Field Day is May 31st and we need your help to make it successful! Use the Sign Up Genius list to volunteer your time and talents.
Please join our school community for a night of celebration and philanthropy at our 2023 Annual Fundraiser and Auction to be held on Saturday, May 13th starting at 6pm in the school cafeteria. Keeping with the PTO’s overall theme this year of Celebrating our Communities, the evening will be a Carnival Celebration with food and drink offerings that highlight Carnival celebrations around the world.
Check in: Check in starts at 6:00pm and goes until 6:45pm. The event is planned to end between 10:00-10:30.
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased through the school’s main office or the evening of the event. Note that we will have an overall max capacity of 125 attendees, so it is better to purchase your tickets before the event. Tickets are $60 for an individual or $80 for a couple. You may choose to round up your ticket purchase to $100 if you are interested in covering the cost of our teachers to attend the event free of charge. Your ticket price covers food, open bar, and music for the evening, as well as the availability to play games and participate in the silent and live auctions for the evening.
Childcare: Childcare will be offered in the All Purpose Room for kids aged 3+ at a cost of $20 for one child, $30 for all children in a family. Childcare drop off will be between 6:00-6:15pm and pick up will be 9:45-10:00pm. Pizza, snacks, dessert and juice will be provided, as well as activities and a movie. PLEASE CONTACT THE PTO TO REGISTER FOR CHILDCARE EARLY.
Allergen Information: Our dinner menu will be marked with known allergen information as provided by the catering providers. If you have concerns, please email the PTO with your specific questions. The school and PTO are not responsible for mis-labeled information or cross-contamination.
Alcohol: Given the provision of alcohol, this event is open for individuals age 21 and older. Please consume alcohol responsibly. A Virginia ABC Banquet License is available for review upon request at the bar.
Health and Safety Plan: Please only attend the event if you are feeling well and utilize your best judgment with this regard. In the case of an emergency, exits are clearly marked within the cafeteria and through the kitchen. No attendees are permitted in other parts of the school buildings that are not directly attached to the cafeteria. If you see anything out of the ordinary, please immediately raise your concerns to the event MC.
Donations: All ticket purchases, auction bids and games are considered tax-deductible donations made to the school. You may utilize the school’s federal tax ID number 54-0656451. If you need a receipt for the evening, please email the PTO with your name and purchases so that we can provide you with such a receipt.
Fundraising Goals: All funds raised during this event are used by the school and PTO to fund programs, supplies and capital investments. Examples of how fundraising is used includes the following: purchase of new textbooks, library supplies, enrichment curriculum and school-wide supplies; funding transportation for all field-trips; funding of the purchase of new curriculum; purchase of safety and security equipment; provision of playground and recess updates; holiday reception purchases; capital improvements and campus beautification.
Sponsors: Please look for information in our advertising and throughout the evening highlighting our corporate and individual sponsors, supporting not only this evening but also various activities throughout the 2022-2023 school year. All sponsorships and donations have been made in support of fundraising. Acceptance of philanthropic sponsorships, donations or discounts does not necessarily indicate a support of specific company policies or practices and is not a statement of assumed support of a specific individual, company or organization.
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS AND DONORS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
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Merrifield Garden Center: www.merrifieldgardencenter.com
Trader Joe’s: www.traderjoes.com
Wines for Humanity: www.winesforhumanity.com
Settle Down Easy Brewing: settledowneasybrewing.com
Wolf Trap: www.nps.gov/wotr/index.htm
Luray Caverns: luraycaverns.com
Cooper’s Hawk Winery: chwinery.com
Pollo Campero: us.campero.com
Tropical Smoothie Café: www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com
Taco Bamba: www.tacobamba.com
Jukebox Diner: www.jukeboxdiner.com
Jersey Mike’s Subs: www.jerseymikes.com
Silver Diner: www.silverdiner.com
Great American Restaraunts: www.greatamericanrestaurants.com
Foxfire Grill: foxfire-grill.com
Flynn O’Hara Uniforms: flynnohara.com
Goldfish Swim School: www.goldfishswimschool.com
Jolly Yolly Kids: www.jollyyollykids.com
Bond’s Escape Room Fairfax: roomescapedc.com/escape-rooms/#
Bowie Bayson: www.milb.com/bowie
Sportrock Climbing Centers: www.sportrock.com
Hard Times Café: www.hardtimes.com
Sky Zone: www.skyzone.com
Annandale Boys and Girls Club: www.abgc.org
The Movement Dance Studio: www.tmsdance.com
Shadowland Laser Adventure: www.shadowlandadventures.com/springfield-alexandria/
The London Bob: londonbobhairdesign.com
Massage Envy: www.massageenvy.com/massage
Orange Theory Fitness: www.orangetheory.com
Wintergreen Resort: www.wintergreenresort.com
Harper’s Ferry: www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm
International Spy Museum: www.spymuseum.org
Dave & Buster’s Springfield: www.daveandbusters.com/us/en/about/locations/springfield
University Mall Theatres: www.universitymalltheatres.com
Ingleside Vineyards: inglesidevineyards.com
Bluemont Vineyard: www.bluemontvineyard.com
Barrel Oak Winery: barreloak.com
Great Country Farms: greatcountryfarms.com
Dirt Farm Brewery: dirtfarmbrewing.com
Eavesdrop Brewery: www.eavesdropbrewery.com
Museum of Illusions: https://moiwashington.com/
Washington Capitals: https://www.nhl.com/capitals/
Ey Man Enterprises: theeyman.com
Yay Lunch: https://www.yaylunch.com/
Sherwin Williams Annandale: https://www.sherwin-williams.com/
HLP Integration Washington DC: https://hlpintegration.com/
Katie Whitestone, Owner of Lovestruck Images: https://lovestruckimages.com/
5 Wits Arlington: https://5-wits.com/arlington/
Dear Saint Michaels Families,
I hope this message finds you all doing well and looking forward to the upcoming spring and Lenten season! The start of the new year has been filled with several fun activities and now as we focus on the last few months of the school year, there are many more occasions to become engaged and take advantage of the wonderful opportunities to connect with fellow families within our school community.
This week marks the kick-off of our first annual Giving Week to bolster fundraising efforts and parent engagement. Saint Michael’s foundation is built upon developing our student body into young adults who live in a culture of faith, service, and continued learning. This year, we have ambitious goals to enhance and increase our educational capacity that directly impacts our students and teachers.
We cannot achieve our goals without parent volunteerism and philanthropic giving. We are asking all families to consider how they are called to give. With your philanthropic contributions, we will expand our scholarship awards, provide additional academic enrichment opportunities, and embark upon much needed capital improvements to our buildings and surrounding areas.
As part of Giving Week, you will receive a Giving Pledge form, included in this link and later this week in printed form as well. Please give this survey a few minutes of your time as it allows me to better understand how parents will give of their time and to plan for activities and events. We request that thoughtful and prayerfully consider what pledge you are able to make this year. There are many ways to give back! You can volunteer to assist with the annual spring fundraiser and other PTO events, serve on the committee to reimagine senior and junior learning and play spaces, participate as a field trip chaperone, or assist with field day activities. We are also looking to plan a school-wide clean-up weekend to help identify where we can enhance how we use our spaces and become inspired to beautify our campus.
Provided here is a direct link to give financially during this week. One-time and recurring monetary gifts are important drivers of making significant change in our school. Rest assured, your pledge of any gift of your time, talent or treasure is meaningful to the mission of Saint Michael. I look forward to connecting with parents as you contemplate the impactful ways you wish to give back to our school community. Please show your love and support during this giving week and I look forward to partnering with you to provide the best possible experience for our students!