Clown Around

It’s time to Clown Around!

September 23, 2017   •   10am – 2pm
Barrington Elementary School Playground

Greetings Barrington families, friends, and supporters!
It is time to start Clowning Around to help raise money for our
ONLY fundraiser this year, where families and local businesses
come together to support our children’s education through the
Barrington Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

This year, our goal is to raise $40k to fund
STEM equipment and MakerSpace for our media center.

Equipment could include a 3D printer, robotics, science experiments, coding
and technology equipment to help our students prepare for an innovative future!


 There are many ways you can help make the event a success!


1) Come to Clown Around Festival and have fun!

You can purchase punch cards to participate in fun games, activities,
purchase food and treats, and win prizes through games and raffles!
This year, the activities include a Human Hungry Hippos inflatable,
Meltdown (think Wipeout from tv), Velcro Soccer,
an inflatable farm for the little ones, and lots more!

We have 3 punch card purchase options this year:

• Pre-order punch cards at a discount by ordering online
before Monday, Sept. 18th, 2017
by clicking HERE.

1 – full punch card – $18
*If you choose this option, you can pick up your punch cards
at Will Call in the Barrington cafeteria on
Friday, September 22nd, 6-7:30 pm or
on the day of the event at the main ticket booth.

• You can also purchase punch cards at regular price,
Thursday, Sept. 21st
and Friday Sept. 22nd at Stop, Drop & Go
on Barrington Road at drop off and pick up.
Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.

1 – full punch card – $20

• Lastly, you can also purchase on the day of the event,
directly from ticket booths on-site.  

1 – full punch card – $20
1 – half punch card – $10



2) Buy raffle tickets day of the event to win
one of our amazing raffle prizes.

This year raffle prizes will include:
• A wooden long-board skateboard
• American Girl Campfire set
• A portable tree hammock
• Adult prize packs
• Kids’ Barnes & Noble grab bags – including books,
adult coloring books, planners, toys, bobble heads, and more!

Winners will be drawn day-of event!



3) Become a corporate or family sponsor

You can make a tax-deductible monetary or in-kind donation
to help make the event a success. There are 5 sponsorship levels.

If you would like to become a sponsor,
click HERE for more info and to sign up.

Or contact Ashley Dudley at



4) Bake or buy treats for the popular cake-walk game.

Donations can be dropped off at set up on
Friday, September 22nd from 6pm – 7:30pm at the Barrington cafeteria,
or on the day of Clown Around at 9:00am at the Cake Walk game.

Please sign up to bring Cake Walk treats HERE.

Contact Julie Zogbaum at for more information.



5) Consider volunteering for one or more shifts at Clown Around.

Volunteers day-of event are CRITICAL for the event’s success!
The class with the most parent volunteers will win a classroom prize.
Middle school and high school volunteers will receive service hours.

To sign up as a student volunteer, please click HERE.

To sign up as an adult volunteer, please click HERE.



 6) Donate items or money to support the class baskets

Class baskets are used to raise money in the silent auction.
Please see the communication from your room parent to sign up!



Thank you for all the ways you support Barrington and the PTO!

We could not make this a success without all your efforts!
If you have any questions or need additional information about Clown Around,
please contact Lisa Burleson (
or Michelle Salsberry (

Thanks from the PTO for all that you have already done
and in advance for your time and work in the next couple of weeks.