Auction Newsletter #1

Procurement Items

We will accept auction procurement items from now until March 3rd. We have two drop-off dates scheduled (February 8th & March 3rd). On these dates, you will be greeted at drop-off by our wonderful 7th & 8th graders dressed in 1980s garb. If you cannot drop off during those times, we would be happy to take your items at your convenience.

Need help with procurement? There are plenty of places to procure – your favorite restaurants, bars, kids’ activity locations. Think of items you would like to bid on during the auction. For example, a few bottles of wine and a restaurant gift card, use of your cabin for the weekend, or tickets to a fun concert.

Do you want to see which local businesses have already been approached? See the list below.

2017 Auction - Procurement/Sponsorship Requested Businesses

Business NameTypeRequested ByReceived
American GirlProcurementTeresa Campbell
Animal Surgical ClinicSponsorshipAuctionx
Atlas TreeProcurementAuction
Ballard Academy of DanceProcurementErin Kalanquin
Ballard Pediatric DentistrySponsorshipAuctionx
Bank of AmericaProcurementAnne Mathieu
Barre 3ProcurementMegan McCarthy
Bishop Blanchet High SchoolSponsorshipAuctionx
Blue Bird Ice CreamProcurementAnne Mathieu
Car Wash PalaceSponsorshipAuctionx
Chuck's Hop ShopProcurementKristen Capka
CMYKATE DesignsSponsorshipAuctionx
DivaProcurementAnne Mathieu
Domino Beauty BoutiqueSponsorshipAuctionx
Downtown Seattle DentistsSponsorshipAuctionx
Ethan Stowell RestaurantsProcurementMegan McCarthy
Fiber GalleryProcurementAnne Mathieu
Flying Bike Co-op BreweryProcurementLauren Exnicios
Fred MeyerProcurementAnne Mathieu
Greenwood Physical TherapySponsorshipAuctionx
Guidant FinancialSponsorshipAuctionx
HechoProcurementAnne Mathieu
HT2 Consulting ServicesSponsorshipAuctionx
Jackson Park Golf CourseProcurementAnne Mathieux
Jennifer Evans InsuranceSponsorshipAuctionx
Kari Hetcher-AguilaSponsorshipAuctionx
Ken's MarketProcurementAnne Mathieu
Kentucky Ginseng Chinese MedicineSponsorshipAuctionx
Made SewingProcurementAnne Mathieux
Massage EnvyProcurementMegan McCarthy
Massage Envy-NorthgateProcurementKelly Kasper
Matrix Real EstateSponsorshipAuction
MetropolisProcurementAnne Mathieu
Metropolitan GrillProcurementTeresa Campbell
MorselProcurementMegan McCarthy
Nelle Steele ResearchSponsorshipAuctionx
Nelson OrthodonticsProcurementJulie Skinnerx
Noah SalonProcurementLauren Exnicios
North Sails of SeattleSponsorshipAuctionx
Overland Real EstateSponsorshipAuctionx
Phinney BooksProcurementAnne Mathieu
Razzi's PizzaProcurementAnne Mathieu
Ridge PizzaProcurementAnne Mathieu
Ridge PizzaProcurementKristen Capka
Rosewood GuitarProcurementAnne Mathieu
Salinas ConstructionSponsorshipAuctionx
Salvatore's Italian RestaurantProcurementErin Kalanquin
Seattle Gymnastics AcademyProcurementErin Kalanquin
Seattle KnifeProcurementAnne Mathieu
Seattle PrepProcurementMegan McCarthy
Seattle ReCreativeProcurementLauren Exnicios
SIFFProcurementMegan McCarthyx
Sip n Ship-BallardProcurementErin Kalanquin
Smile BallardSponsorshipAuctionx
Stella and DotProcurementLauren Exnicios
Stevens PassProcurementKristen Capka
Swanson's NurseryProcurementKristen Capka
Taproot TheaterProcurementMegan McCarthyx
The Hidden LensProcurementLauren Exniciosx
Titos VodkaProcurementTeresa Campbell
Top Ten ToysProcurementAnne Mathieu
True Value HardwareProcurementAnne Mathieu
Tupper|Mack|Wells, PLLCSponsorshipAuctionx
Units StorageSponsorshipAuctionx
Walter's Cafe-BallardProcurementErin Kalanquin
Watson KennedyProcurementErin Kalanquin
Wax BarProcurementMegan McCarthy
Windermere-Erin MurphySponsorshipAuctionx
Lil' WoodysSponsorshipAuctionx
Fat's Chicken & WafflesSponsorshipAuctionx
WingdomeProcurementTeresa Campbell
Ballard Pediatric ClinicSponsorshipAuctionx
Homebuilder's SupplyProcurementAuction

