PTA Annual Auction

Get ready for the PTA’s annual auction — to be held online April 24th through 30th!! The annual auction is our primary fundraising event – and it is critically important to the funding of our teacher appreciation efforts, school-wide community events, enhancements to the school’s facilities, and other needs as they arise.  Your contributions are essential to our efforts to foster excellence and equity in learning.  To make the auction a success, we are asking for sponsorships, goods, and services from our community families, businesses, and leaders.

  • Do you work for a business or know of a business that would be willing to donate sporting/concert tickets?
  • Do you have season tickets to an area professional or college athletic team?
  • Do you own or work for a small (or large!) business that would be willing to sponsor our auction or donate in-kind goods or services (e.g., a landscaping package, cooking classes, shopping experiences, gift certificates, etc.)?
  • Would you be willing to donate a week or weekend at your Airbnb or vacation home?

            In addition to the above, RHES families can combine with other families in their class or neighborhood to put together a package/experience or themed basket — e.g., a Pokemon basket, wine basket, beach basket, arts/crafts basket, or anything else you can think of!  Please email the Auction Co-Chairs, Katey Vale ( and Julia Derrigo ( if you can offer your support.  Any donation would be tax deductible, as the RHES PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

            We’re also looking for caregivers who can help us send emails and make calls to local businesses to ask for donations.  We promise that it’s more fun than you might think!  If you’re willing to send even just a few emails, please reach out to Katey and Julia.