Studio MJS

Annual Benefit to support Mayfield Junior School

Countdown to the Benefit - One Day Away!

Benefit is almost here! We are excited to get the community together and raise some funds for MJS!

You can preview the Giving Center for the Silent Auction here:

Teacher Packages in the Silent Auction

Your children love their teachers - Celebrate those bonds with one of these great Teacher Packages

Packages include

Shirt Painting with Mrs. Delgado

Golf with Mrs. Kennedy

Pool Party with Mrs. Murphy

Dry bar and Ice cream trip with Ms. Velasco and Ms. Goethals

A Lake Avenue Adventure with Mrs. Wirth and Ms. Evanilla

This is only a sampling of the Teacher Packages. For more information check out

Live Auction Preview: If you love NBC's The Voice, this package will make you sing for joy! The winner will receive two tickets to the live taping on Monday May 16, AND offered for the First Time at Mayfield, two tickets to the season finale on Tuesday May 24. These tickets cannot be purchased anywhere else so be sure to bid on this unique experience.
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Priceless Items in the Live Auction

1. Front Row Seats to Graduation 2016! - The winning bidder will receive 6 front row seats to graduation.

2. Parking Spot for the 2016-17 School Year! No where to park? Not to worry - you have your very own spot in the MJS lot.

Silent Auction Highlight of the Day

Celebrate a Special Birthday at the San Marino Lady Bird Store

You'll want to bid on this special package...celebrate the birthday girl at the San Marino Lady Bird Store. Your special birthday girl will get a new Lilly Pulitzer dress, crowns, Lilly invitations, paper goods, photos and cake. Lunch is included for all guests.

This is an opportunity you won't want to miss!

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Many GREAT items in the Live and Silent Auctions

There are so many great items in the Live and Silent Auction. We'll be highlighting a few each day - so stay tuned. Hope you're all getting excited!

Concert Ticket Giveaway!!

MJS has been given four tickets to three amazing concerts for use at the Studio MJS Benefit. This year, these concerts are available in an opportunity drawing format. Each concert is limited to 52 chances. Each opportunity is $100.

You can purchase chances in any combination. The winners will be drawn at the conclusion of the Live Auction on Saturday May 7, 2016. You need not be present to win.

The Concerts:

Beyoncé – May 14, 2016 at the Rose Bowl

Get in formation! Queen B is coming to the Rose Bowl and this is your chance to win four seats in a semi-private Loge Box. Includes parking and concierge service. If you love Beyoncé you better try to put a ring on these tickets!

Donated by: The Fife Family

Coldplay – August 20, 2016 at the Rose Bowl

Do you want to hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing? Roman cavalry choirs singing? Then buy a chance to catch Chris Martin and the boys at the Rose Bowl in great Section 3 seats for what is sure to be an incredible show. You already sing their songs in your car, now it’s time to hear them live.

Donated by The Jeff Smith Family

Sting and Peter Gabriel – July 18, 2016 at the Hollywood Bowl

Incredible four person private Terrace Box at the Hollywood Bowl. Two legendary performers. One unforgettable concert. A music lovers dream come true! Donated by The Jeff Smith Family

Silent Auction Sneak Peek

1. Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas Tickets at the Forum September 17, 2016. This item includes 4 tickets to this sold out concert as well as an autographed Demi Lovato picture!

2. Private Party from Patina Restaurant Group. Host a two-hour private party for 20 on the patio at Nick & Stef's. An amazing opportunity to treat you and your friends to an epic night.

3. Take a mid-coast California getaway for two at the SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel in Pismo Beach. Two nights in an ocean view room. This package also includes golf for two at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course, just 15 minutes from the hotel.

4. Take your pick - Clippers, Lakers or Kings - and enjoy the game from a Luxury Box at the Staples Center. Suite for 8 to watch the game in ultimate luxury. Includes two VIP parking passes.

Live Auction Sneak Peek

Live Auction

1. Vacation in Cabo for July 4! Enjoy the holiday with a magical experience at the Culinary Cottages. A luxury home nestled in a private section of Flora Farms.

2. Ray Turner Landscape - San Gabriels at Dusk - a unique opportunity to own original art from Ray Turner's landscape collection.

3. Personalized Del Mark Experience AND an American Pharoah framed Horseshoe. For the collector, this piece of American Pharoah memorabilia will be a special addition.

Be Sure to RSVP!!

It's time to RSVP for Studio MJS. Get your seat before the event sells out! You can return the RSVP card from the invitation or register online at We want to see you there!

