Emerald City VIP Experience

Silent Auction Open 4/17 - 5/1


Register Here

for Gala & Silent Auction

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 touch with how to join 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.

Boost your at-home party with an Emerald City VIP Experience ticket for only $55 (limited number available). These are selling out fast so buy your ticket today! Buy your tickets at the button at the top of this webpage!

The Emerald City VIP Experience includes:

  • A gourmet Italian adult dinner from The Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe (Pasta Arrabiata or Quatro Formaggio with chicken, sausage, shrimp, or veggies)
  • A raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize during the live auction
  • Your choice of champagne or non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider
  • A fabulous commemorative stemless champagne glass
  • Wizard of Oz-themed party favors for the whole family to enjoy

Additional dinner, dessert, and drink tickets from The Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe for the whole family include:

  • Glinda's Gourmet Dinner (Pasta Arrabiata or Quatro Formaggio with chicken, sausage, shrimp, or veggies)
  • Munchkinland Macaroni and Cheese
  • Wizard's Wine
  • Ruby Red Sangria
  • Wicked Witch Dessert

Buy a ticket to sponsor TPES teachers and staff so they can receive an Emerald City VIP Experience and feel appreciated! Buy these tickets at the button above too!


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 VIP, 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. Stay tuned for the launch of these buy in parties next week, where you can purchase buy-in party tickets.
  • 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!
  • Who can I contact with questions? Email VP Gala Thu Le Leon at gala@tpesfoundation.org.

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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