Welcome Welcome to the annual Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool 2013-2014 Benefit Auction, Winter Wonderland. We are so grateful for your attendance and support this evening. As you know, our annual auction is our primary source of fundraising for the school. All proceeds from this event will be put towards class room supplies, school improvements, and scholarships. Putting this event together could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our amazing auction committee. Our Event Planning team has done a spectacular job transforming Daybreak Star into a Winter Wonderland. Our Catalog and Editorial team spent much effort behind the scenes packaging up the plethora of items and building our catalogs. Our Display Team produced all our auction signs and was responsible for setting up the items to entice our guests. And, our Event Night Extras team did an amazing job organizing the raffle, dessert dash and making our slideshow. Thank you, auction committee. We must also thank all of the members of the co-op for procuring items, and helping with auction jobs. Putting on our annual auction is truly a group effort that spans across the school. We are deeply appreciative to the many generous individuals and businesses in our community who have donated items for tonightâ€™s silent and live auctions, raffle and dessert dash. Every year we are amazed by the generosity of our co-op members, the Queen Anne community and the city of Seattle and are very proud to be recipients of their support. We hope you have a fun-filled evening of good friends, good food, and lots of laughter. And, be sure to raise your bid card high and often!
Special Thanks Auctioneer: Ian Lindsay Auction Committee: Sarah Cosentino (Auction Chair) Kerri Scott (Catalog Lead) Carol Toland (Event Planning Lead) Maren McCabe (Event Night Extras Lead) Jim Campbell Anne Marie Canlis Van Chappell Aminata Diop Jenn Eveland Erica Gordon Mahtab Mahmodzadeh Anna Mancuso Susan McLaughlin Shannon Nichol-Godbout Carol Phillips Mary Rea Volunteers: Katie Raser and Ariella Robison from Capitol Hill Co-op Shirley Smith & Jennifer Hardesty from Lakewood Co-op O’dea High School Students Clerking Services: Judy Brunsdon, PB&J Services Venue: Chrissy Harris with Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center Hors d’oeuvres: Jim Campbell (2’s Class) Caterer: Blue Willow Catering And, to the entire QACP Community, our friends, families, and supporters, thank you.
Event Schedule 6:00pm
Registration Opens Silver and Gold Silent Auctions Begin Buy it Now Board Opens “Golden Ticket” Raffle Tickets Available Stock the Bar Raffle Tickets Available Dessert Dash Preview Center Pieces Available for Purchase Bar Open Hors d’oeuvres Served
Silver Silent Auction Closes
Gold Silent Auction Closes Buy it Now Board Closes
Live Auction, Dinner and Dessert
You are not required to check-out at the end of the night. We will include a final receipt in your co-op parent folder the week following the auction.
Event Details Golden Ticket Raffle This is your chance to have your choice of your favorite item in the Live Auction! What will you take home if you win? A 4 person tasting menu from Canlis, one of the many Date Night packages, the Recess Monkey concert tickets and albums, your class project…so many fantastic choices, you can’t go wrong. There are only 50 Golden Tickets available and at $50 apiece these will go fast, so get here early! The lucky ticket will be drawn at the start of the Live Auction. Any item from the live, except for the Villa in Cabo is up for grabs. Stock the Bar Raffle Do you enjoy winding down with a glass of wine or a stiff drink at the end of the day? Have you ever had impromptu guests and wished you'd had a few nice bottles of wine stashed away? Is your bar at home a little lacking these days? Well, this raffle is for you! Tickets will be sold at $25 apiece or 2 for $40. Buy as many as you like and increase your odds of taking home this truly spectacular bundle of nice wines and spirits. You must be present to win this raffle, so make sure to stick around and listen for your ticket number during the live auction when we do the draw. Heads or Tails Get ready for a showdown! During the live auction Ian, our auctioneer will explain the Heads or Tails game and reveal the exciting prize we have. For just $10 you can participate in this fun game to win a prize that could be truly life changing. Sign-up sheets are on your table and Ian will let everyone know when to sign-up during the live auction. Buy It Now Board Make sure to swing by the Buy It Now Board during the silent auction. There are over two dozen items up for grabs – gift certificates, tickets, passes. Score a deal on an item, bid on it at face value or “guarantee –purchase” it above face value as an extra contribution to the school. Highest bidder wins.
