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RIVER OAKS BAPTIST SCHOOL GALA COMMIT TEE Welcomes you to

Honoring

Dr. Nancy Heath Hightower, Ed. D.

Benefiting

The River Oaks Baptist School Endowment Fund

Friday, April 13, 2012 7:00 p.m. to midnight

Live Entertainment by SKYROCKET

Hilton Americas-Houston

 


Schedule of Events Welcome Martha Turner Invocation Martus Miley Dinner Silent Auction and Big Boards Close Video – Presentation to Dr. Hightower Julie Bayouth, Caroline Finkelstein, Steve Mach Raffle Drawing Live Auction Dancing to SKYROCKET Check Out Gala Concludes

Check out begins 30 minutes after Live Auction


Table of Contents

Gala Honoree......................................................................................................................... 4 Letter from Dr. Hightower............................................................................................. 5 Gala Committee.................................................................................................................. 6 Underwriters.......................................................................................................................... 12 Auction Donors............................................................................................................. 12-15 Wine Donors.................................................................................................................... 15-16 Special Thanks.................................................................................................................... 17 Faculty and Staff Volunteers................................................................................... 18 Administration and Development Office...................................................... 19 School Board........................................................................................................................ 19 Endowment Fund Board............................................................................................ 19 Auction Rules and Procedures................................................................... 20-22 Raffle Disclosure.............................................................................................................. 22 Auction Catalog.......................................................................................................... 23-74 Gala History.......................................................................................................................... 75


Our Honoree, Dr. Nancy Heath Hightower

River Oaks Baptist School is pleased to honor Dr. Nancy Heath Hightower at this year’s gala. Through Dr. Hightower’s relentless pursuit of excellence, R.O.B.S. has grown in size and stature to become one of the premier schools in the Houston area. With uncommon humility and grace, Dr. Hightower has been a model of “servant leadership” within our community. She has translated her personal faith into spiritual leadership, viewing her job, in her own words, as “simply facilitating the Lord’s work.” Dr. Hightower joined R.O.B.S. in 1969 as the School’s first second-grade teacher. She served as Educational Resources Coordinator, Director of Academics, and Director of Admission and Student Services before being appointed Head of School in 1990. Dr. Hightower has been a passionate proponent of the School’s mission to provide students a superior academic education, as well as a moral and spiritual education based on the teachings of Christ. At the same time, she has been devoted to deeply embedding the unique culture—welcoming, warm, loving, spiritual, and inclusive—for which R.O.B.S. is so widely known. It was Dr. Hightower’s vision many years ago that R.O.B.S. embrace “educating the whole child”—academically, morally, spiritually, socially, and physically—as a core philosophy. Dr. Hightower placed a premium on hiring professional educators and nurturing their continuous growth through professional development. The School’s nationally-acclaimed Spanish program was launched and has flourished as part of a broader commitment to diversity and inclusion. Dramatic campus expansions now provide first-rate facilities for academics, athletics, and communal spaces. Dr. Hightower also has served as a spiritual leader within the School, delivering over 3,000 daily devotionals to inspire students and employees alike to lead lives of character and devotion to God. During Dr. Hightower’s tenure, R.O.B.S. has received prestigious awards including the Blue Ribbon Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Education (1991), the Texas Arts Basic Award from the Texas Commission on the Arts (1997), the National School of Character Award from the Character Education Partnership (2004), and the Melba Woodruff Award for Exemplary Elementary Foreign Language Program from the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (2008). These accolades and honors are just a few of countless received by the School over the past 20 years, and are a fitting testament to Dr. Hightower’s leadership. Dr. Hightower’s unwavering dedication and commitment to our school community deserves the highest praise, and today we honor her for 43 years of exemplary service to River Oaks Baptist School.

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Dear Friends of River Oaks Baptist School,

Welcome to River Oaks Baptist School’s 12th gala, Taking Off into Flights of Fancy. Every two years, the school community comes together at the gala to celebrate, to remember, and to rededicate ourselves to the future of the School. I am confident that great things lie ahead for all of us! On behalf of the entire R.O.B. community, I wish to extend my deepest thanks to Gala Chairs Julie Bayouth and Caroline Finkelstein. With commitment, collaboration, and creativity, Julie and Caroline, along with scores of committee chairs and volunteers, have dedicated themselves to making the gala a resounding success. Thanks as well to the underwriters and donors who have contributed to this special event. To all of you, I salute your leadership and generosity. I am honored and humbled to have been selected as the honoree of this year’s gala. However, in honoring me, you actually are paying tribute to the amazing faculty, staff, administrators, and volunteers who work tirelessly, prayerfully, and joyfully to make the School a “home away from home” for our students. I believe that when people work very hard for a purpose that glorifies the Lord, He joins them. R.O.B.S. is a living testament to God’s abundant blessings. The gala benefits the River Oaks Baptist School Endowment Fund, which improves the education of every R.O.B.S. student, now and forever. On this wonderful evening, I hope you will have fun and bid high! There is no better purpose than to enhance the education of children—academically, morally, spiritually, physically, and socially. Thank you for being here to secure a bright future for the students of River Oaks Baptist School. In His name,

Nancy H. Hightower, Ed.D. Head of School

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GALA COMMITEE Gala Chairs

Julie Bayouth Caroline Finkelstein

Gala Advisor Inc.

Niki Smith/In Any Event,

Gala Liaisons

Cindy Bailey Kelsey Talbert

Acknowledgements Chair

Martha Greene

Advertising and Promotions Chair

Kari Greenwalt

Check-in Chairs

Jessica Inoff Jennifer Shepherd

Decorations Chairs

Stephanie Cockrell Kara Howes Kelly Sklar

Entertainment Chair

Jennifer Ducote

Gala Secretary Chair

Amy Anton

Luncheon Coordinator

Gretchen Hilyard

Photography Chair

Carmen Mach

Post Gala Wrap-up Chair

Jill Herrold

Program Chair

Lisa Sherrill

Reservations Chair

Grace Medellin

Signage Chair

Kiki Wilson

Transportation Chair

Julie Black

Treasurer

Roy Anne Beckham

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Underwriting Chairs

Kim Martin Leigh Smith

Underwriting/Alumni Chairs

Frank Braly Meredith McCord

Underwriting/Past Parent Chairs

Linda King Allison Cindy Seligmann Gigi Valera

Volunteer Coordinator

Stacey White

Auction Committee Auction Chairs

Kirby McCool Julie Shannon

Live Auction Coordinator

Elizabeth Vail

Wine Auction Chairs

Gina Bhatia Dawn Krieg Julie Oliver

Auction Secretary

Jodi Malanga

Parties Chairs

Heather Kearney Joella Mach

Class Projects Chair

Allyson Connelly

Needlepoint Chair

Lisa Groten Born

Raffle Chairs

Hilda Curran Amy Miller

Teacher Parties Chairs

Shannon Smith Elizabeth Young

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Magnificent Monarch

Julie & Frank Bayouth • Caroline & Jeremy Finkelstein Greggory & Patrick Burk • Estela & David Cockrell • Stephanie & Ernie Cockrell • Kara & Aaron Howes • Kelly & Michael Sklar • Kathryn & Jeff Smith Donna & Jim Donnell Milane & Matthew Frantz • Randa & Charlie Williams Terry Huffington & Ralph E. Dittman The Mach Family

Heroic Heron Tables

Kimberly & Scott Bayley • Elisabeth & Rob Bickham • Elizabeth & Morgan Copeland • Bethany & Jim Hughes • Leigh & Reggie Smith Hilda & Greg Curran • Kirby & Scott McCool • Amy & Todd Miller • Julie & David Shannon • Elizabeth & Tim Vail Jennifer & David Ducote • Holthouse Foundation for Kids • Leda & Bernt Netland • Laura & Mike Sweeney Kathryn & Ian Fay • Angie & Danny Hollaway • Kim & Scott Martin • Kristi & Robert Kincannon • Cecie & Kyle Turlington The Hildebrand Foundation Kristi & John Schiller

Lavish Lark Tables

Diane & John Connally Kelly & Joe Coselli Deborah & Richard Harper • Lori & Chip Johnson • Robin & Danny Klaes • Cindy Seligmann & John Knox • Gigi & José Valera Carolyn Mafrige • Melissa & Michael Mithoff Jane & Rick McCord Emily & Vernon Reaser Mary Shannon & Dwight Scott

Dancing Doves Table

Emily & Davis Adams • Jessica Brown & Gabriel Mena • Michelle & Ryan Crane • Laura & Steve Jones • Kelly & Steve Provenzano Merrie & Laif Afseth • Chris & Rob Ammons • Laura & Matthew Baird • Farley & Steve Erikson • Laura & David Favaloro Frances & Ben Alexander Linda & Les Allison Christina & Matthew Almy • Hillary & Matt Archer • Lisa & Kolby Beich • Jennifer Phan & James Wu • Melicia Tjoa & Gilbert Chin Heidi & Greg Armstrong • Carol & Rihl Buckley • Kari & Todd Greenwalt •

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Dancing Doves Table... continued

Clare Leppert • Stef & Jay Levy Peggy & Evan Barber • Kilby Hoskins & Paolo Passaro • Katie Kennedy & Andy Noel • Tiernan Shea & Doug Boyle • Lori & Julien Smythe Emily & Colin Barker • Rachel & Chris Boehler • Michelle & Jay Davis • Laura & Luke Mandola • Holly & Jonathan Ross Julie & Seth Barrett • Laurence & Henry Bragg • Kim & Brian Haufrect • Reed & Billy Wareing • Laura & William Wheless Tricia & Doug Berry • Monique & Mark Boling • Elaine & Tim Day • Jennifer & Todd Frazier • Kari & Khalid Muslih Gina & Devinder Bhatia • Dawn & Chris Krieg • Julie Oliver & Tim Meiss Kim & Stewart Black • Anne & John Freeman • Margaret & Thad Hill • Karen & Trevor Turbidy • Susannah & Stuart Wallace Shanda & Matt Blackmon • Laura & Quinn Fanning • Eleanor & Dan Gilbane • Mollie & Kent Wallace • Lorraine & Jackson Wise Maryanne & Mark Bohn Erin & Wil Brown • Emily & Rob Christy • Angela & Jamie Lee • Maggie & John Nicholson • Katie & Kenny O’Donnell Stephanie & Will Brown • Katie & Nick Johnson • Paula & Jeff Paine • Bridget & Patrick Wade • Tana & Scott Wood Melissa & Brad Bynum • Allyson & Coy Connelly • Mignon & Steve Gill • Kriki & David Jesulaitis • Kimberly & Chris Miller Jane & Robert Cabes • Julie & Rob Goytia • Anna Claire & Richie Hankamer • Monica & Ken Moursund • Amy & Jordan Pincu Nicole & Paul Caver • Sandi & Stan Faison • Katy & Kevin Holt • Whitney & Rick Ogle • Harriett & Perry Zivley Karen & Leroy Chiao • Susan & Buddy Cox • Melissa & Andy Hopwood • Allison & John Nisbet • Evelyn & Chris Shamaly Sally & David Cooper • Faith & David Hindman • Mary & Chris Livingstone • Sarah & Patrick Pacheco • Kathryn & Adam Roark Cindi & Bob Colvin • Haydeh & Ali Davoudi • Liz & Tom Glanville • Karen & David Haug • Lisa & Russell Sherrill Sue Nan & Rod Cutsinger • Cora Bess Meyer • Patty Thompson & Allen Streater • Martha Turner & Glenn Bauguss Courtney & Marc Danile • Alexis Keene • Catherine & John Rentz • Patricia & Richard Rorschach • Sarah & Ron Simon Candace & Craig Dickerson • Pepper & Ashley Edens • Stephanie & Julian Fertitta • Shelley & Mike Melody • Shannon & Boyd Smith Brandi & Brian Dowell • Hollis & Randall Grace • Megan Sutton-Reed & Chris Reed • Melanie & Scott Rothwell • Melissa & Scott Santana Eagle Global Advisors

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Dancing Doves Table... continued

Collette & Bill Farnan • Martha & Adam Greene • Renee Lewis & John Cary • Nancy & David Randall • Tonja & Charlie Ward Kari Findley & Ken Sill • Heather & Beau Herrold • Lisa Santos & Bill Pugh • Robyn Lay Vermeil & Roger Aksamit • Kiki Wilson Barb & Rob Fowler • Nicole & Ross Kennedy • Jodi & John Malanga • Melissa & Matt Morris • Lia & David Rodi Frost National Bank Susan Garwood & George Peterkin • Liz & Tim Lane • Martha & Bruce Lurie • Zeina & Crawford Moorefield • Gail & Terry Stewart Kristin & Robert Gauntt • Vicki & Dana Grams • Sherri & Steve Hughey • Jessica & Darren Inoff • Lori & Joe Small Laura & Carl Giesler • Jackie & Connelly McGreevy • Kim & Randy Petersen • Millette & Haag Sherman • Elizabeth & Barry Young Sophie & Louis Girard • Debra & Levon Hovnatanian • Heather & Wayne Kearney • Jill & Mike Mott • Jennifer Novak & Hunter Traylor Molly & Jimmy Glotfelty • Claudia & Hank Holmes • Jennifer & Corby Martinez • Katie & Bobby Stanton • Lisa & Mark Witcher Jennifer & Jason Gordon • Yvette & Scott Hill • Jenna & Harris Junell • Lisa & Josh Oren • Trish & Ty Whitcomb Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP Nancy Hightower Gretchen & Alan Hilyard Heather & Richard Holmes Delia & Eric Johnson • Julianne & Chris Kugle • Brandy & Stephen Ray • Winnie & Carleton Riser • Claire Smith & Russell Murrell Carrye & Kyle Krouse • Rebecca & Chris Martin • Ashley & Al Pratka • Stephanie & Brian Sauer • Carrie & John Vallone Devin & Ryan McCord • Stacey & Andrew White Amy & Paul Nelson • Misty & Jim Roeder • Anna Salas & Alberto Lopez • Tricia & Paul Swen • Michelle & Glenn Woo Perry Ann & John Reed • Mary & Mark Rothwell • Kathleen & John Sanchez • Ana & Mike Schick • Melanie Worthington & Ron Hicks River Oaks Baptist Church

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Dragonfly

Sofia Adrogué & Sten Gustafson Roy Anne & Don Beckham Elizabeth & Craig Bunk Ellen & Paige Cokinos Gwen Joekel Jakeen & Garfield Johnson Susan & John Landrum

