On Friday October 14, the New School is delighted to be hosting its Sixth Annual Fall Festival. Our past festivals have established a tradition in which the school and local community come together to celebrate and enjoy a memorable evening of fun and entertainment with rides, games, music, and more. Since our first festival in 2011, the event has continued to grow in size and popularity.
In addition to being a fun-filled social event for our families and local community, the festival also serves as a venue to raise awareness for an important cause or issue. This year the theme is Soaring With Stories. Our students will learn about the role of stories in our lives and their power to stimulate our imagination and creativity. At the festival, students present informational posters about their exploration of this fascinating topic.
We’re delighted that well-known local bookstore Quail Ridge Books is our official Festival Partner! Quail Ridge Books is an independent shop with a friendly, knowledgeable staff dedicated to providing the best in customer service. Founded in 1984 by Nancy Olson, the store provides a wide variety of carefully selected books, events, discussion groups and town hall meetings. Owner Lisa Poole bought the store in 2013 and is dedicated to keeping it local! The store’s awards include:
• Publishers’ Weekly Bookseller of the Year
• The Pannell Award for Excellence in Children’s Bookselling
• The Haslam Award for Excellence in Bookselling
In addition to carnival style rides and games, the festival features have a variety of hands-on educational activities. The Festival’s General Information page provides details about the festival, and includes a complete list of activities, presenters, and vendors.
Hosting an event of this scope is a huge undertaking. We very much need your help and support to make this happen. Ultimately, there would be no festival without the crucial support of our sponsors. For sponsorship opportunities and to see a list of current sponsors, please visit our Sponsor page. This event also heavily relies on volunteers. Please visit the Volunteers page to find out how you can help.
Festival News and Updates
Please visit the New School Montessori Center Facebook page, where we will post up-to-the-minute news and updates. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions.