It's Summerfest Time! Come Have Fun and Help San Rafael City Schools

September 18, 2012

HeadsUp SummerfestIt's Summerfest time! Come have fun and help save critical school programs for San Rafael City Schools at the HeadsUp Summerfest Carnival on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 11 am to 5 pm.

This fun and free event takes place at San Rafael High School and features game booths, a giant slide, bounce houses, a petting zoo, face painting, henna body art, photo booth, kiss-a-pig, a dunk tank, wheel of fortune, art displays, performances by school music groups, BBQ treats, local band GWood Gents, and more. Also on hand will be the celebrated Summerfest Cake Walk—show off your baking skills or join the fun and win a cake.

Students can submit entries to the essay writing and art contest with the theme Making San Rafael a Better Place to Live. Write an essay on no more than one page that tells what you do now, what you will do, or what you'd like to do someday to make San Rafael an even better place to live. Winning essays will be from four age groups: grades K–2, 3–5, middle school, and high school. Entries are due by Friday, September 21; mail to HeadsUp, PO Box 150157, San Rafael, CA 94901, attn: K. Murphy.

San Rafael High School is located at 185 Mission Avenue in San Rafael. Get more information about Summerfest at

About HeadsUp

HeadsUp is the only district-wide, non-profit education foundation working in partnership with the San Rafael City School District to support all city schools, K–12. It consists of parents, educators, businesses, and community members who raise funds, gather resources, and support programs that serve the diverse needs of children in San Rafael City Schools. HeadsUp funding currently supports K–8 librarians, 4th and 5th grade music at all schools, the 5th grade outdoor education program, high-school-to-college support and counseling, and more.

To volunteer or donate, visit or call (415) 717-7410.