Get your babysitters lined up(We actually have that set up for you to purchase while you purchase your tickets for this event). You're not going to want to miss the Granville K-6 PTO 'Roaring 20's" Auction! Run out and buy your flapper outfits, dust off those whiskey bottles and join us for an evening of fun!
When: March 14, 2020 6pm - 10:00
Where: Apple Tree Auction Center in Newark**
**The owners of Apple Tree, Sam & Debbie, are amazing people. They donate their time, energy and space to help us, help our kids!! If you run into them, please thank them for all they do!!
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Granville K6 PTO Auction 2020
What is the PTO Auction
Granville Schools have ranked among the highest in Ohio for years. This year, their report card has distinguished them as one of the highest graded school district in all of Ohio!(click for rankings) Our district does it with fewer dollars spent per student than the majority of schools in Ohio. We know, we pay a lot in taxes. That's because we have among the lowest Federal/State funding in Ohio and very little commerce in Granville to offset the cost of our education so we absorb that on a local level with our taxes. We are able to accomplish great things without spending as much as other districts!
We all know that 'less' often translates into sacrificing things like classroom and school supplies, extracurricular activities, technology, physical education and the arts. The Granville K-6 PTO strives to support and enrich our children's educational experiences as well as their social well being and acts as a community steward. And this means that we need to do some fundraising to ensure our kids are well rounded and have access to all the resources that ensure they are successful in their goal of "Learning for Life!" It also will play an important role in their "Portrait of a Graduate."
However, unlike most other school districts, we NEVER send our children out to sell things. No popcorn, no candles, no wrapping paper, no holiday knick knacks, and no candy bars. The PTO does all the fundraising for the schools by offering helpful services and products as well as fun events. We try to enrich while we fundraise!
And that brings us to our Auction!!
The Granville K-6 Auction is our biggest fundraiser. It is held every two years in March and has historically raised over $80,000 for the schools!!
It's basically a huge Granville Community party with an auction mixed in. Over 400 people attend! We have a silent auction, a live auction, memorabilia and special experiences, local food vendors, a cash bar and raffles.
The thing that really makes it special is the K-6 Classroom projects. These are projects created by the kids themselves which are auctioned off. The kids LOVE that their hard work raises money that they will get to see in action. They always ask, "How much did our project go for?"
(see past auction projects)
The funds from the Auction are split between GES/GIS, allocated over two years and used for things like artists in the schools, climbing walls, exercise trails, Smartboards for the classrooms, adaptive/assistive devices, Supergames, GES Science Night, Book Room supplies, laminating equipment, GES Pick up Cards, yearly teacher allocations and so much more.
We ask that you please consider donating items, money or best of all...YOUR TIME! We have so many places that your skills can be used before and during the Auction. You can add yourself to the Auction volunteer list at any time by logging in to your account and updating your Volunteer info.
And if you can't help us out right now, definitely save the date and join us for what is always a great time!
See you at the Auction!
Andrea, Renee, Chrissy, Stephanie, Trisha, Shelli, and Mike