Lovebirds

Judy & George Adams Cindy & Buddy Bailey Katherine & Jerrod Bain Amy Baird Melanie & Christopher Bibb Shannon & Jim Braniff Samantha & Brian Brantley Cristina & Jim Buaas Sandy & John Campion Mary Jo & Mick Cantu Cindy & George Craft Mary Rebecca & Cody Dick Barbara Duganier & Mike Urban Teresa & Dan Elsom Melissa & Alex Epley Wendy & Tommy Fatjo Elizabeth & Zack Fertitta Marla & Jimmy Grace Gail & Bob Gray Shelby & Allen Hammer Jill & David Herrold Kara & Hank Hilliard Marguerite & Chris Johnson Kristen & Matthew Katz Lori & Tim Kramer Bryn Larsen Carla & Robert Leslie Susie & Paul Mayhew Grace & Jake Medellin Gail & Kearney Morgan Eloise & Andrew Novotny

Robin & Steven Murray Francine & Kevin O’Connell Carol Ann & Robert Paddock Kathleen & Dick Rogers Sharon Callender-Snowden & Richard Snowden

Ronda Palermo Kathleen & Kevin Panus Carrie & Al Pepi Natasha & Loren Pieper Julie & Alex Ramzel Jane & Bill Rucker Rachel & Eric Shaeffer Molly & Bubba Shaffer Jennifer & John Shepherd Julie & Drew Sudduth Kathy & Craig Taylor Margaret & Kenneth Totz Callie & Sean Wheeler Stephanie & Fred Wilson

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Faculty Underwriters

Greggory & Patrick Burk Jane & Robert Cabes Susan & Buddy Cox Sue Nan & Rod Cutsinger Maria & Carl Dahlberg Elaine & Tim Day Sylvia & Titus Harris Erin & Boyd Heath Kara & Aaron Howes

Terry Huffington & Ralph E. Dittman Jenna & Harris Junell The Mach Family Ralph T. McElvenny, Jr. Leda & Bert Netland Mary & Mark Rothwell Tiernan Shea & Doug Boyle Mollie & Kent Wallace Tana & Scott Wood

Martha & Sam Bowen Nan & Bill Brown Kelty & Rogers Crain Kathy & Greg Geib

Katherine & Clark Martin Sally & Ron McMillan Kristi & John Schiller  

Tiffani Adams Merrie & Laif Afseth Katie Alaniz Lovie & Ben Alexander Alexandra Knight, Inc. Area Armenta Laura & Matthew Baird Barfield Collection Julie & Frank Bayouth Roy Anne Beckham Bee Tutored Lisa & Kolby Beich Alice & Trey Bell Tricia & Doug Berry Gina & Dr. Devinder Bhatia Lou & John Black Melanie Blair Rachel & Chris Boehler Lisa Groten Born Laurence & Henry Bragg Jessica Brown & Gabe Mena Stephanie & Will Brown

Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Stephani Bunting Greggory & Pat Burk Jane & Robert Cabes Cal-a-Vie/Terri & John Havens Camp Olympia Sandy & John Campion Carrabba’s/Johnny Carrabba Emily & Rob Christy Cinco Vodka Rebecca & Mike Clark Janet Cockrell Stephanie & Ernie Cockrell Ellen & Paige Cokinos Cindi & Bob Colvin Kelly & Joe Coselli Damian’s Cucina Italiana Stephanie & Josh Davis Haydeh & Ali Davoudi Elaine & Tim Day Christi DeSpain Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelers Deville Fine Jewelry Candace & Craig Dickerson

Gala Contributors

Auction Donor List

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Auction Donor List ... continued Donna & Jim Donnell Double D Ranch Jennifer & David Ducote Cindy Duffey Barbara Duganier & Mike Urban Pepper & Ashley Edens Farley & Steve Erikson Estancia Santa Ana/Steve Lewis Laura & Quinn Fanning Wendy & Tommy Fatjo Kathryn & Ian Fay Faҫade Beauty Caroline & Jeremy Finkelstein Beth Foltz Anne & John Freeman Friends of R.O.B.S. Dr. Mary T. Furman Kristin & Robert Gauntt Laura & Carl Giesler Mignon & Steve Gill Sophie & Louis Girard Liz & Tom Glanville Jackie Godbold Anne & Chris Godinich Jennifer Gordon Sarah Graham Kari & Todd Greenwalt Keri Greer Allison & Grant Hall Shelby Hammer Allison & Gregg Hammer Douglas Hannant Kim & Brian Haufrect Erin & Boyd Heath Alison Henkel Louisa Hernandez Heather & Beau Herrold Margaret & Thad Hill Kara Hilliard Angie & Danny Hollaway

Katy & Kevin Holt Houston Zoo Debra & Levon Hovnatanian Kara & Aaron Howes Bethany & Jim Hughes Mary Kay & Thomas Hunt Michelle Huth In Bloom Inc./Scott McCool Shawn & Bill Jackson Marc Jacobs Ana Lee & Marc Jacobs Christy & Webb Jennings Miriam Jiménez Gwendolyn & Ken Joekel Alison Johnson Laura & Steve Jones Jenna & Harris Junell Heather & Wayne Kearney Alexis Keene Naeem Khan Kristi & Robert Kincannon Alexandra & Brady Knight Dawn & Chris Krieg Julianne & Chris Kugle Angela & Jamie Lee Haley Leichtenberg Renee Lewis & John Cary Anna & Alberto Lopez Libby Fay Low ‘87, Eloise Fay Novotny ‘90, Anabel Bixby Fay ‘96 Martha & Bruce Lurie Carmen & Butch Mach Cora Sue Mach Joella & Steve Mach Laura & Luke Mandola Many Monkeys Later Kim & Scott Martin Lila Mazzone Melissa & Tom McCaffrey Kirby & Scott McCool Devin & Ryan McCord

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Auction Donor List ... continued Martha McDaniel Jackie & Connelly McGreevy Amy & Todd Miller Kim & Chris Miller Mint Baby @ Uptown Park Mission Contruction/Michelle & Glenn Woo Melissa & Michael Mithoff Mockinigbird Bistro/John Sheely Dee Moore Dana Morris Morton’s The Steakhouse Katherine & Paul Murphy My Fit Foods Susan Neuhaus Christina Neumann Maggie & John Nicholson Nos Caves Vin Katie & Kenny O’Donnell Julie Oliver & Tim Meiss Lisa & Josh Oren Ashley Ormand Sarah & Patrick Pacheco Paula & Jeff Paine Kathleen & Kevin Panus Kim & Randy Petersen Natasha & Loren Pieper Amy & Jordan Pincu Posta del Norte/David Perez Dena Prasher Kelly & Steve Provenzano Cecile & John Puckett R.O.B.S. Coaching Staff R.O.B.S. Primary School Faculty Melissa & Robert Rabalais Ragin’ Cajun Nancy & David Randall Brandy & Stephen Ray Sharon Reardon Effie Remmel

Catherine & John Rentz Margaret & Todd Reppert River Oaks Baptist School River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Leslie Rogers Dee Ann & Yandell Rogers Leslie Rogers Anne & Joe Romano Romanticurean.com/Reece Davenport Emily Rommel Patricia & Richard Rorschach Mary & Mark Rothwell Kathleen & John Sanchez Lisa Santos, Luke, Liam & Bill Pugh Stephanie & Brian Sauer Elizabeth & John Sawyer Molly & Bubba Shaffer Julie & David Shannon Tiernan Shea Millette & Haag Sherman Ski Masters of Texas Kelly & Michael Sklar Claire Smith & Russell Murrell Kathryn & Jeff Smith Shannon & Boyd Smith Andrea & Michael Soper Stablewood Springs Resort/Wendy & Tommy Fatjo Jessica Stargel Gail & Terry Stewart The Stone Kitchen Catering & Special Events Susan & Wayne Sullivan Kathy Taylor Taylor and Company Jewelers Holly Tindel Tootsies Leticia & Stephen Trauber Jennifer Novak & Hunter Traylor

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Auction Donor List ... continued Karen & Trevor Turbidy Cecie & Kyle Turlington Elizabeth & Tim Vail Carrie & John Vallone Emily & Tyler VanHoutan Robyn Vermeil Bridget & Patrick Wade Tarsy Wagner Mollie & Kent Wallace Susannah & Stuart Wallace Stacy Walton Reed & Billy Wareing Jenny & Blake Webster Becca Weigand  

Gabrielle & Rallin Welch Trish & Ty Whitcomb Stacey & Andrew White Wildcat Golf Club Randa & Charlie Williams Kiki, Nick, George & Mimi Elizabeth Wilson Lorraine & Jackson Wise Sally Walker Amy Womack Tana & Scott Wood Ranelle Woolrich Melanie Worthington Elizabeth & Barry Young

Frances & Ben Alexander Chris & Rob Ammons B Cellars Laura & Matthew Baird Julie & Frank Bayouth Roy Anne & Don Beckham Gina & Devinder Bhatia Kim & Stewart Black Maryanne & Mark Bohn Lisa Groten Born Jane & Robert Cabes Stephanie & Ernie Cockrell Allyson & Coy Connelly Susan & Buddy Cox Cindy & George Craft Michelle & Jay Davis Stephanie & Josh Davis Laurie & Will Davis Elaine & Tim Day Mary Rebecca & Cody Dick Donna & Jim Donnell Amy & Mike Ellis Farley & Steve Erikson Laura & Quinn Fanning

Laura & David Favaloro Kathryn & Ian Fay Caroline & Jeremy Finkelstein Jennifer & Todd Frazier Anne & John Freeman Kathy & Greg Geib Laura & Carl Giesler Julie & Robin Goytia Martha & Adam Greene Allison & Gregg Hammer Erin & Boyd Heath Margaret & Thad Hill Angie & Danny Hollaway Heather & Richard Holmes Daryl & Aaron Hoover Kilby Hoskins & Paolo Passaro Debra & Levon Hovnatanian Kara & Aaron Howes Bethany & Jim Hughes Mary Kay & Thomas Hunt Michelle & Doug Huth Shawn & Bill Jackson Christy & Webb Jennings Heather & Wayne Kearney

Wine Donors

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Wine Donors... Continued

Robin & Danny Klaes Alex Klein Dawn & Chris Krieg Julianne & Chris Kugle Anna B. Leonard Gina & Carl Luna Martha & Bruce Lurie Joella & Steve Mach Laura Mandola Kimberly & Scott Martin Melissa & Tom McCaffrey Christie & Billy McCartney Jacqueline McGreevy Amy & Todd Miller Kimberly & Chris Miller Melissa & Michael Mithoff Zeine & Crawford Moorefield Dana Morris Katherine & Paul Murphy Amy & Paul Nelson Nos Caves Vin Julie Oliver & Tim Meiss Ashley & Al Pratka Cecile & John Puckett Megan Sutton-Reed & Chris Reed

Margaret & Tom Reppert Patricia & Richard Rorschach Mary & Mark Rothwell Kamala Sachidanandan & John Curry Anna Salas & Alberto Lopez Millie & Andy Sall Elizabeth & John Sawyer Therese & Chris Schaffer Kristi & John D. Schiller, Jr. Millette & Haag Sherman Sarah & Ron Simon Kelly & Michael Sklar Leigh & Reggie Smith Claire Smith & Russell Murrell Gail & Terry Stewart Ann Trammell Karen & Trevor Turbidy Elizabeth & Tim Vail Harriet & Perry Zivley Mollie & Kent Wallace Stacey & Andrew White Tana & Scott Wood Elizabeth & Barry Young

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Special Thanks

Auctioneer: Andrew Bost, BAS Auctioneer

Class Project Donors: Angela Dillon with Embellishments by Angela Karen Bobetic at Art Glass Cindi Rose, Silhouettes by Cindi Experience In Bloom, Inc. - Scott McCool Speedy Picture Framing Class Project Parent Volunteers: Tricia Berry Matt Blackmon Shanda Blackmon Rachel Boehler Maryanne Bohn Laurence Bragg Greggory Burk Melissa Bynum Stephanie Davis

Farley Erikson Kathryn Fay Marla Grace Angie Hollaway Daryl Hoover Michelle Huth Alexis Keene Joella Mach Becky Martinez

Jeannine Merrill Kari Phillips-Muslih Whitney Ogle Catherine Rentz Jennifer Shepherd Mollie Wallace Laura Weiss

Decorations: Swift & Co. – Elizabeth Swift Copeland In Bloom, Inc.

Printing: Dee Ann & Yandell Rogers Martha Turner, MT Properties

Gala Advisor: In Any Event, Inc.

Transportation: C & M Movers Max Movers

Graphic Design: Katy Barnhart Kick Off Party: Cinco Vodka Carrabba’s – Johnny Carrabba Silver Eagle Distributors Swift & Co. – Elizabeth Swift Copeland

Wine Cellar: Nos Caves Vin

Needlepoint: Nancy Laux, The Needle House

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Faculty & Staff Volunteers

Judy Adams Cindy Bailey Jerrod Bain Margaret Brewer Katie Coleman Vickie Croley Christi DeSpain Ronald Dickey Linda Donald Jan Edwards Connie Eslinger Jeri Franke Linda Girala Barbara Glass Rick Grothe Shelby Hammer Dawn Hanson Pam Jolley Kathleen Kaminsky Natalie Kirklin Diane Klinkerman Susan Landrum Sarah Leatherwood Hayley Leichtenberg Jill Lewis Marina Lopez Barbara Luengas

Paige Martin Mylla Marvin Paul Mayhew Marguerite McHard Francy Mitchell Karen Oliphant Ashley Ormand Gay Lee Pearce Michael Petrizzo Ashley Plunkett Kristin Poe Jeff Reynolds Carolyn Richmond Emily Rommel Betsy Shipper Cynthia Smith Dana Stewart Debbie Storrs Susan Sullivan Kelsey Talbert Diane Tucker Stacy Walton Gail Watkins Rebecca Weigand Melinda Williams Ranelle Woolrich Melanie Yard

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River Oaks Baptist School

Administration Nancy Hightower, Ed.D., Head of School Judy Adams, Associate Head of School for Academics Cindy Bailey, Associate Head of School for Advancement Paul Mayhew, Associate Head of School for Operations Jeff Reynolds, Associate Head of School for Student Support Dawn Hanson, Head of Primary School Maria Franshaw, Head of Lower School Shelby Hammer, Head of Middle School Kristin Poe, Director of Admission Melanie Hightower, Director of Communications Development Office Susan Landrum, Director of Major Gifts Paige Martin, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs Jeannette Masraff, Development Financial Manager Kelsey Talbert, Development Associate River Oaks Baptist School Board W. Scott Hill, Chair Ernie Cockrell Carol DuBose Jason Dunahoe David Favaloro Karen Funk Stephen Gill Scott Good Nancy Hightower* Jacques Hodges Kilby Hoskins Kara Howes Terry Huffington+

Steve Mach Scott Martin Jennifer Martinez Carolyn McConathy Kirby McCool Martus Miley* Ed Segner+ Bobby Stanton Michelle Woo Lois Wright *Ex-officio +Emeritus

RIVER OAKS BAPTIST SCHOOL ENDOWMENT FUND BOARD 2011-12 Robert Gauntt Nancy Hightower, Ed.D. W. Scott Hill Carter Overton Jeff Paine

Gail Stewart David M. Underwood, Jr. Ex-officio Cindy Bailey Paul Mayhew

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Auction Rules & Procedures

General Rules Andrew Bost, BAS Auctioneer Texas License #16251

All sales are Final. There are no exchanges or refunds on any auction item. Gift certificates are not redeemable for cash. All items are sold “as is�. The item descriptions were written in good faith and are as accurate as possible. The seller is not responsible for any discrepancies that may occur. For all items, including wine, either donated or purchased from third parties, River Oaks Baptist School makes no warranty, express or implied, as to its condition, relying instead on the good faith of the donor or the seller that the item was suitably cared for prior to acquisition by R.O.B.S. The bidder must rely solely on his/her own inspection of the items offered. Reservations for dinners, use of homes, trips, etc. must be mutually arranged with the donor and the purchaser, unless otherwise specified. All accommodations and travel are subject to availability and donor restrictions. Purchasers of physical items should procede to the Check Out stations in lobby, obtain a receipt, and pick up their items between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight. Items not removed by 12 midnight may be picked up at R.O.B.S. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room, H301. Gift certificates will be emailed or mailed to the purchaser within 14 days of the event. Most items have expiration and blackout dates. Please examine your packets and/or gift certificates upon receipt for applicable limitations and restrictions. Procedures for Registration and Bidding A bid packet, including table assignment and bid number, will be given to each couple or individual attending the event as they Check In. The bid number will serve as your individual number for the evening.

