If you have not had the opportunity to help out with the auction, it is not too late! Mrs. McCraw has shared with me that she does not have enough people to help with the silent auction. There are several opportunities in which you could contribute.
The first way is to sponsor a table. The responsibilities for this include choosing a theme for your table such as Christmas, holidays, gardening or family. Next you would procure items to fit the theme. These items do not have to be paid for by you. You may ask for donations from local businesses, family or friends. When this is done the items are prepared for presentation. The next two steps are setup at the auction and cleanup when the evening is over.
Sponsoring a table can be done with other families. For example the Cox and Hamblek families are teaming together and the theme for their table is “Kitchen.” With the items they collect and with any kitchen items that come from the silent auction class competition, they will present a fabulous table. Teaming with other families makes the work load smaller and much more fun!
The second way to help would be to send in as many silent auction items that you can. This will help the other families who are sponsoring tables. Included in this packet is a flyer with theme for tables and who is sponsoring so far. Use this list as guide when you are procuring items. Remember, the class that brings in the most items wins a pizza lunch and a movie! So far we are off to a great start with the 6th grade in an early lead.
Our staff is pitching in as well! We are sponsoring a table, looking for donations and helping organize and package items. We are also baking for the sweet shop. Mrs. Luna is giving a gift certificate for one nights babysitting service. Mrs. Cardinale, our school secretary, and her family are sponsoring a table themed “Sports”! It is great to be part of a team.
We are just a few weeks away from the auction date, so get your reservations in soon! Our goal is to get 500 people to attend and I am looking forward to seeing many of you there. Also there is an early bird special, all RSVPs that come in before 4pm Friday, October 5th are entered into a special drawing!
On a final note…it has been brought to my attention that the morning drop off in front of the school is becoming unsafe. Here are a few important reminders: 1. Do not double- park. 2. Walk you student across the street. 3. Please do not park in the school driveway. It is a designated fire lane! Do your best and let God handle the rest! Go in peace and don’t run in the halls.
Deborah J.V. Nettell