AUCTION NEWS

Access the Reuniting the Pride Lands Auction Catalog HERE to support our school!

 

MAY 24TH, 2021

PICK UP YOUR AUCTION WINNINGS WED, MAY 26

Did you win any of the great items from the auction? Pick up this Wednesday, May 26 from 1:30 – 7:30 at 15027 SE 80th St in Newcastle. Have questions or can’t pick up then, contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com to make arrangements.

We’re still accepting contributions towards helping us meet our funding goal for the 2021/2022 school year. Donate now through May 26 HERE.

 

MAY 17TH, 2021

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING NEWCASTLE COMMUNITY

Thank you to everyone who joined our virtual LIVE Reuniting the Pride Lands event on Saturday night. We think you’ll agree it was inspiring and entertaining. The generosity of our community was once again on display – thank you to all those who bid on items, won items, donated items, donated money and to everyone who helped make this event possible. A very special thanks goes to our Auction Chairs, Nicole Anderson and Sarika Sikka. They dedicated so much of their time over the last year to helping make sure our students have everything they’ve come to expect and love from the PTSA next year.

If you missed out on the events, there are still ways you can help. We are less than $20,000 away from hitting our goal of raising $175,000. RAISE THE PADDLE will remain open until May 26 at 11:45pm.  Our donor for the Mexico vacation added an additional trip so you could win a vacation for 6 to any Vidante Resort in Mexico for only $2k. There are also some great Silent Auction items still available, including the Legal Will/Estate package plan, Emsculpt, Seattle Athletic Club, and much more. See the full catalog HERE. EVERY DOLLAR counts!!! Contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com with questions or if you’re interested in the Mexico vacation.

 

MAY 10TH, 2021 

SILENT AUCTION NOW OPEN – START BIDDING NOW!

The time has finally arrived! Our Reuniting the Pride Lands Silent Auction is open and bidding has already begun on hundreds of amazing items. REGISTER HERE  (it's free - click on "registration" at the top of the page) and start browsing. You'll find

  • Grade-level Tile Art Projects (they look AMAZING)
  • Toys
  • Kids' activities like camps, music and art lessons, sports and more
  • Very special experiences with our own Newcastle teachers 
  • Grown-up fun like wine tasting, small group themed get-togethers, spa packages, hotel packages, hot air balloon rides, flying lessons
  • Family fun like boat trips, plane tours, zoo memberships
  • VACATIONS (Lake Chelan, Hawaii, Whidbey Island, Mexico!)
  • And so much more!

There's something for everyone, with items ranging in value from under $5 up to $8,000. Place your bids and check back every day for new items and for very special FREE items throughout the week. You can even bid on dessert items to help you celebrate during our LIVE Virtual event. If by chance there's nothing in there you want (we can't imagine it), you can also simply donate to help our students. All donations are tax-deductible.

Remember, EVERY dollar raised goes towards funding PTSA programs and activities for the NEXT TWO school years.

Get your competitive juices flowing and get your strategy ready as the Silent Auction will close on May 15, just in time for our LIVE Virtual Gala, hosted by Q13 reporter Matt Lorch. You can check out the catalog today and see what will be up for bid during the LIVE event.

Get instructions for the LIVE event and all the info you need HERE. Or reach out to auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com for anything else. 

 

MAY 3RD, 2021 

REGISTER TODAY AND GET READY TO BID!

Silent Auction Launches Saturday, May 8

Your chance to help us fulfill our mission of enriching the educational experience for every child at Newcastle is almost here. The fun begins at 12:30pm on May 8 with our Silent Auction, running until May 15. REGISTER NOW so you’re ready to bid on summer fun for the grown-ups, including

  • An Instant Wine Cellar
  • Lake Washington Dinner Cruise
  • Flight Lesson
  • REI Hiking Backpack and Water Bottles
  • Gift cards for local shops and restaurants

Curious for more? Check out the sneak peek signs around the bus loop and in front of school starting May 6. Tune in at May 15 at 7pm for our Virtual but LIVE gala. We guarantee an entertaining hour filled with live appearances, videos and MORE! It costs nothing to register and attend so register HERE today! To make the evening even more special, link to SUNDRE BOX through May 5th and order some delectable treats delivered for free on May 15, just in time for the gala.

Need a reminder for why we’re raising money when schools aren’t fully open? Get all the details HERE.

 

APRIL 12TH, 2021 

We’re REUNITING THE PRIDE LANDS – Register Today!

The time is finally here – auction activities kick off with our Silent Auction May 8-15 followed by a very special Virtual but LIVE gala on May 15 at 7pm. Hosted by Q13 reporter and the best auctioneer around, Matt Lorch, it’s sure to be an entertaining hour filled with live appearances, videos and MORE! It costs nothing to register and attend so register HERE today!

