Auction News 03/31/20

It’s Auction Week – Are You READY? 

It’s hard to believe that after all the hard work of so many, and in the midst of such nuttiness all around us, it is time for the St John School Auction. While we cannot celebrate in person this year, we look forward to celebrating with all of you virtually. Each one of us still has the opportunity to celebrate our Eagle Spirit and contribute to our fundraising goal of $350,000. Money raised goes directly to our school’s operating budget.

The school is asking you to support the 2020 Fund-A-Need: Replacement of original school windows on the north side of the main building. This multi-year initiative, starting in 2006, to replace all school windows can be completed with your help. Our targeted goal for Fund-a-Need is $100,000+. A St. John family has generously agreed to match up to $50,000 in pledges. Please make a gift to Fund-a-Need so we can trigger this amazing match! All money donated to the 2020 Fund-a-Need will be combined with an existing window budget reserve to complete the projected $410,000 project. Thank you for your generosity and for Being True to Our School.   Thank you to the Merlino family and Rainbows & Unicorns Entertainment LLC for this fantastic 2020 Fund-a-Need video.

Here are some tools to help you Be True to Your School in the St John Auction!

Get Ready…

  • The Auction Catalog is ONLINE. Find it here.
  • Register to bid! All online bidding will take place on Bidding for Good. You must be registered and have a credit card on file to place any bids. To register, visit our homepage and click the “register to bid” button above the banner. Please share the link with your friends and family!
  • Join our St. John Auction Facebook page for all the latest info and be a part of our virtual gathering place!   Post photos of your Be True to Your School outfit and use #BeTruetoSTJ and send your photos to jskokan@st-johnschool.org.
  • Auction Spirit Week begins on Thursday, April 2nd. Watch the calendar to see how to win prizes daily and be together-apart.

Get Set…

…Go!

  • Friday, April 3 at 7:00 pm – Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 pm: The Live and Valedictorian Spotlight Section items will be online and open for bidding.
  • Friday, April 3 at 7:00 pm – Thursday April 9 at 6:00 pm:  Fund-a-Need will be open for bidding. Join us in helping fund a crucial project at the school and watch that thermometer grow as the donations roll in!
  • Monday, April 6 at 8:00 am  – Thursday, April 9 at 6:00 pm: The Salutatorian Spotlight Section, Class Art Projects, Sign-Ups and the Online items will be open for bidding

You may be looking for some of your auction favorites on this list – Raffles, Dessert Dash, St. John Cellar and the Wine Grab. We are not able to put all items online for various reasons, but are hopeful to have another small event in the late spring featuring all of them. Stay tuned!

Thank you for all you have done and all you will do as a community to make this year’s Auction a success. We hope that it will be a welcome distraction this week and one that reminds you what an wonderful community St John School is.

Raffle Tickets
The raffle drawing for the $2,500 cash prize will be held at a later date this Spring.  Please hold on to your tickets for now until we are able to collect them. Thank you.

Thank You Sponsors
They have supported the Auction and St. John School in this critical time in our community. Please be sure to show them some support as well.
Class President $10,000
First Federal – Deines Family
Quarterback $5,000
Salinas Construction Inc. – Salinas Family
Bar & VIP Gift Sponsor $5,000
PCVA Law – Reich Family
After Party Sponsor $1,750
Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants – Donovan Family
Drum Major $1,000
Ballard Pediatric Dentistry
Domino Beauty Boutique – Vierra Family
Ecco Design Inc. – Hussing Family
Greenwood Ohlund & Co. – O’Rourke Family
Riley Athletics – Riley Family
Ross Hartwich, Lake & Co. Real Estate
Smile Ballard – Curalli Family
UNITS Moving & Portable Storage – Nedialkov Family
Valley & Company Events – Valley Family
Yearbook Editor $500
Acupuncture with Zen
Alton Computer Solutions – Alton Family
Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center – Aguila Family
Aurora Plumbing
Broderick Architects
Evans Insurance – Evans/Kudrna Family
Finishing Edge – Bergman Family
GPT Greenwood Physical Therapy – Osaki Family
Greenwood Hardware
Mastin Labs Inc. – Mastin Family
Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle – Tempest Family
The Saki Group – Residential Sales/Leasing – Tsurusaki Family
Shameless Mom Academy – Dean Family
Turnstyle – Diefenbach Family
Team Mascot $250
Aspire Capital Advisors, LLC – Flavin Family
Ballard Pediatric Clinic
Cafe Bambino – Kudla/Spath Family
Guidant Financial – Burckhardt Family
Nelle Steele Research – Steele Family
Portal Virtual Reality Arcade – Harader Family
Quigley Group at Compass – Quigley Family
Robin Sheridan Homes – Sheridan Family
Color Guard $100
Thirsty Fish

