Thank you to St. Al’s parent Maureen Iannuzzi for taking these fantastic photos!
Oh, what a night! Thank you to all our auction guests and volunteers who helped make our 30th Auction & Gala a huge success.
The fun doesn’t have to stop there!
There are many auction parties in the works and tickets are still available for the following:
- Join us on Monday, December 10th at the Madrona glassybaby studio for the fifth annual glassybaby Holiday Shopping Soiree. Tickets are $75/each. This includes a handmade glassybaby of your choice. You’ll also enjoy sips & bites and holiday shopping. 10% of the evenings sales will be donated to St. Al’s and glassybaby ships free from their store! Contact Lena for more information, or checks can be left in the School office with “glassybaby” in the memo.
- Our Mother/Son Dodgeball Extravaganza will take place in March. These tickets are hot and its sure to be a good time! Tickets are $30/mom and includes Dodgeball and delectables in the St. Al’s Family Center. A check to the office will get you on the list.
- There are a few spots left for our 1st Grade Mario Kart Party. Contact Lena or Candice for more information, these tickets are $25.
- Parent’s Night Out! 2nd – 6th Grade. This event will be scheduled in the Spring. Tickets are $20 per student.
Commemorative Wine Glasses – We have a few of our 30th Auction & Gala wine glasses remaining. They are $5 each. Email Lena if you missed your chance on auction night.
Dessert Dash Reminder – Please return your dishes!
We hope you enjoyed your dessert on auction night! A friendly reminder to please return the plate, cup(s) or tray your dessert was served in if you took your leftovers home.
Auction Picture Gallery
Once again our amazing photographer, Suzy Petrucci, took some fabulous photos of Auction Night. Check out Suzy’s blog for a link to the gallery.
Tomorrow’s the Big Day!
Here are some Auction Tips & Tricks to Make it Happen!
Check-in is at 6:00pm in the Family Center. Yes, you read that right. We’ve moved! You’ll get your bid bracelet and catalog (school parents, bring yours from home). This is also your opportunity to scan your credit card for a quick check-out!
Look for GlimmerGlass Photography in the Wilson Room. Our favorite photographer, Suzy Petrucci, is back! These pictures are our gift to you. Thank you for coming!
100 Golden Tickets will be for sale this year. Look for the blinky rings and take a chance on winning your pick of the Live items (no exclusions!) OR $1,000 cash! These tickets are $100 each.
Apple AirPods can be yours! We’re playing Heads or Tails during the Live Auction and the AirPods are going to the lucky winner. Look for the snazzy snap bracelets for sale during the Silent Auction – you can buy more than one chance at $20/each. (Just think how you’d possibly explain only bringing one snap bracelet home…)
Enjoy the passed hors d’oeuvres and toast to a fabulous evening at our no-host bar. You won’t have to look far for drink ticket sellers! Drink tickets are $5/each. Please enjoy the non-alcoholic beverages with our compliments.
A limited supply of commemorative wine glasses will be on hand. These glasses are also $5/each and can be purchased at the bar.
The Bid Number Drawing is back! Browse the Silent Auction, bid often and bid high! If you’re the winning bidder on a Silent Auction item, your bid number is going into a drawing for $200 at the Live Auction.
Be sure to find the Library Wish List in the Silent Auction. Our young readers thank you!
The After Party kicks off following the Live Auction and you’re invited. No ticket required, just bring your dancing shoes!
If you are attending the auction, catalogs are being sent home with your youngest students. Be sure to check their backpacks! You can see a full listing of catalog items here.
Remember to bring your catalog with you on Auction night. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday night!
Just 9 days until the Gala!
*We are still in need of some A/V Help and a Live Auction Bid Runner. These are auction night roles and would be a good fit for high school students in need of volunteer hours. Also a good fit for a parent not planning to attend the event. Visit the Sign Up Genius for more information.*
Have you checked off your Auction To-Do list?
The procurement deadline has come and gone, but there is still time – if you act now. Fill out the information online, via the procurement form or through procurement buyout. Our catalog will be going to the printers soon so we have a real “need to know”! To date, just 58% of our school community has fulfilled their auction procurement commitment. Unfulfilled procurement commitments will be billed in June.
Our school is full of amazing volunteers. The Auction Sign Up Genius is almost full! There are still some spots and we’ll add more as we think of them. Another way to earn your volunteer hours is at the Loyal Heights and St. John auctions in the Spring. Loyal Heights will hold their annual auction on March 23, at the Nordic Heritage Museum. St. John’s auction is on April 5, at Fremont Studios. We’ll send out more information leading up to both events.
Auction RSVP’s are due by Monday, October 29th! You can RSVP online or via the card included with your invite (there is a drop box in the school office). Don’t forget our “Fill Your Table Challenge”… There is a $50 Dessert Dash credit and more awaiting you!
Find information about the above (and so much more!) on our website.
Our Auction Volunteer* Sign Up Genius is alive and well. Thank you to those already signed up! There are still slots available, and more have been added.
There are quite a few spots suitable for high school students looking for volunteer hours. If you have a high schooler that would like to volunteer, just enter their name (volunteering friends welcome too!) in the comment field of your entry. We can provide email documentation of hours volunteered, if required.
*5 of your families’ 30 volunteer hours should be dedicated to the Auction (2.5 of 15 hours, for pre-school only families).
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” -Julia Child
Calling all bakers (and baked good lovers)! Karen Leung-Waite is back to take charge of our Dessert Dash once again. Karen is looking for about 25 dessert options this year. Email Karen if you want in on the fun.
Remember, time spent baking or shopping and money spent on baking or shopping count towards your volunteer hours.
Don’t forget to check your inboxes for our Auction Insider, which keeps you up to date on all things Auction related. Past issues can be found on our website.
Join us as we kick off the planning season for our 30th Auction & Gala! Our first meeting is Tuesday, May 29th at 7pm in the Wilson Room (at the Family Center).
Bring your BIG ideas!
P.S. Auction meetings count towards your auction hours – we hope to see you there.