OUR VIRTUAL WINTERFEST WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. WE RAISED OVER $1,200 FOR WILDWOOD!

A huge thank you to all of the amazing volunteers that made Winterfest possible as well as the amazing support of our Wildwood community!

Wildwood's virtual winter fest 2020

Like most of 2020, the holidays are looking a lot different this year. We're excited to announce that Winterfest is happening! Instead of just one night of fun, we've partnered with several Wildwood Parents Club committies as well as the tri-school SERVES committee for a whole week of virtual winter holiday festivities! We hope that you will join us for one or all of the different activities planned!


WINTERFEST SALE

Hosted by the Wildwood Hospitality Committee

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

Shop goodies from the bake sale as well as holiday flowers and vintage Wildwood merchandise.

Proceeds will be donated to
the Wildwood Parents Club.


MEAL FUNDRAISER

Wednesday, Dec 9th - Friday, Dec 11th


WINTERFEST ACTIVITIES


BOOKS BEFORE BEDTIME


MONDAY, DECEMBER 7

When: Monday, Dec 7th

Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Where: Google Meet

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


DECEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 10

When: Mon 12/7 - Thurs 12/10

Time: 5:00pm

Where: Google Meet

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


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11

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


MONDAY, DECEMBER 7

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


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9

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


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10

When: Thursday, December 10
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Where: Zoom

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.