Welcome to the 2019 Gala Special Edition Buzz!
Please Join us on March 2nd for our Annual Gala!
Letter from the Chair
The Countdown is on! I can't believe it's only ten days until the gala! The Gala Committee has been working hard to make this a truly wonderful evening. I hope that you will join us for this very special, and important event!
Let's Show Our School Spirit

volunteer_signup_sheet.jpg Now is the time to show your school spirit by purchasing and/or selling raffle tickets, donating desserts for our auction, and attending the gala. We need your support and engagement to make this event a success! There's no better way to foster a strong sense of community than by spending time with each other and showing our children that we care about our school. We are still need volunteers for projects before, during, and after the gala. Please prayerfully consider donating your time. See the Sign Up Genius Links for Ticket Purchases, Volunteering, and Dessert Donations. Sign up to join our fun Crafternoon on February 23rd.
Auction Item Sneak Peek

Need a good reason to attend the gala (besides the fabulous fun you'll have)? Well here it is: the Stupendous Auction Items that you can win! Here's a snapshot of some of the awesome treasures you can take home:

Looking for a summer camp for your child? Look no further!
  • FULL TUITION for two weeks of full day TIC Camp ($750 value). This is not your average camp; it's the genius combination of half day of Technology with half day of Sports! Now that's working mind and body!
  • $300 Gift Certificate to Congressional Camp; an ACA accredited coed day camp designed for ages 4-14
  • One Week at Coach Wooten's Overnight Basketball Camp ($550 value)
Need a Getaway? We've got you covered!
  • $625 Gift Card to Inn at Little Washington (Raffle Item, Good luck!)
  • New Hampshire Lake House for a week (Rave reviews from last year's winner)
  • Private Guided Tour and Tasting for Six at Ingleside Winery
  • Deluxe Wine Tasting Package for Eight at Barrel Oak Winery
  • Beginner Ski or Snowboard Package for Two at Liberty Mountain Resort
Looking for some Family Fun?
  • Family Fun Day Certificate for Four at Dulles Golf Center
  • $100 Dave and Buster's Power Cards
  • Bowling for Five at AMF Annandale Lanes
  • Four Passes to Monster Mini Golf
Entertainment Galore!
  • Two Tickets to Alice in Wonderland at Creative Cauldron
  • Two tickets to ''Into the Woods'' at Ford's Theatre
  • Two Tickets to Madame Tussauds, DC
  • Two Tickets for a Performance at Imagination Stage
  • Two Tickets to any Jammin Java Music Club Show
  • Two Tickets to Round House Theatre Production of OSLO
Something Special!
  • A Tour of NBC 4 Studio with Reporter, David Culver (St. Ambrose Alumnus)
  • Paper Kite Photography Family Photo Session
  • Optimal Organization Four Hours Organizing Services by 4 Professional Organizers ($1200 value)
  • Class Art Projects that will amaze you and tug at your heart strings (I predict a bidding war for 3rd grade project!)
  • Bowling Party with Mrs. McCormack and Greblesshi
  • Lunch with Mrs. Beaulieu and Three Girls at The American Girl Doll Store CafĂ©
  • Priority Afternoon Carpool Parking
  • 10 Hours of Extended Day
  • Principal for a Day
  • Kindergarten King or Queen
  • Children's Science Center Lab for Eight Kids with Mrs. Gomes
  • Sip and Paint Duos with Mrs. Moran
Sports Enthusiasts, Listen Up!
  • Ryan Zimmerman Autographed Baseball
  • Two Tickets to Washington Nationals Baseball, including parking!
  • Framed autographed Photo of Brooks Robinson
  • 9-Hole Round of Golf for Four at Pinecrest Golf Course
  • Autographed Josh Norman Panel Football
  • Annandale Boys & Girls Club Sports Registration
  • Four Tickets to Mason Basketball
And Much, Much, More!
Gift Card Grab Bag: You can win various gift cards for area restaurants and services, from fast food to Fine Dining; you can't go wrong!
Class Baskets: Can I just tell you I think these are the BEST baskets I've seen so far? There's something for everyone from Zip Line Adventure for Four to Tiffany Smile Necklace, and lots in between. Check out a few that we have on display in the School Lobby.
Don't Forget to Let the Good Times Roll This Week!
This week is "Let the Good Times Roll" week. Monday is a holiday, so please make a note to remember to send your child(ren) into school with as many Pennies and Nickels as possible on Tuesday, as classes will compete to raise the most! See the flyer for details on each day's collection.
Shout Outs

A very special thank you to Mary Helou, Catherine Seangio, Kay Carlson, Sarah Moran, Rachel Kramer, Jen Charest, Julia Hecton, Trish Konczal, Joyce Lai, Mark and Emily English, Nichole Priddy, and Eileen Bliss, for all of their help with preparations, decisions, and moral support, too!

Thank you Rosie McGuire for publishing this special Gala Buzz Edition!
In Closing

I hope I have wetted your appetite for the fun of the Live and Silent Auctions, and the Raffles! We will enjoy delicious Cajun Food, as well as some non-spicy items for those who prefer something different, as well as our Delicious Dessert Auction. Add on drinks and dancing, and well, sounds like a recipe for a fabulous evening.

Come Celebrate Mardi Gras with Us!

Sharon Driscoll
2019 Gala Chair