WELCOME

 

We’re excited to announce the 66th annual Town Fair, a day of family fun for our children and the entire Pacific Palisades community, will be held on Saturday, May 19th, from 10:00am - 4:00pm. This is the school’s annual gift to the community and has been a St. Matthew’s tradition since the Parish moved to the Bienveneda campus in 1952.

 

Town Fair is an old-fashioned fair featuring fun rides, games, live music, entertainment, challenging contests and tasty food.  It is a fun-filled day, but it is also a fundraiser benefiting the school’s charity outreach partners.  Parents’ Council has pledged to donate an amount equal to 100% of net raffle proceeds to St. Matthew’s Parish School’s Outreach Partners: Westside Food Bank, Saint Anne School, The Haiti Partnership Program Partnership Program, and SALT outreach programs.  Our Town Fair is only possible because of the active involvement and hard work of every school family and our dedicated Sexton crew. It is our day to host the best party in the Palisades!  We thank you all for your hard work and support and we look forward to sharing an amazing day at the fair with all of you.

 

Michele Adams, Sujie Min, Todd Thompson, and Kristin Waters, Vice Presidents, Town Fair 2018

 

QUICK LINKS TO IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

KEY DATES

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

SPECIAL THANKS

 

RIDES, GAMES  AND FUN

Roc-O-Planes, Paratrooper, Giant Slide, Ferris Wheel, Go Gator, Clown Water Racer, Bungee Jump, Dunk Tank, Inflatable Obstacle course, Fire & Ice Dry Slide, High Striker, Basketball Shoot, Football Pass, Soccer Kick, Skeeball, Prize Booth, Performance Stage, The Libations, Photo Booth and lots more!

 

DELICIOUS FOOD AND DRINKS

Pie n' Burger, Hang Ten Taco Truck, Feast from the East’s famous Chinese Chicken Salad, Weaver's Coffee, Chili, Hot Dog Cart, Strawberry Shortcake, Ice Cream and homemade goodies from Cook's Corner.

 

PRESCHOOL

Petting Zoo, Ice-a-Cookie, Station 69 Fire Truck, Carousel Bounce House,Gummy Bear Guess, Photo Booth, Button Making, Spin Art, Fishing, Balloon Artist, Face Painting and more.

 

COOK'S CORNER

A little country market selling all homemade goodies donated by St. Matthew's families. Pies, Cakes, Tarts, Breads, Muffins, Sauces, Jams, Nuts, Granola, Cupcakes, Cookies and more. All school families are required to either make something for Cook's Corner or buyout of the requirement for $45. Be sure to pop in and bring something delicious home to enjoy after the Fair!

 

Cook's Corner packaging (ribbons, labels, stickers, etc.) will be handed out during AM and PM carpool the week of Town Fair. Please be sure your item(s) are labeled with the following: Your name, Item description, and Nuts or No Nuts.

 

Please bring your homemade goodies to the Cook's Corner table inside Sprague on Friday, May 18th between 8:00am and 2:00pm.  Questions? Contact Kim Sandifer

 

TICKETS AND WRISTBANDS

Everything at the fair requires tickets: food, drinks, treats, games, rides, etc.  Tickets are available for advance purchase on the TICKETS page or they can be purchased the day of the fair at the Ticket booths inside Sprague and on the Meadow. For everyone's convenience, All Day Wristbands may be purchased three ways:

 

  1. as part of a SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE
  2. individually on the TICKETS page
  3. at the Ticket Booth on the day of the fair

Wristbands entitle the wearer to unlimited rides and games (exception: there is a limit of one turn per wristband at the Photo and Ice-a-Cookie booths.  Additional turns at these booths will require tickets). The Preschool Wristband allows your preschooler (ages 6 and under) access to all of the preschool booths for the entire day and any activities on the Meadow and Sprague Rooftop as long as height and weight requirements are met.

 

Friday, May 18th: You can pick up Sponsorship Packages, Tickets and Wristbands that you ordered in the lower parking lot after morning drop off. Any unclaimed Family Packages will be available for pick up at the Welcome Table at Town Fair. Tickets and Wristbands will also be for sale on the day of the fair at the Ticket Booth. Unfortunately, lost tickets, coupons, and wristbands cannot be replaced.  Questions?  Contact Tracy Sykes or Michaela Carmichael

 

CHILI COOK-OFF

See how your Chili stands up to other tasty creations by submitting a batch for the Chili Cook-Off Contest. Ribbons will be awarded in addition to the all important bragging rights! If you would like to participate, or if you have any questions, contact James Childress or Rob Chambers

 

CAKE WALK

In our long-standing tradition of celebrating the best of Town Fair spirit and fun, Cake Walk 2018 will be recruiting cakes of all sizes, themes and flavors. We need 18 cakes, so watch for the Town Fair Sign Up Genius and reserve your spot to bring that special cake! Every walk provides a cake to the winner whose number we select.  This year, Cake Walk will be run every hour just outside the Preschool yard. You will not want to miss it!

