AUCTION FINAL DAY

Saturday PM, May 16, 2020:

 

Dear Medina Elementary Families and Friends,

This is the day we've been waiting for! Our Virtual Gala is here! Our online auction here will only be available until 10pm tonight! Please check out our wonderful experiences, travel packages, and items that you can win, all while supporting our school!

 

Virtual Gala 2020

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We are thrilled to announce that we have secured generous matching donors for our Raise the Paddle Campaign! Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar- up to $25,000! Take a leap and donate today!

Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana


 AUCTION FINAL DAY

Saturday AM, May 16, 2020:

 

Today is our Medina PTA Virtual Gala! Don't miss this very important content coming to your screens at 6pm:

  • You will hear from Dr. Harvey, Mrs. Kardos, our PTA Co-Presidents, our Auction Chair, as well as many of our beloved Medina Elementary teachers and staff.
  • You will view the video explaining why Medina Elementary needs your support and how the funds raised from our auction will be utilized to benefit your children.
  • Don't miss a slideshow with our Medina Elementary students, prepared by our amazing Programs committee.
  • Hear about the experiences and items brought to you in our Medina PTA online auction.
  • Raise the paddle for Medina PTA!

We know most of you, like us, would rather spend this evening at the beautiful Bellevue Hilton, enjoying wine in the company of friends. We encourage you to still connect with your table and friends through Zoom (or another medium of your choice) to make this evening special. Before your Zoom call, join us on Facebook Live for a quick message from co-president, Marti Enke, to kick off this important evening.

Here's a suggestion of how to plan your fun Saturday evening:

5pm: feed the kids
5:15pm: jump onto Medina PTA's Facebook page for Marti's brief live message
5:30pm: put on a movie for the kids
5:45pm: pour yourself a glass of win (or a glass of whatever)
5:50pm: hop on a video-conferencing call with friends and/or family members
6:00pm: join us for the Medina PTA Virtual Gala. 

Please visit our PTA website, www.medinapta.org, to find the video and watch it online, then sign into the auction to make a difference for our school!

 

Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana


 AUCTION DAY #6

Friday PM, May 15, 2020:

 

Tomorrow is our Virtual Gala! I hope you will enjoy all of the special programming we have prepared for you.

I know many of us would rather be together at the beautiful downtown Hilton. While we had to redirect our auction to an online platform, the goal remains the same - to support our beloved Medina Elementary community and provide the best learning environment for our children.

Our teachers, staff, and GSAs now, more than ever, need YOUR support. In a matter of days, we all had to adjust to the new learning environment. And, I am very proud to say that our community is making the best out of it. My daughter is in constant communication with her second grade teacher, Ms. Tenace, and getting help is just an email away, whenever she needs it. I am proud to see how fast our kids are able to adjust and learn. I am grateful to see the support that they have from our educators.

And while I would rather be sipping wine in your company at the Hilton tomorrow, I urge you all to still participate in our online auction and support our school. Please don't forget that our final push is tomorrow, May 16, 2020! If you haven't already, check out our online auction here.

In the meantime, please check out a short video I put together that features a song that my daughter, Clara, wrote:

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Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana


 AUCTION DAY #6

Friday AM, May 15, 2020:

 

Dear Medina Elementary Families and Friends,

These days, I miss getting together as a community! I cannot wait to be able to raise a glass of wine in the company of friends while eyeing the magnificent views of the Pacific Northwest. Did you know that our online auction has a ton of group dining experiences? Take a look at our auction.

Also, check out our amazing auctioneer, Matt Lorch, highlighting some of these fantastic group dining experiences (and more local experiences!) in this video:

 

Can't see the embedded video? Watch it at Vimeo.com.

Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana

 


 AUCTION DAY #5

Thursday PM, May 14, 2020:

 

I love traveling! I cannot wait to travel as much as I can when this whole thing blows over! I am dreaming of skiing in Whistler, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the sounds of the ocean on the white sandy beaches somewhere exotic, like Thailand! Our auction has a variety of travel packages that are great to secure today by visiting our auction.

Please watch this video of our amazing auctioneer, Matt Lorch, highlighting some of these travel experiences here:

Can't see the embedded video? Watch it at Vimeo.com.

 Your 2020 Auction Chair,

Svetlana

 


 AUCTION DAY #5

Thursday AM, May 14, 2020:

 

We have decided to bring back an old but awesome item from previous Medina PTA auctions: grade level baskets. Are you a dog owner? Are you looking to pamper yourself? Are you a Seahawks fan?

Anyone can find something they love among the grade baskets we offer here. Don't miss your chance! Our room parent coordinator, Debbie, walks through each basket with you in this video:

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Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana


 AUCTION DAY #4

Wednesday PM, May 13, 2020:

 

Why are we raising money in the auction? Why is it important? YOUR support helps fund many things- none more important than our beloved and invaluable General School Assistants (GSAs).

