May Faire & Grandparents Day – 5/5
As the flowers and animals awaken from their winter’s sleep, the community gathers to celebrate spring with music and dancing with colorful ribbons at the May Faire.
Grandparents’ Day is a wonderful tradition that gives our elders the opportunity to be part of our beautiful May Faire celebration. Equally important, it allows our students to show their gratitude and appreciation for the precious role that their elders play in their lives.
Mountain Phoenix Community School’s May Faire and Grandparents Day will be held on Friday, May 5 this year. These events are celebrated with a welcome breakfast for our elders, flower crown construction in the classrooms, and Maypole dances.
We are excited to welcome grandparent’s and significant elders to our Mountain Phoenix and give them the opportunity to experience MPCS school culture and be a part of our beautiful May Faire celebration.
The schedule of events for the day will allow elders to be with children in the classrooms and also witness the May Pole Ceremony. Pre-K and Kindergarten will be providing special marionette puppet play for children and their elders to enjoy and dancing around their own May Pole.
The schedule was designed to try and accommodate those elders with children in multiple grades so please feel free to rotate between activities and classrooms as needed. Please make sure all grandparents and elders know teacher names for the classes they need to visit so we can direct everyone where they need to go!
May Faire and Grandparents Day Schedule
All Grandparents and Elders
8:00 – 8:15 am Light Breakfast outside of the Great Hall (look for White Tents)
8:15 – 8:30 am Welcome from our Interim Director of Education
8:30 – 8:45 am Grandparents are escorted to children’s classrooms
8:45 – 9:30 am Grandparents in children’s classrooms (flower crowns for grades 1-5)
9:30 – 10:15 am May Pole Ceremony: All grades and Homeschool procession followed by 3rd & 4th grade ribbon dances; accompanied by 5th & 6th grade recorder music.
10:15 – 11:00 am Grandparents in classrooms (join children for snack/recess time or teacher-planned program)
ECE (Kindergarten and Pre-K) – All will make flower crowns.
8:45 am Grandparents of Morning Glories, Bluebirds, Moonflowers, and Starflowers will be escorted to the ECE Play Yard.
8:45 am Grandparents of Sunflowers, Skylarks, Mountain Dandelions, Buttercups and Sweet Peas will be escorted to classrooms
9:00 – 9:30 am Moonflowers, Morning Glories, Bluebirds, and Starflowers dance at the May Pole on the front lawn in front of the Main Office.
9:30 – 10:00 am Sunflowers & Skylarks dance at the May Pole on the front lawn in front of the Main Office.
10 – 10:15 am Mountain Dandelions, Buttercups, and Sweet Peas dance at the May Pole on the front lawn in front of the Main Office.
10:15 – 11 am All ECE classes will meet in the Great Hall for the Marionette Puppet Play, “The Moon Maiden”
Sign Up to Volunteer
- Contribute to the welcome breakfast – If you can help provide set up or contribute to the Welcome Breakfast, please sign up here.
- Donate flowers and raffia – If you can provide flowers for your child’s classroom to make flower crowns, please sign up here.
RSVP for Grandparents Day
If you have not yet RSVPed for your grandparent or significant elder, please do so here.
- Parents are invited to the May Pole ceremony from 9:30 – 10:15 am only (for the grades). Parents will not be involved in classroom programs, the puppet shows or the ECE May Pole due to space constraints. Please be aware that parking will be extremely limited due to Grandparent’s Day and plan accordingly if you wish to attend the May Pole ceremony.
- Don’t forget to have your children wear white!
- Remember: No Pizza Friday