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Come One and All...
Van Hise Carnival 2023

Friday, April 28th

5 - 8:00 pm

Van Hise Gym and Cafeteria

We are so excited to officially invite you to our Van Hise Carnival this Friday, April 28th. Read on for lots of details about the event. 


We are so excited to officially invite you to our Van Hise Carnival this Friday, April 28th. Read on for lots of details about the event. You can also head to our website for up-to-date info at

Children must have a responsible adult with them -

this is not a drop-off event.


On Friday evening, enter at the entrance between the Van Hise and Hamilton Gyms, just off the Van Hise Parking Lot. Check out a map for the event HERE.


Games, the raffle, and food items will be ticket based. Stop at the ticket table just inside the entrance to pick up the tickets and/or wristbands your family would like to purchase for participating in activities.

(Prices below)

*We strongly prefer cash or check for purchasing tickets.


At the carnival, there will be a large variety of games that kids can play. Game play will earn you prizes, that you can pick out at the prize table between the Van Hise and Hamilton gyms. Individual tickets for games or a wrist band for unlimited play can be purchased in the area near the entrance between the two gyms. We will also have a raffle running with LOADS of amazing prizes.


Food will be served in the cafeteria. Options will include either a dinner of pizza, fresh fruit/veggies, a dessert and a drink for $5 or just a pizza slice and drink for $3. Food tickets can be purchased at the ticket table in the hall between the two gyms.


Interested in taking the kids to the school carnival but worried about how costs might add up? We understand! Just reach out to our Social Worker, Rachael Nachtwey, at, and she will provide you with tickets for dinner and games.


Ticket Information

  • Raffle Tickets $2

  • Game Tickets $1

  • Cash or check strongly preferred


Unlimited Games Wrist Band

  • $20 for 1 band; $30 for 2 bands; and $40 for 3 bands



  • Served from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

  • $5 Meal: Includes slice of pizza, fresh fruit/veggies, dessert, and drink

  • $3 Single Slice: Includes single slice of pizza and drink


Raffle Prizes

The raffle is one of our favorite parts of the Carnival! We have SO many great prizes this year. Check out the prizes from both our own VHE staff and area businesses.

Staff Raffle Prizes

Principal for a Day! (Offer two opportunities)

  • Join Principal Seidl from morning announcements to lunch and end of the day - wear a "Principal" vest and use a walkie talkie!


Game Night with Ms. Drenk and Her Husband!

Haunted Inheritance Game Experience: Play With The Designers.

  • We will meet the winning family at I'm Board and teach them how to play the game. The game will take 1-2 hours and we will set up a time that works in their schedule. We will provide game-friendly snacks, some Haunted Inheritance swag, and at the end of the experience, they can take their new Haunted Inheritance game home with them!


Date night!

  • Ms. Amie will babysit (for free) 3 hours for a couple to go get dinner! It's a win for your hedgie who loves Ms. Amie and win for you as you get 3 free hours!


Lunch with Ms. Amie

  • Join Ms. Amie for a lunch in the office suite - you choose your favorite lunch place!


Swimming with Ms. Koval

  • Ms. Koval is offering a private swim lesson session: 2, 30 minute sessions this summer. She can do anything from learning how to swim at all to stroke clinic for older swimmers. Ms. Koval will email the lucky raffle winner to set up a time this summer. 


Fun with Math and Ms. Staedler!

  • Mr. Dyer created a math board game. Ms. Staedler will show the winner how to play the game! You will bring a friend and enjoy this fun prize over a lunch time in May/June!  


LEGO with Ms. Savage

  • Ms. Savage is offering one hour LEGO play and ice cream party after school for a child and 8-10 of their friends. 

Relaxing with Ms. Ludwig:

An hour of relaxing and nails with Ms. Ludwig for you and a friend. This would include relaxing music, hand wax dip, facial massage and cucumber eyes, refreshing drinks, relaxing music and painted nails. You choose the date, 4:30-5:30. 


Flag Football Fun with Mr. Schorr

One hour, after school for 18 students in grades 3-5th.

Business Raffle Prizes

EVP Coffee Gift Certificate

Ancora Coffee Gift Certificate

Crescendo Coffee Gift Card

Blended Smoothies Gift Certificate

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Gift Certificate

Wildwood Plant/Home Gift Certificate

Dunkin Donuts Gift Certificate

Dumpling Haus Gift Certificate

Target Gift Card

Aniu Gift Card

Calabash Gifts Gift Card

Golf 4some 18 holes with carts at Odana Golf

Chuck E Cheese Game Cards

3 1 month Princeton Club memberships

Subway Party Platter

Morgan's Shoes Gift Card

Culver's Custard Tokens

Culver's Value Basket Coupons

Food Fight Gift Card

We currently have TWO ways to sign up to volunteer...

  • General Volunteer Positions: SIGN UP GENIUS HERE (includes set-up and clean-up, food service, ticket sales, etc.) If you're interested in signing up to run a game, please also visit our Game Spreadsheet below to add your name to a specific slot.


  • Volunteer to Work Your Classroom's Assigned Game: GAME SPREADSHEET HERE. (If your child's classroom game is full, consider filling in an open slot for a game that needs volunteer coverage!)

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