Woodside May Day 2017
Parade and Carnival
Saturday, May 6


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The 95th Annual Woodside May Day Parade and Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. The Woodside School Parent Teacher Association is honored to host and sponsor this annual event for the Town of Woodside. The entire community and surrounding neighbors are invited to join in this wonderful town tradition. This fun-filled day starts with a Fun Run organized by the Woodside Recreations Committee and a Pancake Breakfast put on by the Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley, which is held at the Woodside Village Church.

The Parade
The Parade is led by the elected Grand Marshals Dick & Barbara Tagg. Following the Grand Marshals is the Kindergarten Royal Court, which is chosen from the 2016-2017 Kindergarten class at Woodside Elementary (see list below). The parade will start promptly at 10:00am. Check-in for the parade begins at 9:00am at the Woodside School. Forms for the Parade registration are available online. Online registration for the parade ended April 27th.

The Kindergarten Royal Court
King — Emmanuel H.
Queen — Serevina M.
Princes — Milo P., Jake S., John T.
Princesses — Quinn D., Tilly M., Keira K.

May Pole Performance and Citizen of the Year Award
Immediately following the parade are two annual traditions which take place in the school's outdoor amphitheater. First is the traditional May Pole dance led by the 3rd grade under the direction of Dr. D'Ambrosio. Next is the presentation of the Woodside Citizen of the Year award.

The Carnival and BBQ
The Carnival and BBQ are held from 12:00-2:30pm at the Woodside Elementary School. Tickets for the lunch and carnival may be purchased in advance at school. Click HERE for additional information. Click HERE to purchase online carnival and BBQ tickets: 

Nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award
The Woodside Parent Teacher Association welcomes nominations for our annual Citizen of the Year award. This Citizen of the Year Award honors a Woodside resident who has made a sustained and significant contribution to Woodside School and specifically to the education and well-being of our children. Nominees will have created a legacy of volunteerism and should be recognized for leading with a spirit of generosity and stewardship toward the education and future of our children and the Woodside School community. Typically their children should have matriculated beyond the Woodside School. Click here for additional information.

May Day Schedule of Events
As in past years, the Sheriff's department will close Woodside Road (Highway 84) at 8:00am. Since maneuvering through crowds and cars can be difficult, early arrival is encouraged.

7:30                    Fun Run sponsored by the Woodside Recreation Committee
8:00-10:00         Pancake Breakfast at the Woodside Village Church sponsored by the Rotary Club
8:00-9:00           Parade check-in is in front of the school office
8:30                   Woodside Road, Hwy 84, closes from Canada to Albion
10:00-11:00      Parade
11:15                  Amphitheater Program - 3rd Grade May Pole Dance, Citizen of the Year Award presentation
12:00-2:30         Carnival games and BBQ at Woodside School

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