PTO Events & Committees


Jog-A-Thon //

Come join us at the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Kick off is to be determined in Fall 2020. We need volunteers to help with organize and plan the event, set up, cleanup, be a lap counter, and more!

Popcorn Friday //

Every first Friday of the month or in conjunction with our Proud Panther calendar, we sell popcorn to students and parents. We reward our “Proud Panthers of the month” with free popcorn as an incentive. We need volunteers to help with popcorn stand from 1:15-3:15. We need volunteers to set up popcorn machine, make and sell popcorn and clean popcorn machine after use.

Movie Night //

PTO will host up to three free movie nights periodically . We need volunteers to help sell food and cleanup at the end of the night.  Dinner normally starts at 5:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 6 p.m.  Movie TBD.

Family Bowling Night // Pins for Plavan

Come get to know one another! Family bowling night will be held in February or March each year. Families will get the chance to participate in unlimited bowling that night. We will also be having a silent auction and raffle to raise funds for our school. We need volunteers to help plan the event, obtain donations, run the silent auction, set up and clean up for the event.

Spring Festival // 

Instead of our Harvest Festival or Spring Festival, we are hosting the Country Fair Carnival on a Friday afternoon in early June. We plan to have lots of game and activities for families and friends to participate in. We would love to make this a memorable event! In order to do so, we need a lot of volunteers to make this event successful. Volunteer responsibilities include booth coordination, decorations, ticketing, running games & activities.

Kids Run the OC Marathon // (did not participate in 22/23 school year, TBD if we will in the 23/24 school year)

We are participating in the Kid’s Run the OC marathon this year. The event is held the first Saturday in May each year. The program is a 10-week fitness program that starts in late February and ends on the day of the event. We will need volunteers to act as coaches to help us run the 10-week training session (1 hour a week ), We also need volunteers to help with working the event on the day of event.  Please contact Plavan PTO at president.  Flyers are also located on Plavan's homepage under News and Announcements.

Trunk or Treat // 

We will be organizing a Trunk or Treat event for the kids on the Friday afternoon/evening before Halloween. Come and join the fun! Decorate your trunks and pass out goodies to all the trick or treaters! This will be a free PTO hosted event open to all families of Plavan Elementary and we need your help to make this event fun for the kids! Volunteers are needed to decorate their trunks for the event.  Outdoor Education Committee will also be selling refreshments to raise funds for Outdoor Science School (Camp) for 5th Grade.

Lunch on the Lawn Events //

Lunch on the Lawn Events are not scheduled at this time. Please check back for updates. 

Angel Bins Holiday Donation // (check back for updates)

Bookfair //

Book Fair students and parents have the opportunity to browse and purchase books during our Scholastic Book Fair, held in the Media Room. “Teacher’s Wish Lists” are available for anyone interested in purchasing a book as a gift for their child’s teacher. Book fairs are held twice a year – in September and May. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, cleanup and run the book fair.   

Yearbook //

Our Plavan Yearbook serves as a time capsule, recording the school year’s events through the eyes of the students and teachers. Our Yearbook Committee is our school historian and is responsible for taking photos of school and PTO events. Volunteers for this committee are to handle layout, production, printing and distribution of our book.  Orderering is all done online and forms will go home in late Spring.  Yearbooks are delivered to student classrooms for those that have pre-purchased them, when they arrive in late June before school is out.  Time will be set aside for students to get friend's and teacher's signatures.  E-mail any related questions to [email protected]

Room Parent Representative //

This position is a great way to get involved directly with your child’s classroom! It is a lot of fun and is a great way to support our teachers. As a room representative, you will serve as a liaison between your classroom’s teacher, parents and other PTO representatives. You will also assist teachers on planning class parties as desired by teacher.

Dine Out Nights //

PTO sponsors monthly dineout nights at various local restaurants periodically usually the 3rd week of the month on a Wednesday or Thursday.  A message is sent home by Parent Square, on Peachjar and a flyer is sent home in Monday envelopes.