Ongoing Immediate Volunteer Needs – Spring 2015

Garden Volunteers Needed

Many students love to come out to the garden at recess, but we need more volunteers to make it happen.
Garden Recess (weekly)
Monday 11:05-11:20 (K-1)
Wednesday 10:45 – 11:00 (2nd-5th)
Spring Garden Classes starting soon! (bi-weekly)
Mid March – Beginning of June
Monday 12:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
There is a volunteer training session on March 18th from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.. Little kids are welcome to accompany their parents.

If interested please email or Garden Chair, Einas:


Lunchroom Manager Needs Help

Our lunchroom manager is alone in the kitchen and could really use help from 12:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. setting out and refilling food, serving students, and keeping the kitchen clean. We can always use floaters assisting students in the lunchroom as well.

2nd-5th Lunch 12:05 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.
K-1st Lunch 1:00 p.m. -1:20 p.m.
Please email if you can help or stop by when you can. Pick a day or days to help out.

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Enrichment Volunteers Needed – 3/12 and 3/19

Hello Sand Point Elementary Families,

Over the next two weeks the 3rd -5th grade Enrichment class will be working together to build 4 vertical pallet gardens to help improve the portable classrooms and we need your help! We will be using industrial staplers to attach landscaping material to pallets to help contain the soil in the gardens. We are looking for at least 2 to 3 parent volunteers to help supervise students as they build the pallet gardens. The program dates will be Thusrday 3/12 and 3/19 at 8 am. We will meet in the library but move outside for the building of the project. If you are available to help with this project please email Veronica Whitley the Enrichment Coordinator at Thank you in advance for your help!

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Auction Registration Closes Friday, March 6

Make Saturday, March 14th your Date Night at Sand Point Elementary’s Auction.
Join fellow Squirrel parents, friends, and staff, with some adult time as we come together to celebrate and support our great  school.

Registration closes on Friday, March 6. Hope to see you Under the Big Top!

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Auction 2015 – Registration Is Open

SandPoint_Auction_script2Saturday, March 14, 2015

University of Washington’s Husky Union Building (HUB) North Ballroom

Tickets are now on sale for $60 per guest at:

See you Under the Big Top!

If you are interested in volunteering for the day or night of, please contact Megan at


Sand Point Elementary School Auction Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Auction?

The Sand Point Elementary (SPE) auction is an event put on by the Sand Point PTA. It is an adult-only evening of fun, dinner, a raffle, a dessert dash, bidding on great silent and live auction items, and raising the paddle, all to raise funds for the students of SPE.

How does the PTA use the auction proceeds?

The dollars raised from the auction will enable the PTA to support enrichment programs not funded or only partially funded by the Seattle School District such as art and science enrichment programs, the organic school garden, playground expansion, field trips, library acquisitions, classroom grants, capital improvements, and other educational support as needed throughout the school year.  Your purchase of any of the items up for auction—from gift certificates at local restaurants and stores, to great wine,  to class projects, to experiences such as tickets to sporting events or a weekend getaway—makes for a fun evening and benefits the students of Sand Point Elementary.

Who Can Attend Auction Night?

Parents, grandparents, teachers, staff, supporters and friends (21 and over) of Sand Point Elementary are welcome to attend the auction.  We encourage current and incoming SPE families to invite friends, grandparents, and neighbors for a fun night out.

Where is Auction Night held?

The auction is being held at the University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB) North Ballroom (4001 West Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195).

How much are tickets? What is included in the ticket price?

Tickets are $60 each or $480 for a table of 8. Tickets include appetizers, dinner, drinks, and a great evening. Please consider hosting your child’s teacher or other SPE staff member by sponsoring their seat. Our goal is to have all 30 SPE staff members’ tickets sponsored.

How do I purchase tickets for Auction Night?

Tickets are now on sale at:

What is Auction Night attire?

Be comfortable, have fun. There is also a circus costume contest if you choose to participate!

What is the Auction Schedule?

5:30 p.m. – Doors Open

7:15 p.m. – First Silent Auction Closes

7:30 p.m. – Second Silent Auction Closes

7:45 p.m. – Dinner Served, Live Auction Begins

9:15 p.m. – Program Ends

10:00 p.m. – Doors Close

What if I can’t attend but would like to make a financial donation and/or sponsor a SPE teacher or staff member’s ticket?

You can make a donation or choose to sponsor a teacher or staff member by visiting the auction website:

Why should I attend the auction?

What we learned from our first auction in 2013 and from our (non-auction) March Madness fundraiser in 2014 is that these events are a lot of fun. It’s the one night each year when our school community gets together—without kids—for a memorable evening of dinner, drinks, and fun, all while supporting Sand Point Elementary! It’s a win-win for everyone. Please join us for another great event!

Questions? Please contact the Sand Point Elementary PTA Fundraising Board Co-Chairs and Auction Co-Chairs Chris Shannon and Megan Sun McIntosh at

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