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Auction Newsflash

Last call for tickets to the Auction!
Online auction ticket sales end Thursday, February 23
Purchase your tickets online now for the Mardi Gras Masquerade Live Auction and Dinner. This year’s event is being held at Marian Hall on Saturday, February 25. Doors will open at 5 p.m.
  • See the Auction Web Page for complete list of Live, Fish Bowl and Easel items
  • Mini Live Classroom Project Auction
  • Mask Contest
  • Preview Silent items and masks in the School Office Display Case
Get Your Raffle Tickets for 7 Nights in Maui + $1,000 
Maui Raffle Ticket sales end when the Live Auction begins on Saturday, February 25.
This year’s raffle is for seven nights at Papakea Resort on Maui in a one-bedroom condominium that sleeps up to four people. Each raffle ticket is $25, and they are on sale now at the front office. Only 500 tickets will be sold!
 
Airline tickets are not included in the prize package, but the winner will get $1,000 that they can use toward airfare. Cleaning fees are included. A daily resort fee of $17 + tax & incidentals will be the responsibility of the winner. Reservations must be made at least 60 days in advance, booked directly with the owner, and are subject to availability. Reservations are required and terms are subject to change. Expires Feb. 25, 2019.

Volunteers needed
Special Need:  Two Fish Bowl raffle ticket sellers
Volunteer time goes toward your SHARE hours and all “night of” volunteers get a bidder number and are invited to stay for the after party. Click here to sign up.
 
Masks for sale
An assortment of Mardi Gras masks are for sale in the Events Office from now until February 22nd. Masks range in price from $3-$10. Please come by and take a look to see if you can find the one that will be the mask contest winner! Look for samples in the display case.
 
Auction Fund-an-Item Paddle Raise to Support Exterior Keyless Access Security Improvement
This year our Building Futures Dinner & Auction paddle raise will be to bring in the funding for an important security measure at our school - exterior door keyless access. It is our intention to install a keyless access system for our school’s exterior doors. This would help us to better secure the building and eliminate the need for keys. There are both security and convenience benefits. Once the keyless access is installed and in use we will be able to:
  • eliminate the use of keys that can go missing and potentially end up in the wrong hands
  • better monitor who is accessing the building at what times
  • monitor from the office if there are any open doors that could provide unwelcome access to the school and allow us to immediately correct the problem
  • lock or unlock all doors quickly in the case of an emergency
  • provide students and families easier accessibility as they move from building to building throughout the school day (currently doors remain locked and students knock on classroom windows so that someone can come out to let them in)
Once the keyless access system is installed, access to the school’s exterior doors will be granted by using an identification card or a special fob, and the breezeway doors enclosed within the school’s fencing will likely be accessed by a PIN so students and families no longer get “stuck” between the two main buildings.
 
We have already received a $10,000 grant from the Fulcrum Foundation out of Seattle to help with this important safety project, but this money will not be able to be used for this project if we are not able to secure the remaining funding of approximately $40,000. We’re hopeful that you’ll consider supporting this effort as St. Joe’s continues to take important steps to ensure the safety of our building for the sake of the security of all students entrusted to our care. If you’re unable to attend the auction, you can still support our efforts. We are appreciative of any contributions you can make. Donations are now being accepted on our Fund-An-Item webpage. Please share it with others who may be interested in offering their support.
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