See below for the typical annual events with tentative dates:
Academic Games is the first school wide event of the year, where our Explorers GO FOR THE GOLD! Participation is not mandatory but our experience is that our kids really run with this event, where they get to raise money showing their academic prowess. The week winds down with a great pep rally with prizes. (September/October)
2018 Auction is a fundraiser which will be held this year on February 17, 2018 in the evening. You can bid on unique experiences for your child including Principal for the Day, Pizza Party, and much more!
Grandparents Day is observed at MacFarlane with a breakfast and celebration. (September 11th.)
Kindergarten Fall Fun Day is a kindergarten only carnival on the covered court. Plan on taking the morning off to have fun playing various games with your kindergartner! (Date TBD)
International Day of Peace is one of our cornerstone events, where we gather together to hope for peace. (Internationally annually September 21)
Fall Festival is a traditional school carnival where each class plans and operates a game booth, with prizes. This a fabulous Friday evening for our families to enjoy music, food and games. (October 20, 2017 5:30-8pm)
Veterans Day Program is our opportunity to honor our nation’s armed forces and those who have served to protect our country. (November 9, 2017)
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast is the kindergarteners’ first opportunity to show off their violin skills and is not to be missed! This event is held on the last day of school before Thanksgiving Break and includes a pot luck Thanksgiving brunch. (November 17, 2017)
Winter Strings Concert for grades 1-5, held at Jefferson High School, is a wonderful celebration of the winter holidays and a showcase for our students’ violin expertise. Dr. Moorhead does an amazing job choreographing this event.
Health & Wellness Week is a great opportunity for our students to get out of the classroom and MOVE. There are opportunities for each class to work as a team to earn points toward a school wide prize. Field Day caps off this week and is a great chance for parents to volunteer and have some fun!
Spring Strings Concert is the first chance for the whole school to perform together, with the kindergartners joining grades 1-5 in a really fun night of song and music at Jefferson High.
International Multicultural Celebration is an event that exemplifies the IB attitudes we work so hard to teach to our students. Come and represent a country in your background or just come and enjoy the atmosphere, food and fun!
Scholastic Book Fair in the media center is a great chance to buy books and support our own school library. (Twice a year, Fall and Spring, TBD)
Family Movie Nights are scheduled once each semester. Enjoy a movie with your friends on the big screen on the covered court! (TBD)
Reflections is a chance for our creatively minded students to compete for local and national recognition. Does your child sing, dance, write, draw or take photographs? This is the event for them! This is a national PTA program. If you are interested or have questions, please see the MacFarlane Reflections Facebook page HERE.
Awards Ceremonies take place after report cards go out each quarter.
Spirit Nights are scheduled approximately monthly. Go out to eat at local participating restaurants and a percentage goes to PTA to support our programs.
Fifth Grade Clap Out is a bittersweet send off to our graduating 5th graders on the last day of school. (Bring your tissues, no matter what grade your own child is in!)
There are many other school wide and grade specific events that take place throughout the year at MacFarlane Park. We hope you come and enjoy as many as possible!