Families are invited to campus for a springtime carnival with field games for all ages, art stations, arcade alley, live music, used books, exciting adult raffle items and kids prizes, food and sweets (favorite lemonstick treats!), and more. Offering activities and entertainment for all ages, Spring Fling brings together the extended Waynflete community, including current students and their families, alumni and reunion classes, and friends of the school.
Spring Fling is the Parents Association annual (and only!) fundraiser. Funds raised from this event directly support the PA’s efforts in bringing the community together through social and program opportunities throughout the year. The PA plays a vital role in many school functions—thank you for your involvement!
Saturday, May 14, 2022
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
- Field games: 11:00 a.m.–noon
- Music: 12:15 p.m. featuring performances by the Upper School Jazz Combo, Chorus, Waynflete Intergenerational Chorus, and the Mighty Senior Trio!
- Raffle and prizes announced: 12:45 p.m.
Rain date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
New this year, all students attending will receive 10 complimentary tickets! Join us for some exciting family-friendly fun, including:
- Activities and games
- Art stations
- Arcade alley
- Delicious grill offerings (A special thank you to Migis Lodge!)
- Sweet treats
- Field games
- Used book sale
- Community market
- Spring Fling merchandise
- Live music
- Raffles, prizes, and much more!
This year, we have some amazing prizes available for children! Kids can enter to win tickets to Funtown Splashtown USA and the Sea Dogs, the opportunity to throw the first pitch at a Sea Dogs game, a campfire night fun bundle, and more!
Purchase tickets ahead online to skip the lines. Pick up your tickets at our will-call table on the day of the event. Online purchasing closes Friday, May 13 at noon.
Tickets are used to participate in most activities and games, as well as select treats. Click here for a list of ticket prices for each activity.
Tickets, food, adult raffle, and books can all be purchased at the event. While credit card transactions will be available, we strongly encourage you to bring cash.
We will be offering the following incredible raffle packages this year at Spring Fling. Each purchase of a $5 raffle ticket provides the chance to win the item of your choosing! Buy raffle tickets in advance online or purchase raffle tickets at the event. All proceeds will benefit the Waynflete Parents Association.
Remember—you improve your chances of winning by buying multiple tickets! We will announce raffle winners at 12:45 p.m. during Spring Fling. You do not have to be present in order to win! A special thank you to the businesses and individuals who donated this array of raffle prizes.
Scroll down to see raffle item descriptions!
We’ll need many parent volunteers on the day of Spring Fling to help us pull off this community-building event. Volunteer shifts will be a brief commitment from 10:00–11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. You can still enjoy the day with your family and friends while helping our community. Volunteer with other parents! Note: Upper School students have received a separate sign-up form to volunteer.
New this year, purchase a Spring Fling hat!
This year, we are selling youth and adult Spring Fling hats featuring our new logo! We have a limited quantity that will be available first come, first served. Hats can be purchased online and picked up at Spring Fling, or purchased on the day while supplies last. Youth and adult sizes each cost $20.
Here Comes the Yum!
Whip up an Opera cake, make pâte à choux, or learn the intricacies of royal icing on sugar cookies with the two bakers behind Lila Bean Bakery! At their commercial kitchen in Portland, you will receive secret tips, bond with your chosen guests, and leave with as many treats as you can carry. This is such a fun way to learn to bake and get in some much-needed time with a few special friends!
Valid through 2022 and to take place on a mutually agreed upon date. The three-hour class is limited to three people and can include anyone age 12 and older. Donated by Lila Happel ’24 and Margaret Happel. You can learn more about their business at lilabeanbakery.com or on Instagram.
Salt and the Sea!
Have landlubbers visiting or need a fun way to celebrate the end of the 2022 school year? Embark on a Harbor Lights and Sights Cruise OR Sunset Cruise this summer and enjoy Portland’s beautiful island-studded waters. Need some more time near our sparkling shores? Head to Pine Point and make sure to bring along a handy gift card, good for $100 at ANY of the following attractions: Bayley’s Lobster Pound, The Bait Shed, The Garage BBQ, EBC Pizza, Stern Seafood, or Dog Days Gift Shop.
Visit portlanddiscovery.com to learn more about the two tour options. Donated by Bill and Kathy Frappier, parents of Nick ’18 and Juliana ’24, and Susan and Vincent Clough, parents of Emma ’31.
Date Night Deluxe!
