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GREETINGS FROM THE HEADMASTER Dear Friends, We are delighted that you will be joining us for Chapin’s Journey Through Time on March 9, 2013 at Greenacres Country Club. It will be an evening full of fun and friendship, and we will be supporting a great cause: Chapin School. All the proceeds from this event will support the wonderful activities of our Parents’ Association and Chapin’s Annual Fund. The Annual Fund, which enables us to balance our budget, supports every aspect of a Chapin education. Our Dinner Auction is made possible by the efforts of many committed volunteers. Our thanks goes out to all of them. A very special thanks goes to our Chairs, Jackie Giuliano and Sharon Gomberg, for their outstanding leadership. We are also grateful to all the faculty, parents, trustees, friends, and local businesses for their generous donations of an exciting array of auction items. We look forward to seeing you on March 9th. With warm regards,

Richard D. Johnson Headmaster

THE EVENING’S SCHEDULE 6:00 to 8:15 p.m…………………………………..Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvrus, and Silent Auction 7:30 to 8:30 p.m………………………………….Buffet Dinner 8:45 to 9:00 p.m………………………………….Special Announcement! 9:00 to 9:30 p.m………………………………….Live Auction 9:30 to 11:00 p.m………………………………….Dessert, Dancing, Checkout Entertainment by Best of Both Worlds

SPECIAL THANKS Chairs: Jackie Giuliano, Sharon Gomberg Acquisitions: Sasha Berman, Beth Covin, Eve Golfinopoulos Catering: Lisa Coe Checkout: Minnie Deshpande, Lori Pantaleo Decorating: Salome Rao, Branka Kowalski, Sunita Shah, Linda Sichel, Lori Sweeney Design/Logo: Tamara Morhaim Design/Invitation: Hala Dodhia/Logo Guru Program: Michelle Watson/migo design Promotions: Elizabeth Hall Raffles: Heather Hoffmann, Linda Sichel

Volunteers: Martin Barbour, Alisa Cotter, Beth Covin, Karen DiNovi, Patty Holmes, Dana Lynch, Meredith Maggiacomo, Kristin McLaughlin, Yakenya Moise, Judy Paragamian, Deborah Repko, Julia Steinberg, Lori Sweeney, Mary Jo Thompson To the entire Chapin School community, we thank you all for your generous contributions and support. With gratitude! Jackie and Sharon


CHAPIN’S FUTURE Special Announcement about Chapin’s Future! There will be a special announcement made on March 9 at the Auction! It is time to hear what the next exciting steps are in Chapin’s future. Since the first organized philanthropy allowed Chapin to purchase property and move to its permanent home on Princeton Pike, important leaps forward have come from initiatives supported by special fundraising efforts. The additions of the Lower and Upper School wings, the Dittmar Gym and Zinsser Lobby, the Marx Dining Pavilion, the Christopher Walson Playground, the Margaret Wilby Primary Building and others have greatly enhanced the Chapin educational experience. Planning for the next set of improvements has been underway for several years, and it is time to hear some of the details! Inspiring things are happening at Chapin! One might even say the future is limitless!


CHAPIN SCHOOL AUCTION SPONSORS 2013 These generous contributors sponsored faculty and staff attendance at tonight’s event.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Entertainment Group

Awesome (Today) $1,000 Eric and Cathy Batterman Jon and Julie Felsher Melissa and George McClellan Schaefer and Amy Price Julia and Jeff Steinberg Peter Wilby

Made in the Shade (1950s) $500

Disc Jockeys

Event Planning

Giovanni and Isabelle Caforio Hisham Kader and Shamin Koya Barbara and Raymond Pasteris

Live Performers

Cat’sMeow (1930s) $250 Tomas Bohman and Eva Bohmanova Bob and Alisa Cotter Catherine and Glenn Davis Michael and Karen DiNovi Karen and Jamie Griswold Sriram and Seema Iyer Dick and Bobbie Johnson Kristin and Mike McLaughlin Mary and Christopher Piasecki Salome and Phiroze Rao Donghong Sun Antonella and Enrico Veltri


Music and Event Planning For All Occasions (weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, sweet sixteens, confirmations, proms)

Serving: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware

1-800-607-BEST (2378) Services Musical Entertainment Uplighting Photobooths Event Planning

Other Sponsors Charles and Andrea Corpening Sharon and Fred Gomberg Patty and Jonathan Holmes Carol and Ron Kinney Ipek and Michael Strassberg Mary Jo K. Thompson Thomas Thompson


CHAPIN SCHOOL RAFFLES Chapin is Proud to Present the Raffles for this Year’s Auction Dinner!

50/50 RAFFLE



$20/per ticket $100 for six

Winner receives one-half of the proceeds collected.

One lucky student has the privilege of starting the day at Mr. Johnson’s side, greeting schoolmates, but also seeing what he does in the office. It’s not all about a “No homework day.”

Payment Options 1. Include payment in your RSVP. 2. Write a check to “Chapin School” by March 9. 3. Pay during checkout at the Auction Dinner. 4. If not attending the auction, recieve an invoice after March 9.


Yakenya Songea Moise

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admission to the auction is a deductible charitable contribution.

To bid on an item, record your bid number and the amount on the cards located on the tables. Kindly respect the following minimum bidding increments:

As individual circumstances may vary, we urge you to consult your tax advisor to review your own particular situation.

For items valued from: Minimum Increments: $0 – $49 $5 $50 – $100 $10 $101 or more $25

MULTIPLE BIDDERS There are some items that may be won by multiple bidders. The number of winners for each of these items is stated on the bid cards. Bidding on these items will occur according to the rules previously stated with regard to bidding increments with the following exceptions: More than one person may bid at any particular dollar value, but the total number of bids at each dollar value may not exceed the total number of winners.

