February 22, 2017. Parents and community members work tirelessly to support Las Virgenes Unified to help us maintain our standard of excellence during the last several years of state budget cuts. Many of the wonderful resources available to our students are provided in partnership with Parent Faculty Associations and Councils and booster groups. To raise money for supplemental staff, programs, and supplies, several of these organizations hold annual auctions; these can be in the form of a silent auction at Open House night, a live auction at a sit-down dinner event, and more frequently in recent years, an online auction.
The online auction is a great way for people who live outside the school neighborhood and farther to participate in supporting a family member's school while snagging a great deal on an awesome auction prize. Tropical vacations, tickets to live shows, visits to movie sets, collectible sports and entertainment memorabilia—these are all prizes that have been featured in auctions run to support LVUSD.
Several of these parent group and booster group auctions are running online right now or starting soon. Their beneficiaries range from the very specific (Calabasas High School's Music Program) to district-wide (The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools). All will help our district's students succeed and thrive.
CHS Music Program: Online now through February 26. Over 260 items including theme park tickets and studio tours, baseball games, live shows, travel packages, and of course, music lessons.
Mariposa School of Global Education: Online now through February 27. Over 350 items featuring a cabin in Big Bear, whale watching, TV show tapings, and summer camps for kids.
Yerba Buena Elementary School: Online now through March 10. While this school's PFA is having a live auction at their event on March 11, some items are up for auction online, including local concert tickets, a brand new kid's bicycle, and Disneyland park hopper passes.
Chaparral Elementary School: Online March 3-12. You can preview items now, which include Flightdeck Simulator Experience, amusement park ticket packs, rounds of golf at popular local courses, and professional sports tickets.
Willow Elementary School: Online April 21, with a live event on April 29. Items will include camps, dance class, museum memberships, restaurant gift cards, and more!
The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools: Online in June, this is the first time the auction will be online. This auction has featured high-end travel and experiences, and is not to be missed! Proceeds benefit the entire school district.
If you're looking around online for travel deals, amusement park tickets, or you are curious to see what the auction offer (you never know, they might have just what you need!), keep your eye on this space and our social media channels for upcoming auction links. You might as well benefit a school or school program while you are shopping!