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The bid packet will contain a sheet of bar coded bid labels for bidding in the silent auction and a bid sign to be used during the live auction. Additional bar coded labels may be obtained during the evening at the Auction StarŠ computer station in lobby. Please see an auction table worker for instructions. Live Auction Rules The live auction will take place in the ballroom at approximately 9:40 p.m. Guests should bid using the bid sign provided in their packet. Bids will be taken by spotters in the ballroom. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer will be the buyer. In the event of a dispute, the auctioneer will have the sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder or to resell the item in dispute. Winning bidders will show their bid sign to the bid spotter. Winning bidders may pay for their live auction purchases at the Check Out table beginning at 11:00 p.m. Items may be picked up at the conclusion of the evening or as outlined above. Silent Auction Rules The silent auction begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at approximately 9:15 p.m. Guests must bid on Silent Auction items by affixing their bar coded bid label to an item’s bid sheet. In most cases, the next available label slot is used, but a bidder may choose to bypass bid slots by posting a higher bid. The placement of your bar code label on a bid sheet signifies your agreement to pay for the stated item(s). Bid sheets should not be separated or removed from the auction tables during the Silent Auction. After a table has been closed, bid sheets will be collected, and the winning bids will be posted. In the event of a dispute, a designated auction official will act as the final authority and will determine the winning bidder. Check Out is 30 minutes after the close of the Live Auction. Guests may utilize the E-Check Out procedure outlined previously. Items may be picked up the night of the event or as outlined above. Procedures for Check Out To expedite the Check Out process, stations will be available at Check In for bidders to pre-scan their credit cards. We highly recommend that you pre-scan your credit card.

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Check Out is in the lobby (2nd Level) and will open 30 minutes after the close of the Live Auction. Items must be picked up prior to 12 midnight in the lobby (2nd level) on the night of the gala. Check Out Unless you have purchased a physical item, there is no need to go through the Check Out line. Bidders who have NOT pre-scanned, who wish to pay by check or who have purchased a physical item should proceed to the check out stations on the lobby to obtain receipts.

General Information Final bids constitute a binding agreement to pay for purchases. You are responsible for the use of your bid number. Payment may be made by personal check, made payable to River Oaks Baptist School, or you may charge to American Express, Visa or Master Card. The fair market value will be stated in your bill for each item you have purchased. According to the Internal Revenue Service, you may not take a deduction for the purchase unless you have paid more than the fair market value, in which case, you may deduct the excess of the price you have paid over the fair market value. Fair market value has been calculated to the nearest dollar, in good faith. According to Senate Law 862 passed and in effect September 1, 1997, any single item sold at auction over the price of $5,000 is subject to an 8.25% sales tax. Raffle Disclosure The raffle ticket price is not tax deductible and the raffle prize of tuition for the 2012-13 school year (the Prize) is subject to Federal Income Tax. The raffle winner is responsible for all applicable State and Federal taxes. Taxes must be paid in full to River Oaks Baptist School by April 30, 2012. The Prize does not include any required enrollment deposit or fees. The Prize is not transferable and only students with a contract for the 2012-13 school year are eligible.

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Live Auction

Shoot & Shop in Argentina 1

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Two couples will escape for 7 nights to a luxurious Buenos Aires apartment conveniently located in the downtown residential neighborhood of Recoleta. This deluxe Buenos Aires apartment overlooks the Vatican Embassy gardens and is just steps from the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt and the Alvear Palace hotels, both national monuments. Centered in the most fashionable area in Buenos Aires, the apartment is surrounded by embassies, sophisticated restaurants, park-side cafes, and art galleries. Tourists and locals alike are drawn in by the French style architecture and multitude of upscale boutiques and bars. The three bedroom apartment (2 king bedrooms, 1 small bedroom with two twin beds, and 3 bathrooms) is located in a nationally registered historic building, designed in the French Belle Epoque style. Rooms boast the original 14 foot vaulted ceilings, detailed plaster work, wood parquet floors, and bronze chandeliers. The interior is impeccably designed and decorated in a mix of contemporary décor and traditional architecture. For convenience, the apartment features surround-sound home theater, WIFI internet, guest computer and printer. In addition, maid service is included, and the building maintains security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A short 5 minute walk will get you to the city’s most important cultural and historical attractions, and weekends bring street performances, art exhibits and craft fairs. For sports enthusiasts, a 10 minute drive takes you to the world famous Palermo polo grounds and Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Most importantly, never leave Buenos Aires without experiencing a seductive tango show and indulging in Malbec wines. After enjoying the dynamic city life of Buenos Aires, two guests can escape on a hunting trip to Posta del Norte in Cordoba, Argentina. Cordoba is the premier dove shooting destination in the world, and since its opening in 1995, Posta del Norte has been one of the superior hunting lodges in all of Cordoba. Perfectly situated between the two most prized dove roosts, the lodge offers superb no limit shooting year-round. It is not unusual for a hunter to take 500-1000 birds a day! The lodge has six very comfortable rooms each with a fireplace and private

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bath. The feel of the lodge is very warm and inviting, making you feel right at home. On the premises is a Gaucho bar, a structure that dates back to the 1800’s, that is a truly amazing place to enjoy a cocktail after a long day of hunting. The guest services at Posta are first-rate. The white glove service is accompanied by a very friendly and relaxed house staff who masterfully attend the smaller group sizes while maintaining the private aspect of the lodge. The food is prepared by a professional chef and complimented with top quality Argentine wine. Guests at Posta receive first class service and world class dove shooting, all in a very private setting. It just doesn’t get any better! This hunt package is for 2 hunters for 3 nights in October, November or December 2012. Included in this package is all ground transportation to and from Cordoba International airport, 6 dove hunts (2 per day) with professional guides, accommodations based on double occupancy, all meals and beverages including alcohol. Hunt Restrictions: Excludes ammunition ($12.75/box), hunting license ($65/ hunter), gun permit ($100/gun) or gun rental ($65/gun) and gratuities for staff and guides. Additional hunters may be added at the current rate, for this time period, at $430 per day based on double occupancy, non-hunters are charged at 50% of hunter rate. Available October, November or December 2012. Apartment Restrictions: Not available Thanksgiving week and the 1st three weeks of August. Dates to be mutually agreed upon. No pets or unaccompanied teenagers. Smoking is allowed on external porches only. Expires: April 2013 Donated by: Lisa Santos, Luke, Liam & Bill Pugh and Posta del Norte/David Perez

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Cooking with Carrabba 2

Our very own Johnny Carrabba will delight you and 23 of your friends with a fabulous cooking demonstration in Johnny’s beautiful, professional kitchen in his home. After watching the master at work, you will all sit down for a wonderfully delicious dinner made just for you. Johnny will supply the food, culinary talent and fun. You, as the host, will provide the friends, alcohol and any needed rentals. Restrictions: Winner must provide alcohol and rentals. Date to be prearranged. NOT valid November 15, 2012 - January 1, 2013 Expires: April 13, 2014 Donated by: Carrabba’s\Johnny Carraba

Fun & Sun in Florida 3

Enjoy a week’s stay in a spectacular WaterColor home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The turquoise Gulf water welcomes you to this beautiful beachfront, luxurious home with gorgeous views. This 4 bedroom/4.5 bath recently built home with custom interiors includes a chef’s kitchen, 3 king beds, a bunk-room with 6 twin beds and multiple level balconies. With an adjacent boardwalk, you and your family will enjoy direct access to all the amenities WaterColor has to offer, including a private club pool, water sports, marina park, kids camp and of course the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Restrictions: Valid any week in August 2012 or otherwise mutually agreed upon date Expires: April 13, 2013 Donated by: Friends of R.O.B.S.

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A+ Perfect Cellar 4

The R.O.B.S. 2012 Gala Wine Cellar Chairs have been working with Dr. Devinder Bhatia and Nos Caves Vin to develop the absolute “Best in Show” of fine wines for this year’s auction. This exquisitely created cellar has been carefully hand-selected with virtually perfect bottles. Highlighting this collection is a bottle of 2007 Screaming Eagle and a bottle of 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Paulillac. All of these wines received almost perfect ratings according to Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) or Burghound. These wines are not only near perfectly rated, but many of them are virtually unattainable. This enviable collection of wine has been graciously underwritten by the many families who donated so generously to the wine committee. Please refer to the “Wine Cellar Program” for a complete description. Donated by: R.O.B.S. Friends & Families

Fashionista Extravaganza 5

Pack your bags for a once in a lifetime opportunity that is every fashionista’s dream. Usually only available to celebrities and fashion editors, entrance to the exclusive tents at Bryant Park can be yours!! This package includes two tickets to two fashion shows, naming rights to Alexandra Knight’s latest handbag, a custom tote and airfare. Naeem Khan – Many of the world’s most stylish women are devotees of one of the biggest names in fashion - Naeem Khan. Committed to adorning elegant women in clothes befitting their refinement, his glittering fan base includes celebrities including Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Eva Longoria and Brooke Shields, and First Lady Michelle Obama and Queen Noor of Jordan. Restrictions: The tickets are good only for the spring/summer showings on dates to be determined during September 6-13, 2012 Donated by: Naeem Khan Douglas Hannant – Redefining luxury for the modern American woman is the aim of fashion designer Douglas Hannant, the New York based designer who has been compared to a “young Halston” and praised by critics as “the new master of American couture.” With his choice of luxurious fabrics, great attention to detail and impeccable finishing, Hannant underscores his

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designs with a simple, yet central idea: contrast unexpected choices and combinations to create sportswear-inspired designs with “dressed-up” sensibilities. Loyal followers include New York “It Girls” such as Tinsley Mortimer, Pamela Gross, Ivana Trump, Olivia Palermo, Debbie Bancroft, and CeCe Cord. Restrictions: The tickets are good only for the spring/summer showings on dates to be determined during September 6-13, 2012. Donated by: Douglas Hannant Alexandra Knight – One lucky lady will win the opportunity to name Ms. Knight’s newest alligator “travel tote” and take home this beautiful creation in the color of her choice. Alexandra Knight’s timeless collection evokes the days when ateliers throughout Paris were flourishing with designers who skillfully attended to each stitch and every nuance and masterminded individualized creations for their patrons. Her stylish clientele includes red carpet regulars such as Sandra Bullock, Hillary Swank and Michelle Williams, as well as royalty and socialites. Restrictions: Alexandra Knight, Inc. must approve choice of name Donated by: Alexandra Knight, Inc. Airfare -This experience includes 2 round trip tickets on United Airlines, coach class from Houston to New York. Round trip transportation from the airport to your New York destination will be provided by CTI Transportation. Restrictions: Airfare will be awarded through United Mileage Plus reward miles. The amount of miles used not to exceed 100,000 for two persons. Miles to be used towards coach class tickets during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week September 2012 only. Airfare subject to availability of mileage seats; all schedules and preferred airports may not be available. Expires: September 30, 2012 Donated by: Elizabeth & Tim Vail Hotel ?

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Dine with Fine Wine 6

Enjoy a fabulous wine dinner for 12 people in the 14,000 bottle capacity, underground wine cellar at the home of Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia. Located in the Historic Museum District, the Bhatias’ wine cellar has been featured in many publications including The Wine Spectator. The evening will begin in the couple’s main house where champagne will be flowing and light bites will be served while guests are welcomed. Everyone will then be escorted underground to the couple’s wine cellar to enjoy an exquisite five course dinner catered by Jackson and Company. Devinder will hand select many rare and fine wines, from all around the world that will be paired with each delicious course. We promise this will truly be a night to remember! Restrictions: Date to be agreed upon between the purchaser and Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia Expires: April 13, 2013 Donated by: Gina & Dr. Devinder Bhatia

Never Circle the Parking Lot Again 2012-13 7

A premier parking space at R.O.B.S for the 2012-13 school year can be yours! You will have your very own dedicated parking place for your personal use for the entire 2012-13 school year. Restrictions: Valid for 2012-13 school year during R.O.B.S. hours and activities only Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

Cast and Blast at the Exclusive Double D Ranch 8

This is a very special and unique opportunity! Four couples or eight individuals will experience a weekend of the finest wing shooting and black bass fishing in the Southwest, with five-star accommodations at the prestigious Double D Ranch. The 5,000-acre Double D Ranch is located in Rosanky, Texas, near Austin, and is considered one of the finest ranch bird hunts in Texas. Arrive Thursday afternoon for fishing, hunt birds (quail, chukar and pheasant) Friday and Saturday, and fish Sunday morning before you depart. Minimum bid $25,000 Restrictions: Hunt is available November 2012- March 2013. Hunters must be at least 16 years old. Contact Bridget Maronge at 713.381.5606 ? no later than August 15, 2012 to schedule Donated by: Double D Ranch

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Never Circle the Parking Lot Again in 2013-14 9

A premier parking space at R.O.B.S for the 2013-14 school year can be yours! You will have your very own dedicated parking place for your personal use for the entire 2013-14 school year. Restrictions: Valid for 2013-14 school year during R.O.B.S. hours and activities only Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

Diamonds 24 / 7 10

There is no better way to mark time than with this exquisite watch from Rolex. This 18 karat white gold Rolex “Cellini� has been described as the quintessence of elegance. With a pink mother of pearl and diamond face, diamond bezel and diamond case lugs, this timepiece is the ultimate luxury. Restrictions: No returns, refunds, store credit or exchanges Donated by: Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelers

