Social & Community
The PTSO can help you get to know all the amazing people,
kids and adults, here at McCarthy-Towne.
One of the goals of the PTSO is to bring together our school community. We do this, in part, by hosting a variety of events throughout the year. Although current restrictions mean that most of our events are cancelled for this year, check out some of the fun things we hope to host again soon:
Game Night – This is a fundraiser for our school, but also a great opportunity to socialize with other families! We bring in a huge variety of demo games from GameWright Games and families are invited to test out one or a dozen different games throughout the event. Admission is free for this event.
Fall Social – This is our first huge social of the year. Admission is just $5 per child (with a max of $15 per family) and adults are free. With one admission fee, your kids will find a ton of different games and activities. Our gymnasium is filled with games like Mini Golf, Can Smash, Ring Toss and many more. Kids will also find a giant inflatable obstacle course in the middle of the gym, as well as the climbing wall open and under the supervision of our teaching staff. Outside the gym, we have crafts, henna tattoos and face painting. In our cafeteria, families will find pizza and baked goods for sale and in the hallway, families can shop the book sale.
McT Movie Night – As it sounds, this is a chance for our community to come together to watch a movie on the giant screen of our cafeteria. Children are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, sleeping bags and anything else they want to make it as comfy and cozy as possible. Admission is free to all. Pizza and baked goods are available for sale.
World Heritage Day – This large event celebrates our school’s diversity. Families are invited and encouraged to host a table highlighting their country of origin. Our 2018 event featured tables from nearly 20 different countries. Children receive a passport at admission and use this to highlight their visit to each country where they can interact by sampling ethnic food, playing popular games, practice writing the language, and participating in a variety of other activities. Throughout their visits, students learn about the clothing, currency, landscape, festivals, and history of each country. The event also features cultural performances by our students of things such as Irish Step Dancing, Indian Bharatanatyam, and martial arts.
McT Art Show – This is a brand new event for our school and designed to feature and highlight our incredible Art Integration program. The event will showcase one framed piece of artwork from each student and will include an overview of our Art Integration program with grade-level presentations from our teachers.
Family Field Day – Our last large social event of the school year is hosted in June. Weather-permitting, this event is held outdoors and features silly and fun games such as Pizza Box Relay, Toilet Paper Toss, and a Three-legged Sack Race. Pizza and ice cream sundaes are available for sale.