Check back on your bids throughout the evening, and increase your bids as necessary. When time is called, the bidding is over. Please do not try to continue bidding. The bid sheets will be picked up immediately. All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds are permitted. All items are sold “as is,” and bidders are responsible for reading carefully any specifications or limitations.

For example, if there are four winners, and the minimum bid is $50 with a bidding increment of $10, then four different people may bid $50, but the fifth bidder must then bid $60. (See bidcard example below).

Once you receive your items, be sure to check the expiration dates, if any. All auction items must be paid for in full this evening with cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Chapin School.

The winners of multiple winner items will be the highest bidders for each item. If the total number of allowed winners exceeds the number of bidders at the highest dollar value, the remaining winners will be the earliest bidders at the next lowest dollar value. (First come, first served). In this example there are four winners, comprised of the top three bidders at $60 and the first bidder at $50. See example below:

Successful bidders are responsible for arranging mutually convenient dates with the donors for services or events they have acquired. Please make and confirm all vacation, restaurant, concert, theatre, prepared food and camp arrangements well in advance.

TAXES AND DEDUCTIONS Here are some general guidelines about deductibility to review with your tax advisor: • When you purchase an item at the auction, only the amount you pay in excess of the fair market value of that item (see descriptions) will be considered a deductible charitable contribution. • If the amount you pay is less than or equal to the fair market value of that item, you are not entitled to a deductible charitable contribution. • Consult your tax advisor regarding amounts paid for items for which there is no fair market value established. (You may not be able to take a deductible charitable contribution for these items.) • No portion of the $80 paid for each

























* = Winners If you are interested in winning more than one item in a multiple winner auction, please list your bid number and bid amount as many times as you wish 8

LIVE ITEMS MORE THAN A CASE OF FINE WINE Does the idea of choosing wine make you nervous? Are you paralyzed by your choices at the wine shop? Remove just a little stress from your life. The members of Chapin’s Board of Trustees have donated at least one bottle of wine (and even a bottle of scotch) to save you from having to decide what to bring home. Now, which one to open first? Donated by the Chapin School Board of Trustees Value: TBD


A CHAPIN DAY IN THE LIFE OF YOUR CHILD Your child (or children) can be the focus of a special video capturing his or her day at Chapin. Imagine how much fun it will be to look back years from now at this keepsake! Chapin’s video master Rob Traegler will produce this behindthe-scenes look at a typical day in school: inside classrooms, lunch time, the gym and playground. This promises to be a huge hit! Donated by Rob Traegler and Chapin School Value: $500


Chapin has the best Building and Grounds staff anywhere. Your child can spend a day with them and learn what it takes to keep the school looking sharp. In addition to learning all kinds of skills, he or she will have a very special lunch. Donated by the Building and Grounds Crew Value: Priceless

Don’t worry about parking at school for an entire year! Reserve a spot you can use to attend events without wondering if there will be a space for you. Can’t beat the convenience! Donated by Chapin School Value: Priceless

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HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND BEAUTY GET A FABULOUS NEW YOU AT B & B HAIR COLOR STUDIO B&B Hair Color Studio is a private boutique salon in downtown Princeton. Owners Tim and Kate Bricker are trained professionals who provide exceptional hair color and truly wearable fashion. Their goal is for each guest to have a complete salon experience in a warm, good-humored environment. The B&B team is a regular at Fashion Week NYC. Hours are by appointment Tuesday through Saturday. This $150 gift certificate can be used towards a color and cut (not for products). Donated by Kate and Tim Bricker Value: $150

ENLIVEN! BREATHE! Join Romy Toussaint (Chapin alumni parent) for two personal Yoga sessions in her Lawrenceville studio. Namaste! Donated by Romy Yoga/Romy Toussaint Value: $180

YOGA WITH FRIENDS Enjoy a private group yoga session with Romy for 90 minutes either at her studio in Lawrenceville or in your own home. Winner can invite up to nine friends. Donated by Romy Yoga/Romy Toussaint Value: $150


HEALTHHAPPY Spring, the time of renewal, is just around the corner! Join Julie Felsher’s 21-DAY BODY WAKE UP, an energizing detox that will turn on your metabolic fire, wake-up your digestion and clear your mind. Julie is a certified personal trainer and holistic health coach. The detox program starts on April 2nd and runs through the 22nd. This item will go to the top three bidders. Donated by HEALTHHAPPY/Julie Felsher Value: $197/person


Come to Daniel Smits Salon in Princeton for a cut, color, shampoo, conditioning treatment and blow dry with the owner himself. Donated by Daniel Smits Salon Value: $300

FOR A SPECIAL NIGHT Set up an appointment with Katie Hearne for a shampoo, blow dry and makeup application and lesson at Daniel Smits Salon in Princeton. Donated by Daniel Smits Salon Value: $150

Enjoy a three-month membership in a facility with state-of-the-art equipment, a junior Olympic pool, therapy/spa pool, steam/sauna, child care and over 60 group exercise classes a week. Donated by Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center Value: $225

Gifts to Chapin, no matter what size, support all of the students and their families. Chapin graduates are skilled, confident learners and community-minded leaders in secondary school. 11



Love your car, but it’s starting to look a little old? A premium vehicle detailing will clean it from wheels to trunk and everything in between. When it’s done, you will feel like you’ve driving a new car off the lot. Donated by Autobody Enterprises, Inc./Hank Reynolds Value: $180

This stylish, black and white cross-body bag will go smartly with any spring outfit. Donated by Kate Spade/Palmer Square Value: $348

ADULT CERAMIC POTTERY LESSONS Ms. Fiocchi-Marden, Chapin’s Upper School art teacher, will give the top bidder two lessons on how to throw latte-style cups (good for a warming cup of coffee or tea) on a potter’s wheel. You will meet with her in her art room on two separate days. The first session includes demonstrations and step-by-step throwing assistance. The second session will give you the opportunity to glaze your piece after it has been bisque fired. Your latte cup will be functional after a glaze firing. Two lesson dates to be mutually agreed upon with winner. Donated by Jeannie Fiocchi-Marden Value: $70

