69th POE CARNIVAL
October 28th
10-3pm

DRINK BOOTH DONATIONS AND CONTEST!

Win a Pizza party for your class!

We need packs of bottled water, Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke, Coke, Sprite, lemonade, juice boxes, Fanta, etc. for Carnival. Just drop off in the front hallway by office with your teacher’s name and grade labeled on it. We especially need water. The class with the most donations by Friday, Oct. 27st wins a pizza party! 


DESSERT DONATIONS!

Calling on all dessert chefs! Show off your talents and help us make Carnival a success!

We are looking for your specialty, hand made cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, pies, cakes, tarts, fruit bars, macarons, all things sweets! We will be collecting them Friday, Oct. 27st (7:30amor 2:45pm) in the cafeteria or on the morning of Carnival Saturday, Oct. 28nd.  We can’t wait to see all the yumcious creations! You can also donate your favoritebought desserts! 

BIG THANK YOU’S TO OUR DESSERT BOOTH SPONSORS!

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES

PETITE SWEETS

RIVER OAKS DONUTS

OUI DESSERTS

SHIPLEY’S @ MAIN

TRADER JOE’S

PICNIC

COSTUME COSTEST

Who will be the best dressed this year ?? Be the scariest, funniest, prettiest or coolest ! Whatever your preferences are, come and strut your stuff at our Carnival Costume Contest! We will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for Kinder-2ndGrade, 3rd-5th Grade.  Meet us at the Music Stage @ Basketball Pavillon at 2:00pm sharp for the dual !

Stuffed animal collection is still needed !! Please drop off your friendly neighborhood washed buddies in the front office hallway. We promise to give them a good loving home!

Tickets, Wristbands, Raffles & T-shirts are on SALE now in front of school, at drop off timesfrom 7:15am- 8:00am and at pickup from 2:30pm- 3:30pm. Buy them early to avoid long lines on Saturday! They will also be available on CARNIVAL DAY at the FRONT TICKET BOOTH.

Credit Cards, CASH & Checks are accepted.

See you at CARNIVAL This weekend!!

Questions?  Contact the Carnival Committee Chairsat carnival@poepto.org.

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COUNTDOWN TO CARNIVAL

“A world where dreams come true.”

COUNTDOWN TO CARNIVAL – 12 DAYS TO LIFTOFF !! ALL THE MAGIC COMING UP …..

So much fun to be had by all at the 69th Annual Carnival! This year we introduce the action pack Inflatable Gladiator Joust and Boxing Ring. Want to challenge a friend and get some good exercise in? Check out these new incredible rides!

We are definitely pushing the envelope this year. Water Gun Art Booth! Thank you to Ms. Freeman and Stacey Gaff for creating this fun new art booth! We don’t want to spoil the surprise for you, so you will just have to see it for yourself!

A fan of Vietnamese food? So are we! Carnival welcomes our very first BANH MI Booth this year, graciously donated by OUI EATS & LES GIVRAL’S. BBQ/Lemongrass marinated chicken and/or pork inside a toasty French baguette smothered with garlic aioli spread, topped off with your choice of veggies, cucumbers, cilantro, jalapeno and pickled carrots! Are we making you hungery yet?! Don’t miss out on this booth!

The Carnival Team is putting together all the details and it does take a village folks! Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers so far! Please go out and help us support our local businesses that contribute to this awesome event year after year! They are die hard POE fans and we couldn’t love them more! Show them how #POESTRONG we are!

UNDERWRITERS & BOOTH SPONSORS NEEDED

Are you a big fan of Carnival? Well then, come help us keep the dream alive! Carnival is funded by our great sponsors like you. Please consider committing to this very worthy cause, a fundraiser that benefits the children at POE. Click onto POEPTO.ORG to donate today!

ORDER YOUR CARNIVAL T-SHIRTS, TICKETS, WRISTBANDS AND RAFFLES NOW @ WWW.POEPTO.ORG/SHOP-CARNIVAL !! If you need additional forms, please check with the front office.

