Auction News – March 13, 2018

EXCITING AUCTION ITEMS REVEALED

Now, the fun can begin; we can start to unveil our amazing Live Auction items!
 
1.  Whistler Condo, new this year! – As soon as school is out, grab your passports and head up to Whistler Creekside and enjoy the first week of summer! Friday, June 15 – Friday, June 22, 2018.
Stay in a modern, two-bedroom suite with a full kitchen, dining area, open living area with a cozy fireplace, private balcony and an in-suite washer and dryer. The amenities are endless with an outdoor heated pool, two hot tubs, a sauna, eucalyptus steam room, fitness center, a games room and a media room. Located slope-side in Whistler Creekside, a lively yet laidback alternative to nearby Whistler Village.  This amazing item was donated to us by the McMahon family who are new to St. John this year and have a fifth grader.  Thank you for your generosity, McMahon family.
2.  Seattle Four Seasons & Goldfinch Dinner, new this year! –  Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or special night away with a one night stay in a Seattle View King Room at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. This Auction item Includes dinner for two at Goldfinch Tavern (dinner value up to $150).  Thank you to the Four Seasons and Goldfinch for this amazing donation.
 
3.  Fremont Mischief Distillery Tour, new this year!Enjoy a gift certificate for four people (21 and over!) to tour Fremont Mischief Distillery, voted Best Distillery in 2017 by Seattle Weekly and then taste a flight of their best spirits.  The winning bidder also receives one bottle of Vodka, one bottle of gin, and one bottle of Rye Whiskey, a flask and two cut whiskey glasses all displayed on a beautiful serving tray.  We want to thank the Osterfeld Family and Mischief Distillery.  The Osterfelds have two boys at St. John and are huge Seahawks fans!

GALA DINNER & LIVE AUCTION TICKETS ON SALE! 

Tickets to the Gala Dinner & Live Auction on April 20, 2018 at Fremont Studios are on sale at Bidding for Good now! Denim tickets are $110 per person and include a delectable dinner from Kaspar’s, hosted wine from Gifford Hirlinger and After-Party entertainment. Diamond tickets are $150 per person and includes a special wine glass, a Signature Cocktail, and more. If you would like to sponsor a teacher to attend the event, we have Denim tickets available for you to purchase and donate. Tables seat ten, so please think about with whom you would like to dine. Denim ticket prices will increase on March 30th, so get your tickets sooner rather than later. We look forward to seeing you at the Auction on Friday, April 20th at Fremont Studios.

SPECIAL WINE GLASSES CREATED BY CLASS OF 2018

Our 8th graders have created etched stemless wine glasses to celebrate their past nine years at St. John. Jen Bergman and her team lead the students in creating these masterpieces. They used words from the school themes of the last nine years – wonder, light, love, etc. These wine glasses are available to the entire St. John community for $15 each. A few examples are shown below. See all of them and order one or a dozen on the St. John Auction webpage.

VOLUNTEER

We have many volunteer jobs that need to be filled before, during, and after the Auction event of 300+ people. Volunteering for the Auction is a great way to meet people and support this important fundraiser. Please see the Auction Sign-up Genius to volunteer for this wonderful event: Denim & Diamonds Auction Volunteer . It takes a village to make our annual fundraiser a success.

Questions?
Karen Bombino (karegunther@yahoo.com), Kristen Capka (kristendambach@hotmail.com) or Auction (fundraising@st-johnschool.org)

Special Wine Glasses created by the Class of 2018

This year’s 8th grade class created by hand the art which were then etched onto these very special stemless wine glasses. They chose words based on the School Themes from their many years at St John- including glory, faith, love, light, soul, wonder and more. These words coupled with their artwork capture the sprit of being a part of the St John School community throughout their childhood, as they get ready to move on.

These glasses make both a wonderful memory for families and a beautiful addition to your glass collection. Use the order form below to purchase a group of glasses based on words that have special meaning to you, on the students who created them, or even just handwriting that you love. You will never tire of toasting with these glasses that have such a very special meaning. Glasses are $15 each.

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Etched Wine Glasses

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Auction News – March 6, 2018

PROCUREMENT THANK YOU

We would like to thank each and every family, teacher, parishioner, and business who donated an item to the Auction; we are overwhelmed by your generosity!

If you still need to donate, cash donations can be made using the following link:

CASH DONATION

Please remember that each family is asked to donate $250 to the auction in procured items or cash. Thank you.

SPONSORS

We appreciate all of our sponsors; they are an integral part of our success. We are humbled by this community’s generosity.