TO ADD TO YOUR ART COLLECTION Chapin graduate and artist Natasja Lessiohadi ’11 has created an original black and white drawing of John Lennon. What a lovely piece to add to your art collection! Donated by Natasja Lessiohadi Value: $200

DECORATIVE KITCHEN ART Juntarti Njotoprawiro, mom of Natasja (’11) and Jonathan (’14), works with Pennsylvania artist Debra Bucci to replicate Ms. Bucci’s paintings on to a large cutting board, a small cutting board, four large coffee mugs and a set of four coaster tiles. A fun way to add decorative detail to your kitchen! Donated by Juntarti Njotoprawiro/ Smart Stitch Embroidery Value: $150

MERRICK’S TOO Use this $350 gift certificate to Merrick’s Too— a distinctive women’s boutique located in the Princeton Shopping Center. Envelop yourself in Merrick’s timeless elegance. Donated by Anne Mavis/Merrick’s Too Value: $350

NICOLE MILLER FOR THE WOMAN Accessorize yourself with the most beautiful Nicole Miler items! This Nicole Miller collection includes; Indigo Africa crafted bracelets, handembellished winter gloves, woman’s belt, socks, make-up bag and Nicole Miller signature canvas tote bag. Donated by Nicole Miller Philadelphia Value: $340

NICOLE MILLER FOR THE MAN Accessorize the man in your life with a Nicole Miller bow tie and set of Art Space Hand Crafted Cuff Links. Donated by Nicole Miller Philadelphia Value: $160

TENNIS ANYONE? Never played, or barely played the sport of a lifetime? Get a group of four to six of your friends for a private group lesson. See what fun you’ve been missing! Donated by Nassau Tennis Club Value: $120

HAND –KNITTED SCARF Chapin’s librarian has many talents and one of them is knitting. Bid on this winter-white, handknit scarf made with pure Peruvian Highland wool and an accent yarn in earth-tones with a thread of gold. So fashionable and warm! Donated by Marie DeAngelo Value: $100

HAND-KNITTED RUFFLE SCARF Scarves are all the fashion! This beautiful handknitted ruffle scarf in shades of gold, fuschia, blue, and rose is a perfect accessory for any wardrobe! Donated by Sofia Parish Value: $30


ECLECTIC COLLECTIONS HAND-KNITTED RUFFLE SCARF Here’s another fashionable hand-knitted ruffle scarf! This one is various shades of gray, brown, and taupe. Will match most everything in your closet! Donated by Sofia Parish Value: $30

PAMPER YOUR DOG Keep your little best friend warm with this Carolina Amato small dog sweater! Combined with some doggy treats and a $25 gift card to PetCo. What more could any dog want?! Donated by Nicole Miller and The Golfinopoulos Family Value: $110

HOWARD MILLER OLYMPIA BAROMETER A thermometer, larger barometer, and hygrometer at the base accent this longer frame. Dials are encircled by polished and lacquered brass bezels, and convex glass crystals. Decorative mirrored convex disk accents the middle to provide balance. Finished in Cherry Boudreaux on select hardwoods and veneers. Size: H. 27” W 12” D 2” Donated by Amberley Antiques Value: $910

FOR THE KIDS LIFEGUARDS FOR YOUR SUMMER SWIM PARTY Chapin graduates—and certified lifeguards— Natasja Lessiohadi and Fritz Hillegas (both Class of 2011) will life guard a summer swim party at your pool for three hours on a mutually agreed upon date. Donated by Natasja Lessiohadi and Fritz Hillegas Value: $ 150

SUMMER SWIM PARTY Enjoy an end of year two-hour swim party at Nassau Swim Club. Nestled in The Institute Woods in Princeton, you provide the snacks and we provide the fun, tranquil environment for your student to celebrate the beginning of summer. Winner can invite up to 50 children. Date to be coordinated with Anne Mavis. Donated by Anne Mavis Value: $250


CHAPIN SCHOOL SPIRIT Go Chapin!!! The winner of this collection will receive a stadium blanket, fluffy towel, school bag, water bottle, apron, iphone 5 cover, ipad 2 or 3 cover…with the Chapin Logo on each item!!! Donated by Juntarti Njotoprawiro/Smart Stitch Embroidery Value: $200

COOKING WITH YOUR KIDS Do you have a mini Chef G in your house? Then this cooking basket is for your child!! Donated by The Berman Family Value: $100

CAMP CHAPIN Give your child a week at Camp Chapin from June 24 to June 28. This is a great way to end the school year and start the summer. Camp is open to children entering kindergarten through fourth grade. Donated by Chapin School Value: $525

Students in third grade are invited to an end-of-year pool party at the home of the Sichel Family. Pizza lunch will be served and a certified life guard will be on duty. Noon to 2 p.m. on June 12, 2013. Donated by The Sichel Family Sign –up $20/student 13



Send your child to Chapin Video Camp from June 24 to June 28 and your home videos will never be the same. Winner must be entering sixth grade to ninth grade. Donated by Chapin School Value: $525

Come work on your game during a one-week session of Peddie Golf Camp for juniors, for both boys and girls of any skill level, grades two to four. Half-day program focusing on improving swing, putting and golf course etiquette. For dates, please visit Donated by Peddie School/Ben Bickford Value: $300 for half Day, $500 for Full Day



An authentic Chapin Chair will be signed by all the members of the class of 2013. Item available to eighth-grade families only. Donated by Chapin School Value: $310

Peddie’s Summer Theater program is celebrating its 22nd year!! One lucky child (age 11-15) can experience a one-week, full-day (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) drama and music program. Each session culminates in a Saturday morning showcase performance. Camp runs from July 22 to August 3. Donated by Peddie Summer Theater Camp Value: $550

