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    Whittier Fall Carnival

    Friday, October 26th, 2018, 6:00pm-9:00pm

    (food trucks begin serving at 5:15pm)

    Food, Games, Prizes, Hogwarts and SO MUCH MORE...

    Fall Carnival has it all!


    Dancing Skeletons

    The Fall Carnival, Whittier’s biggest community event of the year, can be a little intimidating for new students—especially kindergarteners. It’s important to be prepared, so here’s some information to help you navigate this super-fun event.

    Where is the Carnival?

    The Gym, cafeteria and virtually every first floor hallway will be filled with games and activities.

    How busy will it be?
    The Fall Carnival is a huge draw for both the school and the neighborhood. There will be lines at the more popular attractions and at the food trucks. Many carnival-goers dress to impress in elaborate costumes. On rare occasions, little ones may find a costume scary.

    What will I do at the Carnival?
    Play games and win prizes! Buy goodies from the Popcorn & Candy Counter and toys at the Light Up Store! Enjoy a Hogwarts Experience on the stage! If you have the time, volunteer to run games and activities, sell tickets, provide baked goods for the Cake Walks, or help set up/take down the event. This is a BIG evening for the Whittier community and we couldn’t pull it off without our fabulous volunteers.

    Are the games for all age groups?
    The carnival games are intended for a wide range of age groups—the carnival games in the first and second grade hallway are most appropriate for our younger guests and will close at 8 p.m., but several games in the gym are also suitable for all ages.   

    Is the Hogwarts Experience appropriate for younger children?
    Return to the world of Harry Potter with the “Hogwarts Experience II.” This year we'll drop in on the Herbology classroom from Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets for an interactive experience offered on stage with the actors. It's fun and spooky for all ages — but look out! The Mandrakes have quite a scream.

    (Entry and exit to the Hogwarts Experience is in the kindergarten hallway. There's usually a line, so be prepared for a little wait.)

    How do I pay for the event?
    There is NO entry fee to attend the carnival. Tickets are needed to play games, purchase treats and light up toys, participate in the Cake Walk, and visit the Hogwarts Experience.

    How can I buy tickets?
    It is advised to purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines the night-of. Tickets will be on sale in the lobby before and after school during the week leading up to the carnival (week of Monday, October 22nd).

    What if I get hungry?
    Food trucks! Popcorn & Candy! Ice Cream! These things and more will be available at the Fall Carnival. This year’s food truck vendors include Dante's Inferno Dogs (credit card and cash), Veraci Pizza (credit card and cash), El Camion (credit card and cash), and Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream (cash only). Food trucks will begin serving food at 5:15pm this year, will continue serving food until 8:45pm, and do not accept tickets as payment (bring your credit card and/or cash). Please note that the school and carnival games open at 6:00pm.

    What should I wear to the Carnival?
    A costume! We encourage you to avoid promoting cultural or gender stereotypes, or cultural appropriation; to leave costume-related “play” weapons at home; and to ensure that costumes can be removed easily by young children to use the bathroom.

    How can I help make the Fall Carnival the BEST EVENT EVER?
    That’s easy, VOLUNTEER!

    Volunteer Information

    We need YOU — parents/grandparents/older students (middle and high school) — to help make this event a success. We need volunteers to set up the events, run the games, sell tickets, provide goodies for the Cake (and “Kiddie” Cake) Walk, sell in the light-up store and at the candy counter, and help take down the event.

    Sign up to volunteer, here!