PARENTS NEEDED! Brookside needs your help to make its Light Up the Stars Gala a Success!

Please sign up for Brookside Gala Committee Sign-ups on @VolunteerSpot today!


Dear Brookside Parent,

We have received many parent requests to hold a fun Brookside event/auction, and we need your help!          

Mark your calendars May 10th 2014, Brookside PTA will host Brookside’s Spring Gala. We are hoping this year’s event will be a tremendous success. On behalf of the Brookside PTA, we would like to thank you in advance for supporting the children of Brookside Elementary with a donation to our Spring Gala.  We can’t do this without you!

As you may know: • Brookside teachers are supplementing their classrooms out of their own pockets. • They spend as much as a $1K or more outfitting our children’s classrooms with additional basic necessities such as pencils, hand sanitizer, art supplies, paper, technologies and games for our kids. • 100% of your contribution is invested back into Brookside to fund programs such as: supplemental teacher grants, computer math enrichment programs, afterschool programs and student scholarships, art docent programs, field trip support, current globes, books for classes/library and cultural enrichment assemblies.

Please see the BROOKSIDE WISH LIST below for great examples of what to donate, and print this procurement form and return it to school or fill out our online form to donate now.

Please remember that donations are tax deductible and please keep a copy of the form as a receipt for your records.

We thank you for your generous donation today and invite you join us in celebrating Brookside Elementary. Information and ticket sales about our upcoming Spring Gala can be viewed at:



Sunshine McArthur and Isabel Sanden Co-Presidents Brookside Elementary



Brookside Spring Gala WISH LIST


These types of items, events will make our Spring Gala Fun! Who knows you might just want to bid on the item you are donating!


Unique Items and Priceless Experiences

  • Class projects – Many Schools create beautiful class projects to be auctioned. Pinterest has AWESOME ideas and the kids LOVE getting involved! Get your class involved. You will be so happy you did!
  • Parent Sponsored Events – 12 months of homemade cookies
    • Drinks and Dives (tour of couples to the Seattle’s highlights)
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Gardening/planting
    • Wine and Art Classes
    • A day @ Sheridan Beach
    • Party at the Sheridan Beach Cabana, or Civic Club BBQ
    • Live Band!
    • The ideas are endless


  • Cabins/Timeshare Experiences
  • Adventure (flying lessons, rafting trips, rock climbing)
  • Trips:Airfare/miles, cruises, hotel stays/points
  • Golf or Spa Experiences:Day or overnight trip
  • Sporting Events/Tickets:The Master’s, Super Bowl, etc.
  • Fine or Rare Wines
  • Progressive Dinners: In home with chef & wine pairings
  • Leases: Car, SUV or Hummer Lease
  • Unattainable Items or Events:Awards Shows
    • (Emmy’s, CMA’s, AMA’s, etc.), VIP Tours, etc.
  • Golf Getaways
  • Golf round with carts
  • Ski lessons & passes
  • Fly fishing lessons


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