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ANNUAL AUCTION – Co-Hort Packages

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It’s time to raise the funds for our Cohort Auction Donations! The Cohort packages were a great success last year and brought in almost $11,000 at last year’s auction. This year we are doing the following packages:

K & 1st – Great Wolf Lodge – we buy 3 $360 gift cards and Great Wolf Lodge donates gift certificates for 3 one night stays in a family suite. Paypal GWL package..

2nd Grade – Ski Package – The Second Grade is putting together a very fun snow ski package. The more we raise the more fun we can put into this package!  Paypal Ski package.

3rd Grade – Wine Lot – There will be details about how you can donate a bottle of wine to this package. If you would like to donate money instead you can use this paypal link.

4th & 5th Grade – Holland America Cruise – This is our auction raffle prize again this year. We purchase a cruise at a discounted price of $1000 for a 7 day cruise to anywhere Holland America goes. Paypal Cruise Raffle.

Please contact your cohort leaders or Suzanne Shoemaker with questions.  Thank you everyone!


Schmitz Park Auction Raises $135,000!

Thank to all of you who were able to attend and/or donate to this year’s auction!  We raised approximately $135,000 (including MVG competition)! We are now at $215,000 raised for the year and need another $25,000 to meet our goal of $240,000. If you haven’t had a chance to give, please click on the following link to make your contribution to our amazing school:

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And the online auction is still underway…there are 65 Schmitz Park Mariner’s day tickets left for purchase, a few silent auction items – including P6’s “Seahawks 12s” collage and Ms. Bailey’s room 9, “Magic Fairy Garden” art projects. There are also 69 5th grade photo collages remaining! This is a great keepsake and every 5th grader will want this picture. Click to view more at the Online Auction

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And a big THANK YOU to this year’s auction co-chairs Pam Linxweiler, Jodi Bennett, Lorie Bennett and Robert Kelly for spearheading this year’s event.  And their entire crew of folks who went over and beyond setting up, securing items for the auction, overseeing the class art projects, selling raffle tickets, and much, much more including:

Silent Auction – Angie Kosnoski and Amy Boyer

Follow up Thank You’s – Amy Huey, Chris Estep, Christine Kraynek

Class photos – Gene Hsu and Lisa Wallace

Royal court and MVG – Lorie Bennett and Kelley O’Connor

Communications – Cheri Libby and Alice Thavis

Class Art Projects – Shelley Cowan, Tiea Hanson, Lori Kimball, Pam Linxweiler, Valarie Long, Jodi Bennett, Sarah Heitman and Don Poulsen

Teacher Experiences – Karen Kasameyer

Raise the Paddle – Joe Turcotte

Event Night Volunteers – Skylar and Alicia Pond, Eric Linxweiler, Denise Quarles and numerous volunteers from Northwest Strength and Performance

Event Set Up and Take Down – Jen Young, Alden Alvarado, Ali Kitchener, Brynne Burkhalter , Christine Grimes, Christine Kraynek, Heather Hsu, Kaycie Timmons, Kelley O’Connor, Genevieve Carlson, Kitty McMichael, Nicole Lyshol Wallace, Denise Quarles, Sarah Heitman , Tara Calvo, and Valancy Blackwell.


Only 50 Auction Tickets Left…


Bring it?  It’s already been brought! Beer garden, Cornhole tournament, Football toss, 50″ TV with NCAA Tourney games.

Support your favorite school, Schmitz Park Elementary, and pay homage to your favorite Pro or College Team. Dress in your favorite Hoops, Soccer, Baseball, Football, heck any sport garb.

Tailgate early as the Pre funk starts at 5pm in the Party Tent. Stay late for the ‘BIG DANCE’ with DJ ED. Great auction items including some incredible non-sport and sporting experiences – M’s Diamond Club, Sounders Box, ‘Once in a lifetime’ PGA Golf package.

Money raised goes to support your kids ….

Best of all the Class art projects are back. A group of volunteers have worked very hard. Get them while you can! You can buy yours HERE.

Class art projects are back, all created by your children check out Rm 14 and P6 art work:
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Support the Auction Dessert Dash


Looking for a way to contribute to the Auction?  Your donation of a dessert for a table of 10 can bring in hundreds of dollars during the Dessert Dash.  If you have a dessert that you love to create, we would appreciate your donation.  Maybe you have a family member with a signature dessert; ask them if they would be willing to bake something for your child’s school.  Non-bakers don’t fret!  It can be as easy as purchasing a cake from one of our fabulous local bakeries.

Please SIGN UP if you can help.  Thanks!


Auction Tickets Still Available

Invitation-ImageBUY your tickets to the event of the year, the Schmitz Park Team Spirit Auction on Saturday, March 21st!

RESERVED SEATINGAfter you’ve purchased your tickets, click on the “Return” button on the “Print Receipt” page and fill out the RSVP form. This form is how we collect seating requests, guest information.

Dining: Heavy appetizers, served buffet style, with assigned seating.
Dress: Wear your favorite team jersey, dress up as your favorite player, etc..
Time: Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: Brockey Conference Center | South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave SW | Seattle, WA 98106

Contact Us:


Royal Court Nominations as of 4/2 12 pm

Looks like Kindergarten is saying, “Heck No We Won’t Go.” The votes keep coming in and they’ve raised their score to 31% of the funds raised. 2nd is still trying to catch them but has dropped down to 21%. This is the last day of voting. We will send out up dates all day long!! I would just like to point out the amazing participation rates, we have five cohorts with over 30% rate! This is amazing! Keep the votes coming, next update will be posted at 8 pm tonight!

Help your child’s cohort (grade level) secure the coveted honor of the Auction Royal Court by making a $5 vote on the VOTE FOR ROYAL COURT via PayPal or by bringing in cash or check to the front office (be sure to put your child’s name and room # on it). Don’t forget the top FUNdraising cohort will win a Popsicle party with masks and beads, as well as send their teachers to the auction in a swanky limo, and kick off the dance party. Get your votes in by April 2nd, 11:00 pm. 

Royal Court rankings as of April 2nd, 12 pm:

  1. Kindergarten: $1,655 raised, 331 votes, 51.4% voter rate, raised 31% of funds
  2. 2nd Grade: $1,050 raised, 210 votes, 32.3% voter rate, raised 21% of funds
  3. 1st Grade: $1,090 raised, 218 votes, 40.8% voter rate, raised 17% of funds
  4. 3rd Grade: $780 raised, 156 votes, 37.2% voter rate, raised 17% of funds
  5. 4th Grade: $385 raised, 77 votes, 32.1% voter rate, raised 10% of funds
  6. 5th Grade: $155 raised, 26 votes, 6.2% voter rate, raised 4% of funds

Rankings are based off of funds raised/total # of students in each cohort (#s equalize among grade levels). For a breakdown by classroom, click Royal_Court_4-2_12pm_Ave-funds Results Short.

School wide TOTALS thus far: $5,115 raised, 1,018 votes, 35.2% voter rate and average spend per voter $24.77 and rising. We are $4,885 away from raising $10,000!!