Letter to families and friends

Dinner Auction Invitation

        1. I have questions about the St. Teresa School 2018 Dinner Auction, who should I contact?
          Chair & Live Auction – Adrianne Neville – adrianneneville@gmail.com
          Silent Auction – Colleen Day – acljday@gmail.com
          Advertisements – Jamee Schroeder – jameesnow@yahoo.com
          Sponsorships – Crystal Nesbit – crnesbit51@gmail.com
          Raffle – Lindsay Costello – lindsay.a.costello@gmail.com
        2. Where is the St. Teresa School 2018 Dinner Auction located?
          Gateway Classic Cars, 1237 Central Park Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269
        3. When is the St. Teresa School 2018 Dinner Auction?
          Saturday, February 3, 2018 – Doors open at 5pm and Dinner at 5:30pm
        4. When are reservations and payment due?
          January 16, 2018
        5. Is there a raffle for the St. Teresa School 2018 Dinner Auction and what are the items?
          Yes, there is a 3-item raffle this year and the tickets are $25 each of 3 for $60.  For additional tickets, please click here.  The prizes for this year are:
          First prize: $250 Visa Gift Card
          Second prize: Yeti Hopper two 30
          Third prize: iPad Mini 4 128 gb Gold
          The drawing will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the auction.  However, you do not need to be present to win.  Please turn in your raffle tickets to school, in the collection basket as mass, or bring them the evening of the event.  If sending the tickets to school or in the collection basket, please mark the envelope “Dinner Auction Raffle Tickets”.  For any additional questions regarding the raffle, please contact Lindsay Costello at lindsay.a.costello@gmail.com.
          Additional Raffle Ticket Information
        6. What is the Tuition Raffle?
          The Tuition Raffle is a chance to win free tuition (K-8 tuition rate), excluding technology fees, for one (1) St. Teresa student. Raffle tickets are $55 each prior to the auction and $65 the night of the auction. There needs to be 100 tickets sold for the winning family to win free 2018-2019 tuition, excluding technology fees, for one student. If a pre-k family wins the drawing, they will receive a tuition credit equal to the value of the 2018-2019 tuition fee for a K-8 student. If less than 100 tickets are sold, it will become a 50/50 for the winning family. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please complete this form and return in an envelope marked “Dinner Auction Tuition Raffle”. Checks can be made payable to St. Teresa PTO. The winner will be drawn during the dinner auction on February 3, 2018. Winner need not be present to win. The receipt for your purchased ticket(s) will be sent via backpacks to oldest or only child. If you have questions, please contact Colleen Day at 618-660-4889 or acljday@gmail.com.
        7. How can I advertise to promote my business?
          Advertisement Space is available for purchase the following levels:
          Full Page: $150
          Half Page: $100
          Quarter Page: $75
          Business Card: $25
          All information and payment for business ads are due no later than Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Please send to:
          St. Teresa School
          Attn: Dinner Auction Advertisement
          1108 Lebanon Ave
          Belleville, IL 62221
          For any additional questions regarding advertising at the St. Teresa School 2018 Dinner Auction, please contact Jamee Schroeder at jameesnow@yahoo.com.
        8. Are there Sponsorship opportunities available?
          Yes, Multi-level Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please click here for additional Sponsorship information. Please contact Crystal Nesbit at crnesbit51@gmail.com for more information.
        9. I’m unable to attend the St. Teresa School 2018 Dinner Auction. Am I able to still donate?
          Yes, all donations can be sent via cash or check made payable to St. Teresa School with “Dinner Auction/PTO” written in the memo. You can also donate through the school’s website by clicking on “Donate” on the homepage. You can then enter your donation amount next to “Auction”.
        10. Are donations needed for the silent auction?
          Yes, in order to make this year’s auction a success, we are asking for donations from each family. While we will certainly take any donation, listed below are some suggestions for theme baskets that you might consider donating an item towards.  We know that this is a very busy time of the year, so if you don’t have time to shop please consider making a monetary donation.  We are happy to do the shopping for you.  The Auction Committee will be assembling all of the baskets, so sending in your donation to school is all you need to do.  Mrs. McAnulty will be collecting the items for us once they are brought into school.
          Arts & Crafts/Scrapbooking
          BBQ
          Car Care
          Coffee/Tea
          Cooking & Baking
          Eco Friendly
          Family Game Night
          Gardening
          Gift Cards
          Golf
          Holidays
          Ice Cream Sundaes
          Legos
          Lottery Scratch Off Tickets
          Movie Night
          Pet Supplies
          Pizza/Pasta Night
          Rainy Day/Snow Day Fun
          Sports/Fitness
          Tools/Gadgets
        11. I’d like to donate to the Bakery Booth at the St. Teresa School 2018 Dinner Auction. Who do I contact?
          Please contact Mrs. McAnulty at nicole.mcanulty@stteresa.pvt.k12.il.us.
        12. Who do I contact if I have questions about the auction parties?
          Please contact Kara Brandt at (618) 660-8783 or marknkara@sbcglobal.net or Tina Smith (618) 972-3055 or tinasmith1262@gmail.com. More information will be posted soon.
        13. Do I have to attend the auction to bid on or win a silent auction item?
          No, you do not have to attend the auction to bid on or win a silent auction item.  All bidding at this year’s auction will be completed online via smart phones or tables through Gesture.  A link to the auction website will be sent out approximately one week prior to the auction.  Silent bidding will be open at this time and remain open until the live auction is completed on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
        14. Will bidding for silent auction items be completed online?
          Yes, bidding will be completed online via smart phones or tablets through Gesture.  If you do not have a smart phone or tablet, Gesture volunteers will be available at the auction to help you bid.  A link to the auction website will be sent out approximately one week prior to the auction.  Silent bidding will be open at this time and remain open until the live auction is completed on Saturday, February 3. 2018.
        15. I’d like to volunteer time to help with anything needed for the St. Teresa School 2018 Dinner Auction. Who should I contact?
          Please contact Adrianne Neville at adrianneneville@gmail.com to volunteer.
        16. How else can I support St. Teresa School?
          Please keep St. Teresa School and students in your prayers for a successful year academically, spiritually, and financially.

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