In an effort to reach out to the larger community, Harker admission directors hosted booths at local cultural events in August, September and early October. Nan Nielsen, director of admission, was present at the Fiesta de Artes in Los Gatos in August, where kids who visited the booth had their faces painted with all sorts of festive designs.
In September, Danielle Holquin, the middle school’s admission director, and Lana Morrison, middle school dean of students, attended the Santana Row School Fair, organized by “M” magazine. Pam Gelineau, lower school admission director, ran the booth at the Los Altos Fall Festival during the first weekend of October, greeting and answering questions for festival attendees, who got to play a “Pick a Pencil” game, in which the person who picked a pencil with a blue dot on the bottom won a prize. “It was so much fun,” Gelineau said. “The children were very happy, along with their parents. I met some preschool directors and we are going to exchange school visits. All in all, it was a great success.”