Why does STEM have an Auction?
The Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA supports basics like classroom supplies, all school assemblies, library books, gym equipment, field trips and the “extras” like Project Based Learning supplies, scholarships for before & after school clubs, technology equipment, PTA community events like multicultural night, back to school bash, and Pi day.
What IS the Auction?
The auction is our major fundraising event of the year. Our hope is that guests (adults 21+ only) feel inspired to donate at the event in support of the STEM community and we depend on the countless hours of volunteer time to pull the event off, and the community at large to donate thousands of dollars in items to the auction itself for us to auction off.
The auction is broken into two blocks: a silent auction; with silent auction tables, games and mingling, and live auction; with dinner and a live auction with classroom art and larger package / higher ticket items.
What will be different this year? SPRING FLING!
The live auction has classroom art pieces that volunteers, teachers, and students create to sell at the auction. This Spring we will have a second event at Boren called “Spring Fling” open to the entire school community where families have the option to see the pieces created and get replicas of the live art pieces. More details coming soon on this event!
Tickets – Paper tickets (coming home kid mail) OR online — they go live Jan 7 @7am.
We couldn’t pull this off without volunteers! Please contact Robin: [email protected]
if you can't make it and still want to volunteer.
Upcoming Auction Committee meetings are: 7-8 pm at Uptown Espresso & Bakery
— Delridge location. Volunteers can take on big or small projects.
Jan 9, Jan 31, Feb 27, March 13, March 20
We need 25 donated desserts. Purchased desserts are welcome. Each dessert must serve 8-10. To donate a dessert, send an email to [email protected]
Sponsorship is another great way to support the auction! Levels range from $250 to $2,500 and include a variety of great benefits. Contact [email protected]
for information on becoming a sponsor or in-kind donor.
Our auctions are themed! This year we are going best & worst of Seattle – coffee, mermaid, the sound, JP Patches, the gum wall, a mountain, Birkenstocks with socks, grunge, hipster, dresses or jeans – costumes welcome or “come as you are”.
– post Auction. Because it will be raining after all (it's Seattle in March) and no one will want to go home yet anyway.
Contact Robin: [email protected]