  • Albert Law, PLLC**
  • Altonworks Inc.
  • Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle
  • Aurora Plumbing Supply Co Inc
  • Ballard Pediatric Dentistry
  • Ballard Pediatrics
  • Broderick Architects
  • Chinn Construction **
  • Domino Beauty Boutique**
  • Downtown Seattle Dentists
  • Evans Family Insurance
  • Folktown Counseling
  • Greenwood Hardware Inc
  • Greenwood Physical Therapy
  • Guidant Financial
  • Lars Marketing
  • Nelle Steele Research
  • NW Pediatric Dentistry
  • Overland Real Estate
  • PCVA Law***
  • Ross Hartwich**
  • Rub-a-Dub Dog
  • Salinas Construction**
  • Seatown Veterinary Care
  • Seattle Boat Show
  • Smile Ballard
  • The Car Wash Palace**
  • Trisha Quigley Real Estate Keller Williams**
  • Turnstyle
  • UNITS Portable Storage**
  • Washington Machine Works*****Diamond Sponsor
    **Platinum Sponsor

GALA DINNER & LIVE AUCTION TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY

Tickets to the Gala Dinner & Live Auction on April 20, 2018 at Fremont Studios will go on sale at Bidding for Good this Friday, March 9th. Denim tickets are $110 per person and include a delectable dinner from Kaspar’s, hosted wine from Gifford Hirlinger and After-Party entertainment. Diamond tickets are $150 per person and include a Signature Cocktail, and more. If you would like to sponsor a teacher to attend the event, we have Denim tickets available for you to purchase and donate. Tables seat ten, so please think about with whom you would like to dine. Denim ticket prices will increase on March 30th, so get your tickets sooner rather than later. We look forward to seeing you at the Auction on Friday, April 20th at Fremont Studios.

Questions?
Karen Bombino (karegunther@yahoo.com), Kristen Capka (kristendambach@hotmail.com) or Auction (fundraising@st-johnschool.org)

Auction News – February 27, 2018

LAST PROCUREMENT DROP-OFF IS THIS THURSDAY! 

This Thursday, March 1st is the last day we will have volunteers waiting at morning drop off to collect your procurement items and forms. The deadline is approaching!

If you need procurement forms, you may find them using the links below.

If you do not have an item to donate, you may donate money to the auction using the link below.

CASH DONATION

Please remember that each family is asked to donate $250 to the auction in procured items or cash. Thank you.

FREE DRESS

For all those families who have submitted their Auction procurement (items, forms or cash) by March 1st, your kids may come to school in FREE DRESS on Friday March 2nd.

SPONSORS

We appreciate all of our sponsors; they are an integral part of our success. If you would like to become a sponsor by March 2nd, please do! We highlight our sponsors in a variety of ways. If interested, please visit the St. John Auction webpage for detailed information and forms.

THANK YOU & VOLUNTEER

We want to thank everyone who has donated items, money and time to the Auction so far. Please know that the money raised at the Auction goes directly to the current year’s operating budget. There will be many opportunities to volunteer as the April 20th Auction date draws near: baking desserts, volunteering the night of the Auction, etc. Please watch for volunteer opportunities in this weekly email in the coming weeks.

Questions?
Karen Bombino (karegunther@yahoo.com), Kristen Capka (kristendambach@hotmail.com) or Auction (fundraising@st-johnschool.org)

 

Auction News – February 13, 2018

We are in the final two weeks for Auction Procurement-deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018.

Procurement Drop-off – This Thursday before Winter Break

You may turn in your procurement forms or items on Thursday, February 15th. As part of this “flash” drop, families turning in forms on that day will be entered into a drawing for $50 in Scrip. We will be waiting for you at kid drop off!

Auction Items

We are very excited about the amazing donations that we have received already! Here are a few that will be available for your bids in April:

  • One $100 gift card to Stoneburner
  • Principal for the Day
  • Dinner, Wine & Class for 12 at The Pantry
  • Seattle Mariners Guest Groundskeeper for a Day
  • Mission Ridge Family Package (up to 6 passes)
  • Kindergarten Graduation – Best Seats in the House
  • Fremont Mischief Distillery Tour, Tasting for Four and 3 bottles of spirits
  • One dozen Mighty-O donuts

Do you still need to procure your Auction items? Did you know that each family is asked to procure or donate $250 to the Auction?

Here are some items we still need:

  • Gift cards – We have selected the gift cards that sell well. All you need to do is purchase from our Signup Genius below and remember to use St. John Scrip to purchase and your donation will do more for our school.
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  • Tickets to a fun, upcoming event (Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam)
  • Fun kids’ birthday parties (Game Truck, virtual reality, laser tag, etc.)

We are accepting items or cash donations every day until the procurement deadline of March 1, 2018. For all those families who have submitted their Auction items by March 1st, the kids will receive Free Dress Friday on March 2nd.

Procurement Forms 

Cash Donation Link 

Sponsors

We appreciate all of our sponsors and will continue to welcome more until March 2nd. Sponsors who choose to support us at the Gold level ($750) have a unique branding opportunity:

  • Dessert Dash Sponsor – Your company name/logo listed on all Dessert Dash bid sheets
  • Spotlight Silent Auction – Your company name/log listed on all Spotlight bid sheets
  • Best of Live – Your company name/logo listed on 100 Best of Live raffle charms

If interested in a sponsorship, please visit the St. John Auction website.

Calling All Artists!

Design the Auction thank-you cards! We are looking for artwork to be used for our Gala Event thank you notes. All students are encouraged to submit their creations to the Auction by March 1st. The winner will receive $25 in the scrip of their choice.

Thank you for your continued support of the annual St. John Auction; money raised goes directly to the school’s operating budget.
Questions?
Karen Bombino (karegunther@yahoo.com), Kristen Capka (kristendambach@hotmail.com) or Auction (fundraising@st-johnschool.org)