Due to the impact of COVID-19, Spring Hill Elementary is CLOSED through June 12. All PTO programs and events for the remainder of the year are CANCELLED. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone on our Executive Board Team.
PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
Dear Spring Hill Families,
It is with great regret that the PTO, working with Principal Aiello, has decided to POSTPONE this Saturday’s Fun Fair as a precautionary measure related to the Covid-19 virus. While there haven’t been any specific concerns about our school, or any Fairfax County school as of today, given that Fun Fair brings in numerous parent, middle and high school volunteers, as well as children and families of all ages, we do not want to contribute to an environment that might unintentionally lead to the introduction of the virus.
We are disappointed that we have had to come to this decision and want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our Fun Fair Committee Chairs, Stacy Kerzner and Archana Dcosta, who have worked tirelessly to pull together an event that we know is always one of the most fun days of the year at Spring Hill. Thank you to all the committee chairs and members who have donated their time and effort to prepare for the event and a special thank you to the many parent volunteers who have signed up to help.
We are in the process of determining the best path forward in terms of postponement logistics. Please be patient as this is a first for us and a very fluid situation. Thanks for your understanding!
Please see below for further information.
Your Spring Hill PTO Executive Board
What To Do About Tickets?
Online presales were distributed yesterday to your children’s teachers, and in addition, some tickets were purchased in the front lobby and Door 7 area on Tuesday. Please know that these same tickets will be valid at our rescheduled event! Put them somewhere safe! And any tickets already placed in the Prize Raffle Boxes will be secured in the boxes until the rescheduled event.
Fun Fair is one of the most celebrated and largest fundraisers of the year. All proceeds directly influence our ability to help our Spring Hill community. So thank you to everyone who has already made their ticket purchases! For those of you who did not purchase your tickets yet, we will again sell tickets at school the week before and the day of the rescheduled event.
Please be patient as we navigate this situation and make adjustments as we receive more information. If necessary, ticket refund information will be distributed at a later date. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our PTO Treasurer, Jennifer McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep Fun Fair Spirit Going Strong!
We encourage your children to celebrate the spirit of Spring Hill by continuing to show your school spirit throughout the week. Thursday will still be Wacky Hair Day and Friday is Spring Hill Spirit Day. Online t-shirt purchases are going home today with your children and they can wear them or any Maroon and Gold to celebrate Spring Hill Spirit!
We are evaluating whether it is feasible to continue with the Fun With Faculty Experience Raffle and we will notify you when final decisions have been made.
Cake Decorating Contest
We will be canceling the Cake Decorating Contest on Friday but keep those cake designs ready for the rescheduled event!
Please contact our Fun Fair Committee Chairs at email@example.com or a PTO Executive Board Member with any questions.
Saturday, March 14th
from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Map of Attractions
Click on the map below to help you find your favorite Fun Fair attractions!
Guide to Fun Fair
Fun with Faculty Experience Raffle – Room 115
The Faculty Raffle is a chance to win experiences with our wonderful Spring Hill staff! Each participant will be given ten opportunities to win a Fun with Faculty Experience. Each experience raffle entry is free, but winners must pay $25 for each experience they win. Principal Aiello will draw the winners after Fun Fair closes at 3 pm. Winners will be notified via text and payment will be collected online. Please note that participation in some of the experiences is limited to specific grades or groups.
Students can enter the raffle online, starting on Monday 3/2/2020!
Prize Raffle – Room 112
The Fun Fair Prize Raffle is where you can win prizes like an iPad, an Xbox, a free party at the Hamlet Pool, and more! Simply put your name and telephone number on the back of a Fun Fair ticket and place it in the box for the raffle item of your choice. There is no limit to how many tickets you can place in a box. Principal Aiello will draw winners after Fun Fair closes at 3 pm, and winners will be announced on Monday’s Morning Show. If you have extra tickets, the raffle room is the perfect place to use them!
We’ll have raffle boxes for some of our most exciting prizes at the ticket sales table the week before Fun Fair! So buy some extra discounted tickets and enter the raffle early — even if you won’t be able to join us for Fun Fair day.
Cake Decorating Contest and Cake Walk – Friday & Saturday
The Cake Walk has been a Fun Fair tradition for many years, and it relies on the talents of Spring Hill’s students to bring in their homemade cakes! So, bake and create an amazing themed cake for this year’s Fun Fair Cake Decorating Contest!
Visit the Cake Decorating Contest Guidelines page for details.
Theme – Candy Land
NO NUTS please!
Label your cake box
Cakes due Friday, March 13th before 8:50 am in the Cafeteria
- All cakes registered to the contest will be given as prizes for the Cake Walk on the day of Fun Fair.
- Once a cake is entered to the contest, it cannot be returned to the baker.
- New This Year: Bakers and their families may not claim their own cake as a prize in the Cake Walk. Cakes will not be awarded back to the baker or their families. Cakes cannot be saved for pick-up. Once the winner has chosen a cake during Cake Walk, the winner must leave with the cake.
Cake Walk – Saturday at Fun Fair in Room 125
For only 5 tickets, you can do the Cake Walk! Just like musical chairs, you dance around our circle to the music. If your number is called when the song stops, you are the lucky winner who takes home a cake!