Dessert Dash Check out all the mouth-watering desserts over at the dessert table. Talk it over with your tablemates, pool your resources, and when the time comes — make a dash for it! Centerpieces All of our beautiful centerpieces are for sale! You are welcome to purchase a centerpiece on any table by writing your bid number on the bid form beside the centerpiece. Make sure to sign-up for your favorite centerpiece early before they are all taken!
Live Auction Items 1001 Sounders Super Fan Are you a Sounders FC Super Fan? You will be now with your signed goalkeeper glove and tickets to the game! Can't decide who to bring? With three tickets, you can bring both of your closest friends! Cheer on the Sounders as they play FC Dallas on May 7th at 7pm. The seats are in section 105, seats 17, 18 and 19. At home, showcase your autographed goalkeeper glove in a special spot, signed by Seattle Sounders FC starting goalkeeper Michael Gspurning. Donated by: Michael Short & Jay Holby, Michaela and & Kevin Ticen Value: $ 175
1002 A Dessert-A-Month for an Entire Year Is there someone with a sweet tooth at your house? Or do you entertain? You'll love this item. Have custom homemade desserts delivered straight to your home or work every month for an entire year! Donated by: Jenice Lee Value: $ 240
1003 Recess Monkey Biggest Fan Collection If you missed seeing Recess Monkey at the QACP Family Day, you can still experience all they have to offer with this set of 10 CDs and 2 DVDs AND see them at an upcoming show. Recess Monkey, one of the most prominent Kindie bands in Seattle and nationally acclaimed, delivers track after track of catchy, sing-along songs that the whole family can rock out. You will also receive 4 tickets to an upcoming Recess Monkey show of your choice from any live show listing on their website! Donated by: Recess Monkey Value: $ 295
1004 Blue Ribbon Cooking Class Enjoy a cooking class for two from Blue Ribbon Cooking with an exciting array of hands-on cooking class categories such as Seasonal Selections, The Chefâ€™s Table, Culinary Destinations, Techniques, The Tasting Club, our Baking 101 Series, Kids in the Kitchen, and Family Classes, there is sure to be a class to suit everybodyâ€™s taste. All classes are hands-on and include a full dinner with wines and beverages. Learn more at www.blueribboncooking.com Donated by: Blue Ribbon Cooking Value: $ 190
1005 4's class Artwork of their Queen Anne Home/Neighborhood A framed, multi-media collage of our Queen Anne neighborhood with the Seattle skyline in the distance created by the loving hands of the 4's class. You will not want to pass up this one-of-a-kind depiction of our home from our children's artistic perspective. Donated by: Christin Quissell and Sarah Nelson Value: $ 0
Dream Value: $ 650
1006 “Ghost Pottery Experience Here is a rare opportunity for you and your partner to re-enact one of the most romantic and sensual scenes from the silver screen. This package includes a mint-condition, unopened, collector’s edition of “Ghost” from 1990 and two hours of pottery instruction. Like Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in the Academy Award winning “most romantic movie of all time” , you and your partner can learn the sensual art of pottery at a local Queen Anne pottery studio. Take turns working on the potter’s wheel or intertwine your hands with your loved one and let the clay slip past your fingers and form a masterpiece together. This package will leave its mark on your heart, but not your clothes (the clay is 100% washable). This ceramic experience will leave a permanent impression. Donated by: Randolph Silver Value: $ 200
1007 Teatro Zinzanni Treat your honey to a special evening out to Teatro Zinzanni - part circus, part dinner theatre and always magical. Teatro Zinzanni is a night out unlike any other; a three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret artists all served up with a scrumptious five-course feast and elegant libations.
