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 saturday, april 20th | 3-6 pm 



Trivia Game  |  All New Carnival Games | Family Decorating Competition




The carnival is our major fundraiser each spring, helping to fund all the programs we have for our students, staff and families at MPE. It's also a time where MPE families can mingle and students can have fun. 

Admission and fun tickets

Preorders will be delivered to classrooms by tomorrow. Do not forget your package on Saturday as your child(ren) will need the wristband for entry. If you have not purchased admission or tickets, you can do so at the carnival entrance on Saturday from 3-6pm.


Admission wristbands - needed for anyone 3-16 years of age - and Fun Tickets are available for pre-order at a discounted rate through your PTA account (under My Forms/Paperwork) until April 12th.  


Children 2 and under and teens/adults 17+ are free to enter. 


Admission includes:

  • Inflatable slide
  • Inflatable obstacle course
  • Toddler bounce house
  • Magic show
  • A few carnival games
  • All activities from our sponsors

Fun Tickets are required for all the extra fun including (adults will require ticket for participation as well):

  • Train ride
  • Inflatable axe throwing
  • Inflatable soccer darts
  • Fairy hair
  • Glitter tattoo
  • Face painting
  • Digital photo booth
  • Multiple carnival games
  • Concession snacks including cotton candy and pizza
  • Raffle baskets


Silent auction and raffle baskets

The Silent Auction is online at https://app.memberhub.gives/mpecarnival2024 and will begin on April 5th (you are welcome to have a sneak peek at our auction items as our site will go live on 4/5/24,  but please know we are still uploading more items all week). All bidding is done online. The auction ends at 6pm on Sat. April 20th. Feel free to share the auction website with friends and family. 

  • There are over $15,000 of donated items in our auction. Examples of items include summer camps, local businesses and attractions in NC (Umstead, Marbles, etc.) , orthodontic treatments, UNC Wellness family memberships, etc. We also have amazing MPE experiences including breakfast bunch with the counsellors, a dance choreography with Ms. Rochelle up for raffle and more. Let's not forget the coveted front parking space as well as front row seats to the 5th grade moving up ceremony.
  • This year, there is a BUY NOW option so check out the items early in the week before they sell.
  • You can set a proxy bid with your maximum bid.

The 12 Raffle Baskets were created by all our classrooms through our room parents. They will go live for auction on April 8th. We will upload a list of the basket contents to our silent auction website. Mrs. Pauls will draw 12 winners on April 22nd. Enter the raffle basket draws in one of 2 ways: 

  • online through our silent auction website. Bundles of tickets can be purchased and we will physically enter a ticket into the appropriate basket draw.
  • in person at the Carnival using Fun Tickets (we will ask you to write your name and phone number on each ticket you enter).
  • teacher experiences


This year's theme is "Around the World with Millie," and we are inviting students and families to showcase their creativity by representing various countries through beautiful decorations.
Contest Details:
  • Each participating group/ family will be assigned a country to represent.
  • Decorations can include elements such as flags, traditional outfits, iconic landmarks, and cultural symbols.
  • Participants are encouraged to research and incorporate unique aspects of their assigned country to bring their decorations to life.
  • On the day of the Carnival, all decorations will be displayed for students to admire during their train ride.
  • Please note that decorations should be able to withstand the elements, as they will be displayed outdoors. 
  • Students will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite decorations, and the first-place winner will receive a prize!
This contest will add an education element to our Carnival by providing students and families the opportunity to learn about different cultures around the world.
So, gather your creativity, team up with friends and family, and let's celebrate diversity at our Spring Carnival.
If you are interested in participating, click on the link below and sign up for a country. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.



Let's make this carnival an unforgettable journey across the world!


our families make this happen

As you know, this large event can't happen without our amazing parent volunteers. We do need your help to bring this event to our school community. Sign up for a volunteer shift at the carnival and receive 2 extra raffle tickets.



 For more details, email Jahima at events@millsparkpta.com or Jen at president@millsparkpta.com 


a huge Thank you to our community sponsors












 Map for the Carnival