Let the Countdown Begin!
Extravaganza in 1 month . . . April 5
Invitations . Check!
And, if you know someone who would like to join us, but doesn't receive an invite--let us know and we'll send one . . . or extend an invitation to them yourself. You are our best ambassadors!
Class Assignments . CHECK!
As a little reminder, here are the areas assigned per class:
Preschool . Finance Room Runners (on event night)
Kindergarten . Kitchen Helpers (on event night)
Grade 1 . Tear-Down (on day after event night)
Grade 2 . Silent Auction
Grade 3 . Tear-Down (on day after event night)
Grade 4 . Decorations
Grade 5 . Live Auction
Grade 6 . 'Grow the Green' Raffle
Grade 7 . Live Auction
Grade 8 . Ladies Luncheon
Grade 9 . 50/50 Raffle (on event night)
Grade 10 . Table Sponsorship
Grade 11 . 'Grow the Green' Raffle
Grade 12 . Silent Auction
(if you can offer any help to your class in their assigned tasks, please contact your class rep)
Silent Auction Class Baskets . CHeck!
Preschool . Play-Doh Fun
Kindergarten . Ice Cream Social
Grade 1 . Cupcake Gift Basket
Grade 2 . Surf City
Grade 3 . For the Sports Lover
Grade 4 . Sewing and Crocheting Basket
Grade 5 . Crazy for a Keurig
Grade 6 . Fun in the Kitchen
Grade 7 . Smores Anyone?
Grade 8 . For the Birds
Grade 9 . Say Cheese
Grade 10 . Go Aquin!
Grade 11 . Taco Night
Grade 12 . Laundry 101
(if you have any questions regarding a basket, please contact your class rep or contact a member of the Silent Auction committee--Deb Fontana, Kara Carlisle or Heidi Koester)
Decorations . Check!
- clear wine bottles with the corks
- clear glass jars--jelly jars, pickle jars, sauce jars, etc.
Sell Raffle Tickets . CHEck!
The 6th grade and 11th grade classes are in charge of ticket sales. But we need everyone to help with this area. Every Aquin student was given 5 tickets to sell. If each student sells those 5, we will be at 1500 tickets sold and be at the 2nd level of the cash prize--$15,000.
Please get creative and share your ideas on how to get these ticket sales rolling.
- send letters to alumni
- sell after Masses
- set-up online account at Crowdrise (we have raised over $9000 there since October)
- 'invest' in tickets and use your winnings to pay for college for your student(s)
- enjoy the warm 40 degree weather this weekend and walk through your neighborhood and sell tickets.
Somebody's going to win $10,000--and maybe that $10,000 will grow to $30,000. But we have to get busy now. We have 1 month left!
Ladies' Luncheon . check!
Thank you to all who have helped organize this fun event.
LIve Auction . Check!
Class Reps . Check!
Preschool . Emily Mullarkey
Kindergarten . Kim Beggin
Grade 1 . Micaela Woker
Grade 2 . Kara Carlisle
Grade 3 . Melissa Buss
Grade 4 . Andrea Ege
Grade 5 . Jess Stykel
Grade 6 . Kara Carlisle
Grade 7 . Teresa Whalen
Grade 8 . Dawn Carlson
Grade 9 . Karleen Budenz
Grade 10 . OPEN
Grade 11 . Darcy Brunner
Grade 12 . Deb Fontana
(thanks to all of these ladies for stepping up and helping out!)
Extravaganza Explanation . Check!
This event helps close the gap between the expenses and the revenues at Aquin.
- Catholic parish contributions (amount set by diocese)
- 3rd source income (fundraising--Extravaganza, Adesse, donations, etc.)
- Instructional/Student Services
- School Facilities
The major reason for fundraising at Aquin is to keep tuition low while still meeting the revenue need. Tuition does NOT cover the cost per child. A decrease in one area of 'Revenue' causes an increased need in another. Please help us keep the balance as it is.