Donated by: Teatro Zinzanni Value: $ 216
Restaurant Frenzy Restaurant
Ponti Seafood Grill
Ying Thai Kitchen
Kangaroo and Kiwi
Chinoise Sushi Bar
World Sports Grill
Ethan Stowell Restaurants $50
Queen Anne Café
Live Auction Items 1008 Radio Station Tour Ever wanted to go behind the scenes of your favorite radio station? Here's your chance to go behind the scenes and tour Clear Channel Seattle Radio (KJR FM, KJR AM, KISS, KUBE, The BREW, KHHO). Take along 3 of your friends and check out the production studios, sales floor, traffic department, on-air studios, try your pipes on the mic â€“ maybe even sneak a peek at one of your favorite radio personalities. Don't pass up this exclusive and rare opportunity! Donated by: Libet Wallblom and Clear Channel Radio Value: $ 0
Dream Value: $ 200
1009 Naked Wine Collection
Do you enjoy a nice glass of wine but rarely know what to choose? Or, do you enjoy good wine and want to expand your collection? One case of wine from Naked Wines would look amazing in your wine cellar or on your serving buffet. Twelve bottles from independent winemakers who are passionate about making wine on their own terms! : 4 Zinfandel's, 2 Merlot's, 2 Red Blends, 1 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1 Pinot Noir, 1 Chenin Blanc, and 1 Sauvignon Blanc. (Picture above is just for illustration, not the exact wine included)
Donated by: Anonymous Value: $ 300
1010 Teacher Amy's Co-op Circle Songs Collection CD This album should be a wonderful treat for co-op students and a keepsake for all members. This music collection includes some co-op favorites recorded by Teacher Amy. Lyrics are included in the album so everyone can sing along with Teacher Amy's kind voice. CDs will be delivered to purchasers in March. Co-op Circle Songs with Teacher Amy 1. Grand Old Duke of York 2. Eggs Are Shaking 3. Jack in the Box 4. Row Row Row Your Boat 5. If You're Happy and You Know it 6. Itsy Bitsy Spider 7. Wheels on the Bus 8. Hickory Dickory Dock 9. Open Shut Them 10. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 11. Ring Around the Rosy 12. Co-op Goodbye Song
Donated by: Tots Class and Teacher Amy Value: $ 15
1011 Margarita Party Welcome to Margaritaville! Let seasoned bartender and nacho gourmand Alicia Nicas throw you a killer margarita party in your home or another location of your choice, for up to 20 people. Alicia will provide everything you need for an awesome margarita party! Includes an extra large batch of her signature golden margaritas, made completely from scratch, a selection of Mexican beers and a gourmet nacho bar with all the fixings. Alicia will get everything set-up, tend the bar, and help you clean up before leaving. You can just kick back, drink a couple of margaritas and enjoy your party and some killer nachos. Donated by: Alicia Nicas and David Olinger Value: $ 600
1012 Queen Anne Keepsake Tray and Massive Supply of Caffeine The 3s class wants to make sure you are well caffeinated through the end of the school year and have put together this very attractive coffee lovers package. They've designed a custom handmade acrylic tray that is stylishly decorated with a list of words that are "all things childhood, Co-op and Queen Anne". It's a fun list of the people, places, and things at the co-op and in the community that make this such a special place to grow up and build lifelong friendships. This custom piece of acrylic art could be used for many things, but for now it's toting a Chemex coffee maker and four glass mugs. What takes this package to the next level is the 14 pounds of coffee that are included, having been carefully selected by the parents and coffee connoisseurs of the 3s class. Your coffee collection starts tonight with 4 lbs, and the remaining 10lbs will be delivered to you monthly until the end of the year! Donated by: Three's Class Value: $ 300
1013 Una Noche at El Gaucho Call the grandparents, rapido! You will need an overnight sitter to watch your lovies while you and your special someone enjoy dinner and a night away in Belltown at El Gaucho Restaurant and the Inn at El Gaucho. With this $500 gift certificate, you can even skip dinner and go straight to the room and order in! Donated by: El Gaucho, Queen Anne Co-operative Preschool Value: $ 500