Helpful Auction Links
Auction FAQs
Auction Facebook Page

Important Date Reminders!:

Virtual Auction:  Friday, April 3rd starting at 7:00pm.

Questions?

Contact lexnicios@gmail.com or kristendambach@hotmail.com or fundraising@st-johnschool.org.

Auction News 03/25/20

We’re All in This Together!

What has more school spirit than a well choreographed dance routine at a high school pep rally? The St. John VIRTUAL Auction beginning next Friday, April 3rd!

Each one of us still has the opportunity to celebrate our Eagle Spirit and contribute to our fundraising goal of $350,000. Money raised goes directly to our school’s operating budget.

Things to look for and expect with our new virtual format:
– All online bidding will take place on Bidding for Good. You must be registered and have a credit card on file to place any bids. To register, visit our homepage and click the “register to bid” button above the banner. Please share the link with your friends and family!

– The Auction catalog is now available here! Check out the great items that will start to roll out April 3rd.

– Join our St. John Auction Facebook page for all the latest info and be a part of our virtual gathering place!

– The Live and Valedictorian Spotlight Section items will be online and open for bidding Friday, April 3 at 7:00 pm through Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 pm. We have some fun (socially distanced) events planned to help kick off the big event, so stay tuned!

– Fund-a-Need will be open beginning Friday, April 3 at 7:00 pm through Thursday, April 9 at 6:00 pm. Join us in helping fund a crucial project at the school and watch that thermometer grow as the donations roll in!

– The Salutatorian Spotlight Section, Class Art Projects, Sign-Ups and the Online items will be open for bidding Monday, April 6 at 8:00 am through Thursday, April 9 at 6:00 pm. All fixed price items will close at this time too.

– You may be looking for some of your auction favorites on this list – Raffles, Dessert Dash, St. John Cellar and the Wine Grab. We are not able to put all items online for various reasons, but are hopeful to have another small event in the late spring featuring all of them. Stay tuned!

Raffle tickets
The raffle drawing for the $2,500 cash prize will be held at a later date this Spring.  Please hold on to your tickets for now until we are able to collect them. Thank you.

We are so grateful to our sponsors!
They have supported the Auction and St. John School in this critical time in our community. Please be sure to show them some support as well.

Donations
If you would like to make a cash donation toward our St. John School Auction, you may do so on our Online Cash Donation Page, on Bidding for Good, or send a check payable to St. John School. Thank you for your support.

For all registered guests, thank you for supporting the St John Auction by purchasing tickets to attend the event. Your registration fees will be transferred to a 100% tax-deductible donation. If you would like a refund, please contact Andrea Marquez at fundraising@st-johnschool.org..

Helpful Auction Links
Bidding for Good
Auction FAQs
Auction Facebook Page
Important Date Reminders!:

  • Virtual Auction:  Friday, April 3rd starting at 7:00pm.

