—Submitted by a parent
The PTA kicks off the school year with several Direct Giving Parties as a chance to get to know the school community, share our goals and successes and raise funds to make our children’s education the best it can be.
Thank you to all of our party hosts and attendees for helping us raise $65,000 to support our incredible school this year. If you did not get a chance to attend a party this Fall, please know that you can contribute online at any time throughout the year!
Every Spring, the PTA hosts its annual fundraising auction and party. This event is the single largest fundraising event of the year with the goal of raising $75,000 for our school. Not only is the auction an important fundraiser, it is also a really fun night out for parents of kids at Bill Roberts.
In the fall, Bill Roberts hosts a 5K and Family Fun Run at school. Hundreds come for the fun each year, with classes and families taking on the run and the costume contest! Thank you to all of our event sponsors and participants!
The Bill Roberts PTA hosts two family dances every year: one in the winter and one in spring. These dances are great opportunities for parents and kids to spend time together, while helping to build a stronger school community.
Field Day is an annual event organized by the PE Department. As part of this fun outside day, kids get a chance to compete in a variety of events including jump rope contests, running races and tug-o-war. More information will be available in the spring!
Our FUNdraising Spring Carnival is a family-friendly event that is a much-anticipated night out for everyone! The gym is converted into a carnival with games of chance, games of skill, a dunk tank, cakewalk and much more. Kids have the opportunity to spend time with their classmates and win prizes, all while raising a little money for our school.
The Spring Art show features student work in our hallway and gym galleries for a fun family night at school to support the Art Department. If you and your child choose to do so, their art will be offered up for sale with students earning a split of the profit – just like a real artist! Ribbons will be awarded, refreshments and a Silent Auction make this a fun night for families.
This fundraiser helps to pay for supplies and fees for the very special Memory Project portraits.
Traditionally, the Drama classes participate in a Holiday program (middle school enrichment class this year), a talent show in the spring and the Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival with around 80 students attending each year and an evening performance in May.
Bill Roberts hosts two popular Scholastic Book Fairs each year in the winter and spring that the kids love!
These fundraisers traditionally raise enough funds to purchase 200-250 new books as well as:
- Promote reading and generate excitement for new books/authors—via book promotions, book talks and more!
- Raise money for the school library to add new books for our collection for our 800+ student readers to support classroom curriculum.
- Support new literacy initiatives—i.e., e-books, technology subscriptions, magazine orders, etc.