A Night in Monte Carlo Auction and Benefit is a week from today! If you plan to attend, please RSVP online or drop off your reply card in the school office. The deadline for RSVP's has been extended to Tuesday.
Pre-auction catalogs will be sent home with your children next week. If you have a chance, please take a look at the many wonderful things up for bid!
As we enter our final week of preparations, we'd like to thank everyone again for their continued support.
A big thank you to Annette Thompson, Linda Plant, Stacy Louizos, and Louanne Lamonica-Sack for helping assemble and wrap baskets this week!
Thanks as well to everyone who donated towards the class baskets, to Ariel Miller, the Room Parents and to Stacy Louizos of Nursery West for organizing and/or purchasing the items for the class baskets. The class baskets are now on display in the Big Room, along with the Class Projects and a few other silent auction items -- stop by for a preview!
Thanks to Debbie DePouli for framing the finishing touches on the class projects.
Thanks also to those who donated the following auction items:
Stacy and John Louizos - Four (4) Field MVP Tickets to New York Yankees/Boston Red Sox Game, including waitress service, VIP entrance to Yankee stadium, and access to Audi Club and Mohegan Sun Sports Bar
Nature puzzles basket
Anna and Ralph Amissah – 15.5” Sony laptop
Long Ridge Camp - $500 Gift Certificate toward 4-week registration for summer camp, plus camp tote, lunch sack, water bottle and mug
Annette Aspillaga – Z-Spoke lambskin satchel by Zac Posen
Deena Merlen – Two-hour kayak outing on the Mianus River for up to three people
Joe Bell – Three (3) 30-minute guitar lessons
Liz Jacobson – 2011-2012 UConn Huskies signed basketball and team photo and autographed photo of Geno Auriemma
Katrina Kaupp – Nautica men’s gift baskets
Danielle and Chris Wearing – Four (4) VIP orchestra seats to the Broadway hit War Horse, plus exclusive backstage tour
Wii game console and Super Mario Bros. game
Dale and Noriko Akinla – Three (3) custom-made haute couture canine ensembles designed by Karen Minsky of Bedford
American Girl Doll Basket
Virginia and Robert Burton – Book basket containing a selection of award-winning and bestselling hardcover picture books
Book basket containing beginning reader and early chapter books
Book basket containing a selection of popular cookbooks
Chris Perry – Three acupuncture treatments at Atlantic Acupuncture
Ekta and Karthik Viswanathan – Six bottles of 2008 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon
Charlesanna and Bill Ecker – Three bottles of Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon “Library Collection”
Linda and Julian Plant – 2008 Merlot – Shafer Vineyards
Susan Seiler and Debbie DePouli – Stamford Museum & Nature Center Outing
Leslie Hammond- Art Teacher for the Day
Joanne Merlen – Librarian for a Day
Aura McKenna – PE Teacher for the Day
Carissa Lewis and faculty for participating in the first Kickball party vs students
Aurelia Heagle – Pink basket filled with outdoor fun for pre-school girl
2007 Sonoma County Lepage
Lambrina and Nikiforos Mathews – Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin Brut Champagne
Ruinart Brut Rose Champagne
Cupcake cosmetic carry-all with cupcake-themed items
Aditi and Lalan Shrikam – Organic cotton pajamas and matching cosmetic bag
Organic cotton tunic with matching market tote
Thanks as well to those who solicited the following items from various individuals and businesses:
Kris Bria – Lyn Evans/Potpourri private shopping party for ten (10), with wine and cheese plus $100 gift certificate for the host and a 10% discount for guests
Carissa Lewis - Spear-heading the "Teachers vs. Students" kickball game donation described above
Annette Thompson – Owl storage bin from Palmer’s Market
Danielle Wearing – One dog-grooming at Pampered Pooch
Anna and Steve Silver/Stacy and John Louizos - On-field "Meet and Greet" with Bobby Valentine at Yankees/Red Sox game described above, with access to Red Sox dug-out for autographs and photos
Stacy and John Louizos – Four (4) multi-sport passports to Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Gift Certificate for haircut at Graham’s
Liz Jacobson – Two (2) $250 Gift Certificates to Mitchell's of Westport or Richard's of Greenwich
Annette Aspillaga – Two (2) acupuncture treatments at Del Rosal Acupuncture
One-way sedan town car transport for up to four (4) people to any CT, NY, or NJ metropolitan airport from Eveready Transport
Susan Seiler- Handmade art jewelry by Super Duper Photographics
Stacey Tisdale – Four (4) tickets to one of the Stamford Symphony's March or April 2012 concerts
Francesca D’Onofrio – $50 off $100 Gift Certificate at Kaleidoscope
Aurelia Heagle – Shopping Party for up to 25 people at Caren Forbes, including wine and cheese and 10% discount
$50 Gift Certificate to Havana Jeans
Lambrina Mathews – Weber Summit E420 LP Gas Grill, assembled and delivered to your door, from The Lapine Company
Weber One Touch Gold 22.5” Charcoal Kettle Grill from The Lapine Company
Ride to School in a Fire Engine from the Long Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept.
$25 Gift Certificate to Littlejohn’s, plus tutu and handknit sweater
Two (2) photography sessions with Swick Pix and one (1) Swick Pix Photo Organizing Session
Family membership to The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, plus gift basket
Aditi and Lalan Shrikam – Two (2) hand-painted tole mail tubs from Jayes Studio
One (1) hand-painted tole dog treat pail from Jayes Studio
Organic vegetarian dog treats from Creature Comforts
Four (4) guest passes to The Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Finally, volunteers are needed during the day and night of the Auction. In addition to helping with set-up and sales, we also need help bringing our auction items over to Dolce right after drop-off. Whether you are able to help only with transporting items to Dolce, or can stay and help with set-up or are able to just help out later in the evening, any assistance would be appreciated. A sign-up sheet is posted in the school office for those who can lend a hand. You can also contact Pam Chin directly at email@example.com or 203 322-7693.Thanks again!