Auction update 11/27/18


A great way to meet your $250 Auction donation is to procure items from your favorite businesses.  Many businesses are happy to donate items or services to our school! Simply click on the Procurement Form, print, and submit to your desired business.  The next procurement turn-in is Wednesday, January 16th at morning drop-off.  Thank you for your efforts!

Wine Grab

While you are out shopping this holiday season, please consider purchasing a nice bottle of wine to donate to our Wine Grab! This game is always a fun treat at the Auction.  Please fill out this form: Wine Grab, and return it to the School Office or the Administration Building with your bottle of wine.  Thank you!

Volunteer(s) Needed

Are you looking for ways to help out with the Auction? We are in need of a volunteer to coordinate this year’s Auction Raffle!  This could be a 1 or 2 person job.  Please contact Andrea Marquez ( for details.


We would like to thank the following businesses for their sponsorship of our 2019 Auction:

Salinas Construction, Inc., Salinas Family
Ecco Architecture & Design, Pasco & Hussing Families
Greenwood, Ohlund, & Co., O’Rourke Family
Farmers Insurance, Evans Family
Smile Ballard, Curalli Family
Greenwood Physical Therapy, Osaki Family
Shameless Mom Academy, Dean Family
Guidant Financial, Burckhardt Family
Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle, Aguila Family
The Saki Group, Tsurusaki Family
NW Pediatric Dentistry

We truly appreciate our sponsors! If you would like to sponsor the Auction, please visit our sponsorship summary page and complete the sponsorship agreement form.  Thank you.

Save the Dates!

December 21st – Last day to receive 10% sponsorship discount

January 16th – 2nd Procurement drop-off

February 14th – 3rd and final Procurement drop-off

February 22nd – Wine Underwriting Event: BINGO!

Karen Bombino & Kristen Capka

Questions? Contact (no “n” in Kare)or or


Auction update 11/14/18


Auction Q&A Meeting

We will have a Q&A Meeting this Friday, November 16th, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the Administration Building.  The Auction Team will be teaming up with the Parent Association from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. to answer all questions.  Everyone is welcome!

Thanksgiving Week – Free Dress?

It’s not too late to purchase Free Dress for Thanksgiving week, November 19th and 20th.  For anyone who missed out at last year’s Denim & Diamonds Auction or is new to the school, the cost is $25/child will all proceeds supporting St. John School.  For Monday’s free dress, please come to school in your Sunday best for our Thanksgiving Mass.  If you would like to purchase by credit card, you may do so here or you may send a check payable to “St. John School Auction” and include free dress and your student’s name in the memo.

St. Al’s Auction Volunteer Swap

For the third year, we are participating in an Auction volunteer exchange with St. Alphonsus.  The date is Saturday, November 17th at the St. Alphonsus Family Center from 4:45p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thank you to Dave Mohler, Becky Masters, Anna McCarthy, Peter Doyle, and Mary Lamb for volunteering for this event! In April, St. Al’s will send us 5 volunteers in return for the St. John Auction.


Thank you to Jennifer Evans with Farmers Insurance for becoming our first “Lanai” Auction sponsor! We truly appreciate our sponsors.  If you would like to sponsor the Auction, please visit our sponsorship level summary page and complete the sponsorship agreement.  Sign up by December 21st, and receive a 10% discount.  Thank you!

Save the Dates!

December 21st – Last day to receive 10% sponsorship discount

January 16 – 2nd Procurement Drop-off

February 16 – 3rd and Final Procurement Drop-off

February 22 – Wine Underwriting Event: BINGO!


We look forward to another great Auction!

Karen Bombino & Kristen Capka

Questions? Contact or or


Save the Date!

This year’s school auction is on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Fremont Studios. Here are a few tidbits from the planning process:

1. Each family needs to procure $250 in auction item(s).

2. The first Auction Procurement Drop-off is Wednesday, November 14th at morning drop off. We will have parents and kids alike to grab your auction donations. The families who drop off their items on that day will be put into a raffle to win 2 complimentary ticket to attend the Auction.


We look forward to another great auction!

Karen Bombino & Kristen Capka

Questions? Contact or or


Skipping School for Sundaes – Wednesday, May 30th

If you missed your chance to sign up for the popular Auction item – “Skipping School for Sundaes” – you can do so until May 25th!

