Auction News – March 13, 2018


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!


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.


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.


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.

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