Harvest Festival Pre-Order Now


Avoid long queues at the Harvest Festival and buy your Wristbands (for $15) and Harvest Dollars online before the event.  Deadline for pre-orders is October 17th.  The price of Wristbands will be $20 at the event.

Wristbands: Buy your wristband in advance and save $5 if your child will want to participate in these activities: the Climbing Rock Wall, the Inflatable Obstacle Course, Jumpy House, Inflatable Slide and Run for Fun relay races.  Purchase Wristbands Here

Harvest Dollars: Harvest dollars are the only currency accepted at all the food concessions and carnival games during the Harvest Festival. Avoid long lines and pre-purchase Harvest Dollars online before Oct 17th or buy them at the event at the Tickets desk.  Purchase Harvest Dollars Here

See you and your family there!

Great Gatherings 2019

This year’s Great Gatherings brochure is here!

Great Gatherings are community-building activities that take place throughout the year, hosted by both Briones PTA and Briones parents. When you pay to participate in a Great Gathering, your money is donated directly to the Briones PTA. In fact, Great Gatherings is the largest PTA fundraiser of the school year! 

Your child was sent home Friday with your copy of the brochure describing all the GREAT GATHERING events (or download the PDF).  Now it’s time to go through it and earmark some of the parties you, your family, and your kids plan to attend!

Download a QR reader/ scanner app on your smartphone and see you at the Harvest Festival, where you can sign up for the Great Gatherings events! (Click to learn more!)

Looking forward to having you and your family attend the biggest FUNdraiser of the year!

Harvest Festival Next Weekend!

This is the biggest Bobcat event of the year, you don’t want to miss it! (And you can order tickets online now!)

Saturday, October 19th
2:30 – 5:30 PM

What to expect at the Harvest Festival?

  • A Pumpkin Patch
  • Run for Fun! will host organized activities on the playground 
  • Tons of Carnival Games! 
    • *Duck Pond * Baseball Toss * Cross Bow * Can Can * Tip the clown * Milk Can * Ring any Bottle * Plinko * Dart Balloon
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Extreme Obstacle Course 
  • Gentle Jump house for gentle jumpers 
  • Giant Slide 
  • Face Painting! Bubble Fun!  
  • Carnival Foods, Pizza, and Delicious Tacos & Quesadillas to eat!

(Click to learn more!)

All this fun means: WE NEED OUR BOBCAT COMMUNITY TO MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Please sign up to volunteer! There are many slots to choose from! Bring a friend, aunt, uncle, grandparent to join the fun! 

UpToUs Members click here to sign up.
Non-Members use this link instead.

The Stinky Cheese Man Auditions

The award-winning Palo Alto Children’s Theatre is back at Juana Briones this fall to produce another outreach play!  

This year’s play is “The Stinky Cheese Man,” a rapid fire vaudeville-style romp with the not too pleasant smelling Stinky Cheese Man as the star of the show!  This hilarious play toured nationally with Dallas Children’s Theater in 2005 and has since enjoyed over 150 independent productions across the United States, with a brief stop in China! This is a golden opportunity for our students to work with theatre professionals in the comfortable setting of their own school.

All children who audition receive roles in the play.
Open to all 3rd – 5th grade students. 
Audition Dates: Tuesday, October 15th, 2:45 – 4:30 pm for 4th & 5th grade;
and Wednesday, October 16th, 1:35 – 2:45 pm for 3rdgraders

Those with conflicts can come either day. Michael Jorizzo directs; the music director is Marie Finch. Performances Dates: December 12 – 14

Harvest Festival Online Ordering is Here

DATE: Saturday, October 19th
TIME: 2:30 to 5:30 pm
WHERE: Juana Briones Elementary School
WHO: Children of all ages & abilities, and their families!

Harvest Festival online ordering is here!!!

Come spend the afternoon at the biggest, most fun PTA-funded event of the year! Join your friends and their families for carnival games, a climbing wall, inflatable slide, the extreme rush obstacle course, Run for Fun games, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more. We will have food for everyone in the family and of course, our wonderful bake sale! The kids will put on an incredible talent show. And, of course, families can sign up for community-building GREAT GATHERINGS events.

This year promises to be full of wonderful and inspiring events for adults, kids and the entire family! Click for more about the games, activities, and food planned for the Harvest Festival this year!



Harvest Dollars can be used for games, crafts, food and more. We recommened 12-15 Harvest Dollars per person participating.


Wristbands can be purchased for unlimited use of the climbing well. Inflatable slide, obstacle course and Run for Fun games. Buy your wristbands for $15 each until October 17. After October 17th, the wristband price will be $20 each.

Harvest Dollars and wristbands can be purchased at the event, but online ordering is recommended!


Please consider signing up for a volunteer spot helping to sell tickets, sell food, supervise games, etc. You can sign up to volunteer through UpToUs, or contact Candice Wheeler at tanwheeler@gmail.com.

Click for more about the games, activities, and food planned for the Harvest Festival this year!