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Castaway in Cabo 11

Cabo San Lucas getaway. Bueno, Bueno! This amazing package includes 6 days and 5 nights in one of the most beautifully appointed elegant homes in Cabo, as well as an offshore fishing trip with crew. Overlooking Palmilla’s famous Jack Nicklaus golf course, this spacious single story residence captures the view of the Sea of Cortez and the distant desert mountains. Featuring 4 bedroom and 4.5 baths, Las Entradas 63 is centered around a lofty great room that opens to private outdoor terraces, shaded pavilions and an infinity edged pool, graciously blending indoor and outdoor living. Located in the exclusive Villas del Mar, this 2900 square foot, four bedroom, four en suite bath house in Palmilla, Cabo includes a pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor fire-pit, outdoor fireplace and a gourmet kitchen. The winning bidder and guests will also have privileges at the private Club 96 beach club and the new private health club and spa at Club Espiritu. Also included in this package is an off-shore fishing trip on the Maverick. Hook that prize catch on a 58 foot Bertram Sportfisher, fully equipped with top of the line rods, reels and gear. Your fishing adventure will include a captain, mate, bait, lunch and beverages. Gratuity not included. Restrictions: No major holidays or Spring Break. Dates available are subject to prior bookings. Expires: April 13, 2013; no extensions granted. Donated by: Elizabeth & Tim Vail

A Kastle for Your Kidz 12

Fulfill the fantasy of your little princess or knight right in your own backyard! A life-size playhouse for girls or fort for boys will be custom built for you by Mission Construction. Your playhouse will include a concrete foundation. The dimensions are approximately 6’ wide x 8’ long x 8’ tall and can be demountable. Restrictions: Final location needs to be within the Houston area. Expires: April 13, 2013 Donate by: Mission Construction\Michelle & Glenn Woo

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Puppy Love 13

Add some love to your family by taking home this precious tri-color Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy. This sweet and adorable puppy was sired by Grand Champion, Sheeba Calling All Angels, and out of J.P.’s Vivacious One. He is exceptionally marked and has a loving temperament, typical of this exclusive, royal breed. He comes with medical records, AKC registration form, champion pedigree, diet/routine care instructions and all of the accessories to keep him happy! Donated by: Kristi & John D. Schiller

Wine Cellars:

Big Board

Wine enthusiast will “take flight” with these enticing freestanding cellars, comprised of world-class vintages. All bottles have been carefully chosen to impress the most discriminating collector with a selection of both properly aged and ready to drink delectable bottles.

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French Cellar Champagne Cellar Italian Cellar California Cellar American Cellar Instant Cellar #1 Instant Cellar #2

See the Wine Cellar Program for a complete description of each cellar. Donated by: R.O.B.S. Friends and Families

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The Perfect Pairing 107

Claire Smith and Nos Caves Vin have come together for a perfect pairing. Enjoy an exquisitely catered, seated dinner party for 10 people in the private dining room of Nos Caves Vin. You and your guests will enjoy a culinary feast from Chef Claire Smith (Shade and Canopy Restaurants) alongside hand-selected “exclusive” wine pairings from top rated bottles. In addition to a memorable dinner, take advantage of a 6 month membership at Nos Caves Vin, a private, members only wine venue that provides its members with secure wine storage and exclusive wine centric services. Membership benefits include your very own 32 case storage locker in a secure, state of the art, and climate controlled storage area as well as access to intimate wine tastings and an exclusive private lounge. Restrictions: This package includes linens, plates, and silver but excludes wine glasses. Dinner expires April 2013, and membership must begin within 60 days of purchase. Donated by: Claire Smith & Russell Murrell and Nos Caves Vin

Vino Grande 108

Bigger may be better in the case of these three large format wines produced by Napa Valley, California boutique wineries. 2007 Hall “Kathryn Hall”, Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter, Jeroboam) “One of the richest Cabernets of the vintage. Amazingly soft and velvety in the mouth, yet there’s a solid grip of acidity and tannins that balance the richness. The flavors are extraordinary, ranging from blackberry and currant liqueur through mild chocolate to leather. So decadent, it’s hard to resist” – Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast. This wine received a rating of 96 points from Wine Enthusiast and was named Wine Spectator’s #2 in their top 100 wines of the world. 2006 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter, Magnum) Critically acclaimed, sold only on allocation and to a handful of fine restaurants, Merus Cabernet Sauvignon is one of Napa Valley’s most sought-after wines, and those fortunate enough to taste it understand why. With only one wine produced each year and only1200 cases distributed, the 2006 Merus received a rating of 92 points from Rover Parker and the Wine Advocate and 91 points from the Wine Spectator.

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2010 Fleury Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter, Jeroboam, CustomEtched Bottle honoring the 2012 R.O.B.S. Gala) Fleury Estate’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is not scheduled to be bottled until the Fall of this year. However, the winemaker has agreed to “hand pour” this very special bottle - a custom-etched Jeroboam honoring the 2012 R.O.B.S. Gala Flights of Fancy! Fleury Estate Winery is located on Howell Mountain, a southwest facing hillside located at 1,800 feet elevation. Howell Mountain is recognized by wine critics as one of the most highly prized sub-appellations in Napa for Cabernet Sauvignon, and wines from Howell Mountain are marked by dark fruit and black olive characters. According to the tasting notes (in barrel), the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is described as having the glass filled with black cherry, plum, anise, roasted almonds, and espresso. Fleury Estates Winery will only produce approximately 150 cases of this wine, most of which will be sold on futures and the remainder on allocation. Donated by: Julie & David Shannon and Kirby & Scott McCool

Kindergarten Silhouette Quilt 200

This one-of-a-kind quilt is the perfect keepsake. Designed and assembled to perfection, this warm treasure features individual silhouettes of each kindergarten student, illustrated by world renowned artist, Cindi Rose. Individual silhouettes will be offered for purchase at $25/each Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

4th Grade Cyanotype “Leaf ” Quilt 201

Snuggle up in this one-of-a-kind handmade quilt created by the 4th grade class. Truly a work of art as each square, individually created using seasonal leaves, was made from a specially treated fabric. This fabric takes a blueprint of the object laid on it when the fabric is placed in the sun. The quilt is made of lovely shades of green to accentuate the use of the leaves and the outdoors. Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

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8th Grade Picture Quilt 202

Wrap yourself in memories with this cozy, beautiful quilt. The design incorporates a picture of each 8th grade student and is assembled together to create a wonderful memento of our graduating class. Each student is pictured on this timeless keepsake. Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

Nuts for Nutcrackers 203

This is an exquisite labor of love to be treasured for generations. A gold velvet tree skirt with six 18” and six 6” elaborately hand-stitched needlepoint nutcrackers set into the skirt will go home with one lucky family. The skirt is finished off with an elegant, custom cording. This piece was lovingly stitched by Laura Baird, Roy Anne Beckham, Lisa Groten Born, Janet Cockrell, Stephanie Cockrell, Dawn Krieg, Carmen Mach, Cora Sue Mach, Katherine Rentz, Mary Rothwell, Julie Shannon, and Tiernan Shea. Valued at $7500.

My True Love Gave to Me… 204

The Twelve Days of Christmas needlepoint ornaments have been tastefully stitched to hang on a tree, a staircase, mantel or even on their own small tree. The pieces were lovingly stitched by Lisa Groten Born, Jackie Godbold, Jennifer Gordon, Kara Hilliard, Debra Hovnatanian, Michelle Huth, Miriam Jimenez, Dawn Krieg, Amy Miller, Dena Prasher, Kathy Taylor, and Tana Wood. Valued at $4500.

Lower School Principal for the Day, May 18, 2012 205

Put your child at the helm of R.O.B.S. and in the shoes of Lower School Principal Maria Franshaw on May 18, 2012. Your child will get a selection of fun privileges open to his or her discretion, including meeting with Head of School Dr. Hightower! Their peers will benefit as well. The winning bidder will visit classrooms with former teachers and read aloud if desired, order a pizza lunch for his or her grade, and grant them extra recess time as well! Special “principal” letterhead and scrapbook will be a keepsake of the day. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Restrictions: Limited to students currently enrolled in the Lower School. Donated by: Maria Franshaw (R.O.B.S. Lower School Principal)

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Lower School Principal for the Day 2012-13 206

Put your child at the helm of R.O.B.S. and in the shoes of Lower School Principal Maria Franshaw for a day during the 2012-13 school year. Your child will get a selection of fun privileges open to his or her discretion, including meeting with Head of School Mrs. Reynolds! Their peers will benefit as well. The winning bidder will visit classrooms with former teachers and read aloud if desired, order a pizza lunch for his or her grade, and grant them extra recess time as well! Special “principal� letterhead and scrapbook will be a keepsake of the day. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Restrictions: Must be used by May 15, 2013 and coordinated with Mrs. Franshaw. Limited to students currently enrolled in Kindergarten through third grade. Donated by: Maria Franshaw (R.O.B.S. Lower School Principal)

Middle School Principal for the Day 2011-12 207

Put your child in charge! For one day, your child will take the reins and step into the boots of Head of Middle School Shelby Hammer during the 201112 school year. Working with Mrs. Hammer, your child may bestow special privileges to Middle School students, such as special lunches and snacks. The winning bidder will also have a seat at the table in meetings, including administrative meetings, and will have a voice in the decisions made. In addition to memories, the winning bidder will receive a framed photograph of their day in charge. Help your child seize the day! Restrictions: Must be used before May 15, 2012 and coordinated with Mrs. Hammer. Limited to currently enrolled Middle School students Donated by: Shelby Hammer (R.O.B.S. Middle School Principal)

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Middle School Head for the Day 2012-13 208

Put your child in charge! For one day, your child will take the reins and step into the boots of Head of Middle School Shelby Hammer during the 201213 school year. Working with Mrs. Hammer, your child may bestow special privileges to Middle School students, such as special lunches and snacks. The winning bidder will also have a seat at the table in meetings, including administrative meetings, and will have a voice in the decisions made. In addition to memories, the winning bidder will receive a framed photograph of their day in charge. Help your child seize the day! Restrictions: Must be used before May 15, 2013 and coordinated with Mrs. Hammer. Limited to Middle School students enrolled during the 2012-13 school year. Donated by: Shelby Hammer (R.O.B.S. Middle School Principal)

Encircle Your Love 300

Stunning and extraordinary, this estate necklace by Alex Sapkus of New York stands out in its uniqueness using circular design. Easily transcending from day to night, this 18 karat gold and diamond briolette drop Lariat styled necklace is dazzling (18 karat gold with one diamond briolette weighing 1.25 carats and 6 diamonds on loop of .08 carat weight). This piece was recently appraised at $8250.00 (appraisal included). Donated by: Barbara Duganier and Mike Urban

Heavenly Hoops 301

The Armenta Collection is reminiscent of jewels discovered on lost Spanish Galleons. Each piece of jewelry is hand-crafted from precious metals and unique gemstones. These amazing large New World round hoop earrings are crafted of sterling silver and bathed in platinum with scattered white diamonds on the front of the earring and would dazzle any woman’s ear. The Armenta Collection has graced the pages of publications such as Vogue, W Magazine, Cosmopolitan and Elle and has been worn by such celebrities and royalty as Faith Hill, Halle Berry and Queen Rania of Jordan. Donated by: The Armenta Collection

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A Rainbow of Rings 302

These fashionable rings feature a 0.02 carat diamond mounted in silver on a stretch silicone band in 16 colors. Stack 3 or share with your friends! Great for teens, tweens and moms! Rings may be exchanged for correct size. Donated by: Deville Fine Jewelry

Cross My Heart 303

Express your faith with this traditionally elegant cross necklace comprised of 18 karat white and yellow gold with diamond pave and filigree design (consists of 25 diamonds weighing 0.26 carats and an 18” white gold chain). Donated by: Taylor and Company

Cork Couture 304

Step out in style with the only bags you will ever need to compliment your spring and summer wardrobe! This 2 bag combo will transfer you from day into night. This perfect pairing includes a large “Daisy” tote made of cork with soft gold fleck and a matching cork clutch. Donated by: Barfield Collection

Goody Two Shoes 305

Your feet will flutter in a new pair of designer shoes. One lucky lady will choose a fabulous pair of shoes each season for one year from Tootsies Boutique. Designers include Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, and many more. 1 pair May-July, 1 pair August-October, 1 pair November-January, 1 pair February-April Restrictions: May not redeem more than 1 pair per season. Each pair has a maximum value of $500 per season but buyer may pay difference if value exceeds $500. No money back Expires: April 13, 2013 Donated by: Tootsies

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Hunting in Style 306

The ultimate hunting accessory can be yours. This handsome Alexandra Knight bespoke bird bag, crafted out of Ostrich leather, is the perfect finishing touch to any stylish hunter. Alexandra Knight is known the world over for her elegant and refined bags and accessories that are as rare as they are beautiful. This hand-made hunting accessory is a must for the discriminating hunter! No exchanges or returns Donated by: Alexandra & Brady Knight

Lake Luxury at McQueeney 400

Your family will enjoy a one week stay in this lovely 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home on Lake McQueeney, which sleeps a maximum of 14 people. Spend your time lounging on the large screened porch overlooking the Guadalupe River while your little lake lizard “jumps the wake” for a week of waterski/ wakeboard camp from Ski Masters of Texas. You will also enjoy dinner for four at Lake Breeze Ski Lodge where you can savor a quiet dinner in the private dining room, or sit by the beautiful lake and watch some of the most talented skiers in Texas. This excursion is an easy drive away from Houston and is sure to be a relaxing vacation. Restrictions: Accommodations exclude a boat. Call to request specific dates. Ski Master of Texas available Sunday-Friday, Summer of 2012. Dinner expires: April 13, 2013 Donated by: Anne & Joe Romano, Ski Masters of Texas and Nick, George & Mimi Elizabeth Wilson

Paloma Perfection 401

Head down to Argentina, known as the “Best Wing Shooting Destination in the World.” The province of Cordoba has millions of birds flying daily and is the world’s capital of dove hunting. The millions of birds that inhabit this area provide incredible hunting with no bag limit or season, and it is not unusual for a gun to take 500-1000 birds a day! Your hunting adventure begins a the historical Estancia Santa Ana, located approximately 25 miles north of Cordoba’s International airport. The 18th century estate lies in the heart of the Argentine republic near the beautiful Sierras de Cordoba with breathtaking views of the Andes. The lodge offers 10 rooms (most with 2 beds) with private bath, a great room with fireplace

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and swimming pool. This 3-day hunt for 4 hunters is offered from September 15, 2012 - February 28, 2013. Estancia Santa Ana will provide pick-up and delivery at Cordoba airport, lodging and all meals during your stay, transport to and from the hunting areas, laundry, maid service, wine, beer and soft drinks. Minimum bid $5,000 Restrictions: Dates for hunt are September 15, 2012-February 28, 2013 only. Exact dates must be mutually agreeable with the purchasing party and Estancia Santa Ana. Additional hunters may join the party at $1950 per hunter. If four or more additional hunters commit, at the full rate, they will book other dates that are agreeable. Excludes tips for bird boys and staff, hunting licenses, ammunition ($13/box), shotgun rental and hard liquor. Donated by: Estancia Santa Ana and Ana & Steve Lewis