1014 Handcrafted Black Walnut Singer Desk Enjoy this beautfully handcrafted, black walnut, live edge, slab desk. This desk reuses an antique Singer Sewing Machine base. The top is live edge black walnut with a satin finish clear coat finish for protection. This is the item in your house that people will have to ask about! Approx 44in wide X 21in deep X 30 in high. Donated by: Tim and Amy Richardson Value: $ 500
Canlis Tasting Menu and Wine Flight for 4
Grab some friends or plan a double date and enjoy a Chef's Tasting Menu at Canlis Restaurant. This is a seasonal seven-course menu showcasing Canlisâ€™ most inventive and refined cuisine. The tasting menu will be paired with Canlis' Classic wine flight, a hand-picked selection of five wines to complement the tasting menu. Canlis is one of Seattle's oldest and finest restaurant since the 1950's with an amazing view of Lake Union and top-notch service that you can't find anywhere else. This is something you must experience. Donated by: Mark and Anne Marie Canlis Value: $ 760
1016 Villa in Cabo San Lucas Spend 7 consecutive nights* in a lavish, 2,300-square foot private villa overlooking the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas. The villa is located in a quiet, safe, 5-star resort, with 2 master suites, a huge terrace with views of Lands End and a common area ideal for relaxing and entertaining. The resort includes restaurants, a grocery store, concierge service, 24-hour security, medical center, and best of all, 2 huge saltwater pools and 5 hot tubs. Sip margaritas poolside or at the swim-up bar. And enjoy basking in the sun on the only safe, swimmable beach in Cabo. Visit www.vrbo.com/222853 for more information. (*7 consecutive nights based on mutually agreeable dates. Villa not available all year long.) Donated by: Brian and Yonnie Watkins Value: $ 2,500
Message from the Board
Raise the Paddle Here is the perfect opportunity to give back to our school and our community. As you may or may not know, monthly tuition does not cover the operating costs of QACP. Proceeds from this auction directly fund the vast majority of the benefits that our children receive in the classroom: art supplies, music, books, enhancement programs, and more. Raise the Paddle is a direct ask that we do as a part of the live auction. It not only helps fund our program, it supports one of the most important ways we give back to our community- funding scholarships for families in need. Please join in raising your paddle and have a direct impact on your childâ€™s education and the lives of children and families in our community. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible. Please check with your employer regarding matching donations.
Live Auction Items 1017 Night of Romance Sign up your babysitter or the grandparents for you and your sweetie to enjoy an in-city getaway at the luxurious and hip W Hotel Seattle for a Friday or Saturday night stay. Take along a romance basket filled with surprises for you and your partner to enjoy. Champagne, caviar, chocolates, luxurious lotions and much more to enjoy together. The best part? Sleeping in! Donated by: QACP Teachers & Parent Educators, The W Hotel Seattle Value: $ 600
1018 Magic Show With Maritess Zurbano Maritess Zurbano has been captivating audiences around the world with her magic shows for over a decade. Trained in sleight-of-hand techniques in Las Vegas, she has competed in international competitions and wowed audiences in Japan and New York. She also regularly performs at universities and was featured in the Village Voice, BBC, and Lifetime Television. Whether you're looking for sleight-of-hand wonders for your child's birthday or a corporate event, Maritess will amaze and astound. This auction item covers the full cost of a family magic show (45 minutes) but can also be applied to the cost of a corporate event. Donated by: Leslie and Russell Lutz Value: $ 500
