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    La Fiesta Celebration and Fundraiser

    May 4th, 6-8pm  |  John Stanford International School Gym/Cafeteria
    Volunteer to make this event a success, please sign up here.

    La Fiesta is a celebration of the art, music, culture, and food of Spanish speaking cultures and a fundraiser for our sister school, Juan de la Barrera in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

    La Fiesta is brought to you by the JSIS PTA and is a free event for all John Stanford International School families. La Fiesta will have student and professional performances, activities, games, raffles, and delicious food for sale. This year’s La Fiesta will be catered by one of our sponsors, Madres Kitchen! In addition, we have confirmed the performance of Chilean Dance Group Los Rebeldes de la Cueca.

    Event Itinerary:

    6:00 pm - La Fiesta Begins

    6:15 pm- Kindergarten performs in the gym.

    6:30 pm- Tango Dance Illustration by Greg Carter and Olga Amigud on the stage.

    6:45 pm - 1st & 2nd Grade perform in the gym/outside.

    7:00 pm - Flamenco dance with Mariana Rada on stage.

    7:15 pm- 3rd & 4th grade perform in the gym/outside.

    7:30 pm - Chilean Dance Group Los Rebeldes de la Cueca on stage.

    7:45 pm - 5th grade performs in gym.

    8:00 pm - La Fiesta ends.

    How can I contribute to Juan de la Barrera?

    Please purchase tickets for this year’s raffle– the grand prize will be $500, $200 Amazon Card and a Chateau Ste. Michele Mystery Wine Case!! Profits from La Fiesta, including the raffle, go towards improvement projects and classroom supplies for our sister school, Juan de la Barrera in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This year’s contributions will go towards paving dirt areas around the school.

    The grade that sells the most raffle tickets will win a Piñata Party!

    Who is Juan de la Barrera and why do we support them?

    For more than 15 years, JSIS families have visited our sister school during mid-winter break. This trip is open to all John Stanford students and their families. Students attend a half-day of classes while parents volunteer, either in the classroom or helping to improve the school grounds and infrastructure. In the past years we have cleaned, painted exterior walls and classrooms, organized areas, and planted gardens. The funds gathered during La Fiesta have allowed the construction of a roofed play area and for the purchase of school supplies.

    2018 Tote and Pencil Bag Sale:

    La Fiesta Tote Bags ($10) and Pencil Bags ($5) are no available for sale. The Committee Members will be in the playground selling them alongside other cultural items brought from Puerto Vallarta and Spanish/Bilingual books donated by Ginger Gibson (local bilingual children's author) and JSIS parents on the following dates:

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 12:30-3pm

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018 from 12:30-3pm

    Thursday, May 03, 2018 from 2-5pm

    Check/Cash. Check is payable to JSIS PTA (PTSA). Please write ‘La Fiesta’ in the memo section.


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    If you are not able to purchase at “The Market” scheduled dates please feel free to email us .


    This year’s La Fiesta will be catered by one of our sponsors, Madres Kitchen! The menu will consist of:


    Taco Bar
    Ceviche Tostadas
    Natural Juices - Rosemary Lemonade, Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea)
    Soda - Jarritos and Coke
    Desserts will be provided by JSIS families sold based on donations.


    Food Prices


    Passport to La Fiesta & Prizes. Kids create their own La Fiesta passport. Collect/earn 6 passport stamps and they will get a prize!


    Game- Soccer Challenge - “Goooooaaaal”. Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Hispanic/Latino countries. Kids will get an opportunity to kick for some goals!


    Game – Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Who doesn't love this traditional game! This is a game played by groups of children since 1899. The player who pins their tail closest to the target, the donkey's rear, wins. Wikipedia


    Game – Loteria! (Bingo) is a game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers on ping pong balls. Every image has a name and an assigned number, but the number is usually ignored.       Wikipedia

    Game - Geography Challenge - kids will receive fun and challenging questions about different countries.


    Craft – Create tissue paper flowers or yarn toys.


    Photo Booth - Kids and adults select props and pose for fun picture-taking


    Seattle Public Library Booth


    Juan de la Barrera Booth. Learn about Juan de la Barrera and the yearly trip that JSIS host for all JSIS families!


    Seattle Escribe Information Booth and Books - Seattle Escribe is a group of local writers who write in Spanish. Their goal is to provide an open platform for all, for creative writing in Spanish in Seattle and its surrounding areas. Seattle Escribe is currently offering free creative writing workshops taught by literary personalities as well as group volunteers and members of the board of directors.

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    We thank all of our event sponsors for their support in making this a successful and fun event for the JSIS Community!



    Lil Hummingbird Designs – Amber Dukehart - Logo

    Madres Kitchen – Catering

    Los Rebeldes de la Cueca – Chilean Dancers


    Ginger Gibson – Local Author