GES PTA is proud to bring our Community the Fall Carnival on Saturday, October 21st from 2 - 5 pm!
GES PTA sells Star Cards for Carnival games, attractions, food, and concessions.
All Carnival games, attractions, and Concessions start at 3 Stars.
Star Card purchasers and Carnival participants release GCISD, GES PTA, and their affiliates from any liability or claim concerning accident or injury while participating in any Carnival Activity.
Pre-order star cards HERE! Now through Tuesday, October 17th!!
GES is bringing back the beloved Ninja Warrior Course! Save time by completing your participation waivers beforehand. For parents who complete the Ninja Nation waiver online before October 17th, wristbands will be sent home to wear on the day of the carnival. Each person wearing the Ninja Nation wristband on the day of the carnival can skip the waiver line. Here is the waiver link for parents to complete.
Forget to sign someone up early? Don't worry; scan the QR code at the booth or use one of their ipads to complete the waiver.
Inflatables & Games
Come check out all of our fun inflatables, games, and interactive booths!
Inflatables, game booths, face painting, and more will start at 3 stars.
Games include cakewalk, baseball toss, sucker pull, leapfrog, and more!
We're excited to offer a new food option this year with Meat U Anywhere! They will be serving the best of the best carnival food including Chicken Tenders, Nachos, Churros, plus their famous Brisket! Meat U Anywhere will only be accepting pre-orders, due before October 17th. Order your delicious Meat U Anywhere carnival meals here!
WOW party art!
We're excited to offer new activities
this year with WOW Party Art!
They will provide every child's favorite;
balloon twisting & face painting!
All WOW Party Art! activities can
be paid for with Carnival Stars.
Don't forget to stop by our concession stand run by
our amazing volunteers for yummy cotton candy,
popcorn, chips, Blue Bell ice cream, and drinks!
Concessions are paid for with Carnival Stars.
We're excited to offer everyone's favorite this year, Kona Ice!
They serve delicious shaved ice in a variety of flavors!
Kona Ice will be accepting Cash and Credit Cards at Carnival.
Volunteer at Carnival
Carnival is only possible with the help of amazing volunteers. Parents, grandparents, staff members, PTA members, and teenagers looking to fulfill volunteer hours are all welcome to volunteer! Click the links below to sign up.
- PTA Leadership - 2023 GES PTA Fall Carnival
- Prep, Setup, Cleanup & Donations - 2023 GES PTA Fall Carnival
- Adults - Booth Signup for 2023 GES PTA Fall Carnival
- Teens - Booth Signup for 2023 GES PTA Fall Carnival
Where on the GES Campus is Carnival?
Carnival booths will be both inside and outside all around GES. The foyer will be open for bathroom use, the cafeteria for food, and some activities will be in the gym. However, most activities will be outside. Both of our playgrounds will be open for families to enjoy as well!
What is a Star Card?
Carnival Currency! GES PTA sells Star Cards specifically for Carnival every year, think Coupons at the Fair. Every booth and concession stand item starts at 3 stars.
Do I have to pre-order Star Cards and tickets?
We will have Star Cards for purchase on the day of the event, but you can skip the line and buy early today! Pre-sale is happening now through Friday, October 17th here.
Do I need cash or a credit card at Carnival?
GES PTA will be accepting cash, checks, and credit cards at our Star Card purchase table. All Carnival booths, activities, and concession stand, will accept Star Cards. Kona Ice Truck will only be accepting cash or credit card. Meat U Anywhere is presale only here.
What will be at the Concession Stand?
Water, sodas, cotton candy, popcorn, chips, Blue Bell ice cream, and more!
Will there be parking at GES?
Please note parking will be limited, as most Carnival booths are outside. We encourage walking, carpooling, or parking at Fellowship of the Parks Church and walking. Thank you to Pastor Thornton and Fellowship of the Parks for letting us use their parking lot.
Do I need to sign a waiver for the Ninja course?
Yes. Save time by completing your participation waivers beforehand. For parents who complete the Ninja Nation waiver online before October 17th, wristbands will be sent home to wear on the day of the carnival. Each person wearing the Ninja Nation wristband on the day of the carnival can skip the waiver line. Here is the waiver link for parents to complete.
Forget to sign someone up early? Don't worry; scan the QR code at the booth or use one of their iPads to complete the waiver.
Can I volunteer at Carnival?
Absolutely and we would be so grateful if you would! Sign up above! We will have a Volunteer Check-in table at Carnival. If you are signed up to work a Carnival Booth, please check in at the table five minutes before the start of your shift.
Will there be an Auction at Carnival this year?
GES PTA is hosting an Auction again this year! There are lots of amazing items up for bid such as Principal for the Day, and so much more! It will open for bidding on October 9th and close October 22nd. We appreciate your support of our auction. Check out the Auction here!
Does Carnival need sodas and cakes again this year?
Yes. We are asking for the donation of 2-liter soda bottles for the Ring Toss Game, and store-bought baked goods for our cake walk. Sodas can be dropped off in the foyer starting October 10th. Baked goods can be dropped off starting October 17th. All items need to be dropped off by October 20th in the foyer.
Are there prizes for games?
Yes! We will be giving out small prizes at some of our Carnival Booths. However, there will not be tickets for games or a prize redemption booth this year.
What is that Cash Grab inflatable, can I win real money at the carnival?
Unfortunately, no. However, your GES Star can win Zoo Bucks! If you don't know what those are, make sure to ask your student. They are a very cool incentive the teachers and staff give out at GES. *Note there will be a small prize at the Cash Cube Booth for the students who do not attend GES.
Can middle school and high school students get volunteer hours to help at Carnival?
Yes! PTA officers will be on hand to sign off on volunteer hours. Middle and high school students can sign up to volunteer above!
A huge thank you to all of our Sponsors for this year's Carnival! We couldn't do it without you!
Easy Ways to Fundraise!
Go to smile.amazon.com to log into your Amazon account and start earning .5% on qualifying purchases for GES. Enter: PTA Texas Congress 4409 Grapevine Elementary PTA to link your account to our PTA.
Link your Tom Thumb/Albertsons card at Guest Services the next time you go shopping using Organization Number 7665. Every time you use your rewards number, a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the GES PTA!
You can now skip the clipping and upload your receipt pictures to the Box Tops App!
Help us collect photos for the yearbook by downloading the TreeRing App. It's a great way to share pictures. You can save photos to the grade level folders set up in the app. Thank you for your help!
Your logo could be here! Contact our VP of Fundraising to be a sponsor today.