CHAPIN GRADUATION: FRONT ROW SEATS Four front row seats reserved for you at Chapin’s 2013 eighth grade graduation. Donated by Chapin School Value: Priceless

PEDDIE BASKETBALL CAMP Make the shot!! Peddie Basketball Camp is offering one-week to work with Peddie Varsity basketball coaches Joe Rulewich and Sarah Crider, focusing on fundamentals of the game. Open to boys and girls of all skill levels entering grades three to seven. Donated by Peddie Basketball Camp Value: $250

NASSAU TENNIS CLUB SUMMER CAMP Does your child love tennis? One full day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at Nassau’s “Grand Slam Summer Camp” will help get him or her in the swing of things. Day includes tennis, swimming, games and prizes. Campers are grouped by age and ability, catering to juniors from 5 to 17 years old. Donated by Nassau Tennis Club Value: $90

T.G.I.F. A MONTH OF FRIDAYS!!! Your child will be screaming “Thank Goodness It’s Friday!” when they win this package. The winner and his/her advisory group will get to dress down and enjoy a hot delivered pizza lunch for a month of Fridays. (Four times!) Lunch includes a drink and two slices. Donated by Chapin School Value: $250

FIELD HOCKEY CAMP FOR GIRLS Peddie School Varsity Coach Allison Treese is offering a one-week session of Field Hockey Camp on Peddie’s state-of-the-art outdoor turf field for girls entering grades three to eight. Coach Treese will focus on comprehensive skills including ball control, passing and shooting, individual and team fundamentals, and strategy. Dates: June 24-28, 2013. For more information visit program. Donated by Peddie School/Allison Treese Value: $230

EXTREMEVIDEO GAME ZONE AND WALLY BALL PARTY Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Schmuckler will take home ten fourth grade boys on the last day of school for lunch, a couple of fun filled hours in the Extreme Video Game truck, then a sundae bar, ending with burning off any excess energy playing a few games of Wallyball. Pick up time TBD. LIMITED TO TEN spaces for fourth grade boys only. Donated by Davis and Schmuckler families $50/per child 14

FOR THE KIDS TUTORING SESSIONS Four tutoring sessions, each one hour long, will be given to a lucky student. Meeting place (preferably in NJ) and time must be mutually agreed on between the parents/students and tutor. All four sessions must be held between June and August. Summer sessions may be used for test prep (SSAT, ACT, SAT) or for strengthening skills (Math, English, Biology, Chemistry). Open to all families. Donated by Tutoring Talents, Inc/Lori M. Sweeney Value: $340

Like most independent schools, Chapin relies on income beyond tuition to support its


faculty and programs.

Princeton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is offering a private lesson for winner and three friends. Perhaps for an intimate birthday party celebration or a very special after school activity. Donated by Princeton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/ Art Keintz Value: $200

One of the key elements of the budget comes


from unrestricted

Your son will look so handsome in this Nicole Miller specifically designed for Chapin tie and vest. This includes a Nicole Miller photo album to hold all the photos you won’t resist being able to take of him! Donated by Nicole Miller Philadelphia Value: $150

giving to the Annual fund. These gifts support all aspects of the school,

ACCESSORIES YOUR DAUGHTER MUST HAVE Any girl will love this wide assortment of goodies in this basket including a tote bag, socks, headphones, hair clips, hats, stationary, school supplies and more! Donated by HYP Intimates/Laurie Herscovici Value: $300

including academics, athletics, financial aid, the arts, faculty salaries

ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR SON AS WELL And any boy will enjoy this basket filled with baseball hats, wool hats, marvel socks, star war socks, wolverine socks and much more!! Donated by HYP Intimates/Laurie Herscovici Value: $300

and upkeep of the physical plant.


EVENTS FROM THE FACULTY AND STAFF All the events listed below will take place on Wednesday, May 1 after school, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The value of all items donated by faculty and staff is to be determined.



Does your child love to sing? Give them a taste of stardom on Wednesday, May 1, with a professional recording experience. Using industry software and equipment, Dave Bywater will coach and record your budding star singing their favorite hit song. Authentic instrumental backing tracks will be used to further enhance the piece producing a cd-quality mp3 to share with others and enjoy for years to come. Step up to the mic! Donated by Dave Bywater

One lucky winner can invite up to 11 friends to join Mr. Fuller for 1-1/2 hours of gym time in the Dittmar Gym on Wednesday, May 1. Students will play pillow polo or indoor soccer with snacks and drinks. Donated by Charlie Fuller

CRAZY CHEMISTRY!!! Experiment, Explore, Concoct with Ms. Khan and Mrs. Mancini Explore with your senses, mix solids with liquids, watch reactions explode! On Wednesday May 1, enjoy popsicles, take home a surprise creation, and visit our website to capture all of the unforgettable memories. Open to Pre-K only! Donated by Aisha Khan and Pam Mancini $20 per student, 11 spots available

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM Mrs. Cutler and Mrs. Howarth will escort four children on a tour of the Princeton University Art Museum. The top four bidders will have a fun afternoon on May 1 at the Museum followed by a sweet treat at Halo’s Pub. This is for students in grades kindergarten, first or second. Remember the top four bidders can attend. Donated by Leah Cutler and Linda Howarth

CHAPIN’S HOUSE OF CUPCAKES Four lucky third graders will join Mrs. Vienneau, Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. McQuigg on Wednesday afternoon, May 1, to decorate cupcakes in fabulous designs. The top four winning bidders will become pastry chefs as they transform ordinary cupcakes into masterpieces. *Note: This is not “allergen free.” Donated by Ann Vienneau, Kerrie Nelson, and Laura McQuigg

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE Eight first grade students will join Ms. Good, Mrs. Rogener and Ms. Roman at the Chapin Cineplex for a matinee showing of an animated classic accompanied by treats from the “concession stand.” First eight first graders to sign up are the lucky winners! Donated by Frances Good, Shelley Rogener and Carla Roman

