Halloween Thank You

Thank you all who attended the 2016 Mardi Gras Carnival!!

A special thank you to Caryn Adams and the entire Halloween Carnival team who donated hours and hours of their time to make the carnival amazing this year.



SOPA and the Halloween Committee would like to thank our wonderful sponsors, who, without their generous support, would not have made our carnival so great.  We would especially like to thank our amazing title sponsor, Dr. Michelle To, DDS. Her generosity helped fund much of the carnival.

Thank you to our valued sponsors:

Thank you to our valued sponsors:

Michelle To, DDS- Dr. Roger Lim- Mathnasium- Whispers from Children’s Hearts & Lisa Haisha- Chipotle- The UPS Store-Sherman Oaks- Piano Play- Douglas Steel Supply- My Very Own Tutor- The Sherman- Bita Moalej, DDS- Snip Its-Encino- Tutor Doctor- Fazio Cleaners- iPic Photo Booth- Taye Diggs- Ultra Zone Laser Tag- Julie Arde-Heidari-Sotheby’s Intl. Realty- KMA- Domino’s Pizza- Tipsy Cow- Sylvan- Kiddie Kuts- Lucky Strike



Let us thank those who helped make it all happen:

Caryn Adams-Event Chair

Candace Larkin – Event Paperwork, Class Banners, and so much more.

Matthew Rodenzo – Logos and Layouts

Larissa Laskin – Everything

Josh Cottrell, Currie Graham, Sean Larkin, Geraldine Colon – Trick or Treat Village

Deanna Weigold – For everything you do!

Sharon Matsumoto – Treasurer and so much more!

 Marushka Mandell, Mrs. LeVantine– Bake Sale

JR Gonzalez and Family.  Somehow you managed to stock, set up, and run both food booths without totally losing it.  You all were amazing.

Meschelle Wall.  Your graphics and banners were as wonderful as you are!

Julia Keiper.  Thank you for helping organize all of the volunteers and support staff.

Matthew Rodenzo.  The creator of the event logo that had everyone talking.

Ada Cottrell.  You oversaw the whole emoji maze and still managed to keep a

on your face the whole time.

Deanna Weigold.  For everything you do!

Sharon Matsumoto.  Without you as our Treasurer, we’d be hopeless

Linda Coloma.  The Classroom Banner photos were a sight to behold.

Cynthia Tonarelli.  Those classroom banners wouldn’t have been what they were had you not taken care of printing them all!

Marushka Mandell and Mrs. LeVantine – Once again, we had a Bake Sale that was the envy of all other Bake Sales.

Cheryl Seaman and Vanessa Canley.  You made running the Cake Walk look easy.

DeeDee Colbert.  Your layout of the carnival put Google Maps to shame.

Lindsay Sarnoff.  Thank you for all your help with Website updates, ticket sales, and everything else you do to lead the charge.

Dax Shelby Thanks for nothing.

Shiran Spitz.  The smiles on the faces of all those kids were only matched by the painting and tattoos on them.  Thank you for this!

Kim Kramer.  That enormous pumpkin could have taken Cinderella to the ball.  Thank you for growing and donating it for the raffle.

Dani Maryamina, Genevieve McGee & the Metz Family.  All of those kids wouldn’t have been clamoring for prize tickets if it weren’t for the amazing Prize Booth that you all put together.

Taliban Coffee.  I’m not sure if anyone else could have – or would have had the ability to – sort and deliver approximately 4,000 flyers to local schools.  Thank you!

Mark Lee & Judy Share.  Much thanks for collecting classroom donations every single day.
Amy Cross.  For apparently being the only person who can properly set up PayPal, as well as always being there to help out when needed.

Ellie Chamanara and Erin Rodriguez.  The entrance graveyard was top-notch thanks to your design and construction.  (Bonus thanks for the Craig’s List fence acquisition!)

Kristen Lapiner and Joey Porter.  As usual, you oversaw the planned entertainment while providing all of us with your own.

Miss Monica and Mrs. Wheeler.  Not only did you two choreograph the wonderful grade level performances, but you made sure that Zombie Style would remain stuck in my head until next Halloween.

Roger Seaman.  Somehow you were able to handle the job of Food Truck Supervisor

The dozens of volunteers who came Friday night and Saturday morning to assist with the setup, and the handful of volunteers who stayed late Saturday night or showed up Sunday morning to help with the breakdown.  So much thanks for this otherwise thankless job.

The Room Parents who helped organize their class booths.  You all rock!

Thank you to the entire SOPA board for your support, trust, and always jumping in when and where needed.

And the 200+ other teacher, parent and student volunteers whose help was invaluable to the success of the event.

A very big THANK YOU to Robert Palomarez (Plant Manager) and Alex Lopez (Custodian) for working overtime and on the weekends for set-up and breakdown.

We start planning in February, and the first planning meeting will be in March.  To jump in and be a part planning next year’s event, please contact: sohalloweencarnival@gmail.com