Welcome to Faithful Shepherd!
The Gala is not only our largest fundraiser but a wonderful opportunity to meet other families, sign up your child(ren) for class group events, sign yourself up for adult group events, bid on class projects that your child help make and all of this while supporting our Children’s school.
What is a group event? Group events are sponsored by parents and teachers of FSCS. Sponsors come up with an event that they believe will be a fun event for adults or kids for which Gala attendees would sign up. Sponsors pay for this event and come up with a price to attend the event. Gala attendees sign up and all money raised goes to the school. A win, win for all. You or your child attend this event and meet new friends and our school benefits from your donation.
What is a classroom project? Your child helped his/her class make an item that will be available for you to bid on during the Gala evening. All of these items make great keepsakes for your child!
The projects and descriptions for all group events, classroom projects and teacher held events are located in the library. Be sure to make the library your first stop. Many of these events fill up quickly and some of the events have limited space availability. Bidding closes at 7:30, so make sure you place your final bid on your child’s classroom project and/or teacher held event.
The Gala hosts 3 auctions. Two during the Gala evening: a Live Auction held in the gym after dinner; and a Silent Auction, held in the Lunchroom during the cocktail hour and hor d’oeuvres . Bidding for the Silent items ends at 7:30. We also have an Online Auction beginning on January 22nd and ending on January 29th. Be sure to share the link to our online auction with family and friends and also through your online social network contacts.
All Auction items and group events will be listed on the GalaWebsite (fscsmn.ejoinme.org/gala2014). Be sure to check out these items before the Gala. Some Live Auction items are great for evenings with couples, ladies or guy’s weekends, and/or vacations with friends etc. Get your group together, decide how much you all would be willing to spend, pool your money and bid on that item. If anyone has a matching program with their company for donations, make them a bidder to increase the donations to FSCS.
Raffle tickets ($20-$30) are also available for purchase at the Gala. Golden ticket envelopes are also for sale ($100). Cash or Check only for these purchases. See link "New to the Gala" for a Golden Ticket explanation.
We are introducing mobile bidding to our auction this year. Be sure to have your charged smartphone or charged wifi tablet ready to go for the evening. Stay tuned for more information about mobile bidding in Gala emails.
We look forward to seeing you at the Gala on February 1st at 5:00. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Gala, Auctions, RSVP’s, Group Events, Seating assignments or any other Gala-related questions, please contact Beth Duffy.
Kindergarten parents, reserve a spot at the Kindergarten Parent table. It’s a great way to meet your child’s classmate’s parents and meet new friends. Contact Jen DelDotto. email@example.com
Beth Duffy- Donations Chair. firstname.lastname@example.org