Run for Fun

Friday, May 13, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register for the Spring Fair Run for Fun! The $25 entry fee entitles students to one of the Spring Fair T-shirts designed by our talented 7th graders. The annual Run for Fun will be held Friday, May 13, on the Cathedral Close. Run for Fun registrants should proceed to the check-in table as soon as they are dismissed from school to receive their race number. All Lower School registrants MUST be accompanied by an adult. The race will begin with Lower School grades on the Pulpit Green.

To register, please download and complete the registration form. Please return completed Run for Fun registration forms with payment (cash or check made payable to “The Cathedral School PA”) to the Business Office by Thursday, May 12. Additionally, Run for Fun registration is available online via credit card payment. Register for Run for Fun online here

Run for Fun registrants may pick up their Spring Fair T-shirt either during drop-off the week before Spring Fair (look for volunteers on the porch) or the afternoon of May 13 before the race. Questions? Please contact Run for Fun Co-Chairs Laura Gallo (laura.e.gallo@gmail.com) and Alan Donaldson (adonaldson@cathedralnyc.org).

Note: After School classes will take place on Friday, May 13, despite the concurrent Run for Fun. All the Friday instructors have been informed that their classes will either be small or will have students joining late. Some instructors have agreed to adjust their projects for the day to accommodate the latecomers. It is your choice whether to send your children late or to skip the class. Please send an email to After School coordinator Monika Jasinska (mjasinska@cathedralnyc.org) if your child will miss some/all of the Friday After School. All lower school After School Run for Fun participants must still have an adult present.

Spring Fair Day

Saturday, May 14, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This is a day full of fun for the whole community: games, rides, food, prizes, karaoke, face-painting, bake sale, and more! All friends and family are welcome!

Wristbands: Wristbands will be available in advance for $30 and for $35 the day of the fair. Wristbands provide unlimited visits to the Bounce house, Accelerator slide, and Turbo Tubs ride. You can buy wristbands here or at school the week before the fair. Wristbands bought online can be picked up at the main entrance of the fair.

Games, food, and snacks will be available through the use of tickets sold at the fair. Tickets are $1 a piece or 22 for $20.

Food: New this year - burgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, Shackburgers, and hot dogs will be for sale from Shake Shack and cheese pizza will be available from our neighbors, V&T Restaurant. A selection of chips, soda, juice, sparkling water, and beer will also be on hand. Tasty snacks for sale will include ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn, and bake sale items.
 
Due to space limitations, there is no rain backup this year. The Fair will go on in light sprinkles, or passing showers, but not heavy rain. Have questions or want to lend a hand? Please contact the Spring Fair Chair: Jill Hecker (jillmhecker@gmail.com).

Bring Your Own Water Bottle to Spring Fair

Go Green! Please bring a reusable water bottle to Spring Fair! As part of PEACOCK's efforts to “green" the fair, there will be water stations around the Close for families to refill water bottles. Cups will not be provided for water. Our planet thanks you for your GREEN cooperation! A limited number of Cathedral water bottles will also be available for purchase.

Bake Sale

Love to bake? We need you! Please sign up to provide a nut-free baked good for Spring Fair Day! Signups will be online here. There will not be tins provided this year, so please bring disposable (recyclable!) containers. Please drop off bake sale items by 11:00 a.m. the day of the fair at the bake sale tent. Feel free to send an email about your contribution (or any questions) to Jennifer Hanlon (jenpumcho@mac.com).

Volunteers Needed for Spring Fair and Hoops

Spring Fair can't happen without the involvement of our fabulous parents! We need all hands on deck to make this great day for our community run smoothly. Our goal is for every family at Cathedral to take one volunteer spot per adult in their household. Sign up here. There are many options from which to choose, and you can sign up to work a shift with a friend or your child. The volunteer signup is divided into the Run for Fun (Friday, May 13), the Spring Fair rides/games/tickets, etc. (Saturday, May 14), and the Hoops from the Heart (Saturday, May 14). (sign up here for Hoops). Be sure to sign up early and often!  If we don’t have enough volunteers, we have to close down some games - no sad children’s faces, please!  If you have questions about the volunteer sign-up, please contact Marc Bertrand (marc@thebertrandeducationgroup.com). 

Health and Safety

Spring Fair will be held entirely outdoors on the Cathedral Close. We will adhere to the Cathedral and Cathedral School COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of the Spring Fair. 

Additionally, we ask you to please stay home if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or if you have had a fever or vomiting in the past 24 hours. Please wear a mask if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (runny nose, congestion, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) that are not explained by a known chronic condition such as asthma or seasonal allergies; or if a member of your household is currently in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. For any COVID-related questions, please contact Nurse Mariel Boyarsky (mboyarsky@cathedralnyc.org).
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