GRE PTO Events
Scholastic Book Fair Jungle
Students will be able to access the bookfair with their classroom during assigned times during the week, before/after school and during lunch/recess. Cash, check, and credit are accepted as well as eWallet. Cash is king as our internet service in the library is slow as a sloth!
Candy Cane Holiday Shoppe
G.R.E. Kids’ Holiday Market
Monday, December 5th - Thursday, December 8th
GRE Gold Mine Room
Visiting Candy Cane Holiday Shoppe provides students a fun opportunity to participate in the excitement of giving by shopping for holiday gifts for family, teachers and friends. This event is optional, and intended to celebrate school tradition and community - not fundraise for GRE.
The market will be stocked with a variety of budget friendly items. We have a new selection of gifts this year ranging in price from .25¢ to $5.00. We encourage families that wish to participate to use the Gift Giving Guide to discuss how to plan for the shoppe and guide kids in their purchases and budgeting. This is a cash-only event!
While in the Candy Cane Holiday Shoppe, students will select, purchase, and wrap their items before bringing them home. Specific market dates and times are selected by each teacher and communicated to parents through class emails. Shoppe volunteers get $10 Candy Cane Holiday Shoppe vouchers - sign up here!
Gold Rush Spirit Rock
What is a “Spirit Rock”?
A Spirit Rock is an exciting opportunity for you to share events with our school by painting your own message. This event might include your student’s birthday, events, competitions, recognizing milestones etc. The Spirit Rock is a fun way to spread a positive message to your student and our school community. It is located at the northwest side of the school.
Step 1: Reserve your date
Use our SignUpGenius to reserve the date you want.
**Your rental includes a 24-hour rental that starts at 4pm the day prior to your rental date.**
Ex.: If the date you reserved is September 25th , reserve September 25th and you may begin painting AFTER 4 pm on September 24th.
Step 2: Pay for your rock reservation
● Payment is due when the rock reservation is made. Payment can be made via MySchoolBucks.com:
Log in to your account
Click on the School Store drop down menu
Select browse all items and click on GRE spirit rock rental fee.
*If your payment isn’t received within 24 hours of your rental reservation,
your reservation could be removed.
● Rock reservation is $20/day
● Reservations made for a teacher or staff member will be free
Step 3: Paint & Rock On!
Spirit Rock Rules
Payment is due at the time or rock reservation.
Use the PTO provided drop cloth to protect the surrounding rocks/gravel. It can be checked out from the school office during school hours. The cloth needs to be picked up by 3:30.
The cloth should be allowed to dry overnight and should be returned to Gold Rush the following day by 3:30.
Paint only the side that faces the school. The existing painted outline will serve as your guide.
Please respect the family before you and do not paint earlier than 4pm.
Profanity, political, and business advertising messages are not permitted.
What is a “Spirit Rock”?
A Spirit Rock is an exciting opportunity for you to share events with our school by painting your own message. This event might include your student’s birthday, events, competitions, recognizing milestones, etc. The Spirit Rock is a fun way to spread a positive message to your student and our school community.
What supplies do I need?
Plan on using 1-2 cans of spray paint for the base coat and then additional paint for the design. You will need to check out and return the PTO provided drop cloths to protect the ground from overspray and may also want to bring painters tape, scissors, templates, or brushes to aid in the design as well. Please
make sure that any nearby cars or school property will not be hit by overspray! Be aware that the Spirit Rock is near the BASE parking lot which will be in use every weekday evening.
ONLY the Rock may be painted. DO NOT paint the sidewalk or the landscape rocks or any other material surrounding the Rock. The individual or group will be held financially responsible for cleaning and/or repair costs associated with violation of this policy. Anyone painting the Rock must leave the area in clean condition. Remove all paint materials and litter from the site and be sure the paint is disposed of properly off-campus.
● Bring a gardening knee pad or cushion to support your knees while painting
● Bring paper towels or wet wipes to keep your hands clean
● The Rock is “bumpy”. A small paint brush/sponge will work best for detail work
● A paper or plastic plate works well as a palette for paint
● When spacing out your letters start with the middle letter and work your way out (spray paint does
dry quickly so you can always re-paint and re-do any words that may not fit)
● Get low! Hold your spray paint can level with the part of the rock you are aiming at. This helps reduce overspray.
● A 5in high letter stencil was used for the first design seen at the beginning of the year for “Welcome to Gold Rush” (as seen in pictures)
● Check out Pinterest for some fun Spirit Rock ideas and designs
ONLY the side of the rock facing the school may be painted.
The existing painted outline will serve as your guide. (See picture).
*The individual or group painting the rock assumes liability for any individual or member of the group who may be injured and/or incur clothing or other personal property damage. Please be kind to our environment and recycle empty paint cans, etc.
What can I reserve the rocks for?
You can reserve the rocks for anything!! A student’s birthday, thanking a teacher or staff member, congratulatory events, good luck on competitions and tournaments, recognizing milestones… The rock is a fun way to spread any kind of positive message. Please note that profanity, political, and business advertising messages are not permitted.
Spirit Rock paintings MUST be in good taste. Gold Rush Staff and PTO will regularly monitor the Spirit Rock to ensure that paintings fall within the above-established guidelines. Gold Rush has the right to remove any painting deemed inappropriate by school administration without notice to those who painted the rock.
What if I reserve the rock and the weather is bad?
The rock can be towel dried and the paint will adhere even in the rain and or snow if you want to brave the elements. If painting in the rain or snow is not your thing, revisit the calendar and reserve the next available date and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of the date change. We can also attempt to move your reservation for you.
Can the PTO paint the rock for me?
The PTO is not responsible for painting the rock. You can find someone to paint it for you, but painting the rock is fun, and we are sure that no matter what you do, the person you are painting it for will love it!
Spirit Rock Provided By:
Doug Root- Perfect Boulders
Our Spirit Store is open!
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