2. Jag Fest 2018 is around the corner. Here’s everything you need to know:
Did you know that you can pre-purchase wristbands for Jag Fest 2018? Bypass lines and get to the fun quicker! Activities include: haunted house, games,
START BIDDING ON ITEMS
The auction is live! Items include:
Gift cards to your favorite Austin restaurants and stores (Mighty Fine, InStep, Chuys)
Baskets full of goodies from Terra Toys, art supplies, Disney, scrapbook supplies, chocolate, “geek goods,” fun stuff from 80’s, great outdoors, coffee.
Experiences: Sea World Tickets, Surfing at NLand Surf Park, Private Bat Watching Cruises, Bowling, Ziplining, Wine Tasting and Disc Golf, and Texas State Aquarium
Register now and start bidding on items. (Or buy it now!) Share with family/friends and get a jump start on your holiday shopping!
BRING YOUR TALENT
Entertainers are still needed for the festival - contact Noelle at Noelle Peschka firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to perform.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Get credit toward your 20 volunteer hours by signing up to help with setup Jag Fest or booth staff. Sign up here!
On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the sixth grade will be attending a field trip to the UT Performing Arts Center to observe the Ragamala Youth Dance Company, a South Indian dance troupe. They will also visit the Blanton Museum to view The Making of Africa Exhibit and also visit the Harry Ransom Center to view the Gutenberg Bible and first photograph. Students will also participate in a scavenger hunt on UT’s campus.
The cost of the field trip will be $5 for students, and $9 for chaperones to cover the price of museum admission. Additionally, students will need to bring a sack lunch.
We will be departing from NYOS at 9:00 am and will be returning by 3:30 pm. We will eat lunch on the UT Campus.
Because of limited space on this bus, we are asking for 10-14 parents to participate as chaperones who can also transport students.
Middle School Dance and Costume Party, Friday October 26th from 6 to 9 pm in Lamar Campus Gym. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket purchase includes a desert bar, snacks, and punch. Pizza will be available for purchase.
Diversity Fair Thursday, November 8th, 2018.
The event is taking place at our secondary school campus (12301 North Lamar Blvd.) from 6-8pm. Student attendance will get them extra credit in Social Studies!
We also are in need of students and/or their families who are willing to teach 5 - 7-minute rotations about their cultural backgrounds.
This year we would like to focus on the art of cultures (music, dance and artistry).
The structure for the evening: Students and families will travel from room to room to learn about different cultures in the beginning. During this time, families are welcome to visit the vendors. We just started sending out requests for vendors to join, so I am not sure how many we will have.
- The tours are taking place from 6-7:15. The idea is that in order for you to sample the food dishes, you would have to participate in the learning at the educational rotations. The tours would be about 7-10 minutes at a time, for about 5 rotations. We will time them so that each rotation is starting and ending at the same time.
- 7:15-7:30 - Is a pit stop on the white top. This is where everyone transitions to vendor booths, music, and mingling before the performances in the gym.
- 7:30 will start the finale that is a fashion show/performances related to different continents and subcultures.
Below is the link to the presenter application. Please share this link to students and families that are interested in teaching about their culture. And feel free to fill it out as well if you are interested in teaching about your culture.
San Francisco Field Trip, Summer 2020
Your child has been invited to attend our class STEM trip to San Francisco in, 2020!
Ms. Lovas will be hosting an enrollment meeting to discuss our itinerary, inclusions and price and how you can secure your spot on tour.