2017 Auction Businesses Requested

Use the form below and let us know which businesses you’ve contact with procurement requests. Remember to check back here for the most current list.

Procurement Wish List

  • U2 Joshua Tree tickets (May 14th at Century Link Field)
  • Signed Sounders’ jersey or ball
  • Signed Seahawks’ jersey or ball
  • UW locker room tour
  • Standup paddle board gift certificate
  • Bottles of wine
  • CASH donations are always WELCOME!

Your Prom Pictures

Thank you to the brave souls who have already sent in their prom pictures: they will each receive a Makeda coffee drink ticket soon. Remember to look at the auction bulletin board outside of XDC to see your fellow parents all dressed up!

Please send your prom pictures to and receive a Makeda coffee drink ticket! We would love to receive as many prom pictures as possible to make the auction a fun, community event. It’s okay if the prom picture came form a different decade.


Thank you to the many businesses who have graciously sponsored this year’s auction. The more sponsorships we have, the more money that can come back to the school. We thank you for considering a sponsorship. You can find more information and forms here. The deadline for sponsorships is March 3rd.

Volunteers Needed

The Auction is looking for the following volunteers:

  • Multimedia Lead – we are looking for someone who can help us create two slideshows for the auction. Please let us know if you can help!

If you have questions, feel free to contact Karen Bombino at or at the Thank you!



Thank you Sponsors, some Business & the next auction meeting


We would like to thank the sponsors who have already signed up to be a part of the auction. Your generosity is truly appreciated! We love our sponsors, so the more the merrier! The 10% discount ends this Friday, December 16th, but we will continue to accept auction sponsors until March 3, 2017.


We would like to thank the many people who volunteered to spearhead the procurement spreadsheet, we picked the first one who responded. Thank you, Amy Kim.

Let’s see if that rapid response will happen this week! We are currently looking for a Photo Coordinator, someone who will coordinate our photographers and the classrooms in the winter/early spring. You would create and communicate a schedule amenable to both teachers and photographers, which should take just a few hours of your time. We are also looking for a Volunteer Coordinator who can solicit volunteers and manage the volunteer spreadsheet for the auction activities. Last year’s Sign-up Genius lists all the jobs and is ready for you to use. Additionally, we have other schools who have committed to help, and we can invite high school and college students to help fill our volunteer needs. Much of the work can be done at home. Thank you in advance for considering.


Please continue your excellent item procurement. Ask businesses you frequent, hotels at which you stay, even if you don’t think the item can stand alone, we can potentially combine your procurement item with another package. Thank you!


The auction group is still accepting bottles of wine. Grab a bottle when you are shopping or if you don’t have time, think about buying a Scrip card and our elves will do the wine shopping for you! Volunteers will be at morning drop off this Friday, December 16th to collect your wine donations.


Our next auction meeting will be on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7 pm at Flint Creek. Everyone is welcome! It’s a great place to brainstorm ideas and get to know more St. John folks.


Please contact Karen Bombino at or
Thank You Sponsors!
Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Sponsorships, Wine and Our Next Auction Meeting

An auction sponsorship is a great way to advertise your business. Please consider making a tax-deductible sponsorship by December 16, 2016 (next Friday) to receive a 10% discount!

Holiday wine is on every corner of the grocery stores. Pick up a bottle or two of $20+ wine for the Wine Grab/St. John Cellar.

Join us for our next auction meeting, January 11th at FlintCreek Cattle Co at 7:00pm.

To volunteer, sponsor, donate wine or if you have questions, contact  Karen Gunther Bombino or Julie Skinner


Thank You Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Windermere Real Estate
Erin Murphy – Managing Broker

Bronze Sponsors

Friend of St. John