At Taylor, we do one big fundraiser per school year! Harvest Festival is a one day event that starts with our Walkathon during the school day, and ends with a carnival, dinner and silent auction after school and into the evening!
Taylor harvest Festival 2019
we did it!
4:00pm: Carnival & Silent Auction Open
1:00pm: Pep Rally & Envelope Launch
Thank you all for your participation in coming together in support of our school.
Together we raised $91,155!
This year, the proceeds will be earmarked for our art program, field trips, enrichment assemblies, organized recess program, and teacher supplies, as well as a physical education program targeted at improving the health and wellness of our student body.
All About Harvest Festival!
What is “Harvest Festival”?
Harvest Festival is Taylor PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year! It’s an annual event that includes a Walkathon, Carnival, Auction, Raffle & Food truck extravaganza. All of the money raised goes to fund supplemental programs that PTA runs including Recess 101, Art Vista, and Assemblies. Money raised also pays for all classroom field trips, as well as necessary supplies that teachers need in the classroom. Our goal is to raise $85,000!
How is the money raised?
Students collect pledges from family and friends for the Walkathon. There are tons of prizes and incentives for the students and families. The Carnival, Auction, Raffle & Food Trucks are a big celebration held the same day as the Walkathon, as a culmination of a great day walking. All money raised in the evening also goes to the PTA budget.
Is there a theme?
Yes! 2019/20's theme will be "Roary's Adventures in Neverland"-- where learning is an awfully big adventure. The 2018's theme was “Roary's Wild West” celebrating with our friendly mascot “Roary” the Tiger! The walkathon track was turned into our own version of the "Wild West".
What is the schedule for Harvest Festival?
September 20th 2019
Walkathon is during the school day on the blacktop from 9:00am-1:00pm
Carnival, Auction (Cafeteria), Raffle & Food Trucks are in the front parking lot of school from 4:00pm-8:00pm
Can I help?
Yes! There are dozens of ways to get involved and contribute to this awesome event! Helping your child get sponsors for walkathon, donating items for your classroom auction basket, signing up to bring goods for our concession stand, and joining the team to help at walkathon…all are great ways to contribute. (Parents & Volunteers can buy a shirt to wear for $5-10 the week leading up to Harvest Festival. Sizes will be first come first serve).
What is the Blue & Gold Auction?
The auction will be held in the cafeteria. All items are donated to Taylor, so every penny you spend goes directly to the kids. An auction catalog will be sent home in September. You can expect to see theme park tickets, museum passes, wine tasting, sports memorabilia, sporting event tickets, gym memberships, birthday party packages and much more! And, you can count on getting some GREAT deals (last year a Pump-It-Up birthday party for 15 kids that costs $239 went for $60! A Karate Party for 20 kids went for $50)! We’ll also be offering “Teacher Experiences” where you can pay a flat fee for a special experience with some of Taylor’s awesome teachers! The most popular items are the classroom baskets donated and put together by each class. Be sure to grab a bottle of wine from the “Wine Cellar” at the auction, for $20 where you’ll take home a bottle valued from $20-150!
How does the Raffle work?
Raffle tickets are $5.00 and will be sold all week, leading up to Harvest Festival. You can buy them before & after school, for your chance to win 4 Disneyland Park Hopper Passes & a 2 night stay in Anaheim! Your neighbors and relatives might just want you to buy tickets for them, too. The winner will be announced at 7:45pm at Harvest Festival. It’s big…you won’t want to miss it! Someone will win…why not you?!
What’s the Food Truck Extravaganza?
It’s definitely the place to be for dinner at Harvest Festival! Enjoy food truck fare at a picnic table, while listening to tunes played by our in house DJ. Save room for sweets at our Tiger Concession Stand where even more great treats and drink items will be available.
Can we buy Harvest Festival T-Shirts?
Yes! Youth and Adult tees are available for purchase, in two colors! Youth tees are $5, Adult tees are $10. Shirts will be for sale all week leading up to Harvest Festival (before & after school). Buy your shirts and save them to wear on the BIG DAY!