Boy and girl on ride

What is Carnival?

The Lower and Middle School Carnival is a spirited school event where families, friends, and faculty come together for a fun-filled day of activities, food, and games. Not only is Carnival a super fun day, it is a fundraiser, with all proceeds directly benefitting the Lower and Middle School. In the past, Carnival proceeds have funded everything from instruments to iPads.

When: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19
Where: Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School, 1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey
Tickets: Enjoy unlimited rides and activities with purchase of a wristband. The public may purchase wristbands at the ticket booth on the day of the Carnival.

  • Children under 2 years: Free
  • Children 2-4: Pre-order $20; Carnival Day $25
  • Children 5 and older: Pre-order $30; Carnival Day $35

Contact: Alex Pingree '12,

Rides & Attractions

Each class from PreK to Grade 8 will have their own special booths. In addition, rides and attractions include:

Girls in photo boothScreamer Slide
Ballistic Swing
Dunk Tank
Balloon Battles
Photo Booth
Bouncer Maze Playground
Animal Friends Rescue Project
Human Water Spheres

Food & Drinks

Taco barCatalina Grill
The grill will be primed and ready to serve a delicious selection of foods that will give you all the energy you need to play, play, play!

Beverage Booth
Grade 7 will operate the beverage booth, with all proceeds going toward their Grade 8 Washington, D.C., trip. There will be a large selection of sodas and water.

Candy/Snack Shack
A one-stop shop for all of your Carnival cravings. Candy and other sweet treats will surely leave you energized for more games, rides, and fun.

Benefit Drawing

Want to win some really amazing prizes? Buy a $5 raffle ticket from a Lower and Middle School student by Friday, May 18. Prizes include:

  • Apple MacBook Air
  • The new Apple iPad with an Apple Pencil
  • Disneyland vacation for four: Four 1-day Disney Park Hopper tickets and a local hotel voucher
  • Nintendo Switch and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Game
  • San Francisco Giants tickets for four
  • Del Monte Center gift card package

Where the Proceeds Go

In the past, Carnival proceeds have funded:

  • iPads in PreK–Grade 5
  • Epson projectors
  • Restroom renovations
  • Playground structure
  • Musical Orff instruments
  • Lower field basketball court
  • Funding for 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Athletic team uniforms for soccer, volleyball, and golf

Information for Parents and Students

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help staff this big event. We ask that every family volunteers for two hours at class booths or other locations.

Carnival Apparel
All Lower and Middle School students have Carnival free dress on Friday, May 18. Show your Cougar pride by wearing Carnival apparel, Catalina spirit wear, or Compass colors.

Cake Walk
Crack some eggs and whip up some sweet treats! We are in search of bakers and wanna-be chefs. Please help grade 3 by bringing treats for the Cake Walk. We are asking for donations of cakes, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc. Gluten-free items are also needed; please leave them in their packaging. Don't forget: "Healthy treats" are winning, too! Be creative and have fun frosting and decorating. Store-bought goodies are welcome.

Photo Buttons
Once again, Maureen Richards has graciously offered to donate her photo buttons to the Carnival. A photo of each Santa Catalina student has already been taken and is waiting for you to have it transformed into a treasured keepsake! For $3.00, the 2.25" buttons can be worn as pins or used as magnets. Please stop by and visit Maureen at the photo button booth.

Additional Information

Cash and credit cards will be accepted for wristbands and food purchases. All other booths, including the snack shack, beverages, and photo buttons, are CASH ONLY.