What is Bingo Night?
Bingo Night is a family game event hosted by the PTCA held in the elementary campus auditorium that is fun for the whole family! Students and families from both the Elementary and Middle Campuses are invited to attend.
When is Bingo Night this year?
Bingo Night will take place on Friday, January 31st, 2020 from 6-8:00pm. Doors open at 6pm and the first round of bingo will begin at 6:30pm.
How do I volunteer to help with the event?
We need lots of volunteers for this event. Volunteers get first dibs on tickets for themselves and their families! Volunteer here.
What is the cost?
Cost is $5/person: includes one Bingo card/gameboard per round. (Children four and under can come for free, but will not receive bingo cards.) You can also buy additional Bingo Cards to increase your odds of winning!
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets will only be sold online. Due to space limitations and safety we can only sell a limited number of tickets. Tickets sell out every year. Purchase tickets here.
What do I need to play?
By purchasing your admission, you will have everything you need to play. If you like, you may also pre-purchase pizza and drinks for your family, extra bingo cards and daubers.
What’s a ‘dauber’?
A dauber is something that you think you don’t need, but you do! And, regardless of what you feel, your child will surely feel that way. 🙂 Bingo daubers are used to mark numbers that have been called in the course of a Bingo game. They make a round, distinct circle that mimics the form of a Bingo chip. A Bingo dauber is far more efficient than marking your Bingo card with chips. Chips can be dislodged or knocked off, wasting your entire game, and making for sad Bingo players. Plus, they are oh-so-fun to use! We will have markers and crayons on the table to mark the numbers if you don’t want to buy a dauber.
What about FOOD?
You can pre-order a large cheese or pepperoni pizza and 4 drinks for $20. A concession stand will be available for snacks and beverages (all proceeds from concessions benefit the 8th Grade D.C. trip!)
When you say “whole family,” does that include babies and toddlers?
As long as they are being supervised at all times, sure! There is no babysitting service at the event and no drop-off is allowed. You know your children best, it can get very loud as the excitement builds!
Are there cash prizes?
No. All prizes are donated by generous parents or local businesses or purchased by the Bingo Night Committee.
What if two people get BINGO at the same time?
We use a “spotter” to see who raises their hand and says “BINGO” first, but in the rare event of a true tie, we can do a tie-breaker game.
How do I buy bingo cards and food at the event?
Bring your credit card or cash (small bills if you can, please) to buy additional bingo tickets and to purchase snacks.
What if I only want to play a few hands?
That is totally fine (but not recommended for a full Bingo Night experience)! Our only wish is for you and your family to have fun!
Do people get turned away?
We are preselling admissions online. In order to avoid going over capacity in the room, we will limit the number of tickets sold. If the event sells out, we will not be able to sell tickets that night.
Oops! What if I forget to bring cash?
It’s totally okay! We will be able to process credit cards for snacks and additional tickets!