Family Fun Night and Deal Days

Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22


Mark your calendar for Country School’s biggest fundraising and community-building events of the year— our epic tag sale, Deal Days, and its huge kickoff party, Family Fun Night. Fueled by the energy of school families, faculty and staff across all divisions, Deal Days raises critical funds for NCCS Financial Aid, allows us to recycle goods we are no longer using, and benefits our larger community. We donate unsold items to charities including Goodwill, Quest for Peace and the NCCS Midnight Run, so every contribution makes an impact.

Family Fun Night ~ Friday, April 21



NCCS Community Event

Outside the Watson Gym, 5-7 p.m.
 
Step right up and join us for a circus-themed celebration! Shop for a great cause and enjoy good old-fashioned family fun including a stilt-walker, magician, a food truck, a DJ, amazing teacher-donated raffle prizes and more! 

Deal Days Tag Sale ~ Saturday, April 22



Open to the public

Watson Gym

Come shop at the greatest tag sale on earth!

8:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Shopping
($10 Admission Fee)
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free Admission
Cash and credit cards accepted, no checks.

Teacher-Donated Raffle Prizes!

List of 12 items.

  • Obstacle Course Fun Run with Mr. Reding (Beg. & K) - click to expand

    One lucky winner will spend a Saturday afternoon in the Thacher Building with Mr. Reding and all the boys or all the girls from their class. You’ll maneuver through a specially-designed obstacle course, then cool down with lemonade and listen to a story to close out this special experience.
  • Birding with Mrs. Haffner & Mrs. Ingraham (Beg. & K)

    Bring your binoculars for a spectacular afternoon or morning of birding! The winner and three friends will join Mrs. Haffner and Mrs. Ingraham to observe birds and explore the trails of the Greenwich Audubon.
  • Printmaking with Mr. Macrides (K & 1st grade)

    Is your little artist ready to explore a new medium and have some creative fun? Invite five friends for a special introduction to the printmaking process with Mr. Macrides, and go home with a one-of-a-kind artwork!
  • Face Painting Picnic with First Grade Apprentices (1st grade)

    First Grade FunFest! Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch accompanied by the friendly faces of our beloved First Grade Apprentices. Face painting fun, games and a craft will keep four busy friends happy on a sunny Saturday!
  • Feel the Rhythm with Mr. Alrich (2nd-4th grade)

    Make musical memories with Jake Alrich, Performing Arts Department Chair, at your own Drum Circle. Invite 5 of your friends and explore the power of percussion. You’ll have the chance to present what you have learned at Lower School Assembly. 
  • Rocket Building & Party with Ms. Detlefs (3rd & 4th grade)

    Calling all aeronautic inventors! Design and build your own rocket with Lower School Science teacher Mrs. Detlefs, and have a blast at a “launch party” with pizza and six of your friends.  
  • Fun and Games with Mr. Borowski (4th grade)

    One winner will invite all the boys or all the girls from the grade to hang with Mr. Borowski and play Yoshi, Kick Ball, Hula Hoop Knock Down or other favorites of the winner’s choice.  1.5 hours of Fourth Grade all-star fun awaits you! A mutually agreed-upon day and time will be selected.
  • Kick Back & Kiss Homework Goodbye (5th & 6th grade)

    One lucky winner (and his or her homeroom) will enjoy a guilt-free vacation from schoolwork for the afternoon. You’ll achieve maximum relaxation with a movie, a pizza party and best of all—no homework!
  • Be a Math Master with Ms. Latimer (5th-9th grade)

    Get ready to discover the magic of math! Barbara Latimer, Math Department Co-Chair and Upper School Math Teacher will spend three hours with your child over the summer to get them ready for the academic year ahead.  Redeem by August 30, 2017.
  • NCCS’s Own Cupcake Wars with Mr. Maliakal (6th-8th grade)

    Modeled after the hit cooking show, Cupcake Wars, this prize promises to make an expert, creative cupcake baker out of your child.  After learning some basic techniques, children will be given a theme, and will then work in teams to create their own delicious decorated cupcakes that will be judged by a panel of “experts”. The friendly competition will surely put your child’s creativity, teamwork and time management skills to the test! All baking will be nut-free, and other food allergies will be taken into consideration.  Winner can invite 5 friends to join. Hosted by Mr. Maliakal.
  • Creative Painting with Ms. Ferran (7th-9th grade)

    Relax, unleash your imagination, and enjoy a creative painting workshop with Ms. Ferran and 6 of your artistic friends! This experience will take place on a Wednesday after school. 
  • Run the Show: Head of School for a Day! (All ages)

    Ever wished you could make the rules at school? Don’t miss the opportunity to take charge and spend the day in Dr. Macrae’s office as our Head of School for the day. This is the perfect chance to go behind the scenes and learn what it takes to lead Country School! This prize will take place on a Wednesday during the remaining 2016-2017 school year.

Donate! Volunteer! Attend! Spread the Word!

Donate:

 
Friday, April 14     8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m
Saturday, April 15     8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Monday, April 17        8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 18   8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m     
           

Volunteer:

Over the years, many lasting friendships have been formed while working a shift at Deal Days. This is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow parents outside your child’s grade or division while sharing your time and talents with our school community. Please consider signing up for a shift or two! Click here to volunteer. 
 
Contact Volunteer Co-Chairs, Jenny Harrington, jenny@gilmanhill.com, or Jennifer Kurtz, jenniferpkurtz@yahoo.com

Attend and Spread the Word:

Please make Deal Days a family priority this spring. We need your help to make this important fundraiser a success! 

Questions:

Should you have any questions or wish to learn more about how you can help, please do not hesitate to contact Deal Days Co-Chairs, Sarah Irwin, smirwin@mac.com, or Jennifer Kearney, jkearneyny@yahoo.com