Rocky Mountain Ritz 402

Celebrate the week before Father’s Day at the Ritz-Carlton Aspen Highlands in the awe-inspiring mountains of Aspen, Colorado. Aspen is a recreational, social and cultural mecca for people from around the globe and this is one of the best times of the year to visit this exclusive resort town. Leave the Houston summer heat behind for the cool mountain air. You will stay seven days, June 9-16, 2012, in a well-appointed three-bedroom, three-bath condominium at the renowned Ritz-Carlton, located at the base of a 12,500-foot mountain in Aspen Highlands. With a special mix of authentic Western ambience and renowned Ritz-Carlton service, this is a place that visitors return to again and again. The Ritz-Carlton Club is located five minutes from the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, two hours from the Vail Eagle Airport, and just under four hours from the Denver International Airport. Enjoy hiking, biking, shopping and fine dining. This escape will be a memorable vacation in a place surrounded by beauty. Restrictions: Airfare not included Valid June 9 - June 16, 2012 Donated by: Tana & Scott Wood

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Get Away in Grand Cayman 403

Sun, snorkel, swim or just relax for one week in the fabulous Cayman Islands. Enjoy your stay at Sunset Cove Resort located on 7 mile beach. 7 Mile beach is rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. The condominium resort offers 3 swimming pools, hot tub, children’s pool and fitness club all within 100 feet of the clear, warm Caribbean Sea. The condo sleeps 4 people with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is located on the 2nd floor with ocean views. Restrictions: Based on mutually agreed upon date Expires: April 13, 2013 Donated by: Gwendolyn & Ken Joekel

Bucks & Boars 404

This South Texas whitetail deer and hog hunt includes a guided two day / two night hunt for two hunters at Rancho Mauricio (RM). RM is a 5,000 acre private ranch located in the heart of South Texas in the Golden Triangle for free-range whitetail deer. RM is in La Salle County, approximately 12 miles east of Encinal and 30 miles south of Cotulla. Each hunter will have a private room in the 3 bedroom lodge and may harvest a management buck, a management doe, as well as a wild feral hog and javelina. South Texas cuisine and beverages are included. Restrictions: Available dates for the weekend hunt are December 1-2, 2012 or January 12-13, 2013. Donated by: Ben Alexander & Marc Jacobs

Gobble Gobble 405

Gobble up this chance for a 2 day guided turkey hunt for 2 people at La Solana Ranch (formerly part of the Shriner Ranch, 1 hour south of San Antonio) in Frio County, Texas. This package includes lodging, food and beverages. Hosted by Mark Rothwell Restrictions: Available Spring 2013 Turkey Season Donated by: Mary & Mark Rothwell

The Best of Belize 406

Enjoy a 5 night stay in Casa Playa Blanca at Victoria House in Ambergis Caye, Belize. This beachfront 2 bedroom villa boasts a private pool overlooking the beach and the azure Caribbean. The villa accommodates up to four

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guests and includes continental breakfast daily. Victoria House is an awardwinning luxury resort touted by such publications as Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure for its excellence. Restrictions: Not valid for Christmas or New Years Expires: April 2013 Donated by: Libby Fay Low ’87, Eloise Fay Novotny ’90, Anabel Bixby Fay ’96

Magical Marco Island, Florida 407

Nestled in the mangrove of Florida’s Southwest island coast, Marco Island is a world class resort destination. Surrounded by miles and miles of pristine, uninhabited islands, bays, creeks and the Gulf of Mexico, this coastal retreat provides something for everyone in the family, from white sand beaches to boating and fishing to golf and tennis. Enjoy a 1 week stay in a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium at the Plantation on Marco Island. This condo sits rights on the beach, and the view of the Gulf is breathtaking! Accommodations include a king bed, a queen bed and 2 twin beds. Restrictions: Reserve one month in advance Must be used between May and September 2012 Donated by: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sullivan

Trout and Tails 408

What Fisherman can resist this opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary fishing trip to beautiful Port Mansfield? Enjoy a 2 night saltwater bay fishing adventure for 4 people at the famous Port Mansfield Club in Port Mansfield, Texas. The Mansfield Club is South Texas’ premier private fishing lodge. The lodge hosts members and guests in modern air-conditioned rooms with meals featuring white-tablecloth gourmet dining facilities. A full bar in the members’ lounge rounds out the perfect South Texas fishing experience. A professional fishing guide will be provided for 2 days of fishing for either speckled trout or redfish. All fishing equipment will be provided by the guide. All meals and drinks at the club are included. Hosted by Michael Soper. Restrictions: This trip is for Monday-Friday only and expires April 2013 Accommodations and guide are subject to availability and early booking is recommended. Holidays are excluded. Donated by: Andrea & Michael Soper

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Heading to Hunt (Texas, that is) 409

Experience a luxurious retreat at Stablewood Springs Resort, located on the Guadalupe River just one hour west of San Antonio, in scenic Hunt, Texas. Your stay includes a 3 night stay in a luxury 3 bedroom / 3 bath Villa. The resort rests on 140 acres of a 543-acre private sanctuary of abundant hills, water and wildlife, and luxurious accommodations, each with its own panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valley below. Enthusiasts of an active lifestyle will be drawn to Stablewood’s hiking and biking trails, discovering endless ways to explore the countryside and magnificent views. Others who enjoy the serene setting will feel at home while lounging by the resort pool, watching a majestic sunset, or reading a book by the peaceful river. Restrictions: Must be redeemed by December 15, 2012 Availability and black-out dates do apply All Villa guests are subject to rental guidelines of the property Donated by: Stablewood Springs Resort\Tommy & Wendy Fatjo

Take Me Out to the Ballgame 500

Grab your glove but leave your binoculars behind! You and three guests will enjoy a literal “front row seat” to a Houston Astros Baseball game with seats in the Diamond Club level. Seats in the Diamond Club are actually closer to the batter than the pitching rubber! This special package also includes a buffet, all snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and a parking pass! Restrictions: Must be a mutually agreed upon game Valid for the 2012 baseball season Donated by: Leticia & Stephen Trauber

Hook ‘em, Horns 501

Hook ‘em to Austin to cheer on the Longhorns with six North End Club level tickets. Food and parking pass is included. Game to be determined for the 2012 Season. Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon game Donated by: Erin & Boyd Heath

Dallas Cowboys Stadium VIP Tour &Football Camp 502

A Treat for Both Child & Parent This is the Super Bowl of sports opportunities. You and your child will stay at the Four Season’s Los Colinas while your child attends the official Dallas

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Cowboys’ Youth Football Academy. This 5 day summer get away package allows parents to plan activities while their child is occupied from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in a supervised training environment. Their days will consist of non-contact football skill instruction, games, contests and player evaluation. Players are grouped by age and skill level and must be between 6 and 14 years of age. While at camp they will receive a Camp Cowboys’ jersey, t-shirt, photos and a lot more. Drinks will be provided daily and lunch will be provided on Wednesdays by Pappa John’s Pizza. They say “seeing is believing,” and that is certainly true when talking about Cowboy Stadium. You will be the envy of all your friends with a VIP hosted tour of the infamous Cowboys Stadium with behind the scenes access and the premium club tour of the facilities. Restrictions: Dallas Cowboy’s Youth Football Camp is offered 6/18/12-6/22/12, 6/25/12-6/29/12, and 7/9/12-7/13/12 Registration is required by May 1, 2012 to reserve space in the 2012 term Dates are subject to availability Donated by: Yvette & Scott Hill, Trish & Ty Whitcomb and the Four Season Hotels & Resorts

Houston Rockets a Slam Dunk 503

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Can’t Wait for Coldplay! 504

Mark your calendar for Monday, June 25, 2012, when the fabulous British band Coldplay comes to our very own Toyota Center. You will rock out in a 14 person luxury suite to such favorites as Paradise, Charlie Brown and Mylo Xyloto. Package includes 14 tickets, food, beverages, a suite attendant and parking. What better way to groove! Donated by: Gwendolyn & Ken Joekel

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American Girl Rocks the Catwalk 505

You and your guests will enjoy a table for 10 at the 2012 American Girl Fashion Show held at the Junior League of Houston. To add to the excitement, your little American Girl and her favorite doll can join the fun and walk the runway as a VIP Guest Model. As a Guest Model, she will “rock the catwalk� as the Master of Ceremonies shares personal fun facts with the audience, and a professional photographer captures the moment with a souvenir photograph. A signature American Girl gift basket is also included. Restrictions: Seating selection is based upon availability. Choose from four seatings: Breakfast, November 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.; Lunch, November 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m; Lunch, November 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.; or Tea, November 11, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Donated by: Leslie Rogers

Countdown to Camp 506

Join us for a summer of FUN, FRIENDS & ADVENTURE! Established in 1968, Camp Olympia is one of the premier Texas overnight summer camps for boys and girls ages 7-16. Located on Lake Livingston, Camp Olympia is roughly one and a half hours north of Houston in the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas. Camp Olympia offers individualized scheduling of over 35 activities. Most importantly, Camp Olympia builds character and values. Children learn responsibility and cooperation at camp while gaining independence and self-esteem. With counselor to camper ratio of 1 to 4, the dynamic college counselors serve as positive role models for your child. Accredited by the American Camping Association, Camp Olympia is dedicated to having fun together, helping campers grow in body, mind and spirit. Restrictions: Good for a three week term (June 17-July 7, 2012 or July 8-July 28, 2012). Valid only for one NEW camper from one NEW camper family; siblings of current campers are not eligible. The winning family must submit their completed application and certificate as soon as possible so to officially register their camper. Donated by: Camp Olympia

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Who Can Resist Romanticurean? 507

Don’t lift a finger while enjoying gourmet food and wonderful wines in this award winning home of Reece and Fulton Davenport. Feast on a decadent dinner for 8 prepared by Chef Reece Davenport. Paparazzi may be present! Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date. Expires: April 13, 2013 Donated by: Reece Davenport & Romanticurean.com

Opa! Please, Pass the Spanakopita! 508

Ellen and Paige Cokinos, notables of the Houston Greek community and VERY GREEK, will bound into your home, ready to create an ambiance of the best of Greece in honor of Dr. Nancy Hightower. They will provide and prepare an authentic Greek meal for eight people including favorites like lamb and roasted potatoes, spinach and cheese pie, pastitso, appetizers and desserts, and yes, entertainment! Restrictions: Hosts provide venue and beverages; date to be negotiated with the cooks. Expires: April 13, 2013 Donated by: Ellen & Paige Michael Cokinos

Shaken Not Stirred 509

Gather the gang for a martini party! Cinco Vodka is Texas owned and Texas made. This sipping sensation includes a case of their finest vodka, a bartender for 2 hours, limes, cranberry juice, soda and tonic. They provide the party and you provide the place! Restrictions: For up to 50 people Excludes holidays Expires: April 13, 2013 Donated by: Cinco Vodka

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Silent Auction

Precious Primary (class projects, class parties & teacher parties)

Discovery M/W/F Ceramic Butterfly Platter 600

Butterfly, butterfly fly in the sky…butterfly, butterfly flies so high! Fingerprints of every M/W/F Discovery student adorn this precious ceramic platter creating a masterpiece sure to brighten your kitchen! A beautiful butterfly is in the center of the platter with every students fingerprints filling in this colorful creature. The name and fingerprint of each M/W/F Discovery student circles the edge of the platter. Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

Discovery T/TH Ceramic Butterfly Platter 601

Butterfly, butterfly fly in the sky...butterfly, butterfly flies so high! Fingerprints of every T/TH Discovery student adorn this precious ceramic platter creating a masterpiece sure to brighten your kitchen! A beautiful butterfly is in the center of the platter with every students fingerprints filling in this colorful creature. The name and fingerprint of each T/TH Discovery student circles the edge of the platter. Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

Readiness Mosaic Birdbath 602

Don’t let your favorite feathered friends “take off into flights of fancy.” Lure them with this beautiful vintage cement birdbath created by our Readiness students. The center bowl of this creation welcomes feather friends and has been adorned with bright, cheerful mosaic tile and glass by our Readiness students. This tranquil and peaceful treasure would make a lovely addition to any yard, patio or garden. Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

Pre-K Framed Fingerprint Cross 603

Criss-Cross Applesauce – each one of our creative Pre-Kindergarten students picked a special color and filled in a cross with their classmates. Each student wrote their name on the mat, and their fingerprint is next to their name. Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

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Discovery M/W/F Thumbprint Cookie Jar 604

Students have lovingly decorated a cookie jar with their thumbprints. This personalized cookie jar will be a wonderful keepsake from your child’s first year at R.O.B.S. Donated by: Beth Foltz, Susan Neuhaus & Jessica Stargel (R.O.B.S. Discovery Teachers)

Discovery T/Th Thumbprint Cookie Jar 605

Students have lovingly decorated a cookie jar with their thumbprints. This personalized cookie jar will be a wonderful keepsake from your child’s first year at R.O.B.S. Donated by: Beth Foltz, Susan Neuhaus & Jessica Stargel (R.O.B.S. Discovery Teachers)

Discovery End of Year Play Party 606

Discovery students will bounce, swing and have a ball on the playground at River Oaks Country Club. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The End of Year Play Party will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Limited to 30 Discovery Students Cost is $50/student Donated by: Lou & John Black, Laurence & Henry Bragg, Emily & Rob Christy, Haydeh & Ali Davoudi, Christy & Webb Jennings, Laura & Luke Mandola, Devin & Ryan McCord, Maggie & John Nicholson, Sarah & Patrick Pacheco, Mollie & Kent Wallace, Reed & Billy Wareing, Jenny & Blake Webster, and Lorraine & Jackson Wise

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Readiness Cool Pool Party 607

Readiness students will kick off summer at the River Oaks Country Club pool with swimming, bouncing, face painting and a whole lot more. Snacks, cake and ice cream will be provided. The pool party will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Restrictions: Limited to 30 Readiness students Cost is $50/student Donated by: Lisa & Kolby Beich, Jessica Brown & Gabe Mena, Greggory & Pat Burk, Jane & Robert Cabes, Laura & Quinn Fanning, Kim & Brian Haufrect, Margaret & Thad Hill, Ana Lee & Marc Jacobs, Laura & Steve Jones, Angela & Jamie Lee, Katie & Kenny O’Donnell, Amy & Jordan Pincu, Kelly & Steve Provenzano, and Emily & Tyler VanHoutan

