Thank you for a FANTASTIC Fall Festival
Mon, Oct 17 11:24am
We want to send a huge heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on an auspiciously sunny Saturday for the Fall Festival! This was our biggest event since 2019, and you all showed up in major ways, as volunteers, as bakers and craftspeople, and as joyful participants. Our district City Council Member Shanaha Hanif stopped by at the height of the event and remarked on what a great school community we have. 

Throwing an event for 1,000+ (!) people truly takes a village. We want to recognize and celebrate ours.

First, a very special THANK YOU to Eve Dilworth Rosen and Nisha Aoyama, our amazing Co-Chairs of the Fall Festival Committee. They led the effort to bring about this spectacular community event and we are so deeply and whole-heartedly grateful. 

Thank you to our Fall Festival planning team, for showing up for two months of Wednesday night planning meetings, for stepping outside your comfort zones to make sponsorship asks, for the spreadsheets, the late-night emails, the Costco runs, and the mountain of prep work:

  • Ayça Aksu
  • Christine Canedo
  • Christine Coady
  • Cynthia Thaler
  • Davina Benedaret
  • Eve Dilworth Rosen
  • Farrah Sanders
  • Gemma Niblett
  • Gwen Radsch
  • Mike Lew
  • Nia Brown
  • Nisha Aoyama

We want to give some special shout-outs to some of our staff and parents who lent some amazing skills to the festival:

  • Allen Spector - for all the lovely graphics
  • Christina Lowe - for bringing us Brainy Bill and his briefcase of science magic
  • Corey Seymour - for being the best DJ and MC (*NOTE* Corey is missing one of his maracas, which has sentimental value. Please return to Corey, Biba, Nadia (the parent coordinator), or anyone on the PTA. We can help get it back to him!)
  • Holly Robertson & Adam Cobb - for always being ready with the gifs and witty copy
  • Howard Kalachnikoff- for donating delicious focaccias from Rolo’s
  • Joanna Cohen, Jennifer Tirado, Julie Brunner Cross, Marybeth LoPorto, Michele Dente & Shirley Harkins - for slinging and stringing donuts for our adorable sugar monsters
  • Nadia Benlarbi - for your behind-the-scenes wizardry
  • Nadine Goellner & Delfina Simon - for keeping us calm and fiscally responsible
  • Ms. Rinah & Ms. Sarah - for judging the pie contest with all of the love and gravitas our wonderful bakers deserve
  • Mark and the whole Custodial Team- for getting the building ready before and after
  • Santi and Frankie - for literally getting the event up and running with our beautiful facilities
  • Agent Sharon and the whole Security Team for looking out for the safety and security of our community during the event (and always)
  • The 14th Street Block Association - for allowing us to party in your street!

And thank you to P.S. 107’s committee chairs for planning and hosting activity tables, and/or providing crucial supplies and expertise:

  • Amber Lewis & Ginny Wiehardt - Special Education Committee
  • Brittany Manley & Sarah Foster - Community Outreach Committee
  • Diana Gatschet - Annual Fund Committee
  • Jenny May Reddy & Joanna Lumbang - 5th Grade Committee
  • Jill Davitt - Gear Committee
  • Reem Berro & Elizabeth Stoel - Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Committee
  • Sowoon Song - Asian American & Pacific Islander Committee
  • Spring Hofeldt & Sarah Harlow - Art Committee

Finally, we want to thank all of our day-of volunteers, our heros - and their equally heroic partners who made their shifts possible. Without you, there couldn't have been a Fall Festival (we pulled this list from the Konstella sign-up sheet, so apologies to anyone who is missing and/or jumped in and lent a hand during the event that we were unaware of, but we are thankful for you too!):

