2019 Wilder Spring Carnival

Classroom Donations

        The 2019 Wilder Spring Carnival will be Friday, April 5th, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  This carnival is an event for the entire family.  We will have games, rides, inflatables, food and drink, vendors, and a silent auction.  Aside from being a great form of entertainment, our Spring Carnival is a major fundraiser for the Wilder Elementary PTO.  The success of the carnival depends on volunteer support from our local businesses and the parents of our students.  

Carnival Dates

February 25th

Shirt Form & Ticket Form sent home

March 1st

Classroom Parent Meetings

March 18th

Shirt Order Forms due

March 27th

Ticket Forms due

Classroom donations due

April 1st

Shirt delivery

Ticket bundle delivery

April 2nd

Volunteer forms due

April 5th

Wilder Spring Carnival

Classroom Donations

Each classroom will be requested to provide either a silent auction basket or a set of concession items.  For each classroom, one person will be needed to coordinate the process.  Please contact your teacher for a full list of email addresses for the class parents.  All class donations will need to be delivered to the school by March 27th.  Please have the parents clearly label the donations.  The donations will be stored in the PTO room on campus.  

Concession Classrooms

The PreK and 5th grade classes will be asked to provide concession donations.  We will be asking for bottled water (a ton!), soft drinks, and chips in individual serving packages.  Each class will be assigned to one particular item, selected at the classroom parent meeting.  All items left after the carnival will be used at the school as donations to the student council, stocking staff refrigerators, and refreshments at meetings.  

Silent Auction Classrooms

The Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classes will be asked to sponsor a silent auction basket.  We will partner classes as necessary.  The silent auction is a major portion of the fundraising activity, and we want our baskets to be fantastic!  

We need to keep an accurate list of all donations for each basket.  All donations need to be new and in good condition.  Please have the parents clearly label donations with the class and basket name.  The carnival committee will be working on making baskets in the weeks before April 5th.  The earlier we get the contents, the better.  If parents want to donate items that do not fit the basket theme, contact the carnival committee.  

Volunteer Forms

The carnival will be operated almost entirely by volunteers (the vendor for the rides/games will provide operators for the rockwall).  Accordingly, we need to gather as many volunteers to help as we can!  The Wilder PTO has created an online volunteer Signup Genius to fill out for the carnival volunteers.  We are asking people to volunteer for 1 hour time slots.  Actual work assignments will be determined at the volunteer check in table as people check in.  

More Stuff

An additional goal for the carnival is to provide an interface between local businesses and our parents.  The day of the carnival, we will provide an area with tables for parents with small/home business to display flyers/business cards.  The Carnival committee is actively meeting with many local businesses about sponsorship.  Please have parents direct any questions about carnival sponsors to l.i.wilderpto@gmail.com.  

Checklist

  1. Select Concession or Silent Auction Basket
  2. Contact Teacher for Email List
  3. Create Sign Up Genius for Concession or Basket, as necessary
  4. Email Class Parents with information
  1. Carnival Dates
  2. Classroom Donations
  3. Volunteer Form
  1. Manage the classroom donation process!