6-7s Building Study: Progressive Education

Farm Festival: Success Starts with You

Farm Festival: Success Starts with You

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Farm Festival would not be possible without you. Here are the many ways parents contribute to making it a success:

Volunteer for a Shift: farmfestival.nyc/volunteer

Sign up for (at least) one time slot to help at the event. This year, we are running the sign ups differently than in the past and hope that it will be easier for you. Simply sign up for a time slot that works for you and check in at the volunteer table when you arrive at Farm Festival. You may request to do a particular job as long as a role needs filling.

Donate an Auction Item: farmfestival.nyc/auction

The Farm Festival online auction will be available from October 16-30. We ask each family to donate (at least) one item, experience or service. Donation forms may be found next to the apples in the MCS lobby. Donations will be accepted on a rolling basis but we ask that you try to get yours in by October 12. If you have ideas or questions, fill out this web form and we'll get back to you. 

Sell Raffle Tickets: farmfestival.nyc/raffle

Prizes include $1,500, an Apple Watch, a $200 Le Pain Quotidien gift card, a Whole Foods Gift Basket and a signed copy of "Wicked The Musical" CD. Winner need not be present at the drawing. Selling tickets online saves you and your child from having to fill out tickets by hand!

Contribute Food

Certain classes are asked to contribute a side dish, volunteer to cook with the Food Committee at MCS on October 19, or donate funds to help with expenses. Look out for an email from your Class Rep next week.

Donate Marketplace, Kids' Crafts, Kids' Game Prize Items and Items for Sustainability Efforts

With the upcoming long weekend, it is a great time to declutter, bake, pickle or make jam to help MCS. Look for the Farm Festival emails and flyers at the school entrance for complete details.

We look forward to seeing you at Farm Festival on Saturday, October 20 from 11 am to 4 pm on 85th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. Proceeds from the event support MCS's sliding-scale tuition program.

MCS families are invited to purchase a special, online-only discount on food and activity tickets: $20 for 25 tickets! Click here to order.