Thank You Sponsors!
Class President $10,000
First Federal – Deines Family
Quarterback $5,000
Salinas Construction Inc. – Salinas Family
Bar & VIP Gift Sponsor $5,000
PCVA Law – Reich Family
After Party Sponsor $1,750
Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants – Donovan Family
Drum Major $1,000
Ballard Pediatric Dentistry
Domino Beauty Boutique – Vierra Family
Ecco Design Inc. – Hussing Family
Greenwood Ohlund & Co. – O’Rourke Family
Riley Athletics – Riley Family
Ross Hartwich, Lake & Co. Real Estate
Smile Ballard – Curalli Family
UNITS Moving & Portable Storage – Nedialkov Family
Valley & Company Events – Valley Family
Yearbook Editor $500
Acupuncture with Zen
Alton Computer Solutions – Alton Family
Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center – Aguila Family
Aurora Plumbing
Broderick Architects
Evans Insurance – Evans/Kudrna Family
Finishing Edge – Bergman Family
GPT Greenwood Physical Therapy – Osaki Family
Greenwood Hardware
Mastin Labs Inc. – Mastin Family
Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle – Tempest Family
The Saki Group – Residential Sales/Leasing – Tsurusaki Family
Shameless Mom Academy – Dean Family
Turnstyle – Diefenbach Family
Team Mascot $250
Aspire Capital Advisors, LLC – Flavin Family
Ballard Pediatric Clinic
Cafe Bambino – Kudla/Spath Family
Guidant Financial – Burckhardt Family
Nelle Steele Research – Steele Family
Portal Virtual Reality Arcade – Harader Family
Quigley Group at Compass – Quigley Family
Robin Sheridan Homes – Sheridan Family
Color Guard $100
Thirsty Fish

Helpful Auction Links
Auction FAQs
Auction Facebook Page

Important Date Reminders!:

  • Virtual Auction:  Friday, April 3rd starting at 7:00pm.

Questions?

Contact lexnicios@gmail.com or kristendambach@hotmail.com or fundraising@st-johnschool.org.

Auction News 03/17/20

The annual Auction and Gala is St John School’s biggest annual fundraising event, a wonderful gathering that our community looks forward to each year.  While we can’t join together for an evening of in-person celebration, we urge you to join us virtually on Friday, April 3rd for this important fundraising event.

Each one of us still has the opportunity to celebrate our inner CHEERLEADER and contribute to our fundraising goal of $350,000. Money raised goes directly to our school’s operating budget.  Please stay tuned for information on how to bid on amazing items online, how to win offline, and how to support this year’s Fund-a-Need! We will send all the exciting details to your inbox in the coming days. We look forward to your participation.

We are especially grateful to our sponsors, donors, and ticket purchasers who have already generously given to the Be True to Your School Auction. In these uncertain times, we need your support now more than ever. We ask that you join us online, bid generously on our fabulous auction items, and donate to our Fund-A-Need beginning Friday, April 3rd at 7:00pm. We will have some fun virtual parties to help celebrate with your friends. Let’s continue to support one another and pray for the health and well-being of our community. Thank you for all the ways you support St John School – thank you for BEING KIND!

For all registered guests, thank you for supporting the St John Auction by purchasing tickets to attend the event. Your registration fees will be transferred to a 100% tax-deductible donation. If you would like a full or partial refund, please contact Andrea Marquez at fundraising@st-johnschool.org.

Donations
If you would still like to make a donation toward our St. John School Auction, you may do so on our Online Cash Donation Page or send a check payable to St. John School. Thank you for your support.

