Power Boosters

Volunteers help set up the leveled reading room at Silver Crest School. The room was created with funds raised by the parent booster club. From left: grandmother Ann Gregert and parents Sylvia de Soto and Jessica Mageske.

Volunteers help set up the leveled reading room at Silver Crest School. The room was created with funds raised by the parent booster club. From left: grandmother Ann Gregert and parents Sylvia de Soto and Jessica Mageske.

Silver Crest School’s parent booster club is on a fundraising roll. The club’s drawing for a donated Traeger BBQ and accessories worth $450 has raised more than $3,400 –$400 more than their original goal.

The money the club raises is helping to fund the new leveled reading room – a room full of books organized by reading level.

The classes that sell the most tickets get an assortment of treats such as donuts and hot chocolate delivered to their classrooms. The top individual student sellers also get to select an outrageous activity for Principal Jamie McCarty to perform during a school assembly.

According to McCarty, the booster club, led by a wonderful group of parents, has more members than ever before.

“The boosters created a mission for what they’re doing and why they’re doing it and it’s made a big difference,” said McCarty.

With busy parent and family schedules, it takes a range of participation options to attract volunteers.

“We are finding ways to involve everyone, even those who can’t attend meetings due to scheduling conflicts,” Mageske said. “Our focus this year is on literacy and reading.”

In addition to the BBQ drawing, the club is selling hanging potted plants as a Mother’s Day fundraiser. Parents have been volunteering in the school green house getting the plants ready for sale.

“We’re excited to help meet literacy needs and improve reading levels,” said Mageske.

“I love this school. The education and comradery is wonderful,” added DeSoto. “Mr. McCarty is awesome and you can capitalize AWESOME!”