Face Painting – Art Room
Come to Face Painting and leave with an amazing new look! Choose from many wonderful designs offered, sit back, relax, and wait until you see what you look like once the paint dries! Awesomeness for 8 tickets!
Mr. Nalley’s Barbershop – Mrs. James’ Room
This is the place to be to get a new look for Fun Fair. Mr. Nalley will give you a snazzy new haircut (with your parent’s permission).
Barbershop 2 – Hairstyles & Spray – Outside Door 7
Crazy hair is always the Fun Fair trend! Come over for braiding, spikes, and lots of hair paint sprayed in! You can have your nails painted, too, to look festive for the fair. All that for only 8 tickets.
Sandy Candy – Room 124
The ever-popular Sandy Candy returns this year. Come to the Small Pod and fill foot long straws with delicious, brightly colored powdered candy for only 8 tickets.
Soda Toss – Rooms 109 and 111
Enter our rooms filled with Cokes, Sprite, Dr. Peppers, Orange Crush and more! Your 6 tickets buy you the chance to catch a bottle in your ring, and bring a bubbly beverage home to enjoy!
Zoo Dip – Rooms 114 and 116
No Fun Fair would be complete without Zoo Dips I & II. These fun-filled rooms are overflowing with fabulous stuffed animals of all sizes. It’s a blast to play, so make sure to stop by. 3-10 tickets are needed for the chance to win your new favorite stuffie.
Panther Hockey – Room 126
New to Fun Fair this year: a game hockey lovers won’t want to miss! Ovechkins-in-training need just 5 tickets for 3 chances to shoot a panther into the goal. You’ll win tokens, and the pride of having your name on our Wall of Fame.
Tennis Target from Tennis Central – Room 123
Bring your killer forehand to Fun Fair! The Hamlet Pool’s amazing Tennis Central Team is coming back to help you hit their Tennis Target. Just 5 tickets to come have a ball.
Bach to Rock Sound Stage – Cafeteria
Fun Fair is thrilled to welcome Back to Rock Herndon with awesome music all day long! Join in for a free Mini Jam Session on keys, guitar, and drums (2nd graders and up): Learn to play your first song in 5 minutes! Bring up to three friends to start your own band. No experience is required. Younger fairgoers can check out the free Early Childhood Area to sing, dance, and learn a song! (2nd grade and younger). And Back to Rock will spin DJ music and showcase student performers throughout the day!
Free LEGO Build Area from Play-Well TEKnologies – Wet Dry Area in the Large Pod
LEGO master builders unite! The Play-Well TEKnologies team will be back at Fun Fair with tons of free LEGO fun, including Battle Track Stations and a chance to free-build your own LEGO creations.
Games and Activities – Refer to Map for Locations
Your other favorite games and activities are back! Come and experience them ALL!
Prize Room 113
Let’s not forget the always popular Prize Room. There tokens earned playing games can be turned in for lots of different types of prizes. There is something for everyone. If you have extra tickets, you can use them to buy candy and small prizes priced between 1 and 4 tokens with an exchange rate of 1 token = 2 tickets. Visit early and often!
Free Tote Bags – At the Door
Upon arriving at Fun Fair, be sure to pick up your free tote bag at the front door entrance (available while supplies last). You’ll need it to keep track of all your loot. Many thanks to the T.E.A. Center and Dr. Chand with McLean Family Dentistry for this donation!
Pizza and Beverages – Cafeteria
Need a quick bite to eat and a drink? Grab a slice of pizza and a beverage in the cafeteria! This year we will offer pizza, chips, Oreos, bottled water, juice, canned sodas and Gatorade for cash.
Popcorn and Cotton Candy – Cafeteria
Delicious cotton candy and popcorn will be for sale in the cafeteria. This year, you’ll pay for these Fun Fair favorites with cash or popcorn 10 tickets, and cotton candy 5 tickets.
There will be limited parking at the school and Spring Hill Rec Center. The Hamlet Pool has kindly offered additional parking. Feel free to use the lots at these locations or consider walking, biking or carpooling. In the past, tickets have been given for parking in illegal, undesignated spots around the school and in subdivisions.
Guidance and Assistance – Main Office
In the event of an emergency, come to the main office or alert one of the security volunteers in the security vests. Please remember to arrange meeting times and locations with your children if you are separated.
Locations to Purchase Tickets:
Online in SHOP – NOW – March 6
Front Lobby – March 9 – 13
After School at Back Door Pick-up Area – March 10-12
At the Door with a Price Bump – Day of Fun Fair, March 14
Tickets are needed for games, activities and the Fun Fair Raffle.
Buy Early and Save!
|Pre-Sale: Now – 3/6||At Fun Fair, 3/14|
|$1 = 5 tickets||$1 = 4 tickets|
|$5 = 25 tickets||$5 = 20 tickets|
|$10 = 50 tickets||$10 = 40 tickets|
|$20 = 100 tickets||$20 = 80 tickets|
See below to determine how many tickets are required for your favorite games and activities.
TIP: If you have any unused tickets, use them in the raffle! Names and phone numbers are required for tickets used in the raffle (and a good idea in case a bag of tickets gets lost!)