(2 weeks countdown!)
Friday 18th March 2016 from 4-8pm
Week 7 of this term
The fete is just 2 Fridays away – that’s hardly any sleeps! Here’s your complete guide to all things Twilight Fete!
SIGN UP FOR A ROSTER NOW – Either via the note from the teacher or NEW this week – on line! Visit our fete page on Volunteer Spot: http://vols.pt/ikYrz8 The Roster Coordinator will be adding any paper registrations to this on line system. Volunteer Spot displays the full roster so you can check or change your chosen roster times at any time.
CLASS STALL NECESSITIES & HAMPER COLLECTION – This week you should have received a notice from your teacher regarding donations and contributions to a hamper. We’d love to get a great range of new items donated from you, our school families, to go towards great prize hampers on the night.
RIDE AND ACTIVITY BUNDLES
WRISTBANDS - Rides are always a hit and this year they have been chosen to maximize thrills and minimize queues! This year we have increased the number of rides on offer and have made sure we have rides to suit all ages including the best and newest inflatables. We will have an incredible 9m high Atomic Drop Slide and the Mega Xtreme obstacle course that will have you bouncing off the walls. The Wipe out is guaranteed to have the fear factor for the older set and the classic Chair-o-Plane will means good old-fashioned fun for everyone. Younger kids and younger siblings will have their very own bouncy castle. You have the option of purchasing single tickets on the night of the fete for each ride or purchasing a wristband allowing unlimited rides for the entire evening. Pre-purchasing the wristband at a discounted price by Wednesday 16 March will offer even better value for the evening.
SUPER PASSES - We are introducing a new way for kids to choose their own adventures at the fete this year – the Super Pass – 8 activities or kids meal/treats (to the value of $24) on their very own lanyard with a hole punched as they spend. The Super Pass can be used at the Animal Farm, craft activities, face painting, crazy hair, Try Your Luck stalls, Side Show Alley stalls and a range of kids food (both fun and sensible) including cooked snag, corn on cobs, quiches, pizza and the treats like fairy floss, pop corn and snow cones! Send the kids off with a Super Pass and let them decide!
· Pre-purchased (up to Wed 16 March): Wristbands $30 and Super Pass $15 (bundle $45)
· On the day of the fete (Fri 18 March): Wristbands $35 and Super Pass $20 (bundle $55)
(* note: most treats, kids meals, stall activities and craft are priced at $3 – the Super Pass is priced to provide a significant discount)
Wristbands and Super Pass order forms/purchasing info will be sent home next week.
DRESS UP & BE PART OF THE COUNTRY ATMOSPHERE – we encourage as many checked shirts, boots and cowboy hats as possible as this year’s theme is “The Country Comes to the City” – prizes will be awarded for the best dressed boy, girl and parents! Animal onesies are actively encouraged! Also, straw bales will be available for sale at a bargain rate the week after the fete ($10 a bale) – email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like one set aside to mulch your garden!
KIDS & ADULTS COUNTRY FAIR RACES – Our sports department will be running competitions from 4 – 6 pm on the oval including: wheelbarrow races, three legged races, hobby horses regattas and more crazy fun activities. Bring your mum or dad, team up against your friends – win prizes and impress the crowd.
SILENT AUCTION & LOUD & LIVE AUCTION – next week look out for your booklet outlining all our wonderful donations to tempt you and raise money for the school. A massive range of silent auction items will be presented in the gym. Hint: the 7pm live auction is a must when Lucas from our sponsors Hocking Stuart Real Estate auctions off signed footy jumpers (Roos and Blues), dinner for 10 by a top notch catering firm, artwork, and big vouchers from local businesses. Stay tuned for some amazing offers.
CAKE STALL – We need your help to bake lots of yummy homemade goods - cakes, slices, biscuits, chocolate balls, brownies......whatever you loved to bake, make it for our upcoming Twilight Fete!
All homemade produce must be wrapped and contain the following information:
- date baked
- list of ingredients
- name of household baked in
All goods may be left in the school front office from 8am on the day of the fete, Friday 18th March.
If you have any queries, or need some ideas on what to bake, please contact Leanne Ryan on 0438 139 095, or at email@example.com
If you have some spare time on the morning of 18th March, we would love your help with pricing the home baked items, and packaging where necessary".
HELP NEEDED – ODD JOBS - We’d like interesting planters for the gardeners at school (tea cups, pots etc), fairy lights, people to help distribute flyers to their local streets, and anyone available on the Thursday and Friday to help set up! Again ring Meg on 0411 755 421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
DONATIONS – We have been receiving amazing donations from local businesses, who in turn get terrific advertising in our school community – let us know if you have a contact or wish to be involved.
SECOND HAND ITEMS – Our recycled shed (the gym) will be ready to receive your second hand DVD, CDs, toys, games and books (both adult and kids) very soon. Donations can be brought in from Tuesday 15th March. Get sorting!
How to Contact the Fete Committee:
Phone/Text: Meg on 0411 755 421
Many thanks to our major sponsor