Parents Nursery School

Fall carnival

Join us when we transform from a mild-mannered preschool into a fabulous carnival for all to enjoy.

Ready to have fun? Click here for the carnival payments form →


Carnival is our biggest fundraising event of the year – and it is open to the public. (2021 Update: sadly, due to COVID-19 this year carnival will only be open to the PNS community.)

Each year on a Sunday in the middle of October, we host our Carnival fundraiser. There are games, prizes, food and drink, bake sale, live music, jugglers, magicians, costumes, craft sale, raffle drawings, a silent auction and much more! Enrolled Parents (and often Alumni), help to put on this event. Many adults and children come in costume. Returning students count the days from the start of the year until Carnival.


Silent auction

Bid on great products and services to support Parents Nursery School  at the carnival. All proceeds go to fund the school.

To donate goods for Carnival (or our Spring Gala), please contact our fundraising chair.

Thank you…

… to our 2019 sponsors without whom Carnival would not be possible this year

Adventure Cat
American Ballet
American Girl
Avid4 Adventure
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Beat the Lock Escape Rooms
Berkeley Rep
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad
Bills Cafe
Blossom Birth & Family
BrainVyne – LEGO & Money Camps
Buck’s of Woodside
California’s Great Americac
Camp Galileo
Chabot Space & Science Museum
Cheeky Monkey Toys
Chef Chu’s
Children’s Discovery Museum, San José
Children’s Fairyland
Ciardella’s Garden Supply
City Arts & Lectures
Classic Kids Los Gatos
Connie Bensen photography
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Dance Connection
Delfina (restaurant)
Drawn2Art, Los Altos
Electric Tour Company
Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi
Gilroy Gardens
Gold Star Gymnastics
Golfland USA
Great America
Habbi Habbi
Hiller Aviation museum
Hobee’s California Restaurants
Howard’s Shoes for Children
Imagineerz Learning
Julien Cellier (personal chef)
Keplers Books
Linden Tree Books
Los Altos Stage Company
Lucky Strike
Luv2Play, San Carlos
Palo Alto Baking Company
Paper Source
Pier 39
Pizza My Heart
Planet Granite
Pump it Up
San Francisco Electric Tour Company
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Symphony
Safari Run, San Mateo
Smuin Ballet
Spartans Sports Camp
Sundance The Steakhouse
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
The Lawrence Hall of Science
The Tech Interactive
Verde Touch
Walt Disney Family Museum
Winter Lodge
YogaSource, Palo Alto
Young Builders
Zola Restaurant