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
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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.
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.
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:
- as part of a SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE
- individually on the TICKETS page
- 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
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
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
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).
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.
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
Preschool Parent Staffing: Kirby Williamson
K-4 Parent Staffing: Darlene Hutton
5-8 Parent Staffing: Michaela Carmichael
7th Grade Student Staffing: Helen Graves
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.
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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
- Town Fair Kick-Off Meeting in Sprague
- Apparel sales begin. Samples available for accurate sizing!
- Log on to the Town Fair website
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-11:30am 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!
The Miller Family
The O'Malley Family
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
The Scott & Helen Graves Family
The Prokop Family
The Rawlins Family
Casey Wire & Jessica Bulen
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
The Shoemaker Family
The Mark & Gayle Sullivan Family
The Thornborough Family
The Vig Family
The Wuchenich Family
The Zytko Family
The Burkley Family
The Choi Family
The Crump Family
The Kinnear Family
The Morse Family
The Nieman Family
The Padma-Nathan Family
The Sampson Family
The Silletti Family
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 October-Weinberg 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 Alexander & Tracy Thain Family
The Trepp Family
The Wynperle Family
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
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