 

Please sign up online and then drop off your cake anytime Friday, May 19th, before 3:00 pm in Sprague lobby.  Questions?  Contact Janet McKillop

 

OUTREACH

Parents’ Council has pledged to donate an amount equal to 100% of net raffle proceeds to St. Matthew’s Parish School’s Outreach Partners:  Westside Food Bank, Saint Anne School, Haiti Partnership Program/St. Paul’s School, Caracol, and SALT (benefitting OPCC/The People Concern, Neighborhood Youth Association, and Wells of Life).

 

RAFFLE

St, Matthew’s Parish School students participate in Town Fair in many ways, including the sale of raffle tickets.  Parents’ Council has pledged to donate an amount equal to 100% of net raffle proceeds to St. Matthew’s Parish School’s Outreach Partners   This year’s featured Outreach Partner is St. Paul’s School, Caracol.


Prizes at the raffle include Beyoncé and Jay-Z On the Run II--4 Tickets (kindly donated by the Kanner Family and LIve Nation), $2000 cash (kindly donated by the Town Fair Chairs), $1000 cash (kindly donated by Parents Council), Two Sets of (2) UCLA Basketball Floor Seats with Valet Parking (kindly donated by Helen Graves and family), Private Chef-Prepared Dinner for you and a handful of friends in your home (kindly donated by the Barrack Family), RAzOR E-100 Electric Scooter, $500 Nobu Gift Card, Johnny-O $100 Gift Card (kindly donated by Katy Benjamin), Family Night Out at The Grove (kindly donated by The Caruso Family Foundation) and more….

 

Raffle tickets are available for $5.00 each or $20.00 for a book of five.

 

Prizes will be awarded to:  Students selling 3,10 and 15 or more raffle books

  • Top Selling Student Overall
  • Top Selling Student in the Upper School
  • Top Selling Student in the Lower School
  • Top Selling Class Overall


PARKING AND SHUTTLE SERVICE

Town Fair is a busy day at St.Matthew’s. Parking is limited. We encourage guests to carpool, Uber, or park up the hill and ride our courtesy shuttle. The Main School parking lot will be reserved for people with a parking lot pass.  Guests are welcome to park along Bienveneda and ride the free Bienveneda shuttle.   

 

STAFFING

Town Fair is only possible because of the active involvement and hard work of every school family.  One reason our fair feels like such a close-knit school and community fair is because it is entirely organized, staffed, and run by our school families.  In order to achieve this, we need every school family, Preschool through 8th grade, to work 6 hours for the Fair. Parents can divide the commitment by working 2 shifts of 3 hours (10:00 am-1:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:00 pm) or one parent can carry the volunteer torch for the team!  Families with at least one child in the Preschool will be staffed to work in the Preschool Yard. Seventh grader students are expected to work a 2 hour shift at or before Town Fair.

 

THE STAFFING SIGN UP WEBSITE WILL GO LIVE ON APRIL 18th

 

  • Sign Up for Preschool Staffing (If you have any children enrolled in Preschool)
  • Sign up for K-8 Staffing (all other families with students in K-8 only)
    • Families with at least one child in the Preschool will be staffed to work in the Preschool Yard
    • Seventh graders are expected to work a 2 hour shift at or before the Fair
    • Sign-up for 7th Grade Staffing

 

QUESTIONS?

Preschool Parent Staffing: Kirby Williamson

K-4 Parent Staffing: Darlene Hutton

5-8 Parent Staffing: Michaela Carmichael

7th Grade Student Staffing: Helen Graves

 

PERFORMANCE STAGE

Do you love to sing, juggle, play an instrument, or perform a skit?  If the answer is "YES" to any of these questions, then come and join us at the Performance Stage. The Stage is open to all grades and SMPS Alumni.   Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pianists, but guitars, clarinets, trumpets, violins, etc are welcome as long as you provide your own instrument.

 

To submit an entry please email Jean Gaskill or Dijanna Figueroa by Monday, April 30th with a description of your performance.  Be prepared to rehearse your act with Mrs. Gaskill and Dr. Figueroa on Tuesday, May 8th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm in FAR.

 

APPAREL

THE ONLINE APPAREL SHOP is now open!  THE DEADLINE TO ORDER IS THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH.

Only pre-ordered items will be available and sold the week of the Fair. Gina Albert and Katie Garland will be available at school the week of April 10th for kids to try on all sizes. Please note, exchanges will not be possible.

 

On May 17 and May 18 pre-ordered TF18 items can be picked up in the lower parking lot.  Questions? Contact Gina Albert or Katie Garland

 

KEY DATES

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

Last day to order all apparel.  We will only have apparel for you and your family if you order by this date!

