It’s more than an Auction. It's a fun night filled with lively auctions, great food & drinks, live entertainment and dancing. It's an evening of great conversation with other Gates families and teachers. Enjoy the anticipation and excitement as amazing items come up for the live auction.
It’s more than a fundraiser. It's ensuring that the auction continues to be Gates’ biggest fundraiser for funding various enrichment initiatives, such as visiting authors and performers, teaching hours in classrooms and the library, scholarships and much more.
It’s more than volunteering.It’s a community building experience, where you can join other Gates families and work together to create the most successful fundraiser yet! Do you knit, sew, or paint amazing works of art? Are you an excellent home chef waiting to be discovered? Do you teach music? Can you donate a week stay in your vacation home? It’s an opportunity to showcase or share any special talents and hobbies you may have, and who knows, discover new ventures and brighter horizons ahead.
Tickets are $2 each or a packet 6 for $10
For every packet of 6 tickets sold, the seller's name will be entered in a drawing
to win a $30 Learning Express Toy Store Gift Certificate Additional Raffle tickets can be downloaded by clicking here. Drawing on April 1, 2017 at the Devens Common. You do not need to be present to win.
Please return all ticket stubs and money to the “Raffle Committee" c/o your child’s classroom by Monday, March 27, 2017. Cash or Checks can be made payable to “Gates School PTO”.
Online bidding for Gates Auction items will be available starting the evening of Monday, March 20 through Monday, March 27 right here by browsing our online catalog.
Online bidding allows you to pre-bid on live and silent auction items before the start of the Gates Auction, and to establish a maximum dollar amount that you're willing to pay for the item. It also allows those who are unable to attend the event to place a bid option. The highest pre-bids at the close of the online auction will become the opening bid price at the Gates School Auction held at the Devens Common Center on April 01, 2017. In the event the highest online pre-bid for an item does NOT get outbid at the school auction, the online bidder will win the item, regardless of being present or not at the auction event.
More Ways to Help Gift Baskets
Please remember to submit your cash donations to your classroom Gift Basket volunteer. You can also help by donating supplies such as empty gift baskets, ribbons, wrapping peanuts or clear\cellophane wrapping sheets to create the baskets.
We are still looking for parents to volunteer to organize a themed gift basket in Mrs Walsh & Mrs Cormier's class. Responsibilities include contacting classroom parents, collecting money or gift certificates, purchasing items and assembling the basket. Please signup at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f44a5a96-classroom.
Here are some creative suggestions on ways you can help in making the night a success.
Whether you’re an individual family or teaming up with Gates friends here are some ideas on how you can contribute:
Business Expertise: photography, financial services, home renovation, house cleaning, plumbing/electrician services or baby sitting
Vacation Getaway: a weekend stay at a family vacation home
Unused Gift Cards
Host a dinner experience at your place
Tickets to a Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, or Celtics Game or a Broadway Show
Handmade Items: knitted accessories, jewelry, furniture, watercolors/acrylics, stained glass or other crafts
Talents: cake decorating, dance lessons or many more ideas
Inspire a child: mentor a Gates Student at your photography studio, bakery, dental or medical practice for an hour or two
Birthday party: offer a fun and creative birthday party for a child
5th or 6th grader: Donate their time towards a Gates Family; raking, mowing, babysitting/mother’s helper, tutor or assist with a child’s birthday party.