Local La Verne Schools in for a Scare!

October 20, 2010
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What will be the most popular costumes this year?

What will be the most popular costumes this year?

La Verne’s Grace Miller always finds a way to ramp up Halloween excitement and some ghoulish good times, and this season is no exception.

On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Fall Festival gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with a costume parade that begins at Kuns Park and ends at Grace Miller, where opening ceremonies kick off at 6 p.m. Local dignitaries as well as members of the Hillcrest Retirement Community will assist Fall Festival Chairman Juan Vasquez, PTA President Julie Harris and Grace Miller Principal Deanna Spence in judging the costume contest.

After the opening ceremonies at Grace Miller, game booths will open and other activities will commence, including DJ entertainment, silent auctions and food booths, including a PTA-hosted hot dog dinner that features a hot dog or chili dog, chips, drink and cookie, for $4.

To get in the Halloween spirit, there’s no need to wait until the 28th, however. Pre-sale tickets for the game booths are on sale now at the school for 50 cents each. (No money will be taken at the booths, so make sure you get your ticket order forms in early.)

To help the PTA raise additional monies to offset future field trips for students, you can also donate your old costumes that will be sold at Fall Festival’s Costume Boo-tique.

“This is your chance to clear out those costumes and make a contribution your child’s PTA as well,” said Lisa Pilios, PTA Fall Festival Costume Coordinator. Lisa is accepting costume donations now. For more information, contact Lisa at lisapilios@yahoo.com.

The PTA hopes to raise $3,000 on what promises to be a night of great thrills, chills, deals and meals.

On the same night, Oak Mesa is hosting a Family Fun Night Country Hoedown from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m, featuring a live band, games, barbecue and line dancing. That morning, Oak Mesa will also wrangle up a bunch of cowboys and cowgirls and “go country.” Capping the morning will be a costume parade starting at about 8:30 a.m.

One Response to “Local La Verne Schools in for a Scare!”

  1. November 15th, 2010

    Grace Miller Elementary School

    2010 Fall Festival Volunteers

    Dear Grace Miller Supporter(s):

    Grace Miller Elementary School held it’s annual Fall Festival fund raiser on October 28th, 2010. This event experienced incredible amounts of participation from students, parents, teachers, administrators and city officials. The strength of the support displayed was overshadowed only by the enthusiasm

    displayed by those who attended and volunteered at the event. Each grade and organization who setup a booth was responsible for its operation and staffing. We had an estimated 400-500 people in attendance. Below you will find a breakdown of the earnings:

    **Tickets/money kept by each grade/group**

    Preschool: 672 tickets = $336.00
    Kindergarten: 226 tickets = $113.00
    1st Grade: 304 tickets = $152.00
    2nd Grade: 429 tickets = $214.50
    3rd Grade: 602 tickets = $301.00
    4th Grade: 860 tickets = $430.00
    5th Grade: 1,383 tickets = $691.50
    GATE / Garden: 214 tickets = $107.00
    Kids Club: 371 tickets = $185.50
    Total Grade Booths: $2,530.50

    **Tickets/money distributed equally among the student population.**

    Cake Walk: $ 415.00
    Bootique: $ 15.00
    Pumpkin Patch: $ 51.50
    Cotton Candy: $ 110.00
    Caramel Apples: $ 58.50
    Silent Auction: $ 473.00
    PTA food booth: $ 970.00
    Total PTA Booths: $2,093.00

    Grand Total: $4623.50

    A copy of the budget with an itemized list of expenses will be available after November 17th, 2010. The success of this event is a direct result of your participation and support, and we could not be more proud to say we are members of the Grace Miller PTA. Your efforts, time and donations greatly

    benefited the academic endeavors of the Grace Miller students for the 2010-2011 school year. So on behalf of the Grace Miller Elementary School PTA, I would like to issue a sincere Thank You!


    Juan F. Vasquez, Jr.

    2010 PTA Fall Festival Coordinator


    P.T.A. – Parent & Teacher Association

    everychild, onevoice

    Grace Miller Elementary School

    Mrs. Spencer, Principal

    1629 Holly Oak Street

    La Verne, CA 91750

    909-971-8206 school office

    http://www.bonita.k12.ca.us/gracemiller – visit the school website

    gracemillerpta@yahoo.com – email GM PTA directly

    gracemillerthreeforme@yahoo.com – send your monthly volunteer hours to

    http://www.capta.org – California State PTA Info


    Any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and

    do not necessarily represent those of Bonita Unified School District.

    Names and email addresses which are stored by the Grace Miller PTA are

    never shared with anyone. You will not receive any unwanted or unexpected

    information as a result of subscribing to this list.

    If at any time you wish to be removed, simply

    email gracemillerpta@yahoo.com and your

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