Paint the Pirate Ship

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Rules & Frequently Asked Questions

Charles Pinckney parents/students/staff may rent the use of the Pirate Ship in front of the school to paint with a personalized message for the whole school to see!

Below are guidelines and frequently asked questions to consider before reserving the Pirate Ship:

What can I rent Pirate Ship for?
You can rent the Pirate Ship for almost anything! Paint the Pirate Ship to celebrate birthdays and achievements, as a thank you, congratulations on an accomplishment, good luck, special milestone, offer well wishes and words of encouragement, etc. The Pirate Ship is a fun way to share any kind of positive message.

Are there any restrictions regarding what I can put on the Pirate Ship?
All Pirate Ship decorations must meet the same handbook standard expected of any school sponsored sign, attire, events, etc. Renting the Pirate Ship for advertising, commercial, political, or religious purposes is prohibited. Charles Pinckney administration/PTO has the right to remove any painting deemed inappropriate by school administration without notice to those who painted the Pirate Ship.

How do I rent the Pirate Ship?
Renting the Pirate Ship is a simple process - simply choose the month you wish to Paint the Pirate Ship from the menu to the left (if mobile, above). Once you click on the month, the dates will appear on the next screen in the left-hand column (if mobile, listed above). Simply select your date, add to cart, checkout, and you're all set!

How much does it cost to Paint the Pirate Ship?
$45 per 24-hour rental period.

How can I tell if the Pirate Ship is available to rent?
Select the date you wish to Paint the Pirate Ship. The page will indicate that the Pirate Ship is available for rent by indicating "1 left in stock." If you see "SOLD OUT" it means that the Pirate Ship has already been rented on that date (even though you can fill in your information, you can't add the item to your cart).

How long is my rental for?
Pirate Ship rental begins at 3:00 pm on the DAY BEFORE your reservation date and continues until 3:00 pm on the DAY OF your reservation date. (Example – if John wants to Paint the Pirate Ship for Monday, November 22, he Paints the Pirate Ship on Sunday, November 21 at 3 PM). You may sign up for more than one day per year, however, to give everyone an opportunity to Paint the Pirate Ship, you may not rent the Pirate Ship for more than 2 consecutive days.

How do I pay to Paint the Pirate Ship?
Payment must be made through RevTrak.

Where does the money go?
All proceeds benefit the Charles Pinckney Elementary PTO and will be used to support students and to assist in their learning.

What supplies do I need?
You will typically need 2-3 cans of spray paint for the base coat, additional acrylic or latex paint (note – latex takes longer to dry, so if you plan to use latex paint for the base coat, plan accordingly) for your design, and tarps/drop cloths/garbage bags to protect the grass. We recommend craft/foam brushes for the design.

What if I rent the Pirate Ship and the weather is bad?
The Pirate Ship can easily be towel dried and painted. You may wish to bring a large tent to shelter/shade the Pirate Ship from the elements while painting. The PTO will not offer refunds under any circumstances.

Can the Charles Pinckney PTO paint the Pirate Ship for me?
The Pinckney PTO is not responsible for painting the Pirate Ship. You are welcome to find someone to paint the Pirate Ship for you if you wish, but painting the Pirate Ship is fun, and no matter what you do, the person or group you are painting it for will love it.

What if the Pirate Ship is already rented on the date I want?
Pirate Ship reservations are on a first come, first serve basis, so make your reservations NOW! If the date you want is already reserved, choose the next available date, either before or after.

What if I’m painting the Pirate Ship and someone shows up thinking they reserved it?
If this happens, please contact the PTO President at [email protected].