TAFE PROJECT IDEAS

“TRAFLES”

A.    Tutorial/Classroom Participation

1. Big brother/big sister
2. Help teachers decorate their classroom, make copies, cut out projects, etc. before school starts
3. After school ends help clean up classroom to get ready for summer
4. Sponsor or host a breakout session
5. Teach a class
6. Tutor students
7. Work as aide or greeter for substitute teachers
8. Work as a teacher aide
9. Help with bulletin boards
10. Visit elementary school and work in classroom
11. Make testing week posters to motivate students
12. Grade papers
13. Sponsor CPR class


B.    Recreation

1. Movie days
2. Ice cream socials with all other CTSOs on campus
3. Holiday parties
4. Field days at feeder elementary schools
5. Welcome party - adopt a new chapter and have a welcome party
6. Attend camps
7. Special Olympics
8. Wacky Olympics
9. TAFE Tug
10. Scavenger Hunt
11. Lock in
12. Kidnap breakfast - initiating new members in chapter
13. Cell Phone Picture Scavenger Hunt
14. Clue Party
15. Toga Party
16. TAFE Day at Amusement Park
17. Mud Fest
18. Picnic
19. Hay Ride

 
C.    Teacher/Faculty Appreciation

1. Sponsor Teachers’ Night
2. Remember teachers during holidays
3. Teacher car wash
4. “Warm fuzzies” in boxes
5. Have a valet for a day (TAFE member is a valet for a teacher)
6. Sponsor/Teacher Talent Show
7. Honor retiring teachers
8. Send “Welcome Back to School” Cards
9. Help new teachers
10. Help on work days
11. Provide goodies for teachers’ lounge
12. Serve a full meal at lunch with delivery to room
13. Help substitute teachers
14. Sponsor teacher appreciation week
15. Select Teacher of the Year/Month
16. Recognition in daily announcements
17. Breakfast, luncheon, or end of year banquet
18. Secret pals
19. Thank you notes
20. Gifts—balloons, apples, carnations, pencils, pads of paper
21. Honor teachers on their birthdays


D.    Fund Raising

1. Kiss A Pig
2. 7 & 8th Grade Dance
3. Sponsor Dance
4. Car Wash
5. Car Bash
6. Mr. Macho Contest
7. Spaghetti Supper
8. Recycling
9. Garage Sale / Craft Sale
10. Coke Stand
11. Sponsor School Store
12. Prom Fashion Show / Talent Show
13. Dog Walk
14. Lip Sync Contest
15. Raffle
16. Spirit Chain
17. Concession Stand at games or school events
18. Carnival
19. Restaurant sponsored nights
20. Banquet
21. Marque Dedication - birthdays
22. Take Pictures at Dance
23. Pie in the Face

24. Baby Sit - parents night out
25. Spirit Items
26. School Supplies
27. School T-shirts
28. School Mugs
29. Candy
30. Silk Flowers
31. Mums for Homecoming
32. Balloons Containing Gift
33. Grams: Val-O-Grams, Bunny Gram, Spook-O-Gram,
Summer Gram, Balloon-O-Gram or Grams for any holiday
34. Christmas trees
35. Big Pickle
36. Fruit cups
37. Cards
38. Popcorn
39. Cookie dough
40. Bumper stickers
41. Slushies
42. Buttons - Can make if you have your own button maker
43. Gift wrap


 E.    Leadership

1. Create breakout session
2. Enter competitions
3. Do a professional development session for teachers
4. Recruit for TAFE
5. Attend leadership workshops
6. Run for State Office
7. Invite guest speakers
8. Start “Supportive Friend” program
9. Help start a TAFE Chapter in another school
10. Hold banquet to honor outstanding members
11. Hold Parliamentary Procedure Workshop
12. Host region convention
13. Host a TAFEPALOOZA (bootcamp)
14. Create a local leadership training for student officers
15. Host a book study on leadership


F.    Educational Awareness

1. Participate in college night
2. Research and create a newsletter about hot topics in education
3. Submit articles to the school newspaper
4. Career day
5. Sponsor a scholarship for a senior
6. Organize “bring your parents to school day” or open house
7. Invite speakers
8. Research and provide scholarship information
9. Serve as student teachers
10. Sponsor a Book Fair
11. Visit College Campuses
12. Visit School Board Meetings
13. Have Speakers from Educational Organizations
14. Use an exchange student as a speaker
15. Tutor adults in a literacy program
16. Sponsor Education Fair
17. Attend breakout sessions
18. Anti-bully week
19. Red ribbon week
20. Visit classes of interest
21. Booth at Mall about your school
22. Interview school personnel
23. Visit a Montessori school
24. Camp read-a-lot (literacy night)
25. Host Autism awareness month
26. Kindergarten round up


G.    Service

1. Park Clean Up
2. Adopt-a-Something: park, highway, kid, senior citizen, area of campus, hallway
3. Walk-a-thon
4. Coat drives
5. Can food drives
6. Volunteer at Hospital
7. Auction for Charity
8. Blood Drive
9. Toys for tots
10. Crime Watch
11. Safety Watch on Halloween
12. Easter Egg Hunt
13. Caroling
14. Senior Citizen Dance
15. Habitat for Humanity
16. Cut Grass for Senior Citizen
17. Cleanup Campus
18. Paint Trash Cans
19. Volunteer at Day Care Center
20. Collect for Needy: books, clothes, food
21. Baby-Sit at Back to School Night
22. Work at Special Olympics
23. Shop/House Clean/Read for Elderly
24. Visit Children’s Hospital
25. Food Baskets
26. Build a bear - give away at children's hospital
27. Wash fire trucks
28. Meals to public servants
29. Donations to homeless shelters
30. Volunteer at homeless shelter
31. Volunteer at animal shelter
32. Angel tree/adopt a family
33. Shoebox Christmas
34. Donate water to firefighters when there are grass fires
35. Collecting supplies for disaster relief
36. Penny drives