Thank You Sponsors!
Class President $10,000
First Federal – Deines Family
Quarterback $5,000
Salinas Construction Inc. – Salinas Family
Bar & VIP Gift Sponsor $5,000
PCVA Law – Reich Family
After Party Sponsor $1,750
Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants – Donovan Family
Drum Major $1,000
Ballard Pediatric Dentistry
Domino Beauty Boutique – Vierra Family
Ecco Design Inc. – Hussing Family
Greenwood Ohlund & Co. – O’Rourke Family
Riley Athletics – Riley Family
Ross Hartwich, Lake & Co. Real Estate
Smile Ballard – Curalli Family
UNITS Moving & Portable Storage – Nedialkov Family
Valley & Company Events – Valley Family
Yearbook Editor $500
Acupuncture with Zen
Alton Computer Solutions – Alton Family
Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center – Aguila Family
Aurora Plumbing
Broderick Architects
Evans Insurance – Evans/Kudrna Family
Finishing Edge – Bergman Family
GPT Greenwood Physical Therapy – Osaki Family
Greenwood Hardware
Mastin Labs Inc. – Mastin Family
Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle – Tempest Family
The Saki Group – Residential Sales/Leasing – Tsurusaki Family
Shameless Mom Academy – Dean Family
Turnstyle – Diefenbach Family
Team Mascot $250
Aspire Capital Advisors, LLC – Flavin Family
Ballard Pediatric Clinic
Cafe Bambino – Kudla/Spath Family
Guidant Financial – Burckhardt Family
Nelle Steele Research – Steele Family
Portal Virtual Reality Arcade – Harader Family
Quigley Group at Compass – Quigley Family
Robin Sheridan Homes – Sheridan Family
Color Guard $100
Thirsty Fish

Helpful Auction Links
Auction FAQs
Auction Facebook Page

Important Date Reminders!:

  • Virtual Auction:  Friday, April 3rd starting at 7:00pm.

Questions?

Contact lexnicios@gmail.com or kristendambach@hotmail.com or fundraising@st-johnschool.org.

Auction News 03/04/20

The Auction is only ONE month away! Time to start planning those outfits! This week’s poll may help inspire your look: What are you wearing to the Auction?

If you are in need of some St. John Spirit Gear to sport at the Auction, you have until midnight March 5th to place your order! All orders will be delivered on March 20th – in time for the Auction! Place your spirit gear order here.  Go Eagles!

Auction Sneak Peek
We have some amazing items this year!  Take a look at this week’s highlighted items:

Seahawks Ultimate Game Day Experience for Two
“You and a guest will watch a Seahawks game in Club Level seats for a select 2020 game.  Club level seats include early entry to the game, upscale and expanded food and beverage options, complimentary amenities, including gameday programs, hand warmers, etc, gameday photo center with appearances by Seahawks legends, Taima, Boom and more.  You and your guest will also receive an exclusive 15% ProShop discount, a customized “12th Fan” jersey with your name on the back, and one CenturyLink Field Game Day Parking Pass.  Enjoy access to the Verizon Lounge, located at the Sound end of the Delta Sky360 Club. The Verizon Lounge is the proud host of the pregame feast and CenturyLink Field’s premier restaurant for a gourmet buffet-style meal!”

Mrs. Jessup’s 1st Grade Class Art Project

“French artists Matisse and Redouté shared a love of color and a rich respect for the tradition of still-life painting. One gave us lush compositions packed with florals and another dense patterns and flattened perspectives. Ms. Jessup’s 1st grade class imagined what might happen if these two artists created work together. Students constructed hand-painted paper flowers in a Matisse like style and they were arranged in a Redouté like fashion. Resulting in a contemporary take on a timeless tradition.”

Portrait Mode – A Benefit for the St. John School Auction
Looking for an updated family photo? Or maybe a session with visiting grandparents or your favorite team mates?  Our St. John community is incredibly lucky to have three very talented professional photographers: Jenny Lee, Emily Truong, and Anna Redmond, who are here to help you out with that much needed portrait session this Spring!

On Saturday, March 21st, our three photographers will be setting up shop on the St. John School campus from 3pm-7pm. You can sign up for one or more fifteen-minute photo shoot sessions.  The cost of each session is $50.00 and includes 1 digital image. These sessions can be with close family, school friends, grandparents or with your favorite pet!  Please note that the photo mini-sessions will be in lieu of student candid photos this year.  

