There are a number of ways you can help make this event a success:
Attend the Auction – Tickets can be purchased online. Ticket prices are $40 per person includes a savory dinner from Demetri's, a night of music, and all the bidding you can handle. Cash bar on hand as well.
Donate an Auction Item— You can donate items. The majority of the auction items come from YOU, our families of St John's. We’re looking for donations, big and small. Sporting event or theater tickets, vacation home access, electronics, restaurant gift certificates, and services all make great auction items. Please donate an item online or send ideas and items to the Auction Committee.
Party Passes - Party Passes are just one of the many items you can purchase at the auction and are huge fundraisers for St John's. They are themed parties, intimate dinners, grade-level gatherings or family activities where attendees pay to have fun! The hosts cover the costs and all proceeds go directly to St John's School. We are looking for hosts right now for gatherings this winter and spring! Join forces with friends as co-hosts or go solo. Big or small – we want them all! Get creative or we can inspire you with party ideas - What party have you always wanted to go to? Contact Ellen Sullivan for more information.
Tell your friends and neighbors – Anyone and everyone is invited – especially future parents of St John's and alumni!
See you November 13th!
What is a Silent Auction?
The Auction started twelve years ago as a way to bring together our community while raising money for the school. And it’s a fabulous opportunity to meet other parents. Anyone and everyone is invited, including parents of current, past and future students as well as school staff.
Unforgettable memories and delicious food from Demetri's. While you’re mingling, you can bid on an alluring array of items — gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, artwork by the Burroughs’ kids, sports and theater tickets, events sponsored by teachers, and vacation getaways for the whole family.
All in all, it’s a great parents' night out that benefits our school.
What is a Party Passes?
Party Passes are themed parties, grade-level gatherings, or family activities hosted by other SJE families. You purchase a ticket to attend the Party Passes, the host/s (can be multiple families) cover the costs, and all proceeds go directly to the school. Past events have included “College Party,” “Harry Potter Party,” “An Evening of Christmas Magic” and “Not Quite a Sleepover.” We are looking for new hosts this year. Maybe it’s you? We’re happy to help with ideas. They are very fun, a great way to meet new friends at SJE and a huge fundraiser for the school.
How are the proceeds used?
The money raised at the auction benefits the school directly, which is intended to preserve quality programs for our current students and provide a reserve fund for future school needs. With financial support from the auction, our school has been able to integrate a rigorous and enriched curriculum, provide teacher support, and equip the school with additional safety resources.
What to wear?
Attendees typically wear attire that is suitable for an elegant restaurant.
What is Mobile Bidding?
Learn more at How to Mobile Bid. You'll need to register and create a profile. Providing a cell phone number is key to accessing the mobile bidding app. Please be complete with the information you provide to ensure a smooth bidding and check-out process.
Don't have a smart phone? Don't worry! There will be several roaming iPads in a Kiosk mode as well as volunteers available to help you bid on items & party passes.
How do I get involved!
We’d love your help! If you have items to donate, time to volunteer, or ideas for Party Passes, contact Diana Manley, Auction Chair.
Our mission is to proclaim THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, to prepare each student to be a leader spiritually, intellectually, academically and socially so that he or she will be able to create a preferred future.