Why do we have an auction?
To raise money! Because of our incredible IB program, we must go above and beyond our district resources to pay for the IB curriculum and the IB coordinator in addition to funding for para support in every classroom, Spanish education, and additional teacher training for our wonderful teachers. 100% of the proceeds from the auction go directly to help support Swigert throughout the year. The auction is also a great way to meet and interact with fellow parents and the Swigert staff! Enjoy delicious food provided by the Stanley Catering Collaborative, an open bar and entertainment! Come show your support for the school while enjoying a fun night out!
Who should come?
Anyone! This event is not just for Swigert parents. Anyone who wants to support this school (or who is just in it for the great food and drink!) is welcome. That includes grandparents, aunts, uncles, nannies, friends - anyone!
What do I wear?
The dress code for the auction is simple - wear what you would like! There will be people in everything from fancy jeans to cocktail attire to themed costumes. The most important thing is for you to be you and to have fun!
What can I expect during the event?
Open Bar throughout the night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Food stations and bars open
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Silent Auction and Entertainment
8:00 pm - 8:40 pm Live Auction and Teacher/PTA appreciation (Bars will temporarily close during the program)
8:40 pm - 10:30 pm - Bars reopen, Music and Dancing
9:00 pm Silent Auction Closes
10:30 pm Keep the night going!
What can be purchased at the auction?
Some examples include:
Class Baskets - Each class puts together a basket with a specific theme. These baskets turn out amazing! Basket themes include: Legos, American Girl Doll, Unicorn, Gardening, Outdoor Movie Night, Stock your Bar. So many fun options!
Buy a Share Events - These are parties or gatherings donated by families and teachers where you can purchase a spot to attend at a flat rate. Examples of these parties include class movie night with your teacher or parties for adults. Spots are very limited and go quickly! Bid early!
Silent Auction Items - There will be a variety of silent auction items available. Some examples include wine, gift certificates, home spa parties, tickets to events, gift cards to restaurants, memberships to gyms, the zoo and much more!
Live Auction Items - Live auction items are generally the larger ticket or one-of-a-kind items. Items auctioned in previous years have included vacations, reserved parking spots at Swigert, chef made dinners and much more!