watching my own kids play. I know the rules, and I have fun playing, but after playing on season on an “over 40” team I realized that I was far from a stellar player and I stick to the sidelines.
The 6 children who won our prize didn’t care though! My own boys came to help out and it was a fun filled hour of skills and a mini-game followed by a snack and a read aloud about soccer.
Our PTA goes over and beyond for the students and teachers at our school and these prizes that we donate are one way that we can give back. Summer vacation begins next week and The PTA gets some time off as well and it is definitely time deserved. Thank you for all you do!