SAVE THE DATE! NPTO's Great Gatherings Family Carnival is coming on November 9, 2024!


Come for the carnival, stay to bid on auction items, enter raffles, and get your first chance to sign up for future gatherings! Details are TBD.


Do you have ideas about how to make this event great? Come to a virtual brainstorming session:


#1 - Sunday, June 2, 7-8 pm - Join MS Teams meeting here: 

Meeting ID: 252 478 457 450

Passcode: nGykFp


#2 - Wednesday, June 19, 7-8 pm - Join MS Teams meeting here:

Meeting ID: 266 422 755 541

Passcode: JSVYFP


Or send your ideas to . We would love to have you join the planning team!



What is a gathering?
A gathering is an event, party, lesson, or unique experience generously donated and hosted by members of the Nova community. Gatherings build community and raise funds for the Nova PTO. Hosting and attending gatherings is the best way to support NPTO!

Who are gatherings for?
Everybody! Depending on how the host chooses to set up a gathering, it can be just kids, just adults, or whole families.

What are some examples of past gatherings?

  • A fun family bike trip
  • Wine and tapas on the host’s patio
  • Murder mystery game night
  • Parents-only rock climbing class
  • Ladies’ cocktail party
  • Lower School slumber party
  • 2nd grade craft party

Can I host an event with another Nova family?
Yes! Gatherings are often hosted by multiple families (co-sponsored).

How does attending the 2024 Great Gatherings Family Carnival event help the Nova PTO? Attending the event, bidding on auction items, and supporting other gatherings all help to building community and help NPTO directly support Nova Classical Academy.

As a Nova parent, I know my goal is to volunteer 20 hours during the school year. How does Great Gatherings help me achieve this goal?

  • Volunteer at the carnival and earn two for one volunteer hours! There are many easy and fun ways to pick up some volunteer hours at the even, particularly if you're already there! 
  • If you host a gathering, you automatically satisfy your 20-hour commitment

If I don’t attend the Great Gatherings Family Carnival, can I still host a gathering and purchase tickets to future gatherings?

Yes! Fill out the following forms to host a gathering or donate an auction or raffle item. Gathering and silent auction purchases will be available online. More information to come.