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!! The winner and three friends can join the fifth grade teachers for an afternoon of fun and games on Wednesday, May 1! Play Parcheesi, Apples to Apples, and/or Taboo while you enjoy a pizza snack. Be aware that Ms. Kemp’s Parcheesi rules are cutthroat . . . and all the fifth grade teachers play to win! Open for fifth graders and up. One winner brings three friends. Donated by Susie Brennan, Jeanine Consoli, Kristen Kemp, Bridget Wilson

PILLO POLO WITH MRS. HALL AND MRS. WINDOM Everyone loves Pillo Polo!!! Fourteen lucky second and third graders will join Mrs. Hall and Ms. Windom on Wednesday, May 1 for an afternoon of Pillo Polo and treats in the Chapin gym. Top fourteen names are the lucky winners. Donated by Pam Hall and Heather Windom

BAKING WITH CHEF G Everyone wonders “How does he do it?” when Chef G brings out his luscious treats. Now 12 children can sign up for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to find out how a fabulous chef makes the yummies on April 17, 2013. Donated by Chef G




The winning bidder will be able to invite up to three friends to join Mrs. Thompson for a sleepover. The experience includes a shopping trip to the dollar store, pizza, a video, and arts and crafts, followed up by a pancake breakfast in the morning. Open to all grades. Sleepover date on a mutually agreed upon date with Mrs. Thompson and winners. (Note: in the past some parents have joined their bids together to enhance their chances of having the winning bid!) Donated by Mary Jo Thompson

Ms. Fiocchi-Marden will give your child, and a friend of your choice, a lesson on how to throw latte-style cups (good for hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day!) on a potter’s wheel. You will meet with her in her art room on two separate days. The first session includes demonstrations and step by step throwing assistance. The second session will give you the opportunity to glaze your piece after it has been bisque fired. Your latte cup will be functional after a glaze firing. Two lesson dates to be mutually agreed upon with winner. Student needs to be in fifth grade or higher. Donated by Jeannie Fiocchi-Marden

CHICAGO PIZZA Three lucky fourth grade children can each invite another fourth grade friend to knead the dough, roll it, and make a pizza Chicago style! Two layers of crust, filled with just the right amount of sauce. While they are baking, mix the dough for chocolate heath bar cookies. Yum! Finally, time to decorate mini-cupcakes to take home for the whole family. A delicious ending. Date: Wednesday April 24. Donated by David Bywater, Lee Nestor, Barbara Pasteris, and Cassie Rasmussen

SOUNDS OF TEACHING One lucky third or fourth grader will have the chance to lead a chorus rehearsal with Ms. Melegrito. This student conductor will lead our warm-ups, conduct a few pieces, and even teach the students a new song. Date to be mutually agreed upon with winner and Ms. Melegrito. Donated by Desiree Melegrito

ART OF TEACHING One lucky third or fourth grader will have the opportunity to teach one art class to their classmates with Mrs. Erdmann. Date to be mutually agreed upon with winner and Mrs. Erdmann. Donated by Wendy Erdmann

This event provides funding to support the Parents’ Association’s (PA) many activities during the year, including the Welcome Back Coffee, Back-to-School BBQ, Halloween Happening and many other events through which the PA seeks to create a “positive, inclusive and supportive environment.” 17

Peddie School offers summer programs for boys and girls entering grades 1 through 11. Our performing arts and athletics camps are held on our beautiful campus in Hightstown, NJ.

Athletics Camps Peddie Golf Camp Technique Swim Camp Peddie Field Hockey Camp Peddie Basketball Camp Performing Arts Camps Green Apple Theater Camp Peddie Theater Camp Summer Day School For academically-motivated students who have completed grades 5–12. Swim Lessons Offered year-round through

For more information and to register, visit: or call 609-944-7570 18

FOOD FOR ALL REASONS YU OEN’S DUMPLINGS! Back by very popular demand, Yu Oen’s delicious chicken and vegetable dumplings. Pan-seared to perfection with olive oil and served with dipping sauce. Enough to serve four as a main dish or eight as an appetizer. Yu will deliver this tasty dish to the top bidder at Chapin or a mutually convenient place on two separate days. Donated by Yu Oen Value: $120

SOUP, SALAD, BREAD AND FAMILY What’s for dinner? Let Lisa Coe solve your dilemma with a delicious, healthy meal. Receive two dinners of soup, salad and bread and, with the time saved not cooking, spend it with your family! Donated by Lisa Coe Value: $ 100

COOKING CLASS FROM CATTANI CATERING Be the winning bidder and invite 3 friends to join you in a personalized cooking class in your home. Chef Meg of Cattani Catering will create a menu designed specifically for you and your friends. She will bring all the ingredients and set up your kitchen to create an organized workspace to learn time-saving techniques while preparing delicious food. Enjoy a two-and-a-half hour experience on a mutually agreed upon evening. Donated by Cattani Catering Value: $180

DATE NIGHT Enjoy a light bite and a movie with your significant other!!! This package includes a $25 gift card to Bobby’s Burger Palace and another $25 gift card to a Regal Movie Theater. But best of all, it includes four hours of babysitting!!! Donated by The Berman Family and Maddie Gomberg Value: $80

GOT MILK? Winner receives enough supersized chocolate chip cookies (and milk) for his/her whole class/ advisory group, personally delivered on a chosen date. Use for a birthday or other special event. After all, who doesn’t enjoy rich and chewy chocolate chip cookies? Homemade by Brie Salerno. Donated by Brie Salerno Value: $35

GREEK DINNER FOR EIGHT Opa! Who doesn’t love Greek food! Let Eve Golfinopoulos prepare you a feast for eight including mousaka, spanakopita, lemon grilled chicken, tzatiki, domathes, Greek salad and Greek desserts. A bottle of Santorini wine is included. A meal not to be missed! Dinner will be delivered to the winner at the end of the school day on a mutually agreed upon date. Donated by Eve and Ted Golfinopoulos Value $125

