5th Grade Celebration: Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a 5th grader?  Help plan a send-off celebration for our 2020 Findley graduates!

Below is an outline of the upcoming 5th grade events and fundraising opportunities. Volunteers are needed to coordinate listed activities. Your help is greatly appreciated!


The 2024 5th Grade Celebration is scheduled on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Class Picture

  • coordinate with Yearbook committee to arrange for photo
  • design and order class postcards
  • order framed class photo for display in school hallway

Movie Night Concessions  – raises approximately $200:

  • stock up on popcorn, candies, water
  • sell concessions
  • clean popcorn machine
  • manage parent/student volunteers

Valentine Grams  – raises approximately $400-600 :

  • initiate making of val-o-grams
  • collect designs from 5th grade classes
  • select one from each class
  • create, send out, and collect order forms
  • purchase treats and flowers to be attached to val-o-grams
  • put together val-o-grams and treats/flowers
  • coordinate delivery of val-o-grams to students and teachers

Library Banner

  • coordinate the ordering of banner
  • coordinate signing of banner

Slide Show

  • create a slide show featuring photos of 5th grade students at school activities throughout the year
  • optional – burn slideshow on DVDs or flash drives to give to each student at celebration

 Food & Refreshments

  • organize/pre-order breakfast and
  • lunch
  • purchase paper goods
  • recruit/manage volunteers for lunch service
  • advise janitor in advance of any table set-up and garbage/recycling needs

 Celebration Program

  • work with teachers to develop program/agenda
  • coordinate with teachers to select student speakers
  • communicate program details and provide invitation to students and families


  • design a fun-filled day of activity, including outdoor play.


  • develop decoration plan
  • obtain approval from Principal
  • recruit/manage parent volunteers
  • purchase, prepare, and set up decorations
  • coordinate with janitor for table set up, etc.

Other Fundraising Opportunities and Ideas

  • Recycling cans/bottles from staff room
  • McDonald’s Night
  • Restaurant Night
  • Car Wash