Enjoy a one-night staycation in a beautiful room at the newly refurbished OneSixtyFive in Brunswick. This charming and welcoming inn is the perfect spot for a much-needed night away…without having to travel far. A bottle of wine along with a cheese and fruit plate will welcome you. An amazing breakfast the next morning is included!
You can learn more at onesixtyfivemaine.com. Offer good through 2022. Donated by Jim and Eileen Hornor, parents of Helen ’21 and Charlie ’23.
Value: approx. $325
Who will you take to see the Red Sox—your partner, your child, or a friend that needs a special treat? The possibilities are endless, and everyone will want to snag these exceptional and coveted seats. Make sure to put on your new Red Sox t-shirts included with this offering!
Two tickets are included for the July 23 game against the Blue Jays at 4:10 p.m. Seat location: Loge Box 131, Row DD, Seats 1 and 2. Donated by: Josh and Lea Steirman, parents of Addison ’33.
Here Comes the Portland Fun!
For out-of-town guests, or for the weekend when you have a few families visiting Maine, or maybe for your kiddo’s birthday…the possibilities abound. Two nights (or two rooms for one night) at the Hyatt Old Port are yours to use as you see fit. Stop by Gelato Fiasco for the perfect Old Port treat to round out your stay! What a perfect way to celebrate summer!
Two nights at the Hyatt and a $50 Gelato Fiasco gift card are included. Donated by Tim Soley and Maria Gallace, parents of Jake ’15 and Max ’19; and Mitch Newlin ’12.
Value: approx. $900
After Our Hearts, Thompson’s Point!
Kick off summer with this fine offering of four tickets to The Head and the Heart. Could there be any better way to spend a Friday evening in Portland? Enjoy an early dinner at Pai Men Miyake before the concert, then stroll to the venue for an evening that will make you feel young again!
The four tickets are for The Head and the Heart Concert on June 4. Includes a $150 gift card from Pai Men Miyake. Donated by Chris and Erica Thompson, parents of Blythe ’22 and Quinn ’26, and Masa and Chieko Miyake, parents of Hanae ’12 and Cocoe ’21.
Make Someone Happy!
Gift away! With this assortment of gift cards, you are set up with a few options for gifts for someone special…teachers, friends, or even yourself! If you have not been by the new Palmer and Co. store, it is worth the trip to Freeport!
- Two Pai Men Miyake $75 gift cards
- Palmer and Co. $100 gift card
- Tandem $20 gift card
This fine offering was donated by Masa and Chieko Miyake, parents of Hanae ’12 and Cocoe ’21, and Meghan Curci Palmer ’95.
Get (re)Acquainted with Portland!
Are you ready to get reacquainted with some of Portland’s fine offerings? If so, this package is meant for you! This package has many parts that could be used in many ways—you could also choose to gift away parts of this package to some lucky people! A Family Membership to the Portland Museum of Art, two tickets to Portland Stage Company, and a $200 gift card to James Beard Nominated Restaurant for Best New Restaurant, Leeward, are included. So many possibilities and so many memories about to be made!
Please visit portlandmuseumofart.org to learn more about what is included in the membership. The theater tickets are a voucher to be redeemed. Donated by Eileen Gillespie, parent of George ’22; Darrell Pardy, parent of Chris ’06 and Stephen ’09; and Meg and Rob Adams, parents of Wyatt ’24 and Asa ’28.
If you have been meaning to become a member, or need to renew your membership, this exceptional gift from the Children’s Museum has all the bells and whistles. The Children’s Museum All Access Pass includes not only daily admission for up to nine people, but also four theater tickets per production. The pass also includes up to ten tickets to special events including Halloween, New Year’s Eve, and Egg Hunt (while supplies last). This is sure to be a lot of fun for your family and friends!
Visit kitetails.org to learn more about what is included in the membership. Donated by Kristin Valdmanis, parent of Lizzie ’23, Ian ’25, Anna ’28, and Teddy ’30.
Please donate your extra books to the Book Sale!
Are your shelves overflowing with books you no longer need? Please donate your gently used books and audiobooks to the Waynflete Friends of the Library Book Sale which takes place during Spring Fling! All age levels of books are welcome; proceeds benefit our libraries. Books can be dropped off Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13 in the Klingenstein Library.
A special thank you to our generous donors!
Attendees will be asked to complete this self-screening on the day of the event, not to attend if you have had a known exposure to COVID in the two weeks leading up to the event, and to stay home if experiencing any symptoms, even mild. While masks outside are optional, we request mask wearing when indoors with students. Thank you for your understanding.