back-to-school bonanza

Come celebrate TOW’s 50th year with the biggest Bonanza ever on Friday, October 6.


join us on Friday, October 6!


@ Top of the World Elementary Field

For an afternoon of UNLIMITED fun, including inflatables, sports games, carnival games (with prizes!), cotton candy galore, yummy food, the dunk tank, nail painting, hair braiding, and, of course, birthday cake for all!

With live music by…


Adult admission is free!

UNLIMITED Fun Wristbands (ages 3-14) = $25

Dunk tank, food & drinks = 2-5 tickets ($1/ticket)

*All kids must be supervised by a responsible adult. Parking is limited–please be courteous to our TOW neighbors and carpool if possible.

Event Information

The Back-to-School Bonanza is a giant celebration to kick off the school year. This year we’ll also be commemorating TOW’s 50 year anniversary! We use this event to build school spirit and pride, promote the importance of community and as an opportunity to raise funds to further enhance the exceptional education offered to our TOW students.

Pre-Order Tickets

With a $25 wristband, kids ages 3-14 will have access to UNLIMITED fun, including inflatables, games, beauty stations and more. Dunk tank, drinks and all food sold at the Bonanza, including pizza, hot dogs, tacos, cotton candy, and shaved ice, will be for sale for about 2-5 tickets.

Volunteer for a Shift

We need everyone to pitch in and volunteer for a shift at the Bonanza to help with food, games, beauty stations, set-up, take down, etc. Last year we had an amazing group of volunteers–a party this big can’t happen without you!

Happy Birthday TOW!

Retired staff and alumni (1967-2017) are invited to attend the Bonanza to celebrate TOW’s 50th Birthday! Alumni guests should check in to get a button, “class of” badge, buy a 50th T-shirt and sign the memory book. At 5pm, Principal Michael Conlon will offer a few remarks and birthday cake will be served.

frequently asked questions

how much does it cost?

Wristbands for UNLIMITED fun cost $25; tickets cost $1/each and are used for food purchases and dunk tank. Buy now.

how many tickets do I need?

This year, we’ll be using tickets (instead of cash) for ALL food, plus the dunk tank. Everything else is included in the UNLIMITED fun with wristband purchase.

can I buy tickets the day of the Bonanza?

We encourage you to pre-order because it helps gets your kid to UNLIMITED fun faster, but you can buy wristbands and tickets at the Bonanza entrance.

how old do my kids need to be?

The Bonanza is fun for all ages! Kids ages 3-14 (who will be on the inflatables and participating in other activities) will need a wristband. Kids under 3 are welcome–there will be areas where they can play with your supervision.

how can I help?

We need all adults to pitch in and help to make the Bonanza fun for everyone! Please sign up for a shift at the Bonanza.

can i drop off my kid?

No, all kids at the Bonanza must be supervised by a responsible adult. Plus, it’s a family event and fun for adults too!

when do I pick up my tickets?

Pre-ordered tickets and wristbands will be available at Will Call at the entrance to the Bonanza.

do I need to bring cash?

We will accept both credit cards and cash for purchase of tickets and wristbands, so you do not need to bring cash (but cash is always welcome!).

do adults need a wristband?

No, admission is free for adults. Kids ages 3-14 who are participating in UNLIMITED fun must have a wristband and be supervised by an adult.

can I bring a friend who is not a TOW student?

Yes, you are welcome to invite friends! The event is not limited to TOW students. Please keep in mind that kids must be supervised by an adult.

Sponsor the Bonanza

We need the support of sponsors, including local business owners and TOW families, to make this year’s Back-to-School Bonanza a huge success!

Sponsorship deadline is Wednesday, Sept 27. 

corporate sponsors

This is an opportunity for your business to support education in your community, and to be promoted in a favorite event attended by parents, teachers, and the press.

family sponsors

What a fun way to lend your support to the Bonanza! Consider joining with other families, friends, bus stop groups, classrooms and more to donate a group sponsorship.

The money we raise goes toward the many PTA supported programs at TOW, including:

  • Classroom supplies for all students
  • Grade-level field trips and speakers
  • Art Masters
  • Garden & outdoor classroom
  • Reading programs

sponsorship levels

    • Your name/company logo on the TOW PTA website
    • Your name/company logo on the sponsorship banner hung at TOW prior to the event for all parents, students and teachers to see
    • Your name/company logo on the TOW PTA website
    • Your name/company logo on the sponsorship banner hung at TOW prior to the event for all parents, students and teachers to see
    • Your name/company logo on the sponsored activity, inflatable, or game, seen by over 1000 students, faculty and community residents during the event!

sign up to sponsor today!

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To pay via PayPal or credit card, please pay now through PayPal. (But don't forget to click the Submit button below as well!) To pay via check, please send a check made payable “TOW PTA” to: Attn: Bonanza Committee, Top of the World Elementary School, 21601 Tree Top Lane, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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