THREE-COURSE LUNCH FOR FOUR Winner can invite three friends to join them at the Blue Bottle Café for a delicious three-course meal. Blue Bottle Café is nestled in the heart of Hopewell and provides an intimate and cozy setting in which to enjoy a tasty meal. Gift certificate does not include gratuity, but does include one bottle of vino! Donated by The Blue Bottle Café Value: $125

NO NEED TO COOK Enjoy dinner (or lunch) at these three fine dining establishments. Are you in the mood for Italian? Use the Capuano’s Ristorante $50 gift card. Beef? There’s KC Prime ($50) or dine at Main Street Bistro ($75), where everyone can enjoy their favorite foods. (Does not include liquor or gratuity.) Donated by Main Street Bistro and Kay Golfinopoulos Value: $175

AARON’S “FAMOUS” OLIVE BREADBAKING LESSONS Aaron to provide lessons in your home or ours on how to prepare his plain or olive bread. Lesson includes recipe, dough rising bucket, flour, olives, yeast canister, yeast, cooking pot and the results of your efforts. Donated by Aaron Usiskin Value: $250 19



Dine in or dine out with this package of fine restaurant gift cards. For some authentic Greek food, go to Olives and use this $100 gift card to bring in a delicious authentic Greek meal, or go out to KC Prime ($50) or over to Hopewell to Osteria Procaccini to enjoy terra cotta brick oven pizza and salads. Deliciso! Donated by Sonia Fusco, KC Prime, Olives Value: $250

Be prepared to WOW your taste buds with this basket filled with “3 Monkeys Mustard” paired with an assortment of gourmet pretzels, monkey spreader, napkins and a customized apron. Donated by 3 Monkeys Mustard/Dan Collins Value $50



What a big rivalry: Philadelphia versus New York. Get two excellent tickets-with reserved parkingto see the Flyers take on the Rangers in hockey action in Philadelphia on April 16, 2013 7:30 p.m. The seats are in Section 106, row 21, seats 13 and 14. Donated by Julia and Jeff Steinberg Value: $328

Two Diamond Club Tickets. Section C, Row 15, Seats 7 & 8. Includes parking. Date will be determined prior to the night of the auction. Donated by Eve and Ted Golfinopoulos Value: $230


A collection of twelve solid bronze miniature baseball cards produced by Topps. These are exact replicas of the original Topps Cards. Cards come in a felt lined display case. Donated by Dave Mazzella Value: $150

See some fireworks on the field and then after the game as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals on Thursday, July 11! This is always one of the hottest tickets of the year. Also see the Phils take on the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, June 4, which happens to be Carlo Ruiz Bobble Figurine Night!! Three tickets for each game: section 143 for the Nats and section 241 for the Marlins. Package also includes a Roy Oswalt bobblehead for you nostalgic types, three rally towels and a card set. Donated by Bob Cotter Value: $251


DANBURY MINI 22KT GOLD CARDS A collection of fifty 22kt gold baseball cards produced by the Danbury Mint. Features players from past and present on shimmering 22kt gold in a beautiful album. Donated by Dave Mazzella Value: $550

Journey Through Time supports the Parents’ Association of Chapin School along with the Annual Fund Program, which has an impact on every child at the school. 20



Journey to France this summer! This beautiful chateau is just 15 minutes away from Carcassone airport and an hour from Toulouse airport. The house accommodates a maximum of eight guests in four bedrooms, with activities for all ages (including hikes, walks, bike rides, swimming, trampoline, fishing and tennis). Dates the chateau IS available: August 17, 2013 to June 10, 2014. Donated by Dina and Paul Brewer Value: $2000.

Thinking of traveling to Europe in the next year? Two free coach tickets can be yours from Jet Airways. Depart from Newark and arrive in Brussels. And depending on availability, you could be even luckier and be upgraded to premier class. What a great way to start and end your vacation!! Gift certificate is good for one year. Seats subject to availability. **A thought!! This could be used as a connecting flight to your final European destination!!! Donated by Jet Airways Value: $2000 if coach; $6000 if premier class



Golf on the award-winning championship golf course designed by the legendary Gary Player. Jasna Polana is one of the PGA Tour’s acclaimed TPC Network of premier clubs. Winner is the recipient of an 18-hole round of golf for one foursome complete with complimentary greens and cart fees. Donated by Mary and Christopher Piasecki Value: $1040

Enjoy a foursome of golf on Trenton Country Cub’s historic course, distinguished by its great conditioning, fast greens and scenic locations. This package includes four greens fees and two golf cart rentals, as well as lunch. Play must be completed during the week and excludes weekends and holidays at a tee time to be arranged in advance through golf professional. Donated by Trenton Country Club Value: $600


A PRIVATE WALKING TOUR OF PRINCETON How long have you lived in the Princeton area and you how much do you really know? Win this private walking tour with the Princeton Tour Company and be educated and entertained by owner Mimi Omicenski. Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor, this is an experience not to be passed by. Tour must be completed prior to May 7, 2013 on a mutually agreed upon date with Princeton Tour Company. Up to 20 in the tour. Donated by Princeton Tour Company Value: $600

Enjoy a foursome of golf on Greenacres’ magnificent “Parkland” 18-hole championship course. This package includes a round of golf for four, two golf carts and lunch. Valid Tuesday through Thursday, now through December 3, 2013. Donated by Greenacres Country Club Value: $500




