In light of the recent recommendations to avoid bringing large groups of people together, we pulled together our Pastor, Principal, School Commission and Auction Committee for their recommendations about moving forward or rescheduling our annual school auction event.
After a lot of thoughtful feedback and with consensus, we have decided to reschedule our Kickin’ it up for the Kids Dinner Auction. The auction was scheduled for next Saturday, March 14 and will be postponed to Saturday, May 30.
Nothing has changed except the date! If you have not RSVP’d yet, you now have more time. We still have an incredible Roaring 20’s evening planned, and we truly look forward to your attendance and support. We look forward to Kickin’ it up for the Kids on May 30, 2020 with everyone!
5 Reasons to Attend the Auction!
1. OUR CHILDREN
Our Annual Auction funds student programs in our current school year budget. We need to raise at least $180,000 (net) to support the high quality Classical Liberal Arts education provided for our children. These funds are necessary to support the fabulous programs at our school such as our robust math, natural sciences, foreign languages, humanities, grammar, phonics and Classical literature.
2. FABULOUS FOOD & OPEN BAR and AFTER PARTY
This year we have a NEW caterer with a fantastic themed menu! During the cocktail hour, you will enjoy delicious and mouthwatering tray passed appetizers. Our sit down dinner will start with a “Ritzy Salad” and rustic breads, followed by our main course where you will have a choice of three meals:
- Fellas & Flappers- herb seared hanger, grain mustard potato confiture, hen of the woods, French bean cassoulet OR
- Chicken “A La King”- airline chicken breast, pan jus, mirepoix wild rice, roasted bacon Brussel spouts with truffle honey OR
- Speakeasy Squash- herbs de Provence quinoa, acorn squash, herbed creamy polenta, preserved mushrooms, parsley, grilled fennel, vegetarian herb jus
Open bar options include our Mixology Contest Winning Cocktail, a Gin Gimlet with a modern twist, crafted by Andrew and Nikki Baklinski just for our event. As well as beer, red, white and sparkling wine.
Get your Jazz moves ready for our After Party following the Live Auction! Our DJ Michael Duncan will be playing top hits as we continue the celebration until Midnight. We will be providing complimentary post event munchies too!
3. EXCITING AUCTION GEMS
- Principal for the Day
- Willows Inn on Lummi Island Dinner and Lodging
- Family Fun Day with Swimming and Golf at Rainier Golf & Country Club with private caddy Dominic Ferrari
- Chef Dinner at El Gaucho
- Gonzaga Basketball Tickets for 4
- Woodinville wine tasting & lunch for 4 chauffeured in a private Mercedes Winnebago
- Canlis Experience and Four Seasons Getaway
- Seahawks Tickets & Dinner at The Metropolitan Grill
- Bellevue Club Pampering Retreat & Dinner at Biz on Main
- Roslyn Ridge Vacation Home Getaway
- Pick your Paradise- Africa, Bali, Italy
- Full Orthodontic Treatment with Dr. Chorak
- Frenchy’s Spa Party for 12
Plus, many more exciting sign-up parties, teacher experiences and super swanky silent items!
4. OUR COMMUNITY & OUR SCHOOL
Parents, faculty, supporters, alumni and friends of St. Monica will come together to enjoy each other’s company while savoring delicious food and drinks. Invite your friends! This is a special time to support and cherish the great work happening with our children at St. Monica School.
This year our school celebrates 60 years of continued commitment to educate future leaders with academic excellence and Christian values in a nurturing environment.
5. DRESSING UP
Glitz, Bold Colors, Pearls, Headpieces, Vests, Suspenders, Feathers, Fringe, Fedoras, and more… immerse yourself in the spirits of the roaring 20’s! (Roaring 20’s attire is encouraged but not required)
The period of the Roaring Twenties is renowned for many things, including Jazz music, flappers, and nightclubs. But perhaps the thing that stands out most about the period was the sudden change in clothing style. Women no longer allowed themselves to be restricted by tight corsets or floor-length hemlines, but instead opted for the loose, glitzy style of the flapper. Men too, began to dress in bolder colors and less formal suits for parties and outings.