1019 Dinner and The Crocodile A night out with dinner and a show! Enjoy a dinner for 2 (up to $200) at Local 360, a sustainable restaurant and food producer in the heart of downtown Seattle. After dinner, you have tickets for 2 to see live music at the Crocodile. Since 1991, music fans far and wide have recognized the Crocodile as Seattle's best live music venue. Donated by: Teena and Paul Griggs, Local 360, and the Crocodile Value: $ 250
1020 Colossal Wine and Cheese Prepare for a wine and cheese party with an Ambassador Vineyard 2010 Estate Syrah Magnum and an 8lb block of Beecher’s Flagship cheese displayed on a Ivory Marble Cheese Board—a grand oval of natural creamy marble stone. The Syrah is described as: “Beautiful and intense dried blueberry wrapped around mineral and graphite and finishing with hints of roasted coffee and just a touch of dried rosemary and creamy plum.” On the cheese board is the biggest block of Flagship you’ll ever see! This monolithic triangle of Beecher's award-winning Flagship is eight pounds of the robust, nutty flavor and creamy finish you’ve come to love. Donated by: Ambassador Vineyard, Beecher’s, Soyong Hong Value: $ 239
Heads/Tails Live Auction Items 1021 Queen Anne Staycation Feel like a stay-cation? A little time away from the kids? Grab this package and have a date (over-)night in Lower Queen Anne. Start with dinner at the fabulous Ten Mercer with a $50 Gift Card. Then, enjoy one night's accommodations for two and complimentary valet parking at The MarQueen Hotel. (not valid February 14-16, 2014) Donated by: Ten Mercer, The MarQueen Hotel Value: $ 215
1022 Reserved Seating at the QACP Pageant Have the best seat in the house for our little one's end of the year QACP pageant performance! Don't rush to get there with your guaranteed seat. There are only 24 of these exclusive first and second row seats. You donâ€™t want the tops of heads in your childâ€™s pageant photos! Donated by: QACP Value: $ Determined During Live Auction
1023 Instant Big-Kid Library Create the perfect "Big Kid" library in your home with this collection of more than 40 classic and chapter children's books. From "James and the Giant Peach", to "Little House on the Prairie", to "Because of Winne Dixie" everyone in your family will find many of their favorite books in this amazing collection that has been curated by our wonderful 2's Class! Donated by: Two's Class Value: $ 500
1024 Safeway Parking Pass Tired of circling around the co-op looking for that one space that is not at the yellow curb, or those sidewalk edge spaces that the parking lady seems to keep ticketing us for? Do you keep having to park up by Little Howe? Parking on Queen Anne hill just got a little easier thanks to this Safeway parking pass. Snatch this baby up and be the envy of all the co-op parents. Good from February through June 2014. Donated by: Safeway Value: $ 100
Thank you to all of our Donors #1 Pro Nails AJ Meats Alicia Nicas and David Olinger All the Best Pet Care Alpine Hut Amanda Callies Amanda Kindregan Ambassador Vineyard Amy Diop Anna and John Mancuso Anna Moren Anonymous Arena Sports and Lil' Kickers Argosy Cruise Lines BabyUnited Beecher’s Blind Pig Bistro Blue Highway Games Blue Ribbon Cooking Brian and Yonnie Watkins Britta Worthy Buckley's Burke Museum Bustle Caffe Cactus Restaurant Caffe Ladro Carol Toland Caspar Babypants Ceres Salon ChefShop ChefSteps.com Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill Chris Grygiel Christin Quissell Christopher Ramsey Cindy Reiner Clear Channel Radio Clover Toys Cobblestone Cats Communique Cards, Gifts, and Toys Costco Counter Balance Barber Shop D. A. Burns & Sons
Daana Denzel Dick's Drive-In Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Domani Pizzeria Downtown Dog Lounge Eat Local Einstein Bros Bagels El Diablo Coffe Co. Emerald Downs EMP Museum Ethan Stowell Restaurants Erin & Ryan Metzger Evan the Great Magician Four's Class Fresh Fitness And Dance FulfillNow Corp Gary Manuel Salon Grub Gymboree Play and Music, Ballard Hands on Location Massage Harmony Haute Yoga Heather & Mark Lakefish Ilan & Marija Berker Interbay Golf Center Jaimeson Keegan Jenice Lee Jenn Cavanaugh & Jason Pratt Jennifer Hitch John Howie Jonathan and Andrea Hildebrandt Josh and Allison Weide Kangaroo and Kiwi Pub Kate Friend Ken Moore & Kali Ken’s Market Kiersten Kirshman Kristi Kemp Lazaro-Singh Family Leigha & Nino Bice Leigha Bice Leslie and Russell Lutz Libet Wallblom Lil’ Klippers