Link here to secure your photo session.  Once your photo session is complete, you will receive a link to a gallery of up to 15 proofs and three packages to choose from:

  • Varsity Gold Package – $350
    • All digitals + print release
    • 10 5×7 prints
    • 1 8×10
    • 1 Canvas/Frame (TBD size and details)
  • Junior Varsity – $200
    • 10 digitals + print release
    • 5 5×7 prints
  • Freshman – $125
    • 5 digitals + print release

Auction Tickets On Sale Now 
The Auction is on FridayApril 3rd at Fremont Studios! Tickets are on sale and available for purchase on-line at https://www.biddingforgood.com/stjohnsea/.  Please note in the comment box with whom you would like to sit and remember to make your meal selection. We are offering two ticket levels:

  • Purple (standard) ticket – $115 per person and includes a delectable dinner from Kaspar’s Catering, hosted wine from Gifford Hirlinger, and After-Party entertainment.
  • Gold (VIP) ticket – $150 per person, and in addition to the above, will include a St. John Umbrella, a Signature Cocktail, and more.

Tables seat ten, so please remember to include with whom you would like to sit or your grade level in the comments box when you order your tickets. Ticket prices will increase on Friday, March 20th, so don’t delay! We look forward to seeing you at the Auction on Friday, April 3rd at Fremont Studios.

If you would like to sponsor a teacher to attend the event, “Sponsor a Teacher” tickets will also be available for you to purchase and donate.

Raffle Tickets
Remember to turn in your raffle tickets! Every ticket, sold and unsold, must be returned by no later than April 3rd..The drawing for the $2,500 cash prize will be held on the night of the Auction. Thank you for your support of St. John School!

Donations
If you missed the procurement deadline but would still like to make a donation toward our St. John School Auction, you may do so on our Online Cash Donation Page or send a check payable to St. John School. Thank you for your support.

Helpful Auction Links
Auction FAQs
Volunteer at the Auction
Auction Facebook Page
Portrait Mode: Photo Sessions
Important Date Reminders!:

  • Auction Tickets on sale now.  Early bird rates end on March 19th.
  • Portrait Mode: Photo Sessions Saturday, March 21st at St. John School.
  • Auction Gala Friday, April 3rd at Fremont Studios.

Questions? Contact lexnicios@gmail.com or kristendambach@hotmail.com or fundraising@st-johnschool.org.

Auction News 02/25/20

Auction Tickets On Sale Now 
The Auction is on FridayApril 3rd at Fremont Studios! Tickets are on sale and available for purchase on-line at https://www.biddingforgood.com/stjohnsea/.  Please note in the comment box with whom you would like to sit and remember to make your meal selection.

We are offering two ticket levels:

  • Purple (standard) ticket – $115 per person and includes a delectable dinner from Kaspar’s Catering, hosted wine from Gifford Hirlinger, and After-Party entertainment.
  • Gold (VIP) ticket – $150 per person, and in addition to the above, will include a St. John Umbrella, a Signature Cocktail, and more.

Tables seat ten, so please remember to include with whom you would like to sit or your grade level in the comments box when you order your tickets. Ticket prices will increase on Friday, March 20th, so don’t delay! We look forward to seeing you at the Auction on Friday, April 3rd at Fremont Studios.

If you would like to sponsor a teacher to attend the event, “Sponsor a Teacher” tickets will also be available for you to purchase and donate.

Portrait Mode – A Benefit for the St. John School Auction

Looking for an updated family photo? Or maybe a session with visiting grandparents or your favorite team mates?  Our St. John community is incredibly lucky to have three very talented professional photographers: Jenny Lee, Emily Truong, and Anna Redmond, who are here to help you out with that much needed portrait session this Spring!

