Lit Fest in the Fall and Art Fest in the Spring are opportunities for the CIS Community to celebrate student achievement in literature and the arts. Participating students display or perform their work in a showcase setting. Families come from all over the area to socialize. Likewise, this is when parents can support small fundraisers, such as Book Fair, Spirit Shop. Everything benefits our school and our kids!
For example, the Scholastic book fair takes place in both Fall and Spring and is always a feature at both Fests. The fall fair is a full price fair with a broader selection of titles. We get to keep 50% of the profits to spend with Scholastic. The spring fair is always a BOGO with a smaller selection. Families benefit directly from the discounts. The school gets a 15% of sales bonus in Scholastic dollars for running multiple fairs. For the 2018-2019 school year, this raised approximately $7,000 for the school. The administration spent it on book collections in the fall of 2019.
These events take a lot of coordination and we can always use help. Contact Cathryn Siegal-Bergman, Kelly Richey or Kate Grzelak to find out how to get more involved. To volunteer for to help at the book fair, click the Scholastic link above. To help at Lit or Art Fest, please check the volunteer page to sign up.