Wondering why we need an auction when school isn’t fully open?

We totally get it. There are a few important things to remember:

  1. The money raised THIS YEAR funds programs for NEXT YEAR and BEYOND
  2. We fundraise EVERY year and our biannual auctions are the BIG ONES, typically funding 1.5 years worth of programs and supports.
  3. We couldn’t have our Spring fundraiser last year due to Covid-19 so we started this school year with only $115,000 (compared to $282,000 the previous year).
  4. We won’t spend our budget this year, but we HAVE spent money to support our students – over 80% of funds spent this year have gone directly to student support and enrichment.

If you want more detail about exactly what’s at stake, check out the detail HERE.

Bottom Line: If we want our kids to have things like…

  • Monthly Art instruction,
  • Access to innovative programs via Teacher Grants,
  • Academic Enrichment like Science Expo, Robotics, Spelling and Geography Bees,
  • Student and Family events like the Costume Carnival, Spring Fling, Movie Nights, and Back-to-School Events

Then we MUST raise money!

Our goal is to raise $125,000 so we can start next year with at least $200,000. We’ve raised $23,000 thus far so EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!

Would Your Student Like to be a STAR in Our Gala Video?

We’d like to feature as many of our students in the 1-hr LIVE show as possible!  What are some of your favorite moments at Newcastle Elementary School (prior years too!) and what are you MOST looking forward to doing again? Send us your pictures and/or a 1-10 second video letting us know, and maybe you'll see your child featured in the show! Submit to: AuctionNewcastle2021@gmail.com by April 21st. 

 

MARCH 29TH, 2021

GOING, GOING… “MATCH MADNESS” FINAL WEEK!

Miller’s Green and Gold Basketball Game Returns Next Year! Purchase a spot for your current 4th grader!

One of our most popular events – the Student vs. Staff Green and Gold Basketball Game will return in 2021/2022! Hurry and purchase a slot for your current 4th grader HERE – only a few spots remain!

Buy-One-Get-One Gift Cards for Canlis!

For the rest of March, if you purchase a $25 gift card at Canlis HERE they’ll donate a gift card for our Auction. Keep your purchased card for yourself or donate it back to the school. 

SAVE THE DATE – REUNITING THE PRIDE LANDS VIRTUAL GALA ON MAY 15!

Check your child’s backpack or your materials packet on April 1 for details!

Would Your Student Like to be a STAR in Our Gala Video?

Dreaming about next year when we're all reunited? Our Virtual-Live Auction on May 15th will be a high-energy, exciting event and we'd like to feature as many of our students in the 1-hr LIVE show as possible!  What are some of your favorite moments at Newcastle Elementary School (prior years too!) and what are you MOST looking forward to doing again? Send us your pictures and/or a 1-10 second video letting us know, and maybe you'll see your child featured in the show!

Submit to: AuctionNewcastle2021@gmail.com by April 21st. 

 

MARCH 8TH, 2021

Reuniting the Pride Lands ART FOR ALL Tile Project – Tiles Due by April 1

Our fundraising team has put together an incredible project to “reunite” our students and staff in the creation of one-of-a-kind art projects that will be auctioned at our Virtual Gala on May 15. Each student will receive a tile and paint supplies, along with INSTRUCTIONS, by the end of this week. If you don’t receive it or have questions, please contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com 

Reuniting the Pride Lands Art Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Families have a unique opportunity to complete and showcase a special “FAMILY TILE” as part of the Art For All Project. Purchase a Family Art Tile and receive a YouTube link with ideas for creating a special family project. Each family will also receive an 8x10 print of the completed Grade-Level art piece featuring their special creation. Click HERE for more details and to purchase.

Let MOD Pizza Take Care of Dinner Every Wednesday in March

Last week was great! Let’s keep it going all month. Every Wednesday in March, MOD Pizza at Newcastle Commons will share the proceeds from your order (lunch, dinner or in between) with Newcastle Elementary School. Dine-in or take out and tell them you came to support the school (online code: GR179093N)! 

Thank You New Sponsors!

We’re excited to announce our newest Bronze Sponsor – Rodan + Fields by Mary Vickers. Join us in thanking this business for supporting us! Also, a special thank you to Signature Tiles for donating over 1,000 ceramic tiles for our Art For All Project! 

Sponsors bring more money to our school by helping us offset costs. Please consider helping us while advertising your business (for as little as $250). Contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com for more information.