This is a rare and unique experience to spend the day observing two of the most accomplished equestrians in the world of classical dressage!! Both have successfully trained and shown horses from lower levels through FEI and welcome the opportunity to share their talents with the lucky winner of this Chapin Auction item!! Shadow Betsy and Jessie for the day observing the best riders in classical dressage and if you have a horse, bring him along for a personal training session! Learn the ins-and-outs of barn management and how top riders care for their athletic partners. Package includes an autographed copy of “A Gymnastic Riding System Using Mind, Body & Sprit” by Betsey Steiner. If you aspire to be a future equestrian Olympian or just have a love for horses, don’t miss this experience! *Event to take place at a mutually agreed upon time between winner and Steiner Dressage at Buxton Farm, 663 Pittstown Road Frenchtown, NJ. Donated by Betsy and Jessie Steiner Value: $2000

Ever dream of being an Olympian? How about rowing with a few gold medalists? Whether you have never been in a boat or are a master of the erg, join the golden girls of the 2012 Olympics. The winner and three friends can row with Taylor Ritzel (Gold London), Meghan Musnicki (Gold London), Caroline Lind (Gold London & Gold Beijing) and Eleanor Logan (Gold London & Gold Beijing) on Lake Carnegie. Row in an eight-person shell coxed by David Covin, former US Team member. This exciting experience is for anyone from 13 to 85 years old!!! And if you are really nice, you just might get to wear a gold medal around your neck (as long as you promise to give it back!) Photo and video mementos of this very unique experience are also part of the package. Date to be coordinated through Beth Covin for May, early June or July, 2013. Donated by The Covin Family Value: $ Priceless

PARANORMAL EVENING WTITH MR. GINGO AND FRIENDS We will spend two hours with your family of up to six people, reading energy levels in your home, conducting an EVP session with RT-EVP and Spirit Box SB-7, as well as formal readings with Charlotte, a Psychic Advisor, and Joann, a medium. Former Chapin teacher Cindy Bardwill and 39 year Chapin veteran Stephen Gingo will host the event. The adventure begins with your participation! *Event to take place at mutually agreed upon time between winner and Steve Gingo. Treasures Unlimited: Joann (Medium) and Charlotte (Psychic Advisor) Donated by Steve Gingo Value: $250

FRONT ROW SEATS Wish you could be up front to see your daughter or son in a Chapin performance? Here’s your guaranteed opportunity to take those up-close photos. You will have four seats reserved in the front row for all Chapin music and theatre events in the auditorium for the 2013-2014 academic year. Donated by Chapin School Value: Priceless

BIRD WATCHERS DELIGHT Participate in a peregrine falcon banding with a New Jersey state biologist. The winner and 3 friends will travel by boat to a peregrine nest and band the chicks. Children must be at least seven years old to participate. Departing from Cape May on a date in May 2013 that will be mutually agreed upon between the winner and the biologist. Donated by The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey Value: TBD

SIREN SOPRANO EVENT Victoria Robertson, daughter of former teacher Shelia Robertson, is a multi-faceted vocalist, both classically trained as an opera singer as well as in musical theater and pop. Victoria is offering a recital for a private party, corporate or fundraising event. Two twenty-minute sets with a short break in between. Requirements: Three months notice to agree on a date between winner and Victoria, a piano in the home or venue would be lovely, but if not a sound track accompaniment can be provided. For more information please view Victoria’s website. Donated by Amberley Antiques Value: $3,000 22



Enjoy an evening filled with fun and fashion for you and 10 of your best girlfriends! Nicole Miller Philadelphia will close their doors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an exclusive private shopping experience featuring the latest Nicole Miller designs hot off the New York Runway! Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Guests will receive fabulous Nicole Miler goodie bags. Nichole Miller fashion experts will be available to cater to your every need! Package winner will also receive: $100 gift certificate to be used towards their purchase on the night of the party! Restrictions: Party can be held at either Nicole Miller Philadelphia boutique locations: Nicole Miller at the Bellevue or Nicole Miller Manayunk. Must be held on a mutually agreeable date. Donated by Mary Dougherty/Nicole Miller Philadelphia Value: $ To Be Determined

Join your fellow Chapin Moms for a girl’s night out at the home of Beth and David Covin in Princeton. Food, Fun and Fellowship will be supplied in abundance, along with the drinks of your choice on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Limited to 100 guests!! $50 per person.



KATE SPADE PRIVATE SHOPPING PARTY Kate Spade in Palmer Square Princeton will close its doors so you and 20 of your closest friends can come shop the latest collection over sips, snacks and undivided attention from our shop stylists. Enjoy 20% off your purchases during the party. Donated by Kate Spade Palmer Square Value: $ To Be Determined

The Coe Family is opening up their home and yard to host a Kubb Tournament and barbecue. Adults compete in pairs of teams in this fun and addictive outdoor game. What is “Kubb?” It is a lawn/beach/party game that is often called “a Viking game of chess.” Kubb is a cross between bocce ball and horseshoes, but with variations that make the game more interesting and more challenging. No experience necessary. For 20 couples. Date: June 8, 2013 Donated by Lisa and Jeff Coe $50 per couple.

Special event coming up? Or do you just want to party? How about throwing an extravagazna? Bid on this four-hour DJ service at the venue of your choice (with travel restrictions), 75 assorted party props, special effects and dance lighting. No more than 30-minute travel time from greater Princeton area and Lower Bucks County, Pa. Donated by Jimmy and Yakenya Moise/ Best of Both Worlds Value: $800

FIRST ANNUAL CHAPIN CRAWFISH BOIL Big outdoor tent party featuring live music by The Nick Pablo Thang! Live crawfish flown in direct from Louisiana, along with a bountiful buffet of Big Easy Delights. Competition Crawfish races! More fun and surprises! Be at the Evju’s home on Saturday, May 18! An event not to be missed! Donated by Deanna and Anders Evju and Liana and Henry Reynolds $50 per person. Limited to 50 people.


CHAPIN’S MISSION Chapin is dedicated to the belief that lifelong habits of the mind and heart are formed in the elementary and middle school years. Chapin provides a richly textured education that inspires academic achievement and builds strength of character. Within a diverse, caring and supportive community, we prepare our students to meet the future with skill, confidence, determination and generosity of spirit.


