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.