Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Special Fundraising Challenge at Abbot Ice Cream Social

The Abbot Elementary School Ice Cream Social is Friday, May 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  

This is one of the most popular events of the whole year as it is free and open to the public with a nominal charge for ice cream, food, games, the raffle, bounce house, and more.
The money we raise from the Ice Cream Social helps fund field trips, school beautification, special assemblies and in-school events, supplies for teachers, and donations to community organizations that help our students, like the Peace Neighborhood Center. 

This year, we are doing a special fundraising challenge. Because the field trips this year to hear concerts at the University of Michigan were such a success and exposed our students to amazingly talented artists, like word-renowned Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, we have budgeted money for all students in grades 3, 4 and 5 to go to a University Musical Society (UMS) performance next year. If we earn $1,000 above our goal for the Ice Cream Social this Friday, we will send an extra grade to a UMS performance. So please consider giving generously at this year's Ice Cream Social as it will directly impact our students in grades K-2 if we exceed our fundraising goal. 

Also this year we have a special guest. Detroit Tigers mascot PAWS will mingle and pose for pictures from 6 to 7 p.m. during the Ice Cream Social.

Volunteers are still needed, so please email the PTO at
abbotpto@gmail.com. We are especially in need of volunteers for the raffle and donations of cakes for the Cake Walk. Cakes should be dropped off in the office prior to the event and each person who donates a cake will receive a free raffle ticket.

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