 

MARCH 1ST, 2021

Introducing the ART FOR ALL Auction Art Project

Commemorate a year like no other with this school-wide art project. On Tuesday, March 2nd at Materials Pick-up, every child will receive a special auction art kit. Have your child create a tile and return it as indicated in your package to help make this grade-level art piece truly magical.

We also have a unique opportunity to showcase our families in this special project. Purchase a Family Art Tile and complete a fun family art activity while helping to fund LionArt for the future. Family Art Sponsors will receive a YouTube video link with ideas to make this a fun project plus an 8x10 print of the completed piece for their grade level! Click HERE for more details and to purchase.  Spaces are limited. Deadline to sponsor is Monday, March 1st.   

Let MOD Pizza Take Care of Dinner Every Wednesday in March

Take a break from the kitchen and earn money for the PTSA! Every Wednesday this month, MOD Pizza at Newcastle Commons will share the proceeds from your order with Newcastle Elementary School.  Dine-in or take out and make sure to tell them you came to support the school!

Make it a Very Special Yearbook for Your 5th Grader

Time is running out to purchase a personalized half-page for your 5th Grader in the yearbook. There are only a few spots left so PURCHASE yours today.

 

FEBRUARY 22ND, 2021

Introducing the ART FOR ALL Family Sponsorship Opportunity 

For this year’s Auction, every Newcastle Lion and Staff member will have the chance to participate (for FREE) in the creation of several different Tile Art Projects. In addition, 20 lucky families (or staff members) from each grade will have the chance to SPONSOR the project and create a unique family featured art piece. For just $85 your family can play a part in commemorating this unique year in art! Sponsorships will be available for purchase starting Feb. 22 HERE. Opportunities are limited so HURRY

We’re Still Collecting Items for Auction! 

It’s time to clean out those drawers, closets, and cabinets of gift cards and other new items you’re not using. WE NEED THEM! We’d also love to create Staycation and Vacation opportunities so let us know if you have a vacation property, extra airline miles, or hotel stays you could donate. Every item donated means more money coming back for the school! Contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com for more information or to donate. 

Fun Openings on the Auction Team! 

The Virtual Auction Celebration will be on May 15 and we need your help! Volunteer to help plan and execute what is sure to be a memorable event. Curious about what you could do? Contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com – we’d love to talk! 

 

JANUARY 25TH, 2021

Purchase a Spot For Teacher Experiences Before They’re Gone

A few spots remain for fun teacher experiences, including 3rd Grade Art Night, Movie Nights, Karaoke Party, and Trivia Night. Secure your child’s spot HERE.

Donate Items, Services and Experiences

Future event tickets, vacation opportunities, wine, sports memorabilia, toys/games, gift cards, and more are needed for the Spring event. Donations are tax deductible. Please reach out to AuctionNewcastle2021@gmail.com for donation/tax forms.

Sponsor Our Event!

Sponsors help raise money for our students by reducing our expenses. Many NEW advertising opportunities remain!  For as little as $250 your business or family can become a sponsor. Contact AuctionNewcastle2021@gmail.com for info.

 

JANUARY 18TH, 2021

Teacher Experiences Still Available for Purchase

A few spots still remain from the Winter Online Marketplace, including 3rd Grade Art Night, Movie Nights, Karaoke Party, and Trivia Night. Secure your child’s spot HERE before they’re all gone. 

Join the Auction Procurement Team

Have a knack for vacation planning?  Is Sales your thing?  Know a business that could use some advertising? The Procurement Team needs you!  On January 21 from 8-8:30pm the team will kick-off the new year to ensure our Spring events are a success. Email: AuctionNewcastle2021@gmail.com for zoom link.

We Need Your Item Donations

Future event tickets, vacation opportunities, wine, sports memorabilia, toys/games, gift cards, and more are needed for the Spring event. Donations are tax deductible. Please reach out to AuctionNewcastle2021@gmail.com for donation/tax forms.

Sponsor Our Event!

Sponsors help raise money for our students by reducing our expenses. Many NEW advertising opportunities remain!  For as little as $250 your business or family can become a sponsor. Contact AuctionNewcastle2021@gmail.com for info.

 

DECEMBER 14TH, 2020

Last Chance to Shop the Winter Online Marketplace - Xbox S-Series, Teacher Experiences, and Cyber Monday Deals!

Xbox S-Series, sold out in stores, available in the marketplace! This is also your chance to give your child the gift of special time with teachers, Dr. Wood, Mr. Cornwall and others. Personalized yearbook pages for 4th graders are SOLD OUT, but parents of current 5th graders can still make special memories for the graduatesCyber Monday! From 9:15-11:15am Monday you’ll see some flash sales. The Marketplace closes tonight so hurry and get those last-minute gifts. Shop HERE and contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com with questions. 

