2009 Sequoia Auction

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PARTY SIGN-UPS TODAY April 10, 2009

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Happy Friday, Sequoia families!  Look for us this morning in the Kiss-and-Drop Zone in the front of school at drop-off. We will have our sign-up party displays there, and spots available for all of our six sign-up parties. Sign yourself, friends and family up for some fun in support of our kids’ education! Details about all our parties are posted earlier in this blog. See you there!

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FINAL AUCTION SALE April 9, 2009

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Welcome to the final sale of auction items! This is first-come, first-served — the first email received will determine the purchaser. Sorry, prices are not negotiable. We strongly prefer credit card payments for these items, but we will also accept payment by check or cash (do not send credit card info via email). Auction treasurer Jen Mercer will be in contact with the winners to arrange payment. Purchase of these items is “as is” — no refunds will be issued. All proceeds from today’s sale will go to auction revenue, which goes into SPA’s budget for the ’09-10 school year.

In order to purchase, send an email immediately with your name and phone number, and listing your desired item(s) to:

Karen Booth
booth_doorlay@yahoo.com

SOLD! ITEM #1:  LUNCH FOR 4 KIDS WITH MRS. MATTEONI — $25 SOLD!
Enjoy a yummy lunch and conversation with Mrs. Matteoni in the MUR on a special day of your choice. Bring friends along — Mrs. Matteoni will take up to four — and spend some special time with our principal!

SOLD! ITEM #2: PORTRAIT AND SITTING FROM PAUL FILLINGER PHOTOGRAPHY — $100 ($700 value) SOLD!
Paul Phillinger Photography offers a professional portrait sitting for your family, plus an 11″x14″ heirloom portrait mounted on artist’s canvas, for a keepsake for your home for years to come. Expires 12/31/09.

ITEM #3: FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION FROM WENTLING STUDIO — $50 ($155 value)
Wentling Studio of Concord offers a portrait session with a 5″x7″ custom portrait for you and your family. Photography Dirk Wentling also does pet portraits for an additional fee. Expires 7/15/09. For groups of 8 or fewer.

SOLD!! ITEM #4: SACRAMENTO FAMILY FUN BASKET — $30 ($319 value) SOLD!!
This fun package of museum passes hits many of Sacramento’s best museums. You’ll get passes to the CA Museum for History, Women & the Arts, plus passes to the Sacramento History Museum; and the California State Railroad Museum.

ITEM #5: MARTINI/DRINK SET (new in box) — $25 (unknown value)
Pick up this beautiful, brand-new set of nine bar glasses: four martini glasses and four highball glasses, plus an extra-large martini glass for display. Set by Libbey.

Libby 9-Piece Grand Martini Set

Libbey 9-Piece Grand Martini Set

SOLD!! ITEM #6: FLOWER WATERCOLOR — $10 SOLD!!
This beautiful watercolor by Sequoia mom Elaine Hannah is 5″x7″ and comes with a brand-new white matte ready for your 8″x10″ frame.

Flower watercolor by Elaine Hannah

Flower watercolor by Elaine Hannah

SOLD!! ITEM #7: FOREST WATERCOLOR — $10 SOLD!!
This beautiful watercolor by Sequoia mom Elaine Hannah is 5″x7″ and comes with a brand-new white matte ready for your 8″x10″ frame.

Forest watercolor by Elaine Hannah

Forest watercolor by Elaine Hannah

ITEM #8: NEW PATIENT EXAM OR RECALL VISIT AT PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY OF CONCORD — $50 ($250 value)
Keep your child’s smile beautiful and healthy with a new patient exam and X-ray from Pediatric Dentistry of Concord. Certificate is also good for a recall visit if your child is already a patient.

ITEM #9: NEW PATIENT EXAM OR RECALL VISIT AT PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY OF CONCORD — $50 ($250 value)

Keep your child’s smile beautiful and healthy with a new patient exam and X-ray from Pediatric Dentistry of Concord. Certificate is also good for a recall visit if your child is already a patient.

 

April 6, 2009

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PARTY SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE! The following six parties have spots available to all Sequoia parents and their friends and family. The party displays and sign-up sheets will be set up in the Kiss & Drop Zone at school this Friday, April 10, during drop-off. Come by for more info, and sign up for a party or two with friends!  If you can’t come by Friday, email Karen at booth_doorlay@yahoo.com to reserve your party spot.

Private Tour & Wine Tasting at Byington Winery aboard the Dreyer’s Rocky Road Bus

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS PARTY NEEDS 20 ADDITIONAL PEOPLE TO IN ORDER TO MEET THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS. Wine lovers will be in heaven for this all-day trip to Byington Vineyard & Winery in Los Gatos aboard the Dreyer’s Rocky Road Bus. This sign-up party is scheduled for You’ll meet the bus in the parking lot of Sequoia in the morning, and travel the one-and-a-half hour trip into the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains. Box lunches, chilled wine and cold drinks will be available on the bus, so you can sit back and relax as you approach Byington.

