Annual Carnival

The Carnival is Upon Us!

CHIME Friends: Please sign-up to volunteer at a booth at the CHIME Spring Carnival this Saturday, 4/16. We are less than a week away and only half of the booths that make the Carnival so fun have volunteers. This event is entirely parent-run, and we cannot do this without all of you! Please don’t worry about missing your child’s performance; you can leave or close your booth to go watch the show. Please sign-up here:


Carnival Events

This year’s carnival is almost upon us! CHIME Carnival is Saturday, May 16. Save by ordering advance tickets by May 13. You may have them delivered to your child’s backpack the week before the event.

We need help from every family to make this event a success. Sign up to volunteer here. This year, we’re requesting sign-ups by time, not by booth or by classroom. Please sign up for any or multiple time slots. At the carnival, you’ll check in at a volunteer booth to be assigned where help is needed.

We are also still looking for auction donations. Post donations here.

Tshirts are available now. Order by printing order form and sending in with payment, or order in the front office.

The following performance times are estimates. Paras and other volunteers will be floating to relieve parents needing to see child performances OR you can take the ticket box with you to the performance and return to volunteer after the performance.

Performance Schedule

12pm 5th Grade – Instruments
12:20pm Kindergarten
12:40pm 4th Grade
1pm 1st Grade
1:20pm 3rd Grade – Instruments
1:40pm 2nd Grade
2pm 6th-8th Grade band elective – instruments
2:20pm 6th-8th Grade – Athletic dance


Vote “Yes” for CHIME Carnival by Signing Up to Volunteer

This year’s CHIME Carnival & Auction will take place Saturday, May 16, 11am-4pm. Sign up NOW To Volunteer and help CHIME decide how big we can go! It depends on YOU. Show your support—sign up now.

1-2 volunteer hours per adult attending = EVERYONE contributes and has fun while we make money for art teachers, music programs, the library, tools to support learning like IXL & History Alive!, and SO MUCH MORE!!!

Please note: We don’t have a student performance schedule yet, but we need your commitment now. We will make sure you won’t miss your child’s performance.

Questions?  Email Dan Griffiths, Carnival Chair at

Have You Got a Donation for the Carnival Auction?

The CHIME Carnival is fast approaching and the auction  committee needs your help. The Annual Carnival Auction is the greatest grossing fundraiser we have and our success relies heavily on the participation of ALL school families.

The donation deadline is being extended to Friday, April 24 2015.

How you can help
  1. Print out the auction solicitation letter (or pick one up from the office) and approach your favorite restaurants, theaters, hairdressers, nail salons, tutors, camps, babysitters, afterschool activities etc. and ask for a donation. Gift cards, class vouchers, and event tickets are all great ideas. It’s not as scary as it sounds!!!! You’ll be surprised how many businesses in our area are willing to help. All donations are tax deductible, and we are glad to make available any promotional material they would like us to put out at the event as well.


  1. Donate Items to be included in our family baskets. Just sign up for items on the google doc and then drop purchased items in the designated boxes in your child’s classroom and gift cards in the office.

For questions contact Stacy at 818.425.6200 or

The Carnival is Almost Upon Us!

We’re all getting very excited about the upcoming Super School! carnival and health fair coming up THIS SATURDAY, April 5. Just a few last-minute reminders:

  • Every person attending the Carnival must have an admission ticket OR an all-inclusive wristband—even if you’re volunteering or there for set-up
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult—there is no child drop-off permitted
  • All inclusive wristbands are only for pre-sale & include admission/entry
  • If you did not complete a pre-order form, advance tickets and wristbands will be on sale on campus through Friday

For Auction:

  • We hope you’re getting excited for the auction to be held at the carnival! It’s chock full of great items to bid on, including treats special to CHIME, art, music, dance, sports enrichment classes and camps, dining and food, amusement and entertainment tickets, museums, services, weekend getaways, TV studio tapings, beauty and fitness coupons, doctors’ services, jewelry and clothing. Take a look at the complete catalog here.
  • Online auction closes Thursday
  • Wine Cellar and General raffle tickets are on sale this week on campus and at the Carnival raffle booth

Cake Walk:

  • Cakes for the cake walk should be delivered to school on Friday to any gate or the drive-thru line
  • Free dress pass for every donation! Sign up to donate here.


  • We still need help! Sign up at
  • Check in at the volunteer check in at the carnival

See you there!!!




Online Auction is LIVE!

Bid online in our annual spring auction now through April 3 at

There are lots of great items: family trips, dining, amusement parks, enrichment classes, and more!

And enter the wine raffle or Super School raffle now to win an instant wine cellar! There will be at least two wine raffles of 25 bottles each.

Ticket prices:
Wine raffle: $5 each, or 3 for 10
Other raffles: $1 each, or 12 for 10

Fill out the Pre-order Form and turn in with payment to the front office. You will pick up tickets on the day of the event (however you do NOT need to be present to win). If you are pre-ordering discount entrance tickets, staple the two forms together and pay with one check.

