GET READY FOR WINTERFEST 2021!

DECEMBER 10TH, 3:30 to 5:30 pm

Wildwood's winter fest 2021

The holidays in 2020 were very different, but we made it through, and now we're excited to announce that Winterfest 2021 is happening in-person on December 10th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm! This year, the Wildwood Parents Club committees as well as the tri-school SERVES committee are partnering to put together a magical afternoon of winter holiday festivities! We hope that you will join us!

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT WINTERFEST!

There's something for everyone, from helping out with the toy swap (what a great idea!) to managing a crafting table or the photo booth. Sign up for general volunteering opportunities here.


WINTERFEST SALE

Hosted by the Wildwood Hospitality Committee

We're looking for baked goods (cupcakes, cake, cookies, brownies), baking kits (cookie in a jar kit, gingerbread house kit), or store bought baked goods!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP (COMING SOON)

You'll be able to shop goodies from the bake sale as well as holiday flowers and Wildwood merchandise.

Proceeds will be donated to
the Wildwood Parents Club.

The Wildwood elves are busy planning an amazing event. In the meantime, check out some previous activities below.

WINTERFEST ACTIVITIES

BOOKS BEFORE BEDTIME

Books Before Bedtime
Read Aloud with Mrs. Ludmer

Find your coziest PJs, grab a candy cane and some hot coco, and settle in for delightful winter-themed story time with our very own Wildwood Librarian Ms Ludmer.

WINTER CHESS TOURNAMENT

Calling all Student chess players. Test your skills, try out a new strategy, hone your existing game and sign up for the first Winter Festival virtual chess Tournament!

DETAILS

  • 4 total games, one per day.

  • Sign up only if you are able to play all four days.

  • You will be emailed a schedule of play that will include your opponents first name, user name and phone number**.

SIGN UP

  • your student’s name

  • her/his chesskid.com user name

  • age*

  • chess level - beginner, intermediate, advanced*

  • telephone number where you can be reached during tournament play**


* Age and chess level will be used to help determine your opponents.
** In case you need to coordinate, solve tech issues or won’t be able to play a game.

PIEDMONT'S NIGHT OF LIGHT

Many peoples and cultures around the world have festivals of light. Light can symbolize goodness, knowledge and intelligence, spirituality, purity, morality, energy, creativity and hope.

Let’s celebrate with a Night of Light to end our week long festivities. Please safely place lights in your front window or on your porch. Turn them on at sunset. We look forward to seeing our City full of Light!


WINTERFEST SERVICE

Hosted by the Tri-School SERVES committees


HOLIDAY CARDS AND DECORATIONS FOR SENIORS

Write a poem (who doesn’t like a well done acrostic or haiku), make a card and make decorations to spread cheer to Senior (Citizen) Residents of Grand Lake Gardens Community. Let’s let them know that we are thinking of them. Please be creative! And make as many as you want!

You can create:

  • Poem

  • Small moment

  • Letter

  • Card

  • Postcard

  • Drawing or Painting

  • Cut snowflakes

  • Paper chains and other garlands

  • Ornaments

  • Etc

GIFT CARDS FOR
FAMILIES IN NEED

Donate gift cards for Families in Need (Jewish Family Services). You will receive a family with a short bio. Please consider purchasing gift cards through Scrip (a percentage goes to our schools) and doubling your impact - help a family and help our schools!

STUDENTS AND SENIORS
SHARE HOLIDAY STORIES

Students and Seniors Share Stories is a new (as of fall 2020) virtual collaboration between Piedmont Elementary Schools and Grand Lake Gardens Senior (Citizens) Community. Interested Senior Residents are paired with a group of Elementary School Students and tell their favorite story or memory. Then Students are given the opportunity to share.

For our Holidays 2020 event read a winter poem you write, share a winter picture you create, listen to a winter tale and spread holiday cheer!


WINTER CRAFTS

Hosted by Wildwood Piedmont Art Fund Chair, Christy Reining All winter crafts use common household items, so no special supplies needed!


Make edible ginger bread decorations using ingredients
from the pantry.

Make a simple holiday tree using paper and scissors.

Make paper lanterns using craft paper, toilet paper rolls, scissors, staples, glue and ribbon.

Conduct an ice melting experiment using water, salt, and sugar.