This is it, the school auction is TOMORROW and we can’t wait to show you all we have in store! This is the biggest fundraiser of the year and so much time and planning has gone into each aspect to make this not only a fundraiser, but also a special evening for you to enjoy.
Consider this your guide to the auction, we want to share all the details and tidbits to help make this a fun event!
On to the fun stuff! Auction Night!
I mean, we could just ask you all to donate your money but what’s the fun in that??? Why not have a big party, dress up and THEN take your money! Let us walk you through the night, what to expect and some tips along the way!
Every year, brilliant minds come to together to conjure up an amazing theme that will wow the crowds. From Back to the Future, Secret Garden, Harry Potter, Charlotte’s Web, Dr. Seuss, Grease and this year Masquerade Ball! What better theme for our first official OFFSITE auction!
Before we get this party started, check out the Auction Catalog! This year, our Auction Catalog is online for your easy browsing pleasure. The beauty of the online catalog is the ability to:
- Search for an item by keyword, price, category and more!
- Save items to your favorites (login and click the little ♥ on the items you’re interested in) find them easily at the auction.
- Pictures! Many of our auction items have pictures which is amazing!
All of our amazing donations are listed, including silent and live auction items. Some print catalogs will be available the night of the event at check-in.
Join us at Rock Creek Country Club Saturday, March 10th, parking is plenty and UBER and LYFT definitely make their way to the location, so consider hopping a ride and be safe.
4:30 ~ Cocktail Hour begins (upstairs in Chalet) ~ registration and bid card pickup begins
5:00 ~ Bidding opens for all silent auction items
5:30 ~ Skyline Community Party Signup Boards open
5:45 ~ Bidding on silent sections 100s & 200s Labyrinth ends
6:00 ~ Bidding on silent sections 300s & 400s Amadeus ends
6:15 ~ Bidding on silent sections 500s & 600s Romeo & Juliet ends
Community Party Signups end
6:30 ~ Bidding on Dessert Dash Ends
Dinner Served in Dining Room
Golden Ticket Drawing
Heads or Tails Game
Barrel o’ Beer awarded
Winning Dessert Dash bids announced
Live Auction begins; Wall of Wine awarded during Live Auction
8:30 ~ Auction Ends
After Hours Dance Party Begins in Chalet (upstairs)
10:30 ~ Party Ends
If you are new to Skyline or have never attended a Community Party, brace yourself and be prepared to RUN to the sign-ups!
As a cornerstone of the Skyline auction, the Community Parties are something to look forward to every year. Community Parties are hosted by our own Skyline families and teachers. These great events bring friends and strangers alike together, strengthening our little community and forging lasting relationships that move far beyond just funding education. With so many amazing experiences to choose from, you may just sign-up for them all!! Our community parties not only bring families together but they are a huge part of our auction bringing in $12,000 ALONE last year.
Check out these FABULOUS parties for 2018, click image for a montage of our amazing events this year. This is the time to phone a friend, grab a veteran Skyline parent and get the ins and outs of the parties! There are some so epic that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!
Did I mention there would be dessert? Yes! We rely on YOU to bring some of your BEST desserts to the event, homemade or store bought. People bid on their favorites and win them to enjoy eating during the live auction. What better way to enjoy the live auction than eating an entire cake with your friends? You can sign-up to bring something along here.
How would you like to win a Wall of Wine? Or a Barrel o’ Beer? Yes, a wall of 100 wines and a barrel of 200 bottles of beer. That should be enough to get you through to spring. Don’t delay getting your tickets at check-in to enter these one of a kind raffles. We have some special Masquerade Wines this year as well and more beer than we know what to do with! A special of 2 BARRELS will be auctioned off as well as our Wall of Wine!
How lucky are you? One ticket, one chance to win any one of our LIVE AUCTION items or CLASS PROJECTS. Buy your Golden Ticket and have your choice of some amazing items up for bid.
Heads or Tails? Can you make the right call? Our first year playing this fun game during our auction event. Buy your bead necklaces at check-in for your chance to play Heads or Tails! Wear your necklace then choose to put your hands on your “head” or “tail”, coin is flipped and if you’re hands are in the right place, stay standing and play the next round, if not, remove your beads. Play until you run out of beads! Winner will take home a $250 Visa Gift Card!
The big bang of the night! LIVE AUCTION! We have an auctioneer that leads this event with big tickets items like the coveted parking spots. Your kid could be Principal for the Day or Page for a Day getting a chance to work with Senator Johnson! And vacations, we have beautiful vacation homes that are auctioned off! What better way to donate to our school by also winning a vacation or private parking! Other big ticket items including Sporting Events and a trip to Disney!
Join us after the Live Auction and Dinner for an After Party in the Chalet. Bar will be open, music playing, snacks to munch on and you dancing!
We are beyond excited to share this amazing event with you this year. We hope this gives you a glimpse into our amazing event that is not only a way to raise funds for our school but one of the best experiences to build and foster friendships and relationships within the community.
If you are unable to make the event, you can always make a donation anytime! To make a one-time donation or setup a recurring donation to PTA, click here. Or to Foundation (All Hands Raised), click here.
Matching Gifts from Corporate Employers
If you make a donation during the Skyline Foundation’s Paddle Bid or you pay more than fair market value for any item during the auction or have made a donation to the Skyline Foundation/Skyline PTA, the donation is tax deductible to the extend permitted by tax law. The usual requirement is that the donation be at least $25. You do not need to have a child attending Skyline School.
The following is a partial list of companies that have matched donations in past years. It is not all-inclusive, so check with your employer.
- Daimler Trucks
- Intel ~ Marches 100% of all donations. Go to www.easymatch.com/intel (must access from Intranet)
- Nike ~ The difference between FMV (fair market value) and your payment needs to be paid on the Nike giving system.
- US Bank
- Wells Fargo
For a more complete list of matching employers, visit:
Please see your employer’s personnel office for matching funds form.
Please return completed forms to:
11536 NW Skyline Blvd
Portland, OR 97231
Whether you are joining our amazing event as a guest or just have time to stop in to help out for a few hours, check out our sign-up. We are still in need of some volunteers to make this night a success.
**Those signed up to strictly volunteer do not need to purchase a ticket. Snacks will be provided but not a full dinner.