TIA has its annual Winterfest Celebration each year. This celebration calls for Christmas caroling presentations from the students (K-12), food, activities, and fun for the whole family. It is without a doubt a huge hit among parents and students alike.
Some of the activities include a balloon pop, ring toss, ball toss, photo booth, and a school favorite…. a pie-throwing contest. Not only is it a school favorite and just plain funny, but the greatest thing about it is that the students get to try and throw a pie at their principal’s face. Who wouldn’t want to throw pie at their principal?
To see a video of this, click here.
The night is a full of fun. Students leave happy and well fed. Some even leave with their photo booth pictures and prizes.
Purpose of Winterfest Celebration
It is a fundraiser for the school and also provides the students with a night of fun.
When: usually the second week in December
Quotes from students:
“My favorite part of winterfest was getting second place in the non-sweet tamale contest. The secret was my grandmothers recipe” “My favorite game was the one I kept winning… the one with the cups stacked that you had to knock down.” Marcus Soto, a 9th grade student at TIA.
“Favorite part of Winterfest was winning the sweet tamale contest. It took us a day to make them. I liked the pie toss and the ring throwing.” “I like that TIA helps me with the school work, and that I get individual help. This is my first year coming to this school, but I like it.” Fernando Rascon, a 9th grade student at TIA
“Winterfest was pretty fun. My favorite was the balloon pop. My favorite subject is math, because my teacher does a good job explaining it. I like TIA because they work with us individually.” Alberto Vivian, a 9th grade student at TIA.
A quick video look at Winterfest 2012