On Saturday, March 21st, our three photographers will be setting up shop on the St. John School campus from 3pm-7pm. You can sign up for one or more fifteen-minute photo shoot sessions.  The cost of each session is $50 and includes 1 digital image.  These sessions can be with close family, school friends, grandparents or with your favorite pet!  Please note that the photo mini-sessions will be in lieu of student candid photos this year.  

Link here to secure your photo session.  Once your photo session is complete, you will receive a link to a gallery of up to 15 proofs and three packages to choose from:

  • Varsity Gold Package – $350
    • All digitals + print release
    • 10 5×7 prints
    • 1 8×10
    • 1 Canvas/Frame (TBD size and details)
  • Junior Varsity – $200
    • 10 digitals + print release
    • 5 5×7 prints
  • Freshman – $125
    • 5 digitals + print release

Raffle Tickets
Raffle tickets were sent home with your youngest child last Friday.  Every ticket, sold and unsold, must be returned by no later than April 3rd..The drawing for the $2,500 cash prize will be held on the night of the Auction. Thank you for your support of St. John School!

Procurement
Thank you to all who helped to procure the amazing items for this year’s event. We are very excited for all of our packages. Special thank you to our Class Liaisons who help put together amazing packages from each class – Caitlin Jutka, Meggie Richards, Emily Wiederspan, Caitlin McAfee, Aleah Valley, Neta Green, Ericka Cantave, Carolina Marx, Diana Jorris, Kim Angelis, Melissa Herron, Megan McCarthy, Steph Wade, Becky Masters, Kate DeMotts, Maria Arruela, Jen Bergman, and Kimberly Butler.

If you missed the procurement deadline but would still like to make a donation toward our St. John School Auction, you may do so on our Online Cash Donation Page or send a check payable to St. John School. Thank you for your support!

Thank You Sponsors!
Class President $10,000
First Federal – Deines Family
Quarterback $5,000
Salinas Construction Inc. – Salinas Family
Bar & VIP Gift Sponsor $5,000
PCVA Law – Reich Family
After Party Sponsor $1,750
Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants – Donovan Family
Drum Major $1,000
Ballard Pediatric Dentistry
Domino Beauty Boutique – Vierra Family
Ecco Design Inc. – Hussing Family
Greenwood Ohlund & Co. – O’Rourke Family
Riley Athletics – Riley Family
Ross Hartwich, Lake & Co. Real Estate
Smile Ballard – Curalli Family
UNITS Moving & Portable Storage – Nedialkov Family
Valley & Company Events – Valley Family
Yearbook Editor $500
Acupuncture with Zen
Alton Computer Solutions – Alton Family
Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center – Aguila Family
Aurora Plumbing
Broderick Architects
Evans Insurance – Evans/Kudrna Family
Finishing Edge – Bergman Family
GPT Greenwood Physical Therapy – Osaki Family
Greenwood Hardware
Mastin Labs Inc. – Mastin Family
Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle – Tempest Family
The Saki Group – Residential Sales/Leasing – Tsurusaki Family
Shameless Mom Academy – Dean Family
Turnstyle – Diefenbach Family
Team Mascot $250
Aspire Capital Advisors, LLC – Flavin Family
Ballard Pediatric Clinic
Cafe Bambino – Kudla/Spath Family
Guidant Financial – Burckhardt Family
Nelle Steele Research – Steele Family
Portal Virtual Reality Arcade – Harader Family
Quigley Group at Compass – Quigley Family
Robin Sheridan Homes – Sheridan Family
Color Guard $100
Thirsty Fish

Helpful Auction Links
Auction FAQs
Volunteer at the Auction
Auction Facebook Page
Portrait Mode: Photo Sessions
Important Date Reminders!:

  • Auction Tickets on sale now.  Early bird rates end on March 19th.
  • Portrait Mode: Photo Sessions Saturday, March 21st at St. John School.
  • Auction Gala Friday, April 3rd at Fremont Studios.

Questions? Contact lexnicios@gmail.com or kristendambach@hotmail.com or fundraising@st-johnschool.org.