Thursday, March 21, 2013

#21 of 31 Speech Showcase

So this is what it's like to have a booster club I thought.

Several weeks ago, two of my speech moms came to me and ask me about fundraising. They had an idea and would be willing to take charge. And they ended up planning not one, but two fundraisers for my speech program.

How great is that?

Tonight was the first. A Speech Showcase night. All I had to do was line up kids to perform. Trust me. That wasn't a hard thing to do. The moms lined up cupcakes and tablecloths and help. They set up the tables and cleaned up afterward. I announced.

It went great.

The audience was filled with parents and grandparents who otherwise wouldn't get to see many of these kids perform. My principal was there too. It was a night filled with laughter and pride.

And we made a little money too :)


  1. The audience was filled with parents and grandparents who otherwise wouldn't get to see many of these kids perform.- This is the line that stood out for me. It's great that they got the opportunity. (And a nice side benefit that money was raised for the speech program!)

  2. I wish I could have been there! It sounds rewarding all around.

    How wonderful to get parent support--it is no surprise that parents want to support you, but for parents to step up and make things happen is another thing altogether!

  3. Love your post. It might be short but you did write and you wrote well. I'm having a hard time finding things to write about lately. Finding the time to write too! You did it! Good job.

  4. Deb,
    Sounds like a great way to show the talents of your students --- and earn some money. I hope you'll have those moms for more than one year!


  5. Oh, I'd love to have been there, too, Deb. How great is that (as you said)! I bet everyone went home so happy. You did give up your own evening, but for such a delightful reason.

  6. This is so have such responsible moms with ideas that work....and doing all the organizing, set up and clean up. Let's hope for many more years with such mothers. It is great for your kids to show off their talents...and for their families to enjoy. Jackie