Silent Auction Open 4/17 - 5/1


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FREE Virtual Gala - May 1, 2021, 7:00 p.m. PST

  • Register at the button above to receive Zoom Webinar login details via text and email on May 1 prior to the event! If you no longer see the "Sign Up to Participate, Register Now" button, you are already registered.
  • Invite friends and family to join a wonderful virtual celebration and FUNdraiser for kids and families.
  • Bid on Live Auction items to help us fund educational classes and programs at Torrey Pines Elementary School. Simply type your bid in the chat during the live auction! 
  • Bid on Silent Auction items until 9pm on May 1 for your chance to win amazing experiences and products!
  • Connect with the TPES community on Zoom Webinar via chat - you can be as dressed up (in Wizard of Oz themed attire) or dressed down (Covid Chic) as you'd like because you won't be sharing your video/audio. Get your typing fingers ready to bid and connect in the Zoom chat on your laptop or mobile device!

Our Gala Silent Auction is Open Now!

Start your bidding on countless fantastic items: gift certificates to amazing San Diego family attractions, date night spots, museums, spas and more all await your bids!

New items will be added regularly April 17 - May 1, so check back often to see what's new and get your bidding on to support Torrey Pines Elementary School Foundation!

We hope you are as excited as we are for the Virtual Gala! Join us over the rainbow for a FREE live online streaming event on May 1 at 7 p.m.!

You need to register above if it is your first time joining TPESF for a Gala. If you are already registered from previous years, you are good to go! We will be in touch with how to join VIRTUALLY on May 1!

It is going to be so much fun for the whole family at home with the Munchkinland Gala for Kids starting at 7 p.m. and the Emerald City Gala for Adults starting at 7:30 p.m.

Buy a ticket to sponsor TPES teachers and staff so they can receive a gourmet dinner and feel appreciated! Buy these tickets at the button above too!


*Bella Vista Social Club and Caffe will be in touch regarding instructions for pick-up and delivery of your food and beverage orders. From April 28, please text/call the Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe team with questions at 619-806-3331.




For those who are new to the school or who may not have been to a Virtual Gala before...


  • What is the Virtual Gala? On May 1, it is a fun night for TPES parents/guardians and their friends and family to get together virtually and raise much-needed funds to support the TPES Foundation. Our theme is "There's No Place Like Home to Join the Gala" so we encourage you to dress up as Wizard of Oz characters (or in Covid Chic attire) and have a fun party at home! Munchkinland Gala for Kids starts at 7 p.m. (featuring special guests like Principal Richard, performances & student raffle) and Emerald City Gala for Adults starts at 7:30 p.m. (featuring special guests like Coach Sergio, Live Auction, Emerald City VIP raffle, performances, and more)!
  • How do I get tickets to the Gala? Register at the top of this webpage and you will receive details on how to join for FREE online closer to the event! You can also purchase food/beverage, and sponsor teacher/staff tickets!
  • What does the Gala and TPES Foundation help with? The Foundation works with the Principal and school teachers to fund teachers and programs like art, music, PE, technology, dance, and Spanish. Without the funds raised by the Foundation, these programs would not exist.
  • Will I have fun at the Gala? YES! Many volunteer parents work hard to put on this event. We are planning a fantastically fun online event with live music, entertainment and food and drinks that you can have delivered to your house! It is a great way to connect with our school community. Everyone is welcome!
  • What's a Buy-in Party (this was also called Fun Books in years past)? A buy-in party is an event, activity, or party organized around a theme by someone willing to cover the hosting cost. Everyone who "buys in" to the party or event gets to attend, enjoy themselves, maybe learn a new skill, all while helping our school. Some examples of buy-in parties from last year include a "Mom's Night Out Party", a "Kayak Party", and a progressive dinner hosted by four or five families at the Shores. 
  • What's the Silent Auction? It's an easy way to support our school by bidding on awesome donated items any time, April 17 - May 1. Invite your family and friends to bid and support our school!
  • What if I have questions about my food/beverage order? After April 28, please call/text The Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe at 619-806-3331.
  • Who can I contact with questions? Email VP Gala Thu Le Leon at

RSVP, invite friends and family, and see who is joining us on May 1!


RSVP to Facebook HERE

Sign-up to host a fun BUY-IN PARTY to add to the Silent Auction! Interested in learning more? Check out this Buy-In Party Guide and submit your proposed Buy-In Party idea here! Contact TPESF Buy-In Party Chair, Paola Ehrlich, if you have ideas or questions.


We welcome item donations!

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Help our cause by contributing to our fundraising efforts.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Hosted By

Torrey Pines Elementary School Foundation
Questions? Contact Thu Le Leon

TPESF Location

8350 Cliffridge Avenue, La Jolla, CA, USA

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