You’ll be treated to a tasting of five wines during this exclusive tour of their beautiful winery, which will include the vineyard, crush area, production area and stunning storage cave. The tour also includes their 18,ooo-foot, Italian-style villa, sloping vineyards and gorgeous vistas of redwood forests and the Monterey Bay. The Rocky Road bus will drive you home after a relaxing day of wine tasting with friends, so bring a friend or family member along for this special day! Party takes up to 32 people.  Winery restrictions: Participants must be 21 years of age or older.  Bus restrictions: The Rocky Road bus is non-smoking.

When: Saturday, July 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where:
Meet at Sequoia, travel to Byington Winery in Los Gatos
Cost:
$35 per person
Spots available
: 26
Donors:
Byington Vineyard & Winery, Dreyer’s, Black Tie Transportation

Poker Party with the Bautistas at Back Forty BBQ

Shuffle up and deal! This fantastic party will be the talk of Sequoia! Sequoia parents Michele and Beau Bautista are hosting a No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournament for up to 200 at Back Forty Barbeque in Pleasant Hill, including delicious food, poker chips and much more. You’ve seen it on TV — now here’s your chance to check, bet and bluff your way to the final table. This is a Las Vegas-style poker tournament, run by a professional poker tournament company exclusively for Sequoia parents and their friends.

You’ll play at real poker tables, with casino-quality chips, cards, music and tournament software … just like the pros! Although you will feel like you’re at the World Series of Poker, this tournament is run in a beginner-friendly fashion. All skill levels are welcome to play. The tournament will include food, prizes and poker. First place raffle prize is a $500 Visa gift card, and second place is a $250 Visa gift card. Third and fourth runners up will get a 500-piece Ultimate Poker Chip Set. Your $50 per person tournament entry fee gets you $1,000 in chips and a delicious Back Forty Barbecue dinner. Support Sequoia and have a blast!  Restriction: No minors allowed.

When: Sunday, May 3, 2:30-8 p.m.
Where:
Back Forty BBQ, Pleasant Hill
Cost:
$50 per person
Spots available
: unlimited
Donors/Hosts:
Michele & Beau Bautista, Back Forty BBQ


Backyard Family Movie Night

What could be more fun than a backyard big-screen movie night with the kids this summer? This fun party for families will be in Charlen May’s beautiful backyard, with lots of room for kids to cuddle up in their sleeping bags for a big-screen showing of “The Tale of Despereaux,” rated G. The hosts will provide popcorn, drinks and candy for the kids, and will kick off the movie night with free raffle drawings — one boy prize and one girl prize will be awarded to the lucky kids!

Because this is not a drop-off party, parents can mix and mingle together with light appetizers and cocktails while the kids enjoy the flick. Families are welcome to sign up family friends to come along for the fun. Bring sleeping bags, pillows, blankets and/or lawn chairs — whatever your child would like. Party takes up to 50 people.

When: Friday, June 12, 7:30-9 p.m.
Where:
The May Home, 1674 Foothill Park Circle, Lafayette
Movie:
The Tale of Despereaux, rated G
Cost:
$10 per person
Spots available
: 22
Hosts:
Michele Bautista & Charlen May

Bocce Ball Tournament

Let’s play bocce! Join us and learn to play the fun and social game of bocce ball. Enjoy appetizers and wine while you learn the game, meet new people or visit with old friends.  There will be a friendly tournament at the end of the afternoon to see who’s a true bocce ball aficionado. No experience is necessary … just a good sense of fun and adventure!

When: Sunday, May 17, 1-5 p.m.
Where:
Rogers-Smith Park, Pleasant Hill
Cost:
$25 per person
Spots available
: 26
Hosts: Suzanne & Greg Guzaitis, Shea & John Lansberry

San Francisco Double-Decker Bus Pub Crawl

Hit the local San Francisco pub scene with old and new friends from Sequoia. Enjoy touring SF in an open-top, double-decker English bus, which will transport you from pub to pub. Everyone will meet at the Embarcadero Station at 7 p.m., where the bus will pick you up … your drive and guide for the evening will decide which pubs you’ll visit. Cold beer and wine will be available on the bus … cheers! Party takes up to 70 people.

When: Saturday, June 6, 7-11 p.m.
Where:
San Francisco
Cost:
$35 per person
Spots available
: 27
Spots available: Donor: Christian Watts & City Sightseeing

Little Black Dress Cocktail Party

Okay, ladies, it’s time to dress up in your favorite little black dress and join your co-hosts for a fun evening of trendy cocktails, fun music, appetizers and great company! This will be a great way to kick off the new school year, don’t you think? Party takes up to 40 people.

When: Saturday, September 12, 7 p.m. until
Where:
Jen & Brian Mercer’s house, 907 Mohr Lane, Concord
Cost:
$30 per person
Spots available
: 24
Hosts:
Jen Mercer, Karen Booth, Julie Hood, Terri Edwards-Nixon, Ann Rekoske Orso, Susan Rubenfeld, Betsy Balmat, Sandy Engdahl, Michele Bautista