Agenda Welcome – Russ Facione Proud Dads’ overview – Chris Kondak, Rod Sample, Steve Ruszkowski Schedule all events for the school year Proud Dads’ events Other events Brainstorming break out at tables Collect and discuss ideas from break out – Rod S Volunteers Sign up to lead an event E-mail distribution list Closing – Russ Facione
The Proud Dads’ Club Can Moms participate too? Of course. We want to make space for us to do things with our kids, and if more come: All the better!! The vision behind the Proud Dads’ Club is to create “magic moment” opportunities for dads and their kids Enhance the school environment with the support of every Dad’s time, expertise, and (sometimes) money The Proud Dads motto – “Moms, Dads and kids make the perfect school team” Share the leadership – Own an event that you and a friend make happen…
Schedule of events for the school year Proud Dads’ “Eat & Run” dates (non exclusive) Dads – 11/15/13, 2/3/14, & 4/24/14 Moms – 12/4/13, 3/7/14, & 5/22/14 Parents/VIP – Wed 1/15/14 Breakfasts: 7:45AM -8:45AM Dudes n Donuts Wed 12/18/13 Muffins w Moms Wed 2/5/14 Granola w Grandparents Wed 4/23/14 PD Movie Night – Fri 1/10/14 PD Activity Night (Open Gym) Friday 1/24/14 Midwest Fathers Conference – Sat 2/8/14 Daddy-Daughter Dance – Fri 2/7/14 Photo booth Proud Dads’ Service Projects TBD Touch a Truck – Saturday in Mid May
Improving the school community Volunteer opportunities BPS Science Olympiad – April 13, 2013 BF Field Day – June 2013 Battle of the Books Coach Feb 2013 PTA Fun Fair – Fri March 8,2013 Classroom “Centers”- Special Reader Art Show April 16, 2013 Teacher Appreciation Week May 2013 Classroom Celebrations (Oct, Dec, Feb June) 5 th grade camp chaperone for next year Construction projects for the school In the past- Benches, Planted Trees, redid Gazebo This year- Ga Ga Ball Pit donated by 5 th grade, building it 10/20/12 Landscaping front entrance around new flagpole? Others?
Fathers Conference Saturday February 9 th 8:00 – 3:00 $29 ($40 @ door) or 3 guys for $60 Donuts & Lunch provided Keynote and Breakout Sessions Fatherhood, parenting, Single dads, raising fathers, behavior issues, source of strength…. Partnership for Dads
Brainstorming Break-out What worked? What do we want? Glo golf – ideas for other (bowling, pickleball, gaga ball) Activity night - increase attendance Popcorn? Brownies & treats sold by the scouts (girl/boy) Sno cones
Brainstorming - Return together & Consolidation Ideas Generated:
Polo Shirt Orders? Can be ordered from Sm to XL $25 each
Partnership with Birmingham Education Foundation - BEF Grants that have Supported Bingham Farms already… School Year BEF Grant funded 2006-07 $6,054 2007-08 $3,712 2008-09 $ 930 2009-10 $9,228 2010-11 $3,607 2011-12 (Including Extra: $1000 - 100% BF Staff donated to BEF) $5,204 Multi-Year B’fast Club Tutoring$12,000 Total since 2006$40,735 Field Trips to Museums, DSO, Opera; Computers, iPads for Students and Teachers; Promethean Boards; Teacher Training; Character Education; Sports Equipment; Artist in Residence;
Please consider supporting the BEF Annual Fund Direct contributions from individuals BEF Tailgate Party Friday, Oct 19 6:00 p.m @ Groves Special performance by the Groves Marching Band Partnership with BEF
Volunteer Sign up Event sign ups E-mail distribution list Process will follow Parent distribution list (blind cc) E-mail address – BFarmsProudDads@gmail.comBFarmsProudDads@gmail.com Schedule cards
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