Little Pearls Kids Dentistry Lloyd Martin Local 360 Lucia K. Jewelry M & M Balloon Co. Macrina Bakery and Cafe Mahtab Mahmoodzadeh Majestic Bay Theatres Marcello Ristorante Marianne Biram Marina Carher Mark and Anne Marie Canlis Marqueen Garage McCarthy & Schiering McMenamins Mecca Cafe Mercer Street Books Mi Le Nguyen Michael Short & Jay Holby Michaela & Kevin Ticen Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream Musikgarten of Seattle Nancy's Sewing Basket Nidhi & Siddharth Jayadevan Nielsen's Pastries Nordic Heritage Museum Northwest Outdoor Center Northwest Puppet Center Olympia Pizza and Spaghetti House Once Upon A Time Opici Wines Pacific Science Center Peso’s Kitchen and Lounge Philips Oral Healthcare Ponti Seafood Grill QACP Queen Anne Book Company Queen Anne Café Queen Anne Co-op Teachers Queen Anne Co-op Parent Educators Queen Anne Dispatch Queen Anne Frame Queen Anne Natural Health Randolph Silver Ray’s Boathouse Café and
Catering Recess Monkey Rendezvous/Jewell Box Theater Renee Jones Interiors Ruth Sanford Safe N Sound Swimming Safeway Sasha Hall Sarah Nelson Seafair Seattle Art Museum Seattle Arthur Murray Dance Studio Seattle Children’s Museum Seattle Children’s Theatre Seattle Gym Seattle Gymnastics Academy Seattle Musical Theater Seattle Repertory Theatre Seattle Theatre Group Seattle Veterinary Associates Shilshole Development SIFF Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Soyong Hong Starbucks, Queen Anne Ave. Steven Raymond & Sasha Hall Storyville Coffee Company Stroller Strides of Seattle Stuhlbergs, Inc. Sully’s Lounge Sunlight Café Sunshine Music Together Susan McLaughlin Teatro Zinzanni Teena and Paul Griggs Ten Mercer The 5 Point Café The Campbell Family The Center for Wooden Boats The Crocodile The Fields Family The Harmonica Pocket The MarQueen Hotel The Mirza Family The Museum of Flight The Scott Family
The Sprenke/Bradberry Family The Sylte Family Starbucks, Queen Anne The W Hotel Seattle Three's Class Tim and Amy Richardson TOMS Tot's/Two's Class Tots Class Tots Class and Teacher Amy Tracy Cutchlow Trader Joe’s, Queen Anne Twirl Café
Two's Class Uli's Famous Sausage University Book Store Van Chappell and Olivia Leland Vertical World Wild Waves Theme Park Woodland Park Zoo World Sports Grille Ying Thai Kitchen Yogalife Zella Ramsey Zulily
And, thank-you to the Callies Family Foundation
Terms and Conditions
Signing a bid number on a silent bid sheet, issuing a verbal bid, and/or raising a bid card during the Live Auction constitutes a legal contract to buy. All sales are final. Unless otherwise specified by the donor, no exchanges or refunds will be issued. Queen Anne Co-operative Preschool reserves the right to withdraw any item for sale from the auction. Unless otherwise specified, all certificates expire one year from the date of issuance.
Check-out and Payment You are not required to check-out at the end of the night. If youâ€™d like an invoice at the end of the night, or would like to pay your invoice off by check that night, you may do so at the checkin/check-out desk. Everyone will receive an invoice in their parent folders at school the week following the auction. Payment is due by February 28th, and we encourage everyone to pay by check if possible. We spent close to $4,000 in credit card processing fees the last two years combined. Paying by check would help us alleviate this expense, and would be another way to give back to the school! Instructions for payment will be included with your invoice.
Information Queen Anne Co-operative Preschool is a 501c3 registered non-profit organization. Typically, payments made above fair market value are deductible, to the extent provided by the law.
Thank-you for your Support!