CHAPIN’S PHILOSOPHY At Chapin, we believe that students learn best in a supportive, encouraging and diverse community. Chapin shares a commitment to each child’s academic, emotional, ethical, creative, physical, and social development. In small classes that promote active learning, dedicated faculty create environments where critical thinking, effective communication, creativity and curiosity flourish. Encountering challenges that lead to success, students develop a positive sense of self. A strong commitment to Chapin’s five virtues (Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Kindness and Perseverance) fosters an environment for character development that complements our academic programs.


CHAPIN COMMUNITY DONORS Martin Barbour Sasha Berman Cathy Batterman Sasha Berman Ben Bickford Susie Brennan Paul and Dina Brewer Kate and Tim Bricker Dave Bywater Laurel Cecila Lisa and Jeff Coe Jeanine Consoli Bob and Alisa Cotter Beth and David Covin Jane Curry Leah Cutler Catherine and Glenn Davis Marie DeAngelo Michael DelAversano Minnie Deshpande Karen DiNovi George Dittmar Hala Dodhia Mary Dougherty Wendy Erdmann Deanna and Anders Evju Julie Felsher Jeannie Fiocchi-Marden Christina Foglio and Douglas Palmer Bill Freitas Charlie Fuller Sonia Fusco Steve Gingo Jackie Giuliano Eve and Ted Golfinopoulos Kay Golfinopoulos Sharon Gomberg

Frances Good Joanna Gordon Jamie Griswold Elizabeth Hall Pam Hall David Hayden Laurie Herscovici Fritz Hillegas Patty Holmes Linda Howarth Dick Johnson Kristen Kemp Aisha Khan Carol Kinney Kim Korth Branka Kowalski Anjna Kumar Caroline Lee Natasja Lessiohadi Dana Lynch Meredith Maggiacomo Pam Mancini Anne Mavis David Mazzella Melissa and George McClellan Kristin McLaughlin Laura McQuigg Desiree Melegrito Yakenya and Jimmy Moise Kerrie Nelson Lee Nestor Juntarti Njotoprawiro Yu Oen Lori Pantaleo Judy Paragamian Sofia Parish Barbara Pasteris 26

Alvaro Pelaez Gustavo Ponce Salome Rao Cassie Rasmussen Deborah Repko Liana and Henry Reynolds Shelly Rogener Carla Roman Brie Salerno John Schmuckler and Heather Hoffmann Sunita Shah Linda and Bart Sichel Julia and Jeff Steinberg Donghong Sun Brian Swain Lori Sweeney Karla Taylor Mary Jo Thompson Aaron Usiskin Lou Valente Anne Vienneau Pete Wilby Heather Windom Lisa Winick Bridget Wilson Sean Woodroffe Marjorie Young Gerrard Zolezi

ADVERTISER CONTACTS ADP Land Design Alvaro Pelaez 548 Alexander Road Princeton, NJ 08540 609-987-1492

Autobody Enterprises, Inc. 816 Black Horse Pike West Collingswood, NJ 08059 856-456-7878

B & B Color Studio 190 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ 08540 609-683-4455

Best of Both Worlds Entertainment 64 Brophy Drive Ewing, NJ 08648 609-406-9890

Capuano Ristorante 217 Clarksville Road West Windsor, NJ 609-897-0087

Cattani Catering Meghan Cattani 55 Windingbrook Road Bordentown, NJ 08505 609-915-7643

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ PO Box 420 Trenton, NNJ 08625 609-984-6012

Daniel Smits Salon 830 State Road (Route 206) Princeton, NJ 08540

Greenacres Country Club 2170 Lawrence Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-896-0259

Merrick’s Too 301 North Harrison Street Princeton, NJ 08540 609.921.0338

Princeton Tour Company 116 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ 08542 609-902-3637

Health Happy, LLC Julie Felsher 120 E. Delaware Avenue Pennington, NJ 08534 609-203-1134

Migo Design Michelle Watson PO Box 20 Princeton, NJ 08540 609-744-9054

Romy Yoga Romy Toussaint 26 Tamar Court Lawrenceville, NJ 08629

HYP Intimates 10 East 34th Street New York, NY 10016 212-684-7717

Nassau Racquet & Tennis Club 1800 U.S. Highway 206 Skillman, NJ 08558 908-359-8730

Jasna Polana 8 Lawrenceville Road Princeton, NJ 08540 609-688-0500

Nicole Miller Philadelphia 4249 Main Street Philadelphia, PA 19127

Jet Airways

Olives 22 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ 08540 609-921-1569

Kate Spade/Palmer Square 10 Hulfish Street Princeton, NJ 08054 609-279-0061

Peddie School 101 Main Street Hightstown, NJ 08520 609-490-7500

KC Prime 4160 Quakerbridge Road Trenton, NJ 08648 609-275-5418

Princeton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 59 Paul Robeson Place Princeton, NJ 08542 609-375-5460

Logo Design Guru 340 E. Maple Avenue Suite 307 Langhorne, PA 19047 Tel: (877)525-5646

Princeton Fitness & Wellness 1225 State Road Princeton, Nj 08540 609-683-7888

Main Street Bistro & Bar 301 North Harrison St Princeton, NJ 08540 609-921-2779 www.mainstreetprinceton, com


Smart Stitch LLC 168 Oaklyn Terrace Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-945-1487

The Blue Bottle CafĂŠ 101 East Broad Street Hopewell, NJ 08525 609-333-1710

The Soup & Salad Lady Lisa Coe 1 Carriage Trail Princeton, NJ 08540 908-313-1601

Trenton Country Club 201 Sullivan Way West Trenton, NJ 08628 609-883-3800

Tutoring Talents, Inc. 44 Milburn Drive Hllsborough, NJ 08844

3 Monkeys Mustard Dan Collins


2013 Journey Through Time Dinner Auction  

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