Spring Fling and Silent Auction

Spring Fling is a chance for the whole Graham community to enjoy great international food, performances and games. Proceeds from the event raise money to support teachers and students in the transition to the Common Core Standards and pay for tools and supplies for newly remodeled classrooms.

The 5th annual Spring Fling was held on Friday, May 4 this year.

Graham Online Auction

Hi Graham families,
 
The Graham auction fundraiser is finally ready for primetime!  Head over to the following link to view the fantastic donations we've collected from our Graham staff, parents, and local businesses:
 
 
And then START BIDDING!
 
The auction will close on Monday, May 14 at 9 p.m., at which time auction winners will be notified of their winning bids.  So you have until then to raise your bids on items of interest to make sure they go home with YOU!
 
There's a terrific assortment of auction items, including:
  • Summer camp gift certificates
  • Tickets to museums and other attractions
  • Entertainment and leisure activities
  • Restaurant gift cards
  • Gift certificates to local businesses
  • Donations from talented Graham parents
    ...and pay special attention to our featured items:
  • EVENTS FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS HOSTED BY GRAHAM STAFF
 
Items are still being added to the auction as they arrive in our mailbox, so please check back throughout the week.  If you have any questions, just contact Laurie Balch.
 
Remember, all money raised in our auction goes directly to our Graham PTA, so bid generously!
 
Sincerely,
Laurie Balch
Graham Auction Chair

Hi Graham parents,

Now that spring break is drawing to a close, the annual Graham Auction Fundraiser is coming soon.  This is a huge PTA fundraiser for the school and we really need your help!

We especially need your help in generating our pool of items and events to auction.  Some great ways to contribute are:

  • Do you have any items to donate (e.g., tickets to a sporting event/theatrical production/museum)?
  • Can you host an event for adults or students (a great way to stay in touch with friends or make new ones)?
  • Does your employer donate products or services to charitable causes?
  • Do you have a special skill or talent that you can share with our community (e.g., offering landscape/interior design services, cooking for a neighborhood family, handyman services, home networking consultation, handmade jewelry/knitting/crafts)?
  • Can you ask your favorite restaurant/store/business to donate a gift certificate?

That's just the tip of the iceberg...we welcome creative ideas!  And we're happy to answer questions, too.  Contact Laurie Balch for more information or to lend a hand with any behind-the-scenes preparations.

You can download the auction item donation form and the donation request letter with all the information that most businesses need to process donation requests. Just show them when you make your requests.

Sincerely,
Laurie Balch

Spring Fling 2016

The third annual Spring Fling was held on May 6, 2016. What a wonderful community event where a little rain could not stop the fun! Thanks to everyone who came out to partake, volunteer or donate! Thanks to the PTA and all the volunteers who helped make it a success. Thanks to ELAC for providing the delicious food. Also thanks to the JBN club for hosting a bake sale and to the Harry Potter club for providing creative and delightful treats from the Wizarding World.

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Join the Auction Team

The Silent Auction team is looking for two or three people who would like to help out with Auction work through May. Request and pick up donations, handle online data entry, come up with new ideas for auction items and help the day of the event, along with some auction follow-up  for about two weeks post auction. Contact the auction chairs at gms.pta.auction@gmail.com.

 
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