Palo Alto Campus Hosts First In-Person Community Event

A group of students in costumes for our Fall Festival costume parade.
Matt Nazario-Miller

Palo Alto Campus’s First In-Person Gathering a Huge Success

On Friday, October 29, our Lower and Middle School community gathered in-person to celebrate the KLS Fall Festival at our new Palo Alto Campus. The joy of celebrating together was palpable as students, staff, and parents/guardians enjoyed an array of outdoor activities. The Fall Festival was the first community-wide event at our Palo Alto campus since beginning our first Term at the new space this fall, making for a much-anticipated opportunity for community connection and togetherness following a year of remote learning due to the pandemic. 

A group of students in costumes gathered at a station at Fall Festival 2021.
A long line of students in costumes surround the playground.

During the festival, families, staff, and students rotated through various creative stations facilitated by our teachers and family volunteers, enjoyed snacks, and competed in games. Among the activities included an adult-versus-student volleyball match, a game guessing how many rubber bands need to go around a pumpkin before it explodes, a parade for students to show off their festive costumes, a station for hand-crafting marigold garlands, and egg and spoon relay races.

Students and families making marigold garlands at the Fall Festival.
Three students in costumes running a donut-eating station at Fall Festival 2021
A group of students in costumes and parents/guardians play volleyball during Fall Festival

Everyone enjoyed taking photos with a magnificent fall balloon display, rocking out to music produced by our own Music Specialist, Jacob E.A., and getting to learn about some very cool and slimy reptiles. 

A group of students in costumes pet reptiles during Fall Festival.

Many thanks go to our inimitable Family Association, Events Coordinator Donna Griffit, and family volunteers who organized the festivities. The Middle School Student Leadership Team also helped to plan and coordinate some of the fun activities. We could not have done it without you!


KLS Families: View a full album of photos from the Fall Festival here. (Password to view is available on our Family Portal's Forms + Resources page).

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