 

DECEMBER 7TH, 2020

The Winter Online Marketplace is now OPEN!  Shop now through Dec. 14! 

Support our school now and for years to come while doing some safe, physically distant holiday shopping.  You don’t have to be a Newcastle Elementary family to shop here, so please share with family and friends. Check out the FLYER for details. You’ll find:

  • Gift cards to local shops and restaurants
  • Unique gift baskets
  • Toys
  • Teacher Experiences for your student
  • SO MUCH MORE!!!

Click HERE and start shopping! Contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com with questions.

Announcing New Sponsors!

We’re excited to announce our newest Auction Sponsors – Partner Sponsors Amir and Amina Najam.  Please join us in thanking this Newcastle family for supporting us!

We cannot achieve our fundraising goals without Sponsors helping to offset costs.  Are you interested in this great way to advertise your business while serving our school community?  Sponsorships start at as little as $250.

Contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com for more information.

 

NOVEMBER 30TH, 2020

We’re Giving Thanks To YOU!

Thank you to all who participated in our Thanksgiving Fundraiser! We filled over 100 orders and reached our goal!

The Winter Online Marketplace is Almost Here!

Our Winter Online Marketplace runs Dec. 7-14. We’re all trying to support our communities this holiday season and one way is by shopping the Winter Online Marketplace. Do some holiday shopping in your comfy clothes and get great gifts while supporting our school programs for years to come. You’ll find

  • Gift cards to local shops and restaurants
  • Unique gift baskets
  • Toys
  • Teacher Experiences for your student
  • SO MUCH MORE!!! 

Contact us at auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com with questions and watch for communications with the marketplace link.

Announcing New Sponsors!

We’re excited to announce our newest Auction Sponsors – Bronze Partner Sponsor Cascadia Kid’s Dentistry, and Partner Sponsor Nielsen RE Group. Thank you for supporting our students! Check out our FLYER of all our sponsors!

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We cannot achieve our fundraising goals without Sponsors helping to offset costs. Are you interested in this great way to advertise your business while serving our school community? Sponsorships start at as little as $250.

Contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com for more information.

 

NOVEMBER 23RD, 2020

Holiday Dessert and Wine Pick Up Tuesday, Nov. 24

Thank you to everyone who purchased. Every dollar of profit will go to programming for our kids in 2021/2022. Pick up orders on Tuesday, Nov. 24. For details, please contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com.

Wine Available Until 4pm Tuesday!

We have a small inventory of wine still available. It makes a great gift or a treat for you to enjoy while also supporting our students. ORDER NOW and stock up for your holiday (and winter) needs.

And the Winner Is…

By a small margin, Pumpkin Pie was voted as the favorite of Newcastle families! Local families in need will receive a pumpkin pie and pint of Frosty Barrel vanilla ice cream courtesy of the PTSA.

Winter is Coming….(The Winter Online Marketplace, that is)

Our Winter Online Marketplace launches Dec. 7. It will be a great place to purchase items and experiences for holiday gifts. Everything in the marketplace is donated to us, either by our own Newcastle families or by generous businesses in our community, allowing us to put ALL PROCEEDS towards continuing our great PTSA Programs in 2021/2022 and beyond. Help us make the marketplace GREAT!

  • Search your house for things to donate: Unused gift cards (any denomination), unused toys/household items/sports equipment/etc, and future sports or event tickets - WE NEED THEM!
  • Do you have a service you could donate (eg. interior design service, landscape, handyman services, tutoring/educational services, etc)?
  • Do you have timeshare or vacation rental property you're not using or are willing to donate?
  • Airline miles/hotel miles expiring? Upgrades?
  • Love to put together creative gift baskets? WE LOVE THEM and so do our families!

Contact us at auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com to arrange donations.

A special Holiday Box will be available for donation drop-off on Tuesdays from 3:45-6pm at the front entrance of school. Donation forms are available for tax purposes. Again, all proceeds from the Marketplace will benefit Newcastle Elementary in the years to come!

 

NOVEMBER 16TH, 2020

LAST CHANCE for Holiday Dessert and Wine! Sales ENDS TONIGHT!

Our Thanksgiving Fundraiser ends tonight. PRE-ORDER and stock up for your holiday (and winter) needs. You'll be supporting local businesses and your school - WIN WIN! Frosty Barrel ice creams, Remlinger Farms pies, and specialty wines are available. Get more information HERE. Pumpkin pie has a small lead over apple!!! Which one will be our school's favorite? CAST YOUR VOTE and the PTSA will donate the winner to families in need.

