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Get ready to raise those paddles for SJCS!

From trips to class projects, this year’s Live Auction is filled with memorable offerings. Don’t forget to read the rules before bidding!

#1 VIP Night at the Paramount

Willkommen to a wonderful night out! You and three friends will enjoy four tickets to see “Cabaret” at the Paramount, complete with a private wine and cheese reception in the VIP lounge. Enjoy dinner beforehand with a $100 gift certificate to any Schwartz Bros. restaurant. What to do with the little ones? Don’t worry — they’ll be safe in the care of a professional sitter from Wondersitters.

Thank you, Paramount Theater, Schwartz Bros. Restaurants and Wondersitters
Value: $1800

#2 Lopez Island Escape

Just 100 miles north of Seattle, Lopez Island is a quiet treasure of beaches, hiking and biking trails, cozy farms and tranquil views of mountain ranges. Accessible only by private boat, plane or WA State Ferry, the “Jewel of the San Juan Islands” is a bicyclist’s paradise and a beachcomber’s dream. Enjoy the island way of life for four nights, including accommodations in a private home sleeping 4-6 people, plus a $50 gift card to Southend Market and Restaurant.

Thank you, Ron Kessler, Carol Furry, May Kessler and Southend Market and Restaurant
Value: $500

#3 1st Grade Class Project: Kids Have Rights

Each first grader speaks their mind in this one-of-a-kind take on kids’ view of the world.

Thank you, Ruty Daniels
Value: Priceless!

#4 Beat the Winter Blues Family Getaway

Tired of the Seattle gloom? Escape to sunny San Diego for a few days of fun in the sun! This package includes four plane tickets (good for anywhere in lower 48), a Sunday, Dec 17 – Friday, Dec 22, 2017 stay at the WorldMark San Diego Mission Bay Hotel and a City Hopper Pass featuring the San Diego Zoo and Birch Aquarium.

Thank you, Yael & Julia Sachs, Expedia, Delta Airlines and Jessica Graybill
Value: $3500

#5 Yacht Cruise Around Lake Washington

Change up your view! Enjoy seeing Seattle from Lake Washington aboard Carl and Joann Bianco’s private yacht. This two-hour cruise includes drinks, appetizers and dessert, plus the company of new and old friends. All aboard!

Thank you, Carl and Joann Bianco
Available Slots: 25
Value: $125 each slot
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2017

#6 2nd Grade Class Project: All My Life’s a Circle

This 16×20” framed design takes the brilliant colors of our 2nd graders’ individual artwork and pieces them together with a little inspiration from quilt-making.

Thank you, Rachel Seelig
Value: Priceless!

#7 Seattle Romance

What couple wouldn’t enjoy a romantic night out to reconnect over an amazing meal at Seattle’s James Beard Award-Winning Canlis? Pair your meal with a night at the charming Roosevelt Hotel and then luxuriate with a $100 gift certificate to the Virgina Mason Medispa. Just think — no cooking, dishes, chores, or getting the kids to bed for a night. Ahhhh!

Thank you, Canlis, Roosevelt Hotel and Virgina Mason Medispa
Value: $900

#8 Gan Class Project: Kindergarten Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky, one of the world’s first recognized abstract artists, serves as the inspiration for this vibrant, framed piece featuring the vivid shapes and colors that beautifully express our Gansters’ view of the world.

Thank you, May Kessler and Mary Grace Lentz
Value: Priceless!

#9 Calling All Sports Fanatics

Sports fans, get next to the action with two court-side tickets to a Seattle Storm game, four tickets to the final home game of the Seattle Seahawks 2017 season and two tickets to two different 2017 Mariners games. Whether you’re a longtime fan or just want to see what the fuss is about, you’ll be seeing Seattle’s most storied franchises do what they do best.

Thank you, Larry & Joanne Glosser and Karma Joseph
Value: $1350

#10 Teachers Favorite Books and Journal

Dreaming of a curated reading list? Each teacher and staff member has written a page for a book we have created showcasing our favorite books. In addition to this unique compilation, you will also receive a basket of the favorites for your shelf.

Thank you, SJCS Teachers and Staff
Value: $150

#11 4th Grade Class Project: Panorama!

Two unique panoramic images of our incredible 4th graders in their natural habitat. Custom printed on acid free, 60LB 25*8.5 Matte paper, custom framed.

Thank you, Marty Joseph
Value: Priceless!

#12 Heads or Tails

Each participant will choose heads or tails (indicated by whether your hands are on your head or your tuchus). After a coin toss, winners remain standing until only one person is left to claim the prize: a $250 gift card to UVillage shops, a $100 gift card to McCormick and Schmicks and two dozen cupcakes from Trophy Cupcakes and Party!

Thank you, University Village, Trophy Cupcakes and Ilana Wodlinger
Cost per entry: $36

#13 The Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshop

The Gottman Institute’s Art and Science of Love workshop will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way. Workshops in Seattle held the following weekends: May 6-7 and July 15-16, 2017. Make your weekend a true couple’s getaway with a night’s stay at Queen Anne’s Maxwell Hotel, just steps from Seattle Center.

Thank you, The Gottman Institute and the Maxwell Hotel
Value: $1000

#14 Ketchup Flower

Add a touch of whimsy to any setting with this richly textured, mixed media artwork by local artist and SJCS parent Ruty Daniels.

Thank you, Ruty Daniels
Value: $475

#15 3rd Grade Class Project: View from Tomorrow

Individual students’ love of SJCS rendered in watercolor then transferred onto birch to create this vision of our school from those in the heart of it. Third graders’ favorite things, classes, moments, and experiences form a collaborative collage that mirrors our community in the blending of diverse voices into a singular choir.

Thank you, Ben Cameron
Value: Priceless!

#16 Fabulous Mediterranean Feast

Join professionally-trained chef Yael Sachs and SJCS friends for an evening of
Mediterranean delicacies, featuring tapas and appetizers, a Lebanese-inspired main course, plus Turkish coffee and Moroccan mint tea to end the evening. Ask anyone who’s been — this evening is not to be missed!

Thank you, Yael and Julia Sachs
Value: $125 per person
Available Slots: 12
Date: June 25, 2017, 5-9pm

#17 5th Grade Class Project: Hands Full Circle

Our once-little Ganster hands filled with captured moments, experiences, and learning at SJCS. May their hearts be as full as their hands.

Thank you, Emily Cameron
Value: Priceless!

Dessert Dash

How do you participate in the Dessert Dash? Each guest writes in their assigned bid number. Write in the amount you want to contribute next to your bid number. Next, Designate a person from your table to be the “Dessert Dasher”. After the sheets have been collected, we’ll total the amounts. After the Live Auction, the tables will be called in the order of the highest amount bid. When your table number is called, dash to the table filled with tonight’s desserts and bring your favorite back to share.