Pre-K Back to School (as Kindergartners) Party 608

“Splish Splash”.....It’s a Back to School pool party at Colonial Park Pool. Come see how your Pre-K friends have grown over the summer as you reunite before starting Kindergarten at this super fun pool party. Pre-K Back to School Pool Party will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Open to all Pre-K students Cost is $50/student Donated by: Merrie & Laif Afseth, Rachel & Chris Boehler, Stephanie & Josh Davis, Anne & John Freeman, Melissa & Michael Mithoff, Cecile & John Puckett, Melissa & Robert Rabalais, Stephanie & Brian Sauer, Karen & Trevor Turbidy, and Carrie & John Vallone

Readiness Students Where in the world is Mrs. Hanson? 609

Oh no! Mrs. Hanson is missing! Where did she go? Help the teachers search for this very important “missing person.” Our detectives will scour the campus, using maps and clues to find our primary School Principal. Don’t miss the fun, food and adventure on the afternoon of Monday, April 30, 2012. Restrictions: Limited to 24 Readiness students Cost is $50 per student Donated by: R.O.B.S. Primary School Faculty

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Pre-K Students Where in the world is Mrs. Hanson? 610

Oh no! Mrs. Hanson is missing! Where did she go? Help the teachers search for this very important “missing person.” Our detectives will scour the campus, using maps and clues to find our primary School Principal. Don’t miss the fun, food and adventure on the afternoon of Monday, April 30, 2012. Restrictions: Limited to 28 Pre-K students Cost is $50 per student Donated by: R.O.B.S. Primary School Faculty

Living It Up in Lower School (class projects, class parties & teacher parties)

1st Grade ~ Mrs. Adams “Polynesia, the Sky” 700

Inspired by the 20th century French artist Henri Matisse, known for his colorful and fluid work, this painting entitled “Polynesia, the Sky” is certain to brighten and cheer any wall. The original masterpiece has been reinterpreted by our first grade artists. Each student in Mrs. Adam’s class painted a section of this painting. The pieces were collected and framed together. Coordinated and donated by: Shanda & Matt Blackmon

1st Grade ~ Ms. Greer “Polynesia, the Sky” 701

Inspired by the 20th century French artist Henri Matisse, known for his colorful and fluid work, this painting entitled “Polynesia, the Sky” is certain to brighten and cheer any wall. The original masterpiece has been reinterpreted by our first grade artists. Each student in Ms. Greer’s class painted a section of this painting. The pieces were collected and framed together. Coordinated and donated by: Shanda & Matt Blackmon

1st Grade ~ Ms. McDaniel “Polynesia, the Sky” 702

Inspired by the 20th century French artist Henri Matisse, known for his colorful and fluid work, this painting entitled “Polynesia, the Sky” is certain to brighten and cheer any wall. The original masterpiece has been reinterpreted by our first grade artists. Each student in Ms. McDaniel’s class painted a section of this painting. The pieces were collected and framed together. Coordinated and donated by: Shanda & Matt Blackmon

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1st Grade ~ Ms. Rommel “Polynesia, the Sky” 703

Inspired by the 20th century French artist Henri Matisse, known for his colorful and fluid work, this painting entitled “Polynesia, the Sky” is certain to brighten and cheer any wall. The original masterpiece has been reinterpreted by our first grade artists. Each student in Ms. Rommel’s class painted a section of this painting. The pieces were collected and framed together. Coordinated and donated by: Shanda & Matt Blackmon

2nd Grade “Circles” Acrylic on Canvas 704

This impressive creation of acrylic on canvas is based on the famous abstract piece “Circles” by Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky, a highly regarded Russian artist, is credited with painting the first modern abstract artworks. R.O.B.S. very own abstract artists, the second grade students, each painted a 6”x6” square with circles to create this substantial work of art. Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

3rd Grade 3-D Watercolor on Wood Masterpiece 705

This master creation by the third graders overflows with character and uniqueness. Each child painted a watercolor piece that is mounted on blocks of wood at various heights. This method showcases each student’s work of art, yet as a whole it is a fabulous display of our third grader’s watercolor abilities with beautiful color, depth and intensity. Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

Take Home Kindergarten Class Mascot, Lucky the Ladybug and His Journal 706

Shhhh. It’s a secret! At the end of the 2011-2012 school year, one lucky Kindergartener in Mrs. Reardon’s class will get to take home Ladybug, the class mascot. Ladybug will come to live with you along with a special book and treasured memories of the school year. Donated by: Sharon Reardon, R.O.B.S. Kindergarten Teacher, and Alison Johnson, R.O.B.S. Lower School Teacher Assistant

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Take Home Kindergarten Class Mascot, Blueberry the Bluebird and His Journal 707

Shhhh. It’s a secret! At the end of the 2011-2012 school year, one lucky Kindergartener in Ms. Graham’s class will get to take home Blueberry the Bluebird, the class mascot, and his fabulous journal our Kindergarten class created. Donated by: Sarah Graham, R.O.B.S. Kindergarten Teacher, and Cindy Craft, R.O.B.S. Lower School Teacher Assistant

Kindergarten Make It and Bake It Pizza Party 708

(Mrs. Blair’s Class) The top five bidders from Mrs. Blair’s Kindergarten class will join their Kindergarten teachers at a fun pizza party. Children will create and bake their own pizzas in the Fellowship Hall, as well as create a special dessert. The party is scheduled for May 3, 2012 from 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Limited to five Kindergarten students from Mrs. Blair’s Class Donated by: Melanie Blair (R.O.B.S. Kindergarten Teacher)

Kindergarten Make It and Bake It Pizza Party 709

(Mrs. Henkel’s Class) The top five bidders from Mrs. Henkel’s Kindergarten class will join their Kindergarten teachers at a fun pizza party. Children will create and bake their own pizzas in the Fellowship Hall, as well as create a special dessert. The party is scheduled for May 3, 2012, from 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Limited to five Kindergarten students from Mrs. Henkel’s Class Donated by: Alison Henkel (R.O.B.S. Kindergarten Teacher)

Kindergarten Make It and Bake It Pizza Party 710

(Ms. Graham’s Class) The top five bidders from Ms. Graham’s Kindergarten class will join their Kindergarten teachers at a fun pizza party. Children will create and bake their own pizzas in the Fellowship Hall, as well as create a special dessert. The party is scheduled for May 3, 2012, from 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Limited to five Kindergarten students from Ms. Graham’s Class Donated by: Sarah Graham (R.O.B.S. Kindergarten Teacher)

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Kindergarten Make It and Bake It Pizza Party 711

(Mrs. Reardon’s Class) The top five bidders from Mrs. Reardon’s Kindergarten class will join their Kindergarten teachers at a fun pizza party. Children will create and bake their own pizzas in the Fellowship Hall, as well as create a special dessert. The party is scheduled for May 3, 2012, from 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Limited to five Kindergarten students from Mrs. Reardon’s Class Donated by: Sharon Reardon (R.O.B.S. Kindergarten Teacher)

Fly Sky High with 1st Grade Teachers 712

(Mrs. Adam’s Class) The top five bidders from Mrs. Adam’s first grade class can bounce off the walls with their teachers at Sky High Sports. We’ll jump, flip and have pizza! Party is scheduled for May 3, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Limited to five first grade students from Mrs. Adams’s Class Donated by: Tiffani Adams (R.O.B.S. 1st grade Teacher)

Fly Sky High with 1st Grade Teachers 713

(Mrs. Greer’s Class) The top five bidders from Mrs. Greer’s first grade class can bounce off the walls with their teachers at Sky High Sports. We’ll jump, flip and have pizza! Party is scheduled for May 3, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Limited to five first grade students from Mrs. Greer’s Class Donated by: Keri Greer (R.O.B.S. 1st grade Teacher)

Fly Sky High with 1st Grade Teachers 714

(Ms. McDaniel’s Class) The top five bidders from Ms. McDaniel’s first grade class can bounce off the walls with their teachers at Sky High Sports. We’ll jump, flip and have pizza! Party is scheduled for May 3, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Limited to five first grade students from Ms. McDaniel’s Class Donated by: Martha McDaniel (R.O.B.S. 1st grade Teacher)

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Fly Sky High with 1st Grade Teachers 715

(Ms. Rommel’s Class) The top five bidders from Ms. Rommel’s first grade class can bounce off the walls with their teachers at Sky High Sports. We’ll jump, flip and have pizza! Party is scheduled for May 3, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Limited to five first grade students from Ms. Rommel’s Class Donated by: Emily Rommel (R.O.B.S. 1st grade Teacher)

Bunko and Fun with 2nd Grade Teachers 716

(Mrs. Alaniz’s Class) The top four bidders from Ms. Alaniz’s second grade class will stay after school with your favorite second grade teachers! We will play Bunko, win fun prizes and enjoy delicious snacks! Party is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Limited to four second grade students from Mrs. Alaniz’s Class Donated by: Katie Alaniz (R.O.B.S. 2nd grade Teacher)

Bunko and Fun with 2nd Grade Teachers 717

(Mrs. Neumann’s Class) The top four bidders from Mrs. Neumann’s second grade class will stay after school with your favorite second grade teachers! We will play Bunko, win fun prizes and enjoy delicious snacks! Party is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Limited to four second grade students from Mrs. Neumann’s Class Donated by: Christina Neumann (R.O.B.S. 2nd grade Teacher)

Bunko and Fun with 2nd Grade Teachers 718

(Mrs. DeSpain’s and Mrs. Walton’s Class) The top four bidders form Mrs. DeSpain’s and Mrs. Walton’s second grade class will stay after school with your favorite second grade teachers! We will play Bunko, win fun prizes and enjoy delicious snacks! Party is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Limited to four second grade students from Mrs. DeSpain’s and Mrs. Walton’s Class Donated by: Christi DeSpain and Stacy Walton (R.O.B.S. 2nd grade Teachers)

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Bunko and Fun with 2nd Grade Teachers 719

(Mrs. Remmel’s Class) The top four bidders from Mrs. Remmel’s second grade class will stay after school with your favorite second grade teachers! We will play Bunko, win fun prizes and enjoy delicious snacks! Party is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Limited to four second grade students from Mrs. Remmel’s Class Donated by: Effie Remmel (R.O.B.S. 2nd grade Teacher)

Pretzel Party with 3rd Grade Teachers 720

(Mrs. Bunting’s Class) The top four bidders from Mrs. Bunting’s third grade class will twist and shout as they make soft pretzels....yummy, yummy! They will also receive their own apron to decorate and take home as a souvenir. Party is scheduled for May 2, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Limited to four third grade students from Mrs. Bunting’s Class Donated by: Stephani Bunting (R.O.B.S. 3rd grade Teacher)

Pretzel Party with 3rd Grade Teachers 721

(Mrs. Ormand’s Class) The top four bidders from Mrs. Ormand’s third grade class will twist and shout as they make soft pretzels....yummy, yummy! They will also receive their own apron to decorate and take home as a souvenir. Party is scheduled for May 2, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Limited to four third grade students from Mrs. Ormand’s Class Donated by: Ashley Ormand (R.O.B.S. 3rd grade Teacher)

Pretzel Party with 3rd Grade Teachers 722

(Mrs. Sullivan’s Class) The top four bidders from Mrs. Sullivan’s third grade class will twist and shout as they make soft pretzels....yummy, yummy! They will also receive their own apron to decorate and take home as a souvenir. Party is scheduled for May 2, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Limited to four third grade students from Mrs. Sullivan’s Class Donated by: Susan Sullivan (R.O.B.S. 3rd grade Teacher)

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Pretzel Party with 3rd Grade Teachers 723

(Mrs. Weigand’s Class) The top four bidders from Mrs. Weigand’s third grade class will twist and shout as they make soft pretzels....yummy, yummy! They will also receive their own apron to decorate and take home as a souvenir. Party is scheduled for May 2, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Limited to four third grade students from Mrs. Weigand’s Class Donated by: Becca Weigand (R.O.B.S. 3rd grade Teacher)

4th Grade Chicken Foot Domino Party 724

(Mrs. Moore’s Class) The top four bidders from Mrs. Moore’s fourth grade class will connect the dots, so to speak, at this Chicken Foot party with their fantastic fourth grade teachers. Play Chicken Foot, a dominoes game, dine on pizza, chips and beverages and leave with an awesome party favor and marvelous memories. The party will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., in HT211. Limited to four fourth grade students from Mrs. Moore’s Class Donated by: Dee Moore (R.O.B.S. 4th grade Teacher)

4th Grade Chicken Foot Domino Party 725

(Mrs. Tindel’s Class) The top four bidders from Mrs. Tindel’s fourth grade class will connect the dots, so to speak, at this Chicken Foot party with their fantastic fourth grade teachers. Play Chicken Foot, a dominoes game, dine on pizza, chips and beverages and leave with an awesome party favor and marvelous memories. The party will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., in HT211. Limited to four fourth grade students from Mrs. Tindel’s Class Donated by: Holly Tindel (R.O.B.S. 4th grade Teacher)

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4th Grade Chicken Foot Domino Party 726

(Mrs. Walker’s Class) The top four bidders from Mrs. Walker’s fourth grade class will connect the dots, so to speak, at this Chicken Foot party with their fantastic fourth grade teachers. Play Chicken Foot, a dominoes game, dine on pizza, chips and beverages and leave with an awesome party favor and marvelous memories. The party will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., in HT211. Limited to four 4th fourth students from Mrs. Walker’s Class Donated by: Sally Walker (R.O.B.S. 4th grade Teacher)

4th Grade Chicken Foot Domino Party 727

(Ms. Womack’s Class) The top four bidders from Ms. Womack’s fourth grade class will connect the dots, so to speak, at this Chicken Foot party with their fantastic fourth grade teachers. Play Chicken Foot, a dominoes game, dine on pizza, chips and beverages and leave with an awesome party favor and marvelous memories. The party will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., in HT211. Limited to four fourth grade students from Ms. Womack’s Class Donated by: Amy Womack (R.O.B.S. 4th grade Teacher)

A Treat for the Toes and Taste Buds 728

The top two bidders from the girls in each of the first, second, third and fourth grade classes, will take a trip to Isle Pedi Spa for pedicures with our own science and reading super team, Mrs. Mazzone and Mrs. Wagner. While your toes are drying, head over to Crave cupcakes for a tasty treat! Date to be scheduled before the end of the school year. Limited to two girls from each, first-fourth grades, 8 girls total Donated by: Lila Mazzone and Tarsy Wagner

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A Samurai Adventure 729

The top two bidders from the boys in each of the first, second, third and fourth grade classes can sharpen their culinary skills while dining on delectable Chinese & Japanese cuisine at Tokyohana with Mrs. Mazzone and Mrs. Wagner. An adventure not to be missed! Date to be determined before the end of the school year. Limited to two boys from each, first-fourth grades, 8 boys total Donated by: Lila Mazzone and Tarsy Wagner