BOOTH CHAIRS & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please sign up for Carnival volunteer opportunities atbit.ly/PoeCarnival2017

DRINK DONATIONS & STUFF ANIMALS

We will start collecting drink donations Oct. 16th- 27th for our drink booths. User friendly sizes of bottle water, Sprite, Cokes, Dr. Pepper, 7-Up, Gatorade, Capri-Sun, Nestle Teas, and any juices are some recommendations. Get a chance to win a pizza party for the class that brings in the most drinks! Please label each box with your child and teacher’s name.  The drop off site is by the front office under the “Drink Donation” sign.  You can get the full contest update at our POE CARNIVAL Facebook page!

We know you probably have a million and one stuff animals toy that has taken permanent residence in your home that is in desperate need of a better life! Well, now is a great time to do some early Spring cleaning ... donate your washed stuff animals to our Walk with Animals Booth and give them a fresh start! Drop off location will also be by the front office.

CARNIVAL BAZAAR The upcoming Poe Carnival will once again include a Fall Bazaar!  Anyone with a business that would like to sell jewelry, crafts, gift items, candles, services, etc., is invited to do so for a table rental fee of only $75. We are expecting a great increase in traffic this year so don't miss out!  Forms are available online or in the front office.  Questions?  Contact Diane Schoppe, Carnival Bazaar Chair, at carnival_bazaar@poepto.org or 713-859-2235.

HOW YOU CAN HELP !  There are so many ways to contribute to our Carnival that you’ll hear about in the coming weeks:  *Attend the Carnival on October 28nd!   *Buy tickets, wristbands & raffles   *Buy Carnival T-shirts   *Become a Booth Chair or Booth Attendant  *Underwriting/Sponsorship- from your family and/or your business   *Encourage your child to wear his/her costume for the Costume Contest   *Bring a dessert for our Dessert Booth   *Donate drinks for our Drink Booth   *Donate your washed stuffed animals for the Walk with Animals Booth

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS ….. CARNIVAL IS COMING!

After everything our city and community has gone through in past months, our small band of families, staff and neighbors has only proven how resilient and committed we all are in building a stronger tomorrow. We are #POESTRONG ! Those words are surely not hollow and has earned its rights and weight through much hard work, determination, compassion and grit! I am proud to again chair this year’s POE 69th CARNIVAL ~ DISNEY’S ENCHANTED FANTASY and hope you will come along with me and our team on this journey to discover the magic of Disney! “A world where dreams come true.”

A heartfelt thank you to our wonderful sponsors ….

David and Heather Houston at NEW LEAF ESTATE REALTY for their unrelenting devotion to POE! Our community is made #POESTRONG-er everyday by generous support like theirs. Please give David a shout if you are ever in the need for realty services in the Houston area at DHouston@NewLeafRE.com  !!

UNDERWRITERS & BOOTH SPONSORS NEEDED

We would also like to thank all our other sponsors who have already sent in their support and contribution for Carnival.  We are still in need of underwriters and booth sponsors! Please consider sponsoring a booth  OR underwriting by filling out the forms sent home along with this week’s Monday folder. In helping to reduce waste, these will be the only copies sent home. We will have additional copies available in the front office if needed. You can turn into either the Carnival box located in the front office or your child’s teacher.  This event takes a village and some!  We cannot do it without you! Forms and registration are also online at POEPTO.ORG.

ORDER YOUR CARNIVAL T-SHIRTS, TICKETS, WRISTBANDS AND RAFFLES NOW !!

Tickets, T-shirts, wristbands and Raffles are on sale now! Purchase thru our PTO website or forms distributed in Monday folders. We will have items delivered to classes on a weekly basis all of October up until October 20th, and for those who ordered after the cut off date, T-shirts, wristbands and raffles will be on sale in front of the school at drop-off and pick-up times starting Oct. 21– 27th. Many opportunities to get your Carnival swag, so no excuses for missing out on the fun! Remember…kids can wear Carnival shirts every Friday!