The Hustle Record

Thanks for all those who made it to MJS on Friday April 8 to join in The Hustle World Record. We're still waiting on final results, but it looks good. We'll be sure to share the news as soon as it's official!!
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Looking for Silent Auction Items

MJS families! We are looking for unique experiences to add to our Silent Auction for Studio MJS. Do you have access to an interesting outing that you'd like to donate? Some examples of items we have received include:

  • Box tickets to Staples center for Sporting Events
  • Weekend getaway at a hotel or vacation home
  • Tickets to a play or museum
  • Access to a TV or movie set
  • Certificates for dinner at a favorite restaurant

The auction committee would love your help in building our silent auction! For more information, please contact Silent Auction Chair Julia Smith.

Benefit 101

Mayfield Junior School – Benefit 101

We hope you’ll join us this year!!

The Mayfield Junior School community is strong and special because of the relationships we build with each other and our commitment to our children and our School. The annual Benefit is one of the many ways we demonstrate this commitment. It’s a time to gather with friends and celebrate our fellowship. The party is always a great time with dinner and dancing; with themed food and drinks. This year we’ll even have a live band! Additionally, the Benefit serves as a major fundraising event for Mayfield. Through patron support, ticket sales, and the highly anticipated silent and live auctions, our community comes together to generously support MJS. The impact on our School is significant and together we help to invest funds in the School’s Endowment.

For our newer community members, here is some information about the Benefit. We hope you’ll join us for this fun evening!

What is the Benefit?

I. A great community party that also serves as a significant fundraising event for the Mayfield Endowment.

II. This year’s event, “Studio MJS” will be held May 7, 2016, festivities to begin at 5:30PM.

What is the Endowment?

I. The Endowment is Mayfield Junior School’s investment or savings account, which provides funds to support people and programs on campus each year, through the annual budget. Tuition, support of the Annual Fund and Endowment income come together to provide all that MJS offers. Next year the endowment will provide roughly $500,000 to our operating budget. A strong endowment ensures the ongoing financial health of our school, supports all of the great programs including financial aid and teacher professional development, and at the same time offsets the pressure on tuition. A strong endowment is important for so many reasons, but most importantly, it supports our students and the future of our great School.

How can I support the Benefit?

I. Attend – We hope you’ll make plans to attend the event!

II. Be a Patron – Help underwrite the event by purchasing a patron level.

III. Buy a Family Page – Purchase a half or full size family page in the Benefit Tribute Book. There is a sample book in the front office or online at It’s a wonderful keepsake.

IV. Donate to the Auction – Participate in the silent or the live auction by donating an item. There will be auction collection dates to make donations easy. A representative from each grade who will let you know what types of donations they will be looking for.

V. Encourage your child to participate in the Teacher Raffle – Each student will be given the opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket for only $5 and select which teacher outing they would like to try to win. Is it Headmaster for a Day, lunch with their homeroom teacher or a special outing? A drawing for the winners will take place in April.

VI. Volunteer – There are many opportunities to volunteer for the Benefit, from helping with mailings, to decorations and set up on the day of the event. This is a great way to get to know more parents. To join the fun, email Denise Modrzejewski at

What do I need to know about attending the benefit?

I. Invitations will be mailed in late March. Tickets are $200 per person.

II. The attire is disco, Studio MJS! Costumes are encouraged!

III. You will be seated with families from your grade level or according to your seating requests on your RSVP card (we’ll do our best to seat you as requestd).

IV. The hosted cocktail hour, hors d’ oeuvres and silent auction with Bid Pal will be set up on campus.

V. Dinner will be catered by Patina in the Greg Smith Memorial Gymnasium. You won’t recognize it with our themed décor! It will be a must see!

VI. Our Studio MJS club will be open from 5:30-10:30!

Help MJS Set a World Record

April 8, 2016 at 12:30 on the MJS Field

Together we must do The Hustle for 5 minutes...we aim for 650 total students, faculty, staff, parents and friends to set this record.

We loved our students who helped spread the word about how to do the Hustle, if you're looking for a few more pointers you can find a many instructional videos on YouTube.

The dance steps are easy and once we're all in a big group we have confidence everyone will be able to put the moves together!

Do the Hustle

Wondering About A Family Page?

The Annual Benefit Tribute Book is a wonderful keepsake filled with pictures and statements of support from MJS families. The Tribute Book is similar to a yearbook, with memories we can look back on with fondness.

While you're on spring break from MJS - we encourage you to look through pictures and choose your favorite. Then sign up for a Family Page.

See the samples below for what the Tribute Book pages will look like this year. For more information, contact Charisse Tolleson.

Photos and tributes need to be delivered to MJS by April 4.

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