IFS Cake Pop Making Party

As you may have heard, the International Food Sample Festival is coming to PTO. This year we’re making cake pops! We need a few baking battle hardy volunteers to join the Cake Pop Making Party on Monday July 17th at 4PM in Alexandria. If you’d like to participate, please click on the link below and we can send you the exact address. Count Me In!

International Food Sample Festival Tickets On Sale Now!

Event FlyerGet Your Tickets to the International Food Sample Festival!

The 2017 International Food Sample Festival will be July 19 from 11:30am – 1:30pm in Madison Auditorium. The food will include: Peruvian chicken, fried yucca, samosas, falafel, chicken biryani, eggplant spread, chicken kabob, vegetarian sushi, pie and ice cream, and more!

Pre-sale tickets for members of participating affinity groups will be available June 26-July 7. Contact one of our ticket sellers, Jennifer Fritz, David Fox, or Yaira Resto. Pre-Sale Prices for Members: 5 for $5 and 10 for $10.

General ticket sales will be available July 10-14. Please see any group’s ticket sellers or look for us by the cafeteria July 11-13. Regular Prices After Jul 7: 1 for $2; 4 for $5; 8 for $10; 10 for $12.

Caribbean Heritage Month Flagship Event

Caribbean Heritage Month flagship event will be on Tuesday, June 13, from 12-1:30pm at GIPA. As per their tradition, they will be taking lunch orders so people can enjoy a Caribbean lunch after the event. If you’re interested please email your order to CIPA by June 2. Please see the attached flyer for menu options, prices, and more information about the event.

Looking for Volunteers

Chocolate_Cupcakes_with_Raspberry_ButtercreamThe International Food Sample Festival is coming by! Our theme this year is boozy cupcakes! We need a few good members to help us throw a baking party the day before and a few to volunteer and help distribute our food samples at our table.

Baking day is July 28th, and the Festival happens on Wednesday, July 29th. We need to set up at 11:00 AM, start serving from 11:30 to 1:30, then clean up ending no later than 2:00. Are you in?

Count Me In!

Affinity Groups’ End of Year BBQ

Photo of barbecue ribs on the grillUpdate!

Ticket pricing will be $10 for affinity
group members and $12 for no-affinity group members. Ticket sales will begin on October 2nd through 7th. We need volunteers to sell tickets on the last day (Oct 7th) and we also need volunteers to enforce wristbands at the event. Activity ideas are also welcome. Don’t forget to save the date!

This event is currently being organized by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to promote socialization and networking among all groups. The date is set for October 8th from 4 to 6 pm at the outdoor picnic area by the cafeteria. Sodexo will cater a variety of BBQ food. Music DJ will be provided by Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).


Last Day to buy IFS Tickets at half price is tomorrow!

Photo of bruschettaFive tickets for $5 or ten tickets for $10 (One ticket redeemable for one sample serving). These tickets on special member pricing will remain on sale only through August 6th. Our table will feature Italian cuisine samples from an LGBT Owned catering business to include Bruschetta, Italian Meatballs, De-constructed Stuffed Mushrooms, Prosciutto Onion Gorgonzola and Stuffed Campari Tomatoes. Other offerings include Chicken Bririyani and Falafel; Samosas and Korean Dumplings; Mini Beef Patties and Jerk Chicken; Persian Chicken Kabobs; Eggplant Salad; Chicken Gumbo; Lemon Ricotta Kale Dip; Ethiopian Minchetabsh; Chocolate Dipping Station; Roasted Chicken and more! Don’t miss a great deal, contact Larry Sternbane and Michael Tzeng to get your half price tickets before they’re gone!

End of Fiscal Year BBQ

Photo of barbecue ribs on the grillThe National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) would like to collaborate with the other affinity groups at the PTO in organizing a barbecue.  The barbecue would be open to all of the participating affinity groups members and would serve to celebrate the end of the fiscal year. Mid-October was the time frame that we thought would be ideal for the event but, depending on the participants, the time frame can be changed. Are you interested in participating? Leave a comment or e-mail our inbox.