P.E. Power Play Pizza Party 730

Fifty students in grades third - sixth can sign up for a fun-filled evening of food and games with the R.O.B.S. coaches. Enjoy pizza and snacks while playing fun and challenging games such as “Capture the Flag,” “Kickball” and a whole lot more on Friday, April 20, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Limited to 50 students (boys and girls) in third-sixth grades Cost is $75/student Donated by: R.O.B.S. Coaching Staff

Lower School Bowling & Pizza Party 731

The top three bidders from each of the first, second, third and fourth grade classes will show off their skills in an afternoon of bowling, pizza and lots of fun with Ms. Duffey, Mrs. Leichtenberg, and Ms. Woolrich at Palace Bowling Lanes. Party is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Limited to 3 students from each grade, first - fourth, 12 students total Donated by: Ranelle Woolrich, Cindy Duffey, and Haley Leichtenberg

Kindergarten Parents’ Party 732

Sign up for a fun night with the parents of our Kindergarten Class! Enjoy a casual evening of fun and comfort food (Zilla’s Food Truck and Melange Creperie) at Laurence and Henry Bragg’s House. This evening is open to all Kindergarten Parents and will be held Friday September 21, 2012. Cost $100/couple Donated by: Laurence & Henry Bragg, Kim & Brian Haufrect, Harris & Jena Junell, Randy & Kim Petersen, Carmen & Butch Mach, Joella & Steve Mach, Kelly & Michael Sklar, and Reed & Billy Wareing

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Kindergarten Family Day in Galveston 733

Kindergarten families will gather beach-side for a day of fun in the sun, including sand castles, water games, kayaking, landsailers and a waterslide. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided for all. This not-to-be-missed event will be held at the Sklar family’s Galveston home on Kahala Beach on Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open to all Kindergarten families Cost $150/family Donated by: Rachel & Chris Boehler, Margaret & Thad Hill, Kara & Aaron Howes, Katherine & Paul Murphy, Cecile & John Puckett, Kelly & Michael Sklar, and Lorraine & Jackson Wise

1st Grade End of School Blast 734

All first grade families are invited to party on up to second grade at Houston Oaks Country Club. Spend the day swimming in the pool; fishing, canoeing or paddle boating around the lake; rock climbing; or bring your bat and glove and get a game going on the baseball diamond! This fun filled day has something for everyone. The afternoon would not be complete without lunch, refreshments and snacks. You won’t want to miss this party on Saturday, May 5, 2012, starting at 12:00 p.m. Open to all first grade families Cost is $150/family Donated by: Gina & Devinder Bhatia, Anna & Alberto Lopez and Amy & Todd Miller

2nd Grade Family Day in Galveston 735

Second grade families will gather beach side for a day of fun in the sun, including sand castles, water games, kayaking, landsailers and a waterslide. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided for all. This not-to-be-missed event will be held at the Sklar family’s Galveston home on Kahala Beach. Date to be determined Open to all second grade families Cost is $150/family Donated by: Stephanie & Ernie Cockrell, Kathryn & Ian Fay, Holly & Jonathan Ross, Anne & John Freeman, Kelly & Michael Sklar, and Dawn & Chris Krieg

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2nd Grade Parents Fancy Fiesta 736

Sign up for a night of mariachis, margaritas and mucho fun! Gather with the Second Grade parents at the home of Stacey and Andrew White for a delicious Mexican-themed dinner, taco truck style. This event will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. Open to all second grade parents Cost is $100/couple Donated by: Laurence & Henry Bragg, Laura & Quinn Fanning, Caroline & Jeremy Finkelstein, Margaret & Thad Hill, Julianne & Chris Kugle, Carmen & Butch Mach, Brandy & Stephen Ray, Kelly & Michael Sklar, and Stacey & Andrew White

3rd Grade Boys End of Year Party 737

Third Grade boys will meet on the last day of school for a fun afternoon of video games and hotdogs before taking off for summer vacation. Games 2 U and James Coney Island will entertain the boys at Colonial Park on Friday, May 25, 2012, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Open to all third grade boys Cost is $50/student Donated by: Wendy & Tommy Fatjo, Laura & Carl Giesler, Allison & Grant Hall, Erin & Boyd Heath, Angie & Danny Hollaway, Alexis Keene, Kristi & Robert Kincannon, Jackie & Connelly McGreevy, and Cecie & Kyle Turlington

3rd Grade Girls Swim Party 738

Third Grade girls will chill out at this cool pool party at the McCool’s! Start the summer off with swimming, games, lunch from James Coney Island and snow cones. This fun filled celebration will be Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Open to all third grade girls Cost is $50/student Donated by: Mignon & Steve Gill, Allison & Gregg Hammer, Kirby & Scott McCool, Amy & Todd Miller, Kim & Chris Miller, Lisa & Josh Oren, Patricia & Richard Rorschach, Shannon & Boyd Smith, and Stacey & Andrew White

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3rd Grade Parents Cinco de Mayo Party 739

Third Grade parents grab your sombreros and plan on having “un muy buen momento” with margaritas and fajitas, while enjoying a lively evening at “Casa McCool” ~ Ole! This fiesta will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. Open to all third grade parents Cost is $100/couple Donated by: Candace & Craig Dickerson, Erin & Boyd Heath, Renee Lewis & John Cary, Kirby & Scott McCool, Nancy & David Randall, Catherine & John Rentz, Patricia & Richard Rorschach, Trish & Ty Whitcomb, Kiki Wilson, and Elizabeth & Barry Young

4th Grade Boys Graduation Party 740

Fourth Grade boys will come and celebrate their graduation from Fourth Grade with an afternoon of swimming, snacks and lots of fun at the Briar Club on Thursday, May 24, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open to all fourth grade boys Cost is $50/student Donated by: Lovie & Ben Alexander, Gina & Devinder Bhatia, Donna & Jim Donnell, Anne & Chris Godinich, Shawn & Bill Jackson, Melissa & Tom McCaffrey, Dana Morris, Margaret & Todd Reppert, and Dee Ann & Yandell Rogers

4th Grade Girls Graduation Party 741

Fourth Grade girls will celebrate the end of school and graduation from Fourth Grade and the beginning of summer fun with a swim party at River Oaks Country Club on Friday, May 25, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open to all fourth grade girls Cost is $50/student Donated by: Alice & Trey Bell, Pepper & Ashley Edens, Sophie & Louis Girard, Liz & Tom Glanville, Debra & Levon Hovnatanian, Mary Kay & Thomas Hunt, Dawn & Chris Krieg, Natasha & Loren Pieper, Leslie Rogers, Elizabeth & John Sawyer, Jennifer Novak & Hunter Traylor, Susannah & Stuart Wallace, and Gabrielle & Rallin Welch

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4th Grade Parents Progressive Dinner 742

Fifteen lucky couples will set off on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy appetizers at Laura and Matthew Baird’s home, before moving down the street to the home of Sophie and Louie Girard for a wonderful dinner and then ending the evening with decadent desserts at the home of Julie and David Shannon. Three houses, three courses and three times the fun, and you only have to park once! Limited to fifteen fourth grade couples Cost is $200/couple Donated by: Laura & Matthew Baird, Sophie & Louis Girard, Heather & Wayne Kearney, Joella & Steve Mach, Julie Oliver & Tim Meiss, and Julie & David Shannon

Kindergarten Parents Plan Ahead with First Grade Musical Priority Seating (2012-2013) 743

Calling all soon-to be First Grade parents! The top bidder from Kindergarten will watch the 2012-2013 First Grade Musical performance from the front row with seating for up to six people. Date of performance to be announced Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

Kindergarten Parents Plan Ahead with Second Grade Musical Priority Seating (2013-2014) 744

Kindergarten parents, it is not quite time to take your seats, but you will want to be on the front row for the 2013-2014 Second Grade Musical performance. The top bidder from Kindergarten will be ready with six front row reserved seats. Date of performance to be announced Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

1st Grade Parents Plan Ahead with Second Grade Musical Priority Seating (2012-2013) 745

Calling all soon-to be Second Grade parents! The top bidder from First Grade will watch the 2012-2013 Second Grade Musical performance from the front row with seating for up to six people. Date of performance to be announced Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

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1st Grade Parents Plan Ahead with Third Grade Musical Priority Seating (2013-2014) 746

First Grade parents, it is not quite time to take your seats, but you will want to be on the front row for the 2013-2014 Third Grade Musical performance. The top bidder from First Grade will be ready with six front row reserved seats. Date of performance to be announced Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

2nd Grade Parents Plan Ahead with Third Grade Musical Priority Seating (2012-2013) 747

Calling all soon-to be Third grade parents! The top bidder from Second Grade will watch the 2012-2013 Second Grade Musical performance from the front row with seating for up to six people. Date of performance to be announced Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

2nd Grade Parents Plan Ahead with Fourth Grade Musical Priority Seating (2013-2014) 748

Second Grade parents, it is not quite time to take your seats, but you will want to be on the front row for the 2013-2014 Fourth Grade Musical performance. The top bidder from Second Grade will be ready with six front row reserved seats. Date of performance to be announced Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

3rd Grade Parents Plan Ahead with Fourth Grade Musical Priority Seating (2012-2013) 749

Calling all soon-to be Fourth Grade parents! The top bidder from Third Grade will watch the 2012-2013 Fourth grade Musical performance from the front row with seating for up to six. Date of performance to be announced Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

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Memorably Middle School

(class projects, class parties & teacher parties)

5th Grade Painting on Plexiglas 800

The Fifth Grade students’ artistic talents created this work of art by using acrylic paint to create this abstract piece on a 4’x4’ square of Plexiglas. The framed piece will enhance in appearance depending on the paint color of the wall it is hung.. This is an amazing work of art to add to any room. Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

6th Grade Prayer Takes Flight 801

This custom creation by the Sixth Grade students is truly a treasure! This piece was created by each child writing a special, personal prayer for ROBS on the backside of each cut out butterfly. A special orange butterfly symbolizes Dr. Hightower. These gently shaded butterflies, from light blue to deep turquoise, float in a shadow box frame. A masterpiece that compliments any room! Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

7th Grade Glass Cross 802

The Seventh Grade students started with a contest to choose the design for the center of the cross. Ella Hawes designed and assembled the center of the cross. Then the Seventh Grade students placed the pieces of glass on the cross and completed this beautiful project. The fused glass cross is a dynamic, colorful and will surely be a treasured piece. Coordinated by: Allyson Connelly

5th Grade Girls ~ It’s a Strike! 803

Meet us at the lanes! Spend an afternoon bowling with the Fifth Grade teachers. This party will be held at Palace Lanes on Tuesday, May 16, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Restriction: Limited to 20 fifth grade girls 20 Highest Bidders Parents must provide transportation Donated by: Lynn Lloyd, Mylla Marvin, Joyce Toombs, Cindy Smith, and Natalie Kirklin

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5th Grade Boys ~ It’s a Strike! 804

The top twenty bidders from Fifth Grade will meet us at the lanes! Spend an afternoon bowling with the Fifth Grade teachers. This party will be held at Palace Lanes, on Wednesday, May 17, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Restrictions: Limited to 20 fifth grade boys 20 Highest Bidders Parents must provide transportation Donated by: Lynn Lloyd, Mylla Marvin, Joyce Toombs, Cindy Smith, and Natalie Kirklin

6th Grade Happy Potters Painting Party 805

The top twelve bidders from Sixth Grade will have a party painting pretty pottery platters while enjoying delicious refreshments provided by the Sixth Grade teachers. Platters will be fired in the kiln and returned to students within the week. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from 3:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Restrictions: Limited to 12 sixth grade students 12 Highest Bidders Donated by: Mrs. Coleman, Ms. McEntire, Ms. Shipper, and Mrs. Wright

7th Grade Let’s Bounce! 806

The top twenty bidders for Seventh Grade will join four fabulous Seventh Grade teachers for pizza, laughs and trampoline fun at Sky High. This party is scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Restrictions: Limited to 20 seventh grade students 20 Highest Bidders Parents must drop-off and pick-up students from Sky High Donated by: Ms. Mitchell, Mrs. Blackwell, Mrs. De Lankford, and Mrs. Flores Irwin

Middle School Students Pass The Pasta ~ Pronto! 807

The top four bidders from Middle School need to “get ready to get MESSY!: We will teach you how to convert flying flour into a flavorful feast. Grab some friends and an apron and come with an empty stomach. Party is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Restrictions: Limited to 4 Middle School Students 4 Highest Bidders Donated by: Margaret Brewer & Dana Stewart

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5th Grade Co-Ed Amazing Race Party 808

Fifth Grade students will divide into teams and be assigned an adult driver and an adult Race Coordinator. The teams will be given their first clue at the Initial Check Point and then each team will set out for their destination by finding clues. Be careful of “Detours” and “Roadblocks” along the way that will eventually lead them to the “Final Pit Stop” of the evening which includes dinner and the post race party. This is certainly an adventure not to be missed! Amazing Race to be held on the afternoon of Friday, May 4, 2012. Open to all fifth grade students Cost is $50/student Donated by: Tricia & Doug Berry, Elaine & Tim Day, Laura & Carl Giesler, Alexis Keene, Martha & Bruce Lurie, Kim & Scott Martin, Kelly & Steve Provenzano, Molly & Bubba Shaffer, Millette & Haag Sherman, Gail & Terry Stewart, and Elizabeth & Barry Young

6th Grade Goes Sky High 809

The top twenty-five bidders from Sixth Grade will flip over this trampoline and pizza party at Sky High Sports. Join your friends after Field Day to bounce, jump and twist the afternoon away. Head over to Sky High on Friday, May 4, 2012, after Field Day, from 12:30 to 2:30 to show off your acrobatic skills. Restrictions: Limited to 25 sixth grade students Cost is $50/student Donated by: Merrie & Laif Afseth, Candace & Craig Dickerson, Pepper & Ashley Edens, Farley & Steve Erikson, Kari & Todd Greenwalt, Allison & Gregg Hammer, and Heather & Beau Herrold

6th Grade Girls Costume Scavenger Hunt 810

The top sixteen girl bidders from Sixth Grade girls, dressed in crazy costumes, will divide into three teams, each with an adult driver, and race to be the first team to figure out “clues” in this zany scavenger hunt. Each clue will reveal where to go next and hopefully lead them to victory. This fun filled evening, which includes dinner, promises to be one to remember. This event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, form 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Restrictions: Limited to sixteen sixth grade girls 16 Highest Bidders Donated by: Laura & Matthew Baird, Heather & Beau Herrold, and Robyn Vermeil

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7th Grade End of School Swim Party 811

Jump in where it’s cool or come dance by the pool, or launch water balloons while listening to tunes. Go down the water slide for a super fun ride, climb the rock wall, and that is not all. Join Stan, the man, at the video van! Come, join your class, it will be a real blast. The Seventh Grade class will jump out of school and into the pool on May 25, 2012, from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the backyard of Kelly and Joe Coselli, 3942 Del Monte Drive. Open to all seventh grade students Cost is $50/student Donated by: Julie & Frank Bayouth, Stephanie & Will Brown, Rebecca & Mike Clark, Kelly & Joe Coselli, Kristin & Robert Gauntt, Louisa Hernandez, Angie & Danny Hollaway, Bethany & Jim Hughes, Paula & Jeff Paine, Kathleen & John Sanchez, Kathryn & Jeff Smith, Randa & Charlie Williams, and Melanie Worthington

8th Grade Girls Manicures and Munchies 812

Just in time for graduation! The top ten lucky bidders out of the Eight Grade girls will be in for a real treat while they are pampered with their choice of either a manicure or pedicure, while enjoying refreshments with their friends at River Oaks Nails on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Restrictions: Limited to ten eighth grade girls 10 Highest Bidders Donated by: Stephanie Brown, Sandy Campion, Heather Herrold, Kathleen Panus, and Bridget Wade Sign-Up Parties

The Ultimate Opportunity 900

Join the guest of honor, our incoming Head of School, Leanne Reynolds, and her husband, Keith, along with your hosts, Kathy and Ed Segner, in their home, for the “ultimate opportunity.” Twenty couples will come together for an evening of conversation and camaraderie. Enjoy getting to know Mrs. Reynolds with wine that has been hand-picked by the R.O.B.S. Auction Wine Committee, splendid hors dourves and lite bites. So mark your calendar for Thursday, November 1, 2012 because this is an opportunity not to be missed. What a wonderful way to get to know this special lady and help welcome her into the R.O.B.S. community! Restrictions: Limited to 20 couples/40 individuals

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Cost is $300/couple or $150/ person Donated by: Kathy & Ed Segner, The Stone Kitchen Catering & Special Events, and Friends of R.O.B.S.