  • Aaron Goldfarb
  • Adam Muskett
  • Alice Mackenzie
  • Allen Spector
  • Alyse Dosik (also our social media documentarian)
  • Alyson Day
  • Amanda Berman
  • America Billy
  • Ana Irizarry
  • Antje Sommer (also a raffle prize donor!)
  • Antoine Abeille
  • Bertha Gallardo
  • Biba Milioto
  • Bobbie Edwards
  • Bradley Allen
  • Brenda Flockhart-Shanks
  • Brooke Newbold
  • Caitlin Tracey
  • Caitlin Gallagher
  • Cara Ruda
  • Cara Allen (also a raffle prize donor!)
  • Carolyn Weiss
  • Catharine Kendall Hannoosh
  • Chad Rimer
  • Chase Madar
  • Christina Lowe 
  • Connie Chung
  • Crystal Park
  • Dan Gomez
  • David Wang
  • DeeDee Sanchez
  • Demsey Talabong
  • Desiree F
  • Desiree Talabong
  • Diana Gatschet
  • Elena Lucero
  • Elif Franco
  • Elise Batscha
  • Elizabeth Jordan
  • Ellen Doyle
  • Emily Hager
  • Erik Holm
  • Erin Sheth
  • Eunice Lee
  • Faith Moore
  • Farrah Sanders
  • Feba Michel
  • Fryda Lidor
  • Ginny Wiehardt
  • Greg Pattillo
  • Howard Kalachnikoff
  • Heather Brausa
  • Holly Robertson
  • Ian Temple
  • Irina Resnick
  • Iryna Plaskon
  • Ivy Tang
  • Jake Wilhelmsen
  • James Bednark
  • Jennifer Jerutis
  • Jennifer Gallico
  • Jenny Gallardo-Stern
  • Jenny Bogo
  • Jenny Xiradakis
  • Jill Davitt
  • Joanna Lumbang
  • Jocelyn Fung
  • Joe Gwozdz
  • John Ore
  • Jonathan Armenta
  • Jonathan Busky
  • Julia Kalachnikoff
  • Julia Wu
  • Julie McCarroll
  • Julie Porter
  • Junko Hirata
  • Kajal Below
  • Katerina Drisi
  • Katie Lane
  • Kelly Newton
  • Kerstin Hofmann
  • Kristen Ying
  • Kristin Bane
  • Kseniia Smirnova
  • Laura Hauch
  • Laura Mendelsohn
  • Lauren Aviv
  • Laurie Tamis
  • Leah Morfin
  • Leslie McCleary
  • Lucia Rahilly
  • Madeline Neighly
  • Maisie Tivnin
  • Mandy Gunton
  • Margaux Turchiano
  • Mari Hagiwara
  • Mariana Nannarone
  • Marija Ringwelski
  • Mark Taylor
  • Mary Pratt
  • Matthew Solly
  • Max Gallico
  • Mechelle Chestnut
  • Meghan Shann
  • Melissa Wong
  • Michelle Spiegel
  • Mika Kleban
  • Natasha Haidous
  • Nate Heasley
  • Neeta Menon
  • Nesta Alexander
  • Nick Kusnetz
  • Orson Robbins-Pianka
  • Patrick Huguenin
  • Paul Bautista
  • Paula Allen
  • Perrin Harkins
  • Peter Aronoff
  • Peter Sluszka
  • Polina Burt
  • Rebecca Dell'Aglio (we saw the cotton candy in your hair, and we love you for it)
  • Reem Berro
  • Rick Tackett
  • Ruby Andreolli
  • Sarah Baratti
  • Sarah Foster
  • Sarah Haden
  • Sarah Ladner Gomez
  • Sarah Liebel
  • Severine Pardo-Espinal
  • Sowoon Song
  • Stefanie Benner
  • Sunny Hwang
  • Susy Jackson
  • Tali Horowitz
  • Tara Bose
  • Tatiana Nassy
  • Thad Bzomowski
  • Tim Dennehy
  • Tina Chapman
  • Todd Lawton
  • Tyghe Trimble
  • Vanessa Sparling
  • William O'Reilly
  • Yumi Kobayashi
  • Yuriko Li
  • Zach Schulz
  • Zoë  Young
  • Zohn Rosen

Events like this only happen due to our amazing community of volunteers. We are so grateful!

PS 107 PTA