With remote learning, our GSAs are doing more than ever! They help with technical support, hold remote office hours, host 1:1 and small group lessons via Microsoft Teams, and much more. Take a behind-the-scenes look at remote learning with third grade GSA, Mr. Shyu, including commentary from third grade teacher, Miss Muller:

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There are so many ways that you can support the school in this online auction! Please consider raising your paddle and browsing through our experiences and packages. We have some truly unique packages, such as a private concert from Seattle Symphony musicians. Watch this video for a sneak peek:

Can't see the embedded video? Watch it at Vimeo.com.

 

Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana


 AUCTION DAY #4

Wednesday AM, May 13, 2020:

 

Do you remember the beautiful tiles on the lightening polls by the entrance of our school?

Would you like to leave your mark at Medina Elementary? Don't miss your opportunity to purchase a tile, decorate it, and cement your family's story at Medina Elementary with this incredible auction item.

Imagine coming to school five years, 10 years, or even 20 years from now and seeing your family memories on the grounds of your kid's school! Let's take a look at these polls once again with our amazing auctioneer, Matt Lorch:

 

Can't see the embedded video? Watch it at Vimeo.com.

 

Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana


 AUCTION DAY #3

Tuesday PM, May 12, 2020: 

 

I hope you got a glimpse of the amazing experiences that you can bid on for your kids at our auction. Be a superhero by letting your child rule the school for a day with Dr. Harvey, enjoy a treat with the Chief of Medina Police Department, or get a ride to school in a Fire Truck!

Let our incredible auctioneer, Matt Lorch, preview some of these VIP experiences for you:

Can't see the embedded video? Watch it at Vimeo.com.

 

Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana

 


 AUCTION DAY #3

Tuesday AM, May 12, 2020:

 

Have you checked out the amazing experiences that our teachers and staff are offering? Don't miss your chance to book these VIP experiences for your kids, while supporting Medina PTA, by visiting our auction:

 

Do you have Harry Potter fans, mad scientists, sports fans, or kids dreaming of becoming Principal for the Day? Our teachers and staff are here to give you a sneak peek of these experiences and more!

Can't see the embedded video? Watch it at Vimeo.com.

 

Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana


 AUCTION DAY #2

Monday PM, May 11, 2020:

 

Today is the day to check out a collection of amazing class art projects that your kids worked so hard on! Don't miss that chance to take a piece of Medina Elementary home with you. Please check out the amazing pieces of art that we are offering at our auction:

 

Watch our auctioneer, Matt Lorch, preview our wonderful classroom art projects:

Can't see the embedded video? Watch it at Vimeo.com.

 

Don't miss the chance to obtain your child's classroom piece- bid now!

Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana


 AUCTION DAY #2

Monday AM, May 11, 2020:

  

All of us miss our wonderful Medina Elementary teachers, amazing GSAs, and great staff! As we are bidding in today's auction, let's not forget that we are doing all of it for OUR KIDS, OUR SCHOOL, and OUR MEDINA ELEMENTARY community!

Our Medina Elementary staff would like to express how thankful they are for ALL YOU DO:  

 Can't see the embedded video? Watch it at Vimeo.com.

 

Our rockstar art project coordinator, Debbie, showcases the art projects that your kids worked so hard on: 

 Can't see the embedded video? Watch it at Vimeo.com.

 

Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana
 

AUCTION KICKOFF DAY

Sunday PM, May 10, 2020:

 

I hope most of you caught a glimpse of our amazing auction items already. If you haven't yet, please register and start bidding:


As you browse our one-of-a-kind items and raise your paddle, please remember that by doing so, you are making a difference and contributing to building a strong and nurturing learning environment for our children. The money we raise throughout the week will be utilized for all the things that make Medina Elementary so unique, including:

  • amazing instructional aides for extension, small group instruction, and 1:1 teaching opportunities;
  • programs and activities that help enhance our children's education; and
  • professional development for teachers to give them the time and resources to adapt curriculum to best meet the needs of their students.

Now, more than ever, Medina PTA needs YOUR support!

Please view a special message from our amazing Medina PTA co-presidents, Marti and Yan, as well as our beloved Dr. Harvey and Molly Piper:

 Can't see the embedded video? Watch it at Vimeo.com.

Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana

 


AUCTION KICKOFF DAY

Sunday AM, May 10, 2020:

 

Happy Mother's Day! What a perfect day to open up our online auction. If you haven't yet registered, don't wait another minute. Visit our auction website HERE to sign up, browse the amazing items offered in the online catalog, and start bidding!

Please take a moment to view our amazing auctioneer, Matt Lorch - local news anchor - in his welcome message below:

 

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We look forward to keeping you up to date throughout the week as we journey through our first ever MEDINA PTA VIRTUAL GALA!
 
Your 2020 Auction Chair,
Svetlana

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