MIMS Lunar New Year Celebration – This week!

Lunar New Year is the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar.  Each year, MIMS PTO hosts a festival to celebrate with our families and to raise money for the school.

This year, join us on February 19th for performances from students, a dragon dance and a lion dance, a martial arts exhibition, great food, inflatables or other fun children’s activities, and more.

2022 – Year of the Tiger

In 2022, join the MIMS’ CNY festival on 19 February 2022 from 10 am until 2 pm,  with food, inflatables, climbing wall, dunk tank, performances, and more! All activities will be outside and we ask that you wear your masks if not actively eating or drinking.

 Inflatables, Performances, & Activities

This year’s festival will include a climbing wall, a dunk tank, inflatables for all ages, such as an obstacle course and hungry hippos, free crafts, and plenty of free games activities. Plus, don’t miss singing and dancing performances by our students, our MIMS Dragon Dance team, and stay to the very end for a lion Dance by the Lavang Lion Dance Team. Full performance schedule is available (see below).

Silent Auction & Raffle

Come ready to bid on some high-value items in our silent auction, such as camps and spa treatments.

We’ve also got some great raffle prizes, including themed baskets, book packs, and an arboretum membership.

Food

All great festivals have great FOOD and this event is no exception! Food trucks include Churrascos, Nola Po Boys, Foreign Policy, and more. PLUS, 3 dessert trucks, food from Lemongrass, and drinks from Coffee-Q, among others.

Purchase tickets, t-shirts, wristbands, and raffle tickets.

T-shirts, tickets, wristbands, and combo packs will be available for pickup at MIMS on Feb. 16, 17, or 18 after school, the 18th before school, and at the festival on the 19th. You can buy all your items online OR in person at these times.

Parking

Parking will be limited – consider using a ride-share! Drop-off points are on Yorktown and McCulloch.

If you do drive, please plan to park on Yorktown, Hidalgo, or McCulloch, but be kind to the neighbors and don’t take up all the neighborhood streets. Also, don’t park on Alabama, ok?! Some parking will be available at nearby hotels and parking structures – more on that soon.

MIMS parking will NOT be available, but you can use St. George’s parking as available.

Volunteers Needed

Want to be part of the fun?! We have many volunteer opportunities. All MIMS families should plan to give at least one hour – sign up here. You can also contact [email protected] to get involved.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships available – please contact fundraising chairs Viola Caretti or Lisa Barrow for additional details. Online payment at https://bit.ly/CNYsponsor

Sponsorship Levels

  •   Year of the Tiger Presenting Sponsor – $5,000+
  •   Dragon – $1,000
  •   Phoenix – $500
  •   Gold – $300
  •   Silver – $150

Silver ($150+)

Family or business recognized by name on our website in a static banner that will remain up through the end of the 21-22 school year.

Gold ($300+)

All of the above, and the static banner will include a link to the business. 

Family or business name and/or logo will be included in any printed promotional materials related to the event.

Phoenix ($500+)

All of the above, and advertising materials provided by the donor (business cards, flyers, brochures, etc.) will be included in all materials distributed related to the event.

Dragon ($1000+)

All of the above, and a business will get a dedicated promotional post on our website. Families or individuals can opt for a dedicated post on a charity of their choosing (subject to approval by both MIMS PTO and the charity).

Option to have a dedicated booth space at the event to distribute promotional materials, and interact with MIMS families directly.

Tiger Presenting Sponsor ($5,000+)

All of the above, and family or business name and/or logo will be printed on a banner to be displayed in front of the school along West Alabama Street. The banner will remain up until the end of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Option to have a dedicated booth space at the event to distribute promotional materials, and interact with MIMS families directly.