The Winter Online Marketplace is Coming!

Cleaning out the house for the holidays? Our Winter Online Marketplace will launch Dec. 7 and we’re looking for items to include. Search your garages, drawers and closets – we need:

  • Unused gift cards (any denomination)
  • Unopened games/toys/puzzles, etc.
  • Future event tickets
  • Anything you think would make a good gift – ask us! 

A special Holiday Box will be available for donation drop-off on Tuesdays from 3:45-6pm at the front entrance of school. Donation forms are available for tax purposes. Again, all proceeds from the Marketplace will benefit Newcastle Elementary in the years to come!

 

NOVEMBER 9TH, 2020

Need Dessert and/or Wine for Your Holiday Celebrations?

Our Thanksgiving Fundraiser is in full swing! PLACE YOUR PRE-ORDERS for Frosty Barrel ice creams, Remlinger Farms pies, and specialty wines until Nov. 16. All proceeds benefit Newcastle Elementary School. Get more information HERE. Remember to CAST YOUR VOTE for favorite Thanksgiving pie – Pumpkin or Apple. The PTSA will donate the favorite to families in need.

The Winter Online Marketplace is Coming!

Our Winter Online Marketplace will launch Dec. 7 and we’re looking for items to include. Search your garages, drawers and closets – we need:

  • Unused gift cards (any denomination)
  • Unopened games/toys/puzzles, etc.
  • Future event tickets
  • Anything you think would make a good gift – ask us!

A special Holiday Box will be available for donation drop-off on Tuesdays from 3:45-6pm at the front entrance of school. Donation forms are available for tax purposes. Again, all proceeds from the Marketplace will benefit Newcastle Elementary in the years to come!

Welcome and THANK YOU to Our Newest Sponsors

Thank you to Diamond Sponsor Narra Dermatology/Dr. Suseela Nara, MD, FAAD, and to Partner Sponsor Lisa Rae Lewis – Re/Max Northwest Realtors. The Newcastle PTSA is GRATEFUL for their support! If your business or family would like info on sponsorship, please contact auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com.

 

NOVEMBER 2ND, 2020

We’ve Got Your Thanksgiving Wine and Dessert Covered!

With our Holiday Dessert Fundraiser, enjoy the decadence of ice cream, wine, and pie, all while supporting Newcastle Elementary and local businesses. Crafted ice creams from Newcastle’s own The Frosty Barrel, pies from Remlinger Farms, and specialty wines create the perfect Thanksgiving packagePRE-ORDER Nov. 2-16 with drive-thru pickup Nov. 24. Get more information HERE. You can also help a family in need by CASTING YOUR VOTE for favorite Thanksgiving pie – Pumpkin or Apple. Once the votes are counted, a local family will receive the winning pie along with some Frosty Barrel ice cream.

 

OCTOBER 19TH, 2020

Be an Auction Sponsor for as Little as $250!

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors: Orthodontic Excellence, The Frosty Barrel, May Creek Landscaping, Honcoop Doherty Wealth Managers, Bain Coldwell Banker (Karen Saino), Realtor Taj Sukhija, Coal Creek Family Vision, and Silas Marshall, MD/Proliance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

We’re so GRATEFUL for their support! If your business or family would like to sponsor our event, please contact us at AuctionNewcastle2021@gmail.com for more details.

 

OCTOBER 5TH, 2020

The Auction Team Needs You!

2020 is challenging us all, but we’re working hard to make sure we have a fully-funded PTSA when school starts to look normal again. And we need help, whether you can give an hour a week or an hour a month. IMMEDIATE needs include:

  • Help making phone calls, sitting right from home
  • Help with data entry into our website (easy to do while watching tv)
  • Help building our sponsorship and procurement ideas
  • Help picking up goods and delivering them to school

Please reach out to your auction team, Nicole Anderson or Sarika Sikka, at auctionnewcastle2021@gmail.com if you can help.

 

SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2020

What is an Auction and Why Do We Have One Every Two Years? 

We understand that we have families from all over the countries and all over the world, many of whom may have little to no experience with US public schools, with PTSAs, or with school auctions. Get your questions answered HERE and reach out to our auction team with other questions.

We’re Collecting Items for the Auction

The success of our auction depends on having items on which families can bid. We need you! Clean out those garages, drawers and closets and see what you might have that someone else might want. We need

  • Unused gift cards (any denomination, though please note the dollar value)
  • Unopened toys, electronics, household goods and more!
  • Event tickets (theater, sports, anything!)
  • A family vacation home
  • Unopened wine
  • If you think someone else might want it, we need it!