Also, we are bringing back the highly desired Raffle item this year that you will not be able to purchase anywhere else – FREE DRESS EVERY FRIDAY for the whole year! Along with a fun mini iPad to chill with! So don’t miss out on this big opportunity!

BOOTH CHAIRS & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED !!

Please sign up for Carnival volunteer opportunities !! Booth Chairs and attendants are available for sign now. Please check with your Room Parent for needs or contact us directly at carnival_volunteers@POEPTO.com! Direct link to sign up on SignUp Genius is available at POEPTO.ORG or bit.ly/PoeCarnival2017, this will serve as our master list for all of our volunteers. Any necessary changes are easy fixes at SignUp Genius! We thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to help us create a successful event!

DRINK DONATIONS & STUFF ANIMALS !!

We will start collecting drink donations Oct. 16th- 27th for our drink booths. User friendly sizes of bottle water, Sprite, Cokes, Dr. Pepper, 7-Up, Gatorade, Capri-Sun, Nestle Teas, and any juices are some recommendations. Get a chance to win a pizza party for the class that brings in the most drinks! Please label each box with your child and teacher’s name.  The the drop off site is by the front office under the “Drink Donation” sign.  You can get the full contest update at our POE CARNIVAL Facebook page!

We know you probably have a million and one stuff animals toy that has taken permanent residence in your home that is in desperate need of a better life! Well, now is a great time to do some early Spring cleaning ... donate your washed stuff animals to our Walk with Animals Booth and give them a fresh start! Drop off location will also be by the front office.

CARNIVAL BAZAAR The upcoming Poe Carnival will once again include a Fall Bazaar!  Anyone with a business that would like to sell jewelry, crafts, gift items, candles, services, etc., is invited to do so for a table rental fee of only $75. We are expecting a great increase in traffic this year so don't miss out!  Forms are available online or in the front office.  Questions?  Contact Diane Schoppe, Carnival Bazaar Chair, at carnival_bazaar@poepto.org or 713-859-2235.

HOW YOU CAN HELP !  There are so many ways to contribute to our Carnival that you’ll hear about in the coming weeks:  *Attend the Carnival on October 28nd!   *Buy tickets, wristbands & raffles   *Buy Carnival T-shirts   *Become a Booth Chair or Booth Attendant   *Underwriting/Sponsorship- from your family and/or your business   *Encourage your child to wear his/her costume for the Costume Contest   *Bring a dessert for our Dessert Booth   *Donate drinks for our Drink Booth   *Donate your washed stuffed animals for the Walk with Animals Booth

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

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LETTER FROM CARNIVAL CHAIRS

Please join us in celebrating the 69th Annual POE Carnival on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. where the magic of Disney will envelop our campus. Along with all of our favorite featured games, rides, original food, costume contests, music, haunted house, and unique shopping, we will also have some of Disney’s magical guests visiting. It is a not to miss fun family event that happens only once a year and benefits all the children of POE.

The Poe PTO would also like to invite you to partner with us to enrich the education and lives of our students and teachers. Our PTO is known for a long-standing partnership of families, school administration, teachers and students promoting a strong foundation for learning and success.

Your partnership and participation enables the Poe PTO to fund educational programs, field trips, career week, technology upgrades such as classroom smartboards and computers, preserve our historic building and so much more. We hope that you will join us as an underwriter/sponsor for the 69th annual Poe Carnival! The Poe PTO’s ability to enhance our children’s education is possible because of the generous contributions from its community and partners. Thank you for your consideration and support.

To answer any questions, you may have, please call Carnival Chair, Staci Le at (713) 647-2581 or email carnival@poepto.org.

Thank you for your support !

Sincerely,

Staci Le
Carnival Chair
Yuki Yamamoto
Carnival Co-Chair

Visit us on Facebook @ Poe Carnival or carnival@poepto.org

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