Curriculum Night/Auction March 9, 2023

Update March 1, 2023

Dear Center School Families,
We’re excited to share that the Center School AUCTION is now LIVE Just click on “GET STARTED” and you’ll be prompted to enter your credit card information and start bidding!

Superheroes of the Center School Auction Spring 2023
  • All sections are open to bidding NOW... (with the exception of the few “live” items at the top which will be part of our March 9th auction). Don’t wait to check out the extraordinary array of items we have! (trick: If you click on the icon in the top left corner, you can sort by section). Online auction CLOSES Thursday, March 9th at 8pm. 
  • You can also buy the famous Teacher Raffles – they are $2 per ticket and you can buy as many as you’d like for as many teachers! The raffles will close the night of Tuesday, March 7th and winners will be announced at auction. 
  • Also attached is also a PDF version of our catalog if you prefer to check out that format
  • Please SHARE this link with grandparents, families, friends, alumni… anyone who would like to bid on amazing items AND support the Center School at the same time.

Please remember: this is the biggest fundraiser of the year to support the incredible education your students are getting. Please open your wallets as you are able… and bid away on the incredible restaurants, classes, vacations, jewelry, unique experiences, teacher raffles… and MORE!
Questions? Email us at

Thank you, The Auction Committee

2/28/23 Update

ONLY ONE WEEK to go and the Center School Auction world is your oyster! We’re back in-person in the school cafeteria on March 9th at 6pmAfter a three year hiatus with only virtual auctions, we are going live with the “Superheroes of the Center School”! 

Your help is needed! Please Sign up to both 1) VOLUNTEER and 2) either bring a food dish to contribute to the potluck or send in to Ms. Berkery $25 cash/check made out to “Center School PTA”.  ***Important: every family is expected to sign up for (at least) one slot on March 9th in order to make the night a success***

Have your wish lists and Credit CARD ready!! And be on the lookout for another email this week when the auction goes live and you can register and start bidding on the following:

Family Fun or a Couple’s Night-

Shakespeare in the Park (avoid the wait and walk right in with these VIP Tickets), Weekends in Sag Harbor, The Hamptons, and Poconos; VIP Tickets to Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert  and Sleep No More; Jingle Ball tickets; New York Giants, Yankees and Red Bull VIP Tickets; Jet Blue Tickets; Behind the Scenes Tour at the The New York Stock Exchange during the opening bell; Equinox Spa; The Edge at Hudson Yard; AMC Tickets;

Whiskey and Wine lovers, do we have some choices for you!

NEWSFLASH- Rock, Rock, Rockaway is BACK!!

The winner and 9 friends will hop the train to the Rockaways for a beach day you’ll never forget with Center School teachers: Mr. Eckrich, Mr. Veve, Ms. Ryan, Ms. Reiver,  & Ms. Friedman. Swim, sun, sand and snacks! Join together with another family (or two or three) and bid on this memorable day for your children.

Just for fun-

Nintendo Switch; Knitty City; Yoga Classes; Pilates Classes; A lesson with a renowned Casting director; An acting class with the amazing Natalie Gold AKA Rava Roy from HBO’s Succession; High Tea for 4 at Alice’s Teacup; A singing lesson with a Soprano from the Met opera; Private Yoga Lessons; Target Gift card, Karaoke Party, Today Tix Gift cards, THE LIST GOES ON.

Best of the neighborhood restaurants right here!

Maison Pickle; Osteria Accademia, Tiki Chic,  Vinateria, Pappardella, Arco, Tasca, Amelie Wine Bar, Osteria Cotta, Bar 314, V and T, Bodrum, Leyla, Miriam, Felice, Street Taco, Marlow Bistro, Vin Sur Vingt, Fumo, Shake Shake, Mimi Chengs, Highlife, The Ellington, and so many more…. it’s insane!

We’ve got our own sweets and Cupcake heaven!

Camps and Classes for Sports Lovers-

Krav Maga, Camp Waziyatah, Advantage Tennis, Camp The Club at Riverdale, Open Squash, Camp Half Blood, Martial Arts, Tim Morehouse Fencing, Swimming, Pilates and Yoga. Just to pique your interest!

Teacher Raffles Who can guess which teachers are going where? Sneak peek: Hot Pot and shopping in Flushing; Magic The Gathering and Pizza; Volleyball; Alice’s Tea Cup; Basketball and Ice cream.

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @csauction2023 to see so many of these great items. 

Questions? Email us at

Note from your student’s Advisory

Be on the lookout for a note from your student’s Advisory regarding volunteer opportunities associated with the Auction.

Dear Center School Families, 

The children of Center School need YOU!  

Our ANNUAL AUCTION/POTLUCK DINNER “Superheroes of the Center School” (to be held once again in-person, Thursday, March 9, 2023) is our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year, but we can’t make it happen without your help.  

Our goal is TWO DONATIONS per family… And we’re asking everyone to submit their first donation before the winter holiday break in December.  

Here’s how you can get this done:

  • What’s your favorite restaurant? Ask for a gift card.
  • Ask your hairstylist, barber or manicurist for a donation.
  • Broadway connections? Ask for theater tickets and maybe…it includes a meet and greet?  
  • Know anyone who has season tickets to a sporting event? Maybe your company has seats? 
  • Ask your local neighborhood shop, dentist, coffee place for a gift card
  • Do you have any connections in the entertainment industry? Think about how you can get them to contribute concert tickets, VIP experiences, etc.
  • Do you know anyone in the fashion industry? Ask for a clothing or jewelry donation.
  • Does your child participate in any afterschool activities? Ask them to donate a class.
  • Any hotel or airline connections? Get them to donate a few nights or a flight credit.
  • Do you have a second home where you could donate a weekend stay?

No donation is too big or too small!

Why should you help? Funds raised at the auction help pay for many of the things the DOE doesn’t cover that make the Center School such an amazing place: a computer teacher and much-needed school technology and supplies, enrichment programs including the theater arts TACS program, smaller class size, teaching fellows. So please help to ensure that our children continue to receive the highest quality education possible.

How do you donate? You don’t have to go to the business to ask for donations (although it’s often best). You can call or email them the link to the online donor form

Attached is a sample letter you can give to businesses. You can also access all these forms on the school’s website.

The Center School thanks YOU for your support!

Center School Auction Team,

Sara Bonin, Hallie Burton & Kathryn Poots

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