Questions? Contact Stacy at or Sarah at

Thanks for the Wine Donations

Thank you to the following families who have donated to the wine cellar:

The Almora FamilyThe Anderson Family

The Ball Family

The Barneck Family

The Bays Family

The Bedloo Family

The Belkin Family

The Bernardoni Family

The Bolton Family

Jill and Patrick Cady

The Celosky Family

The Chulak Family

The Danyluk Family

The Hadashi Family

The Hill Family

The Fisher Family

The Franklin Family

The Larson Family

The Marks Family

The Martinez Family

The McSwain FamilyThe Medina Family

The Melendez Family

The Naumer-Gravel Family

Peasant Wine Bistro

The Phelan Family

The Plowman Family

The Poonja Family

The Segall Family

Gina Sherman

The Reiss-Watts Family

The Rice Family

The Riley Family

The Teola Family

The Toubes Family

The Walker Family

John and Jennifer Warner

Shannon Warner

The Zadak Family

The Zamir Family

We are still collecting wine (value +$10)!  Either bring them in to the office OR simply hand it out of the car window at “pick-up” every Thursday and Friday! For all donations, your family or business will be mentioned in the Wine Cellar Book.

If you would like to help or have any questions, please contact either Lauren or Shannon at


CHIME’s annual carnival & (new) health fair will take place on Saturday, April 5th from 11am to 4pm. Plan for a super fun-filled day in partnership with our healthy school program, featuring:

  • Powerful Silent Auction
  • Heroic games and rides
  • Super food trucks
  • Super Xtra parking

Buy your tickets in advance AND SAVE! Download order form and turn in with payment to the office.

Have questions about what it’s all about and how the auction works? Read our FAQ.

We’re a SUPER SCHOOL making super choices!

Have questions for the organizers?

Jennifer Currier, Carnival Co-Chair:
Melanie Stedman, Carnival Co-Chair:
Stacy Cameron, Auction Co-Chair:
Sarah Cook, Auction Co-Chair:
Erfan Marks, Auction Family Basket Chair:
Rhonda Vittetoe, Ticket Sales:

Carnival and Auction FAQ

We know there are a number of new families at CHIME who are not as familiar with our carnival and auction, so we wanted to take an opportunity to offer a FAQ to answer some of the questions we’ve been getting. We hope you find this useful. Please do not hesitate to contact the chairs with any other questions (emails noted below).

1. When is the Carnival & Auction?

  • The Carnival, Silent Auction & Live Auction are on Saturday, April 5 11:00am-4:00pm.
  • The Online Auction runs from March 25 to April 3.

2. What is the theme of the carnival this year?

1. CHIME—Super School!! We received a significant grant from State Farm Insurance to support health and fitness programs within the CHIME Institute (Charter K-8, preschool, & infant toddler programs). As part of the grant stipulations, we are incorporating the ‘healthy’ theme into our Carnival—so we’ll have all the usual Carnival games and foods PLUS some health fair booths and healthier food choices. Specific details have been developing and will continue to be refined until Saturday, April 5th!

3. How much does everything cost?

  • Admission tickets are $7 per person. Please remember to buy your admission ticket even if you are volunteering to set-up in the morning.
  • Activity tickets are $0.50 each.
  • Food items range from 8-16 tickets.
  • Game booths are 1 ticket.
  • Rides range from 4-8 tickets.

4. Can I pay with a credit card?

Yes, for the auction and on the day of the Carnival, you may pay with cash, check or credit/debit cards

5. Do I have to volunteer?

  • The Carnival & Auction are run COMPLETELY by parent volunteers. We request that every family plan to volunteer for 2 hours or more at the Carnival/Auction and/or during the planning stages before April 5.
  • You can have your child work your classroom/grade booth with you.
  • If it will be challenging on the day of the event, please contact an event chair to help now before the event.
  • Please watch for email updates for volunteer sign-ups that will come through the room parents and the CHIME eBlasts, or contact a chair to volunteer.

6. When is the Auction donation deadline?

  • Family Baskets – Monday, 3/10.
  • General Donations – Friday, 3/14.
  • If you can get something, but it will take longer, please contact an auction chair so they can plan for it.

7. What’s the difference between the class/family basket and if I just donate any item?

  • Family/class baskets are baskets of many items with a theme. Each year the committee selects themes that have done well or have a popular interest. We ask people to contribute specific items so that we have some cohesively-themed interest baskets.
  • You can ask companies to donate the specific items, buy the items yourself or with a group of friends, use your reward points to get them—be creative!
  • General donations are items that are solicited; you asked a company or individual to donate a gift card, a service, a product, etc. This can range from restaurants, department stores, local shops, service people (pool service, pest control, legal, counseling, medical, etc.), hotels, health & beauty spas—again, be creative. Pretty much any place you go is something someone else could use, so please ask them to consider donating.

8. What if I have a donation from my office, who do I give that to?

9. Are the items on the google doc the only items needed?

No. The Google doc is only what we need for the Themed Baskets. We welcome ALL donations. No donation is too small.

10. What company’s or businesses have donated so far so I do not ask again?

As part of our auction team process, we send donation requests to past donors and complete corporate applications. If you walk in to ask for a donation, most places understand that parents are soliciting for schools and most don’t mind being asked twice or reminded that they have our donation request.

Also, you being there and asking may be the difference between us getting the donation or not, so please just ask.

11. What are items that the school has received already? What items are most wanted?

Restaurants and clothing stores tend to sell the best at auction, but every donation is welcomed and desired. Every donation will help support programs for our kids!

Please visit the web page for the latest updates to the Carnival & Auction.

Thank you for hitting the streets, picking up the phone, and supporting our Auction & Carnival!!

The Auction & Carnival Teams

Jennifer Currier, Carnival Co-Chair:
Melanie Stedman, Carnival Co-Chair:
Stacy Cameron, Auction Co-Chair:
Sarah Cook, Auction Co-Chair:
Erfan Marks, Auction Family Basket Chair:
Rhonda Vittetoe, Ticket Sales: