Sunday, April 28th 2019
11am - 4pm
This year marks the 125th annual Fiesta, and we are happy to say that not only are all the old favorites back, such as Silent Auction and carnival games, but several new and exciting games and activities have been added. The kids are sure to be thrilled with this year's event, so don't make any other plans for Sunday, April 28th!
HOW CAN I HELP?
Fiesta is one of the school's biggest fundraisers, with its success showing in the classroom on a daily basis in so many tangible ways. Opportunities to help make this year's Fiesta a wonderful success are listed below.
In order to offset the expense of this great event, we look to you for your support as sponsors of the many activities, games, and booths. When you become a sponsor, your family's name will be prominently displayed on a sign in front of that activity on the day of the Fiesta. If you sponsor a commodity such as game prizes or decorations we will acknowledge your contribution with a colorful signposted around the lunch area.
Sign up here and put your name on one of the many activities, food stands or necessities that makes Fiesta possible! Kindly sponsor by Tuesday, April 23rd. We are so grateful for your support!
For more information about family sponsorship please contact HeatherTran.
VOLUNTEER AT FIESTA
Fiesta can’t happen without the help of our parent volunteers! If we get 11 volunteers from each class, we will have enough volunteers to make Fiesta a success. Fiesta Volunteers help set up for Fiesta, work at booths, sell tickets, and tear down. Our beloved Fiesta wouldn't be what it is without the help of our Canyon Community, so be sure to sign up for your favorite booth today! Click here to sign up for a Volunteer slot.
Our most popular booth, Bring-A-Thing is back! Your child was sent home with a small box to fill with a new toy or trinket for Bring-A-Thing (please no candy or used items). The value should be anywhere from $5-10. Let your child decorate the box and return it to your classroom by Wednesday, April 24th. The classroom that brings in the most boxes wins a popsicle party...so why stop at just one?!?! More boxes are available in the front office.
This year, we've added a new feature: if you donate to Bring-A-Thing Helper on the Canyon website, we will create a Bring-A-Thing box for you! Boxes are available for $5, and you can order as many as you like! The total will be counted towards your child's classroom total. The deadline to donate to Bring-A-Thing Helper is Friday, April 26th.
Think of things you’d want to bid on and that’s what the Auction committee is looking for! Start soliciting your friends, family, colleagues and favorite retail locations or restaurants for fabulous trips, gift certificates, concert tickets, kid’s experiences, jewelry, wine and more.
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT FIESTA
Fiesta is not Fiesta without FOOD! Whether your tastes run from gourmet carnival fare to ice cream and churros, we have something for you! Fiesta favorites like fire-roasted corn on the cob and carnitas are destinations on everyone's list. Carnival favorites like hot dogs and pizza will be there in full force. Looking for something on the healthier side…fresh fruit, Acai bowls, and fresh salads will hit the spot.CHILI COOKOFF
If you have a secret family recipe or just like to cook, be sure to enter the Chili Cook Off! Sign up here to enter your chili into the contest. Please bring your batch of chili to school on Sunday, April 28th by 11am in a vessel that can stay warm (e.g. a slow cooker or crock pot).
Entries will be judged by our favorite firefighters from Station 69 and the Grand Prize Winner gets bragging rights and a one-of-a-kind prize basket full of great goodies!CAKE DECORATING CONTEST
Don’t forget the Cake Decorating Contest, followed by the chance to take home a sweet masterpiece at the Cake Walk! If you love to bake…or even just decorate, submit your cake to the Cake Decorating Contest!
See all the fun from last year's Fiesta!
THE HISTORY OF FIESTA
In the picture dancers in the Historical Pageant at the 1935 Fiesta, including young Ernest and Theresa Marquez.
But did you know the history of behind this highly anticipated event?
Fiesta is part of a rich tradition of celebrating our very special community. Way back in the early days of settlement in the canyon, the land was part of the enormous Mexican land grant known as Rancho Boca de Santa Monica. The school occupied several pastoral acres of land donated to the school by the heirs to the Rancho, the Marquez Family. Fiesta, a charming celebration within the Rancho community, was such an integral part of life here in the Canyon that it is said that a requirement to continue Fiesta was actually stipulated in the land grant! This very forward-thinking requirement has ensured that this close-knit community, of which Canyon School has always been the hub, would continue to value and celebrate its uniqueness and foster that special sense of community that we at Canyon School all share and value so much. Fiesta is an important part of why we all feel like a village within the city! Fiesta has gone through several incarnations, from picnics to art shows to carnivals. As times have changed, school district requirements have evolved and as tastes have swayed, Fiesta has become the celebration of family and pure fun that it is today.
Use of the school premises has been granted pursuant to the provisions of Sections 17400, et seq., of the Education Code of the State of California to (Canyon Booster) from the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District. LA Unified and the Board of Education does not sponsor or take responsibility, nor does it endorse any of the activities, statements or opinions which may be expressed at this meeting/activity.