WHAT IS THE LAFAYETTE AUCTION? All Lafayette families are invited to attend this adults-only outdoor event on Saturday, May 6, 7 PM – 10 PM (rain or shine)! During cocktail hour, attendees will enjoy drinks and bites while using their phones to bid on silent auction items. Bidding is done at Lafayette2023.givesmart.com. (Bidding opens on Friday, April 28, and closes at the end of the auction party: 10 PM on Saturday, May 6.) At the event, there will be a live auction with items including vacation stays, fine dining, sports tickets, and more!
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE? Dress code is spring soiree, so dust off your favorite festive gear. Please bring your fully charged mobile phone to bid!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Tickets cost $100 per person in advance, and $110 per person at the door. You can buy tickets at Lafayette2023.givesmart.com. Please buy tickets early so we can get an accurate headcount to better plan for this unique outdoor event and keep the lines moving at the door! Financial assistance for tickets is available. Consider making an additional donation or buying a ticket for a teacher.
WHAT KINDS OF ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR AUCTION? Items are at every price range and include stays at vacation homes, restaurant certificates, services, Class Creations made by the students, Teacher Experiences hosted by the teachers, and tickets for special Kid or Parent Parties. Can’t come to the auction? You can still participate in the auction at home by bidding online!
WHAT ARE KID & PARENT PARTIES? Lafayette families work together to host creative themed parties for adults or kids to help raise funds for the school. The host family (or families) pay for any expenses associated with the party. Party guests are the people who purchase a spot during the auction. Email to host a party!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT THE AUCTION? With over 850 students, Lafayette is the largest public elementary school in D.C. but it receives less money per student than other schools. The funds raised play a huge role in supplementing programs and supplies not provided by DCPS. Funds buy instructional materials and supplies, stock library shelves, provide more art, science, after-school programs, and support social-emotional instruction, including our Peace Program.
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