2020 Tiger Day
March 13, 2020
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Tiger Day is a spring festival and carnival for the students of GMS, celebrated each year right before Spring Break.
During the Tiger Day event, teachers and PTA parent volunteers organize and run carnival booths, games, inflatables, and a snack area throughout the afternoon.
100% of all proceeds from wristband sales, donations, and business sponsorships go directly to the school following the event. Money raised from the event funds specific teacher and classroom needs and any other major schoolwide program approved by Dr. Mitchell.
Your PTA and parent volunteers organize Tiger Day. For more information regarding Tiger Day please email one of the PTA Tiger Day coordinators.
Local businesses also lend a hand by providing gift cards and give-a-ways for student door prizes or event supplies. Contact Rena Alderson to donate gift cards for door prizes.
PLUS many local businesses become sponsors as Partners in Education by making monetary contributions and in-kind donations to help offset the costs of bigger activities such as the Hamster Balls, a rock wall, and the mechanical bull.
Tiger Day is for all students and all grade levels. It’s a chance for the students, faculty and staff to interact with each other in a positive, fun and safe environment while raising money.
100% of the money raised goes directly to fund teacher funding requests like curriculum needs, technology, classroom supplies, professional development, and field trips. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be going toward a new marquee that is being built in the front of the school.
You can help support Tiger Day by:
PURCHASING a WRISTBAND for $25.00 (this is a suggested donation; feel free to donate more if you'd like.)
Online Sales - Sales will run online from February 16th – March 9th. Click here to purchase a wristband online.
Lunch Sales - Students can purchase a wristband during their lunch break with cash or check made payable to GMS PTA between March 10th through March 12th.
VOLUNTEER: Please sign up to volunteer to help prior to the day of the event. Only those individuals who have signed up to volunteer may attend the event. Volunteer slots will be limited, as this is a student/teacher event, so please sign up to help prior to event or the day of event. Only those who sign up may attend the event, no siblings please.
How does my student pick up a wristband?
Students are able to pick up their wristband during lunch March 10th - March 12th. The wristband will be put on the student's wrist and will be left on their wrist until the event on Friday.
What should my student do if their wristband is lost or damanged?
If the wristband is lost prior to the event, email the Socials Coordinators.
If the wristband is damanged, your student can exhancge it during their lunch period for a replacement.
What does my student receive with the purchase of a wristband?
The purchase of a wristband will buy your student two servings of Double Dave’s Pizza and/or rolls, popcorn, a pickle, a choice of drinks, a raffle ticket for a surprise drawing, tons of door prizes, unlimited access to ALL the games, booths and interactive obstacles.
In addition, the 8th graders will get a chance at an extra raffle drawing
*If you choose not to purchase a wristband, your student will still receive a serving of pizza and drink, have access to a movie room, and limited access to activities. Please note that the PTA does provide wristbands for economically disadvantaged students so if you are concerned about the cost of this fundraiser, please contact your child’s counselor.
*Gluten free and nut allergy free option are available upon request.
DONATE: Like most events at school we could not do it without your help! Sign-up to donate needed items for the event. You can drop off items labeled 'TIGER DAY' the week of the event between Monday, March 9th through Thursday, March 12th before 4:00 p.m.at the front office.
If you wish to make a MONETARY donation in lieu of donating drink/snack items, to assist with activity supplies, or to help achieve 100% participation, please follow the instructions below to donate online or with cash/check:
To donate online, please enter an amount you would like to donate and comment if you would like to specify how your donation is used.
To donate using cash or a check write a note on the envelope or piece of paper to alert the volunteer at the Tiger Day Lunch Sales table that you would like to make a donation in addition to buying a wristband. For example you can write 'One Wristband + $5.00 donation'.
Your donation is greatly appreciated!
HOW can you help?
TRANSPORTATION/EARLY PICK UP
Buses will run and pick up at their regular time and place. If you need to pick up your child early on the day of the event, please follow school protocol and check them out through the front office. If parents would like to pick up their students early, they must send a note with their student prior to 8:15 a.m. on the morning of March 13th. Please refer to page 4 of the student handbook for details.
Photos can only be taken by the Tiger Day Coordinator, designated photography volunteers and PTA Historian.
Disclaimer: By purchasing a wristband for Tiger Day, you authorize the GMS PTA to take photographs of your child during the event. Any photographs taken may be displayed on a shared link through the GMS Newsgroup, and you hereby release and hold harmless Gorzycki Middle School, Gorzycki PTA volunteers and any third parties from liability.