Ain't No Party Like A Guidepost Party!
Looking for inspiration for fresh and exciting events? Our school leaders have been working hard to bring quality events and experiences to their current families while inviting new families to join in on the fun.
Best Practice Reminders:
- Run 1 event per month since they are a great opportunity to engage new and existing families.
- Each school has a monthly budget of $500. Consult with your RD to approve changes in your budget.
- Create a flyer and social media graphic in MediaValet to share with your community!
- If you have an event where you can invite prospective families, reach out to marketing on Wayfinder (3 week notice required) so that we can help drive attendance, RSVPs, and support making your event a success!
Coming Soon: August
Cranbury is hosting an open house with The Fun Bus, a mobile "gym on wheels" offering fun activities for families with children ages 18 months - 7yrs in a colorful, fun and safe environment.
Branchburg is hosting an open house with a Kona Ice Truck to provide a tasty treat for current and prospective families.
Past Events and Partnerships
Here are some amazing events and partnerships from the past few months.
Katy's Monthly Playdate Petting Zoo at the school!
"We had prospective families mingling with current families and enrolled 3 at this event!" - Kacye, HOS
Branchburg's Grand Opening Event
Katy's Playdate at Hooray Playground: free admission while accepting donations forclothing, diapers, formula to Texas Children's Hospital
Partnership with Paradise Valley Community College Stories Days
Katy's Books, Bubbles and Bounce Houses Playdate
"We had four tours during this event! We also made staff shirts for all of our events so that parents or prospective parents would know who they could talk to and ask questions!" - Kacy, HOS
Mother's Day at Mahwah with The Bubble Guy!
Katy's Scavenger Hunt at a local park.
"This was SUPER easy and we were able to market a lot to people who were already in the park. We had guides in their Guidepost shirts walking up to families with children and asking if they wanted to participate in our scavenger hunt. Once they finished, they came to our tables and received a special goodie bag from us and a tour packet of information!"
Meet and Greet in the Park at Paradise Valley
Father's Day, Pirate Themed at Mahwah
Katy's Father Day Event: Trail Mix Bar, Root Beer, and Yard Games with Dad
Katy's "Grounds" for a celebration: celebrated hitting 100 enrollments with a coffee barista at morning pick up and giveaways!
Guide Appreciation Day with Donuts at Mahwah
Katy's Fun Friday: Beach Day
Food Trucks at Paradise Valley's Grand Opening
Katy's Kindergarten Lunch & Learn :hosted by Children's House team and admin. Great for move ups!
Parent and Me Yoga with an Open House at Mahwah