CS Auction

May 10, 2021

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Auction 2021! In case you missed Ms. Schwartz’ picking the raffle tickets, here are the lucky teacher raffle winners:

Ms. Schwartz (Principal for a Day) — CARLIN

Ms. Lopez and Berkery (Trip to Flushing for Dumplings & Shopping) — ORLANDO

Ms. Bellavance (Back to School Manicures) — AMALIA

Ms. Hade (High Line Trip w/ Lunch or Dessert) — LEAH V

Ms. Friedman (Picnic & Mushroom Foraging Trip) — HARLAN

Ms. Rodkin (Mani Pedi) — LULU

Mr. Veve (Chinatown Trip) — BELLA

Mr. Walkup and Verdejo (Afternoon of Sports) -– NELLY

Ms. Wing (Ice Cream Tour) -– LEIF

Mr. Holst (Ice Skating Trip to Chelsea Piers) -– SARANA

Mr. Holst (Movie and Pizza Party) -– LUCA

Mx. Embry (Bowling Trip) — MAE


April 26, 2021

Dear Center School Families,
Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our Silent Auction. 
For those of you who were bidding, it got pretty heated that last hour and we blew past our fundraising goals. We are so grateful for everyone who donated items, bid on items, purchased teacher raffles, etc. You all made it a success!

As some of you have been asking, we will announce the winners of the teacher raffles during the May 5th PTA meeting. Ms. Schwartz will read out the winners – as she normally does in person at the auction!

For all other items – we will follow up over email with the winners about how to redeem them. If you want to reach out to us – you can email centerschoolauction@gmail.com or call Maria.
Thank you again!

Kathryn, Maria & Sara

April 12, 2021

Dear Center School Families,

Remember how much you wanted your children to get into Center School???

Well, Center School needs YOUR SUPPORT NOW.

A reminder that our Silent Auction is ongoing until next Friday, April 23rd! And we have some exciting updates for you:

· We are attaching to this e-mail a CATALOG so you can review all the items in one place

· When you are ready to bid, go HERE and click on GET STARTED


· Since the auction launched, we’re added many new items including: 8 amazing vacation packages to tropical destinations (Antigua, Barbadaos, St. Lucia, Panama & More!), original World Cup Soccer Poster, an architectural tour of NYC from the East River, live virtual cooking classes, fun Disney branded clothing and bags… and more… Please take a look

· Also, a reminder that one very special item will be closing this Tuesday 3/13 at 9pm: VIP tickets to see the NY Philharmonic perform live at The Shed (these tickets, which are sold out and impossible to buy, are for this coming Thursday evening 4/15)

· Don’t forget to buy your TEACHER RAFFLES here too… they are only $2 a ticket so please buy as many as you’d like for your chance to: Be Principal for a day with Ms. Schwartz, spend the day in Chinatown with Mr. Veve, go on an ice cream tour with Ms. Wing, go ice skating with Mr. Holst… and much, much more…. CHECK THEM OUT!

· Also – please feel free to share this catalog and link with grandparents, friends, Center School alumni etc.

Thank you for your support. If you have questions or additional items to donate, please email us at centerschoolauction@gmail.com

Thank you!

Auction Committee

April 7, 2021

Dear Center School families,

Announcing the start of our Center School Silent Auction TODAY….which will run through Friday, April 23rd!

To participate in the auction, go here and click on “get started” to set up your account.

Please see attached flier for more details… but there are loads of exciting items in our SILENT AUCTION (from a luxurious stay in Miami, VIP show tickets, Giants tickets, a virtual comedy show, a sailing expedition down the Hudson River to gift cards for neighborhood favorites like Levain & Shake Shack). And, don’t forget – you can also bid on a chance for your child to go on unforgettable day trips to the Rockaways and Coney Island with Center School teachers.

***Please note: there are three VIP ticket packages at the Shed (that are impossible to buy!) and are coming up soon so please pay attention to the dates.

Also, Center’s School ever-popular TEACHER RAFFLES are for sale here too. $2 per raffle for a chance for your child to win a unique experience with a Center School Teacher. For 5th grade parents, ask your children which teacher raffles they would like you to buy… and please buy LOTS of these raffles. Every $2 is another chance to win!   

Last but not least, in this unusual and challenging year for fundraising, please consider making a PADDLE RAISE DONATION in our silent auction. Center School needs these funds now more than ever to support our computer teacher, teaching fellows, enrichment programs like theater arts, technology and much more!

And, you can still DONATE AUCTION ITEMS as the auction is ongoing… so send any items our way.

Please, please bid away…. and reach out with any questions to: centerschoolauction@gmail.com

Thank you for your support!

The Auction Committee

March 16, 2021

Dear Center School Families and Community,

We’re reaching out to ask for your help as we continue fundraising for our amazing Center School during this challenging year. While we sadly won’t be holding our traditional auction and potluck dinner, we are working on a couple of other community events and fundraising ideas. 

Which is where you all come in….

While we won’t have a full-scale auction, we are planning on a silent auction online that will include the famous and favorite TEACHER RAFFLES along with a few other special items. If anyone has connections and can donate the following (just some ideas to get you thinking), it would be much appreciated:

  • sporting tickets (for when sports games re-open!)
  • show tickets
  • a vacation/weekend house that you can donate a weekend/week stay
  • any kind of virtual experience with a celebrity (zoom class with a famous chef, workout with a celeb trainer, chat with a TikTok star for our kids, etc)

THANK YOU in advance for anything you can contribute and stand by for more details on our silent auction and teacher raffle. The deadline to donate items is March 26, 2021.

Please let us know if you have any questions. You can email us at: centerschoolauction@gmail.com

Kathryn, Maria & Sara