Crazy for Crawfish 901

Laissez les bon temps rouler! The Ducote’s welcome you to their beautiful home for an authentic, Cajun-style crawfish boil the evening of Saturday, April 28, 2012. Jennifer and David will teach you how to eat crawfish like a real New Orleanian. This evening is sure to be wonderful, festive and messy fun you won’t want to miss. Restrictions: Limited to 30 couples Cost is $250/couple Donated by: Jennifer & David Ducote

Girls Spa Getaway at Cal-a-Vie 902

C’est La Vie at Cal-a-Vie! Experience the ultimate in pampering with an allinclusive, four-night stay at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa – voted a Travel and Leisure World’s Best Destination Spa in North America! The all-inclusive program is designed to rejuvenate, recharge and deliver full restoration with a healthy balance of fitness, nutrition and relaxation. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, located just north of San Diego in Vista, California, is offering a special R.O.B.S. retreat for 24 ladies from Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday September 23, 2012. In addition, Cal-a-Vie will donate $1,000 per person to R.O.B.S. As a guest at Cal-a-Vie, your stay will include nine spa treatments such as massages, facials, hair and scalp treatments, reflexology and more. Experience the luxury of your own Mediterranean style villa with private terrace while dining on the finest nutritionally balanced gourmet spa cuisine. In addition, you may take advantage of the educational and entertaining nutrition and fitness lectures, and you will have admittance to all fitness classes as well as use of all spa and resort facilities. Transportation from San Diego airport to Cal-a-Vie provided. Restrictions: Limited to 24 people Cost is $4,995 per person (a $600 discount off the regular cost) Airfare not included Donated by: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa\Terri and John Havens

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Rockstar Readers 903

The top fifteen bidders can “get caught reading” and join the group who’s been “caught.” Be a part of this National campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read! The R.O.B.S. librarians will create “READ Posters” modeled after the American Library Association’s celebrity Read Posters with our own students as celebrities. They will photograph your child and create a custom 2’ x 3’, color poster using special software purchased from the ALA. The personalized READ poster depicting your child as a “Rockstar Reader” will be displayed in the library for a two month period and then be given to you as a keepsake. Restrictions: Limited to top 15 bidders Must be a R.O.B.S. student Donated by: Adonica Aston, Kathy Ellwood, Sally Hilliard and Christa Pryor Something for Everyone / Silent Auction

Texas Meets the French Riviera 1000

Mockingbird Bistro continuously receives rave reviews for chef owner John Sheely’s “Country French meets American Market” style of cuisine. Let Chef Sheely create a custom tasting menu for you and 3 guests at one of Houston’s favorite bistro wine bars. Accolades include Top Table in Bon Appetit, and Zagat Survey boasts it is “an incredible find thanks to John Sheely’s wonderful, innovative Mediterranean food.” Restrictions: Valid Sunday - Thursday Excludes Holidays Expires: November 1, 2012 Donated by: Mockingbird Bistro\John Sheely

Fiesta Fun for 50 1001

Si! Si! It’s a fiesta that is almost too good to be true. A party at your casa for 50 from Aztec Events & Tents, catered by the always wonderful and delicious El Patio Mexican Restaurant. This package includes more than you can imagine - not just dinner, but also linens, flatware, glassware, china, a margarita machine and a tent! After this fabulous fiesta you may be inspired to try your hand at some of these fabulous flavors from south of the border. So get started with two wonderful cookbooks, Latin Flavors and Green Beans and Guacamole.

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They certainly will be great additions to your library of cookbook favorites Restrictions: PENDING Donated by: Aztec Events & Tents/El Patio Mexican Restaurant and Friends of R.O.B.S.

Raise the Steaks 1002

Calling all carnivores! Feast on the best beef in town at two of the best steakhouses in Houston. This package includes a $100 gift certificate to be used at Morton’s The Steakhouse (any location) and $100 gift certificate at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (any location). Restrictions: Non-transferable and not redeemable for cash Valid for in- restaurant dining only, valid for one-time use, and not valid for use in conjunction with any other offer Cannot be replaced if lost or stolen Expires: December 31,2012 Donated by: Morton’s The Steakhouse and a Friend of R.O.B.S.

Crazy for Cajun 1003

Let Ragin’ Cajun catering services bring Zydeco to your mouth! Famous for their onsite crawfish and shrimp boils, use this Ragin’ Cajun catering $250 gift certificate to create a Cajun turn-key experience for your next party. Restrictions: Excludes alcohol and gratuity Expires: June 30, 2013 Donated by: Ragin’ Cajun

Pasta Perfection 1004

Enjoy dinner for four at Damian’s Cucina Italiana. Serving Houston for over twenty years, Damian’s is recognized as one of the top authentic Italian restaurants in town. Restrictions: Excludes alcohol and gratuity Not redeemable for cash or on holidays One certificate per table Expires: August 31, 2012 Donated by: Damian’s Cucina Italiana

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Music to Your Ears 1005

Enjoy a multi-sensory music experience for all generations. This package includes 2 Season subscriptions to River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) in concert. Performances are at 5:00 p.m. at The Church of St. John the Divine on October 6, 2012, October 17, 2012, February 9, 2013 and April 20, 2013. Donated by: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Tee it Up !!! 1006

Play on Wildcat Golf Club’s spectacular golf courses designed by Roy Case, located just south of Houston. Enjoy teeing off on Wildcat’s courses which feature elevations of up to 100 feet providing spectacular views of the Houston downtown skyline, the Galleria, and the Reliant Stadium complex. Make your tee time today! Includes green fees for 8 players (4 parents and their children), range balls and carts. Restrictions: Not valid for group outings or with other special offers Valid Monday - Thursday only Expires: December 15, 2012 Donated by: Wildcat Golf Club

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Wonderful Lower School Book Basket 1007

The R.O.B.S. librarians will provide a basket full of fabulous books appropriate for your Lower School learner. The books will represent a variety of genre, and some will even be signed by the author! Donated by: Adonica Aston, Sally Hilliard, Kathy Ellwood, and Christa Pryor (R.O.B.S. Librarians)

Genres, Themes & Topics Perfect for Middle School Bookworms 1008

The R.O.B.S. librarians will provide a basket full of fabulous books appropriate for your Middle School bookworm. These fabulous books will represent a variety of genre, themes and topics, and some will even be signed by the author! All are great books that promise hours of reading enjoyment. Donated by: Adonica Aston, Sally Hilliard, Kathy Ellwood, and Christa Pryor (R.O.B.S. Librarians)

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Beautiful and Beyond 1009

Get paparazzi ready! Learn tips and tricks for applying your own glamorous makeup look at home with ease with a full lesson from a makeup artist at Façade, Houston’s most elegant makeup atelier. Complete your beauty routine with this basket of beauty products from Kai. Featured on Oprah’s “favorite things,” the line has a cult following and devotees include Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Reece Witherspoon. Restrictions: Must schedule an appointment Limited availability on Saturdays Expires: April 13, 2013 Donated by: Façade Beauty and a Friend of R.O.B.S.

Off the Cuff 1010

Colorful and chic, these stingray cuffs will be the finishing touch on any ensemble! This collection of five fun & fabulous bracelets will dress up any outfit. Donated by: Barfield Collection

Santa in Locomotion 1011

Santa Claus is coming to town...on a train! This one of a kind handmade Santa is exquisitely designed with antique fabric, trim, accoutrements and accessories and is beautiful from any angle. This is the perfect addition to any Santa collection. Donated by: Many Monkeys Later

Make My Heart Flutter 1012

This classic 14 karat yellow and white gold diamond hummingbird pin will be the perfect adornment for that LBD (little black dress). This beautiful piece consists of 11 diamonds with a 0.15 carat weight. Donated by: Taylor and Company

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Math Made Easy 1013

A Teacher Treasure…3 hours of individual instruction in order to prepare for the Upper-Level ISEE test in Mathematics. Restrictions: Valid until November 1, 2012 Good for one student or a pair of students that would like to share this gift Donated by: Dr. Mary T. Furman

Bee Tutored 1014

Turn those “B’s” into “A’s” with five hours of tutoring in the subject of your choice. These highly qualified tutors will provide individualized instruction from the elementary level through college prep. Expires: April 13, 2013 Donated by: Bee Tutored

A Vault of Vodka 1015

This collection of various vodkas will certainly appeal to the most sophisticated of sippers! The “Vodka Vault” consists of outstanding brands such as Belvedere, Hammer + Sickle, White Gold, Absolut Citron, Ciroc Peach, Grey Goose, Chopin, Shevkoff, and Chambord flavor Vodka. It truly is a party in a basket! Donated by: Cindi and Bob Colvin

Be the “Biggest Loser” 1016

Summer is around the corner, so get a jump start on your waistline with a $100 gift certificate to My Fit Foods. Combine it with a Nike Yoga Mat, Jillian Michaels’ Ultimate Total-Body Kit and Jillian Michaels’ Ultimate Pilates Kit for the ultimate package. Donated by: My Fit Foods and a Friend of R.O.B.S.

You Are My Sunshine 1017

A precious wicker Moses basket overflowing with all of the sweet things to make that special baby’s face light up and shine! Snuggly blanket, hooded bath towel, wash clothes, multi-colored plush caterpillar, butter yellow blanket and pillow set and several classic story books such as Good Night Moon and a collection of Dr. Seuss’ favorites. Donated by: Mint Baby @ Uptown Park and a Friend of R.O.B.S.

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Drivers Start Your Engines 1018

Satisfy your need for speed with this Bluetooth Interactive R/C Red Ferrari. Created by Silverlit and compatible with iPod, iPad, or iPhone. Feel like you’ve just won the Indy 500 when you don this Ferrari Baseball Hat and wallets. Donated by: Tiernan Shea and a Friend of R.O.B.S.

It’s a Zoo Out There 1019

The animals are calling your name! Enjoy a Family Membership to the Houston Zoo, along with four passes to the critter filled Carousel, four Giraffe Feeding passes and a cute, cuddly plush giraffe to take home as your very own! Restrictions: Carousel passes and Giraffe Feeding passes expire February 10, 2013 and December 31, 2012 respectively. Donated by: Houston Zoo

Scents and Sensibility 1020

You don’t have to cross the pond to experience these luxury British products. Not available in the United States, these 12 items are perfect for gifting or a selfish indulgence. The natural fragrances are created to suit every mood and are created on a philosophy based on nature. Abahna products will be gentle on your skin and kind to the environment. Donated by: Tiernan Shea

Fall Fair Priority Parking for 2012 1021

Avoid the three-ring circus and park near The Big Top for the R.O.B.S. 2012 Fall Fair in a spot reserved for you. Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

Fall Fair Priority Parking for 2013 1022

Avoid the three-ring circus and park near The Big Top for the R.O.B.S. 2013 Fall Fair in a spot reserved for you. Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

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Grandparents Day VIP Package for 2013 1023

Transport your Grandparents and Special Friends to R.O.B.S. with ease with your very own, dedicated parking spot for Grandparents Day. And there is no need to rush to the Sanctuary, with priority seating for up to six in the second row. Restrictions: Limited to one Primary or Lower School family For use only on Grandparents Day 2013 Donated by: River Oaks Baptist School

Grandparents Day VIP Package for 2014 1024

Transport your Grandparents and Special Friends to R.O.B.S. with ease with your very own, dedicated parking spot for Grandparents Day. And there is no need to rush to the Sanctuary, with priority seating for up to six in the second row. Restrictions: Limited to one Primary or Lower School family For use only on Grandparents Day 2014 Donated By: River Oaks Baptist School

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Gala History River Oaks Baptist School

2010

Red White and Blues Down on the Bayou

Gala Chair: Perry Ann Reed and Randa Williams Auction Chairs: Paula Paine, Dena Prasher, and Tana Wood Honorees: Jan Holland, Carolyn McConathy, Jim Nelson, and Gail Stewart

Treasures of the Sea 2008

Gala Chair: Mary Rothwell and Christy Wade Auction Chairs: Jill Haugh and Kathleen Panus Honorees: Robin and Danny Klaes

2000

Paradise

Gala Chair: Grace Cartwright Honoree: Nancy H. Hightower Ed.D.

1999

Swingtown Downtown

Gala Chair: Robin Klaes Honorees: Kittsie and Charlie Thomas

1998

An Award Winning Program

Gala Chair: Robin Klaes Honorees: Mr. and Mrs. Rex Baker, Jr.

1997

Lasso Your Love

Gala Chairs: Gail Barcelo, Linda Bischoff, and Kay Watson Honoree: Marti Turner

A Future Fantasy 2006

Gala Chair: Nancy Pustka and Leticia Trauber Auction Chairs: Terry Prather and Leigh Smith Honorees: Jan and Dan Duncan

An Affair of the Arts

1996

Pearls and Silver Spurs

Gala Chair: Elaine Eisemann Honorees: Terry and Ralph Dittman

2004

Gala Chair: Cristina Buaas Auction Chair: Robin Klaes Honorees: Kelty and Rogers Crain

Le Raider Masquerade

1995

Gala Chair: Dona Jaschke Honoree: Dick Rogers

2002

Gala Chair: Caroline Heard Honoree: Pat Hines

Shoot for the Moon

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