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

Staffing Sign-up Genius goes live

 

MONDAY, APRIL 30

Deadline to submit entry for Performance Stage

 

TUESDAY. MAY 8

Have your child be prepared to rehearse their performance stage act with Dr. Figueroa and Mrs. Gaskill from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm in FAR.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 11

Last day to pre order Family Packages, Tickets, and Wristbands

 

MAY 16 & 17

Pick up your Town Fair apparel in the parking lot after AM drop off

 

FRIDAY, MAY 18

  • Town Fair T-shirt Day. Students wear their Town Fair shirts to school
  • Family Packages, Tickets & Wristbands available for pick up in the Main Parking lot after AM drop off.
  • Drop off your Cook’s Corner goodies from 8am-2pm in Sprague
  • Drop off your cake for the Cake Walk from 8am-3pm in Sprague

 

SATURDAY, MAY 19

  • Don’t miss the opening ceremony and the arrival of our very special Grand Marshal of 2018, Stu Work
  • Bring your Crock-Pot of chili to the Chili Contest Booth
  • Bring your cake for the Cake Walk to the Sprague Kitchen
  • Be on time to work your shift

 

ENJOY THE FAIR!

 

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

 

FALCONS

The Miller Family

The O'Malley Family

 

ANGELS

The John & Michele Adams Family

The Allen Family

The Benjamin Family

The Dalton Family

The Min Family

The Reese Family

The Brian & Emily Sullivan Family

The Gene & Tracy Sykes Family

The Waters Family

The Weaver Family

 

PATRONS

Giada DeLaurentiis

The Scott & Helen Graves Family

The Prokop Family

The Rawlins Family

Casey Wire & Jessica Bulen

 

CONTRIBUTORS

The Will & Allora Adams Family

The Clark Family

The Cwiertnia Family

The Giarraputo Family

The Hanazawa-Dal Bello Family

The Hudson-Morcomb Family

The Hurst Family

The Kiefer-Himes Family

The Lee Family

The Le-Macnguyen Family

Pam Shriver

The Shoemaker Family

The Mark & Gayle Sullivan Family

The Thronborough Family

The Vig Family

The Wuchenich Family

The Zytko Family

 

FRIENDS

The Burkley Family

The Choi Family

The Crump Family

The Kinnear Family

Team McCarthy

The Morse Family

The Nieman Family

The Padma-Nathan Family

Karee Rowen

The Sampson Family

The Silletti Family

Tammy Strome

Todd Thompson

 

STARS

The Belden Family

The Braun Family

The Burkart Family

The Childress Family

The Mike & Cindy Davis Family

The Doble Family

The Garner Family

The Hallowell Family

The Harrington Family

The Havens Family

The Hermer Family

The Hughes Family

The Kim Family

The McLoughlin Family

The Perez Family

The Purdy Family

The Richards Family

The Royce Family

The Salimpour Family

The Seidel Family

The Sheldon Family

The Shourie Family

The Simonds Family

The Stokdyk Family

The Naz & Steve Sykes Family

The Trepp Family

The Wynperle Family

 

 

THANKS TO OUR CHAIRS

Bank - Alexa Villen

Cake Walk - Janet McKillop

Carnival Games / Rooftop - Kikka Dal Ballo and Chrissy Miller

Chili Cookoff - Rob Chambers and James Childress

Cooks Corner - Kim Sandifer

Decor - Lissa Purdy

Drinks Chair - Joel Bunn

TF Kitchen - Kristen Langan and Emily Sullivan

Food - Carrie Dalton and Erica McLoughlin

Grandstand - Greg Kinnear, Monica Lacy, and Todd Garner

Hospitality - Allison O'Malley

Internal Communications - Cori Lake

Live Music - Todd Garner

Marketing / PR - Helen Graves and Courtney Wyman

Opening Ceremony - Greg Frost and Boy Scout Troop 223

Outreach Table - Jana Russell and Shawn Silletti

Parking and Transportation - Trisha Jones

Permits - Ellen Phaler

Photo Booth - Katherine Tooley and Danielle DiLullo

Prequel - Connie Sobel

Preschool Yard - Sarah Kline, Lindsay Commons, Courtney Sheldon and Kirby Williamson

Prize Booth - Lucinda Mariscal and Jackie McKenzie

Raffle - Molly Hughes, Melissa Rawlins, and Anne Burkley

Set Up - Monica deHaan and Leslie Harter

Signage at the Fair - Tim Eng

Staffing - Darlene Hutton, Kirby Williamson, Michaela Carmichael and Helen Graves

Performance Stage - Jean Gaskill and Dijanna Figueroa

Strawberry Shortcake - Krissy Perez and Chloe Seung

Apparel Distribution - Gina Albert and Katie Garland

Wristbands/Tickets and Sponsorship Distribution - Tracy Sykes and Michaela Carmichael

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Stu Work

Bruce Harlan

Dana Berlin

Greg Heidt, Jeremias Mendez, and The Sextons

Connie Sobel, Carol O'Day, and Michaela Carmichael

Juana Ochoa, Fiona Catling, and Debbie Martinez

Ellen Pfahler, Tracy Arballo, and Kristine Anderssen Miller

Greg Frost and the Boy Scouts from Troop 223

Weavers Coffee

TOWN FAIR 2018

May 19, 2018
10:00 AM (PDT)

St. Matthew's Parish School, Meadow
1031 Bienveneda Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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