This happens around the beginning of the school year in the evening. This is a parents only night to meet your child’s teacher and receive information first-hand from the teacher what happens daily and throughout the year. This is also a good time to sign up for any upcoming volunteer opportunities in the classroom, class parties, school-wide activities, and PTO events.
Family Fun Night
This event is exactly what its name says…Family Fun. This is usually the first major fun event of the school year. This is a PTO-sponsored event held during the evening in the fall. Weather permitting, it is held outside on the playground. There are many free activities such as bouncy castles, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, cake walk, playground games, and a clown or similar type performer. Dinner, drinks, and desserts are sold. It is a good opportunity to meet other parents and students.
The Storybook Parade happens before the fall class parties. Students dress up as their favorite storybook character. (Weapons, face masks, or fake blood are NOT to be included in the costume.) Some grades use this as an opportunity to introduce book reports. Music is played and all the students parade through the school to show off their costumes and books. Parents are invited to come, as well.
This is another great family night. Turkey Bingo is a PTO-sponsored event that is held in the evening around Thanksgiving time. Businesses in the community donate prizes and turkeys to be given away. Canned goods are collected for the Hope Center in exchange for Bingo cards. Teachers and staff call out the Bingo numbers. Pizza, drinks, and desserts are also sold.
This happens at the end of the school day on the last day of school before winter break. Each grade learns two songs to share with the school. The whole school gathers in the cafeteria to sing together. The teachers and staff usually have a fun song and a chime song to perform, too. The students really enjoy this activity. Parents are invited to join in, as well.
Family Disco/Sock Hop
It is a PTO-sponsored event usually held in the evening during the spring. The theme (disco or sock hop) varies from year to year. The family can come dressed in their poodle skirts or bell bottoms to enjoy free music and entertainment. Snacks and drinks are sold.
Chargie-Grams are Valentines sold by the CKC students one week in February. Students or parents can purchase one to be delivered on Valentine’s Day to the student or teacher’s class. All proceeds go to Edmond Memorial High School’s Swine Week.
This event happens in the evening around February. This is a student and parent night. This is an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom to see the displayed items and touch base with the teacher. Many teachers have scavenger hunt type activities that will have your child take you through the classroom and across the school to see all that your child does each day at school.
These meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 8:30 am that school is in session. They are held in the literature room off of the media center. All parents are encouraged to attend. There is no enrollment or annual dues. As a parent of a Chisholm student, you are automatically a member. Bring your ideas, comments, and suggestions—or just observe. It’s a great way to stay informed and to meet other parents. The PTO is responsible for several family-centered events, as well as, grade level programs, fundraising for the school, enrichment opportunities for the students, and much more.
Charge-Up is Chisholm’s version of a school-wide pep assembly that is held in the media center every Friday morning immediately after attendance has been taken. This is an opportunity for the school to come together to share, honor, and celebrate. There are teacher announcements, student announcements, and celebration of that week’s birthdays. Summer birthdays are announced in May.
Donuts for Dads
This PTO-sponsored event takes place before school in the cafeteria. Dads, grandfathers, uncles, and other male role models gather to have donuts and coffee/juice with their student. They often share a reading book together, also.
Mothers’ Day Tea
A PTO-sponsored event held every May during the lunch period. Moms, grandmothers, aunts, and other female role models are encouraged to come eat lunch with their student and enjoy tea and desserts during recess.