Your child(ren) will receive extra recess and make a delicious sundae with gelato from Nutty Squirrel on Wednesday May 30th. The cost is $20 per child with all monies going to support St. John School. To purchase by credit card continue below or you may send a check payable to “St. John Auction” and include “Skipping Sundaes” and your student’s name in the memo.

Thank you for supporting St. John School!!

What a night – thank you!

Thank you 

Thank you, St. John community. The Auction Team would like to thank everyone who contributed to this past Auction week! We want to thank everyone making the past week a memorable one – whether you attended the Live Auction itself, the online Auction or as one of the many volunteers! We want to thank you, you make St. John and amazing place.

We don’t have the final number of dollars raised, but it was a fun and lively bidding experience.

We loved your interpretations of our Denim & Diamonds theme!

Item Pick-up Today and Tomorrow

Please stop by Egan today and tomorrow after school to pick up your items. The first batch of Special Wine Glasses will also be available. Contact the Auction at fundraising@st-johnschool.orgto make other arrangements if necessary.

Still Time to Purchase (some) Sign-up Parties, Candid Photos and Wine Glasses

There is still time to purchase some of our sign-up parties:

  • Free dress
  • Skipping School for Sundaes
  • 8th Grade Last Blast & Memory Book
  • Third Grade Breakfast
  • Fifth Grade Scavenger Hunt

Contact the Auction at to make a purchase or get more information.

Orders for Candid Photos will be taken until Friday, April 27. Visit the St. John Auction webpage to view the photos and place your order.

Our 8th graders have created etched stemless wine glassesto celebrate their past nine years at St. John. Jen Bergman and her team lead the students in creating these beautiful memories. The students used words from the school themes of the last nine years – wonder, light, love, faith, etc. These wine glasses are available to the entire St. John community for $15 each. We are placing an order on Friday, April 27th, so please place your order here. Below is just a sample of the wine glasses available view all of them on the St. John Auction webpage.

Fund-a-Need Video
If you were not able to attend the Auction and want to see our Fund-a-Need video, please take a look. You may also donate to Fund-a-Need or the Auction here.

Return Your Raffle Tickets!
Tickets for the $2500 raffle must be returned to the school office no later than Friday April 27thAll tickets sold or unsold must be returned.

Thank you Sponsors!

We want to thank our Auction sponsors, they contributed a generous amount of money to help underwrite the cost of our Auction. They have helped the Auction give more back to the school’s operating budget with their generous contributions. Please thank them when you see them.

Diamond ($2500+)
PCVA, PLLC (Steven Reich & Family)

Albert Law, PLLC  (Albert Family)
Chinn Construction
Domino Beauty Boutique (Vierra Family)
Ross Hartwich, Lake & Co
Salinas Construction (Salinas Family)
The Car Wash Palace (Vega Family)
Trisha Quigley Real Estate (Trisha Quigley)
UNIT Portable Storage (Nedialkov-Sala Family)
Washington Machine Works (Stewart/Grandinetti Family)

Gold ($750)
Greenwood Physical Therapy (Osaki Family)

Silver ($500)
Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle (Aguila Family)
Aurora Plumbing Supply Co. Inc.
Broderick Architects
Lars Marketing (Burt Family)
Seattle Boat Show (Schrappen/Hallman Family)
Smile Ballard, Dr. Curalli (Curalli/Reidy Family)
Turnstyle (Diefenbach Family)

Bronze ($250)
Ballard Pediatrics
Ballard Pediatric Dentistry
Downtown Seattle Dentists (Dellisanti Family)
Evans Family Insurance (Evans/Kudrna Family)
Folktown Counseling (Deeble Family)
Greenwood Hardware
Guidant Financial (Burckhardt Family)
Nelle Steele Research (Steele Family)
Overland Real Estate (Overland Family)
Seatown Veterinary Care
Tupper|Mack|Wells, PLLC (Wells Family)
Jeannette Whiting Real Estate

Altonworks Inc. (Alton Family)
Northwest Pediatric Dentistry
Rub-a-Dub Dog (Schenken/Borsi Family)

In-Kind & Business Donors
U Park System
Wilo Dietrich
Dancing Sheep Knits (Sawicki Family)
1.800 Flowers on Capitol Hill (Ramos Family)
Gifford Hirlinger
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Fremont Studios
Avanti Art & Design
Seattle Public Library – Greenwood Branch
Mischief Distillery
Theo Chocolates

We are so thankful for your monetary donations and the services you provide to our community.

Karen Gunther Bombino (, Kristen Capka ( or Julie Skinner (