The PTA and Dads’ Club would like to invite you to the 70th annual Spring Carnival on Saturday, May 13th from 11am-3pm! This is a fun-filled day for Hilltop kids, their families and neighbors. Come out and enjoy carnival games and prizes, great food, yummy treats, and bargains for the whole family! Be entertained by Hilltop’s own Silver and Gold bands!

Spring Carnival and Raffle proceeds are used to fund PTA and Dads’ Club projects such as work party supplies, earthquake readiness supplies, recreation equipment for the kids such as balls and hula-hoops, school assemblies, Art Night and Movie Night. Come and show your support for Kensington Hilltop and help fund our school community!

CARNIVAL OVERVIEW

We’ll have games and activities for all ages! Have fun with favorites such as Water Balloon Catapult, Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, Cheese Toss, Sleeping Pirate and Cake Walk. Also returning this year are Crazy Birds and the not-to-be missed, Plasma Car Race! Want even more excitement? New this year, we have Pick My Nose, Toilet Toss, and 5 Little Monkeys.

Rest a bit with sit-down activities including face painting, and hair feathers.

Feeling hungry after playing all those games? Enjoy a delicious lunch made by Dads’ Club’s grill, as well as yummy carnival treats such as popcorn, sno cones, root beer floats and cotton candy!

Also new this year is our Bake Sale in the MPR. Indulge that sweet tooth with cookies, cupcakes, brownies and more!

Bargains hunters, look no further than Hilltop’s White Elephant sale! It’s like hitting 100 garage sales all in one place! Also, be sure to come early for great bikes at Deals on Wheels.

The 6th annual Rhea Wilson Plant Sale will be bigger and better than ever! We’ll have bird cage gardens, “punny” painted pots, tomato seedlings, striking succulents, and pollinator plants. Bring home some herbs or veggie starts for your own garden. Most of our merchandise has been grown and made by our own students, so bring your friends, neighbors, grandparents, and cousins, and we’ll see you there!

Bring your friends, neighbors, grandparents, and cousins to a fantastic day of fun! We’ll see you there!

VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS

The Spring Carnival is planned and staffed by parent volunteers, and we could sure use your help! Friday before Carnival, we need your help prepping for the White Elephant sale, or baking up a storm for the Bake Sale. On Carnival day, parents take turns supervising booths and handing out prize tickets. It’s a really fun way to spend time with the kids and other parents. Each classroom is assigned to staff one or more booths. Help set up the White Elephant Sale or make goodies for the Bake Sale on Friday, May 12th, or Sign up for your classroom’s assigned booth, or help the Dads’ Club with set up and/or tear down, show off your skills at the Dads’ Club grill!

CARNIVAL TICKETS

Don’t waste time standing in line for tickets! Pre-order game cards and food tickets online with any major credit card. Your ticket order will be sent home with your designated child the day before the Carnival.

RAFFLE

This is the 35th annual Carnival Raffle! Show your support for PTA & Dads’ Club by selling and buying your raffle tickets! Drawings will take place on Saturday, May 13th during the Spring Carnival. Tickets are $5 each, sold individually or in packs of 5.

Each Hilltop student received $25 worth of raffle tickets to sell. Our goal is for every student to sell all the tickets… and with your support and this year’s prizes, it should be easy! As an incentive to students, the top three sellers get prizes of their own!

  • Top Seller receives $100
  • Second Top Seller receives $75
  • Third Top Seller receives $50

And the upper and lower class that sell the most tickets get a class pizza party and lots of admiration. Need more tickets? Contact Serena Heaslip at serenaheaslip@yahoo.com.

Grand Prize Handmade "Mesa at Dawn"

Runner-Up Prizes:

Arlington Avenue Shopping Spree # 1 Gift certificates to The Arlington * Country Cheese Coffee Market * Inca Designs * Kensington Fine Foods * Kensington Home & Hardware * Kensington Smog, Repair & Fuel * Young's Market

Arlington Avenue Shopping Spree # 2 Gift certificates to The Arlington * Country Cheese Coffee Market * Inn Kensington * Kensington Home & Hardware * Kensington Smog, Repair & Fuel * Young's Market

Colusa Avenue shopping spree #1 Gift certificates to Benchmark Pizza * Colusa Market * The Fuse Fitness * Kensington Farmer's Market

Colusa Avenue shopping spree #2 Gift certificates to Circle Salon * Colusa Market * Kensington Vet Hospital * Semifreddi's

DEALS ON WHEELS

Donate your old bikes to Hilltop Carnival’s Deals On Wheels! Bicycles, tricycles, foot-to-floor mobiles or anything with wheels!

  • To donate bicycles, please coordinate drop-offs with either Bruce Marvin, bmarvinca@gmail.com, or Tom Boardman, worldbtom@gmail.com
  • Or drop off your bike at Kensington Hilltop on Friday, May 12th behind the MPR.

WHITE ELEPHANT

Donate!

One of the highlights of Hilltop’s Carnival! Do a bit of spring cleaning for a good cause. Bring us your gently used items and we’ll help them find a new home!

What we need:

  • Jewelry, housewares, craft supplies, pottery, china, toys, musical instruments.
  • New or nearly-new clothing
  • No computers, electronics, or large furniture

Drop off donations:

  • Drop off at the MPR between 8:30-6:00pm on Friday, May 12th.
  • Like to organize? Come help us receive, sort and tag all the donated items, even if for an hour or two.
  • Questions? Contact Eva Lau at evalauchan@yahoo.com or Eliza Sarasohn at editoreliza@gmail.com.

Shop!

Bring home new treasures on Carnival day! Shop the White Elephant Sale from 11-3, but get there early for the best selection!

PLANT SALE

What do bird cage gardens, “punny” painted pots, tomato seedlings, striking succulents, and pollinator plants have in common? They’re all things that will be available to purchase at this year’s Plant Sale! Browse our tables for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. While you’re at it, pick up some herbs or veggie starts for your own garden. Most of our merchandise has been grown and made by our own Kensington kids. Be sure to drop by! We look forward to seeing you there.

Dads' Club BBQ
Raffle
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Cheese Toss
Sleeping Pirate
White Elephant Sale