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This year’s Fall Festival theme is ‘Carnival’ and will be held outside by the playground area Friday, October 22, 2021 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. We hope you are just as excited as we are!
We thank you so much for volunteering. The Fall Festival is one of the many fundraisers held by the PTA to raise funds for certain projects around the school, such as the playground equipment, beautification of the school yard, Art teachers, AR store, teachers luncheon, classroom free parties, and much more. We appreciate your help in making it all possible.
Thank you to those of you that have made donations towards this year's Fall Festival. If anyone or a business is interested in donating any items for sponsorship, please contact Christie via email at email@example.com or Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will recognize all sponsors on a sign displayed at the festival.
Time slots will range from set up at 4:00 pm to clean up at 8:30 pm. Some volunteers will be needed for pre-carnival duties such as ticket distributions, shopping, etc. Volunteering is arranged in 1 hour increments, but you may do more. 😊
Games: Most games will require 2 people at each game. One person to assist with collecting tickets and passing out prizes and, the other to assist with rules or directions of the game. Some of the games we have so far are slap shot, bucket throw, duck pond, go fishing, nail polishing, hair spray, glow shop, soda ring toss, cake/treat walk, spoon and ball race, and corn hole, and face-painting. Keegan McWhorter is the chairperson for games and can be contacted at email@example.com for any game ideas or donations.
Decorating committee: They will put up an arch that will serve as the entrance to the festival prior to Friday, if possible. There will be a carnival theme and fall theme area to serve as photo booths.
Concessions: We would love to have 4 people working the concessions. Someone will need to know how to operate a popcorn machine. There will be 2 concessions to minimize the long lines and wait times. Help will be needed to package the hotdogs and corn dogs.
Thank you all and please send any questions, donations, ideas, etc to Christie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 251-289-1176. Please check your PTA membership toolkit to sign up for a preferred time slot. Thanks!
**Change is on the horizon! We want to wish Ms. Caldwell the very best as she moves on to other focuses in her art career and appreciate the short but wonderful time she spent with our students.
We are excited to welcome Mrs. Lisa Hicks on board, who will join our PTA art teacher veteran Mrs. Scott. We know they will make a great team! Mrs. Hicks has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from South Alabama with a focus in ceramics and painting. She also has a background in childcare, specifically on art in the classroom. As a parent, Mrs. Hicks has already been part of the Mary B. Austin family for six years now and is excited to join the teaching side and be hands-on in the classroom. Please welcome Mrs. Hicks when you see her!
The PTA is excited to welcome Laura Scott back to her second year of teaching art at Mary B. Austin Elementary! Mrs. Scott comes from an education background and has been an avid art maker her whole life. She is an Austin parent and co-owner of New Hand Signs. She is thrilled to have Ms. Caldwell join her this year as they work in tandem to offer weekly art lessons to every student at every grade level throughout the year. Welcome back, Mrs. Scott!