2018 Spring Auction Fundraiser



The 4th Annual Q300 PTA
Stepping Into Summer Dance Party & Silent Auction

May 6, 2018  3-6PM 


Bohemian Hall

2919 24th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102

*** DJ! *** DANCING! *** FOOD & DRINK! ***



Early bird tickets available through April 14                adults $25 — kids $15
Regular tickets available April 15 through May 5      adults $28 — kids $18
Day of event May 6                                                                              adults $30 — kids $18

The venue might reach capacity so tickets are limited quantity

We had some fantastic auction items last year and we already have some great prizes on deck (see below). How do we always get such great items to auction? FROM YOU!

We still need your help to get more auction items and journal ads. We are seeking donated items and YOU can help put us over the top.

If you are a local business owner or if you work for a business that might be interested in making a tax deductible donation that will help our students…

  • DONATE AUCTION ITEMSlike restaurant gift cards, summer camps, kids’ activities, tickets to the theater or sporting events, weekend getaways and hotel stays.  More personal items are great too. Use this online auction prize donation form to make the arrangements. Please be as detailed as possible and include all items restrictions, expiration dates, etc. A link to the solicitation letter/sponsorship form coming soon.
  • BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR by placing an ad in the Auction Journal showcasing your business to over 350 families who love to support local businesses, plus many more who will visit the auction website. The Stepping Into Summer Auction Journal, which lists auction items, is distributed at the event. It also celebrates the school, its staff, and acknowledges our supporters.  The ad order form is at the bottom of this solicitation letter.
  • New this year! GIVE A SHOUT OUT in the Auction Journal.  Have a graduating 8th grader?  Want to thank your teacher as a class gift from all the parents?  Want to congratulate your child or someone else in our community? Show some appreciation – give a Shout Out! Shout Outs will be published in the Stepping Into Summer Auction Journal which will be given to everyone in attendance and available electronically to the whole community. Each Shout Out is just $10, and limited to 140 characters. Purchase them on the Journal Shout Out order form. The cost is tax-deductible.*

Email journal@q300pta.org with questions.

Just some of the incredible auction items already on deck for this year’s event:

Language Classes at ABC Language School
Writopia Lab creative writing classes
Swim Lessons at Physique swimming and swim lessons at Imagine Swimming
Guitar Lessons at NYC Guitar School
Fox Soccer Match Family Fun Pack
Maker State birthday package
Oriental Trading Company gift certificate
Carnegie Hall gift basket with discounted tickets
Tada! musical tickets
LIC School Ballet gift certicates
Noguchi museum family membership
Museum of Moving Image membership
…. too many to list – more to come!

Always the most popular items at the party are the…


Bill Biniaris – Principal for a Day

One student will join Bill as he makes his rounds, attends meetings, and makes important school-related decisions. See up close what it takes to run an NYC public school!

Cristina Baron – Pizza Party

A pizza party wiith 3 friends and with Cristina in the classroom and watching a kid-friendly and age-appropriate movie from Amazon prime.

Christine Katartzis – Breakfast and Board Game

An ES or MS student (and 2 guests of their choice) for “breakfast and a board game” in the guidance office (ES students: this will need to be scheduled for a Tuesday or Thursday morning).

Ali Lisberger – Afternoon Meet Up

Friday afternoon meet up with Ali for 5 Elementary School students.

Alex Lunz – Smoothie Time

5 students plus a guest for each come to Alex’s classroom during a planned lunch period. Alex will provide a variety of ingredients for fruit smoothies such as almond milk, strawberries, bananas, blueberries, etc. Students are invited to make their own smoothie using the ingredients provided. During the period, students can play games and enjoy their smoothie.

Sonita Ramkishun – Science Lab

Two students will get the opportunity to engage in one hands-on science experiment during their lunch period. Students will get to bring home their final projects.



ToniAnne Campuzano – A Summer Fun Basket!

Sarah Duer and Brooke Barnard – Musings About Math: A Poetry Collection by Class 401 and 402

Two hardcover copies of a poetry collection written by fourth grade mathematicians, autographed by the authors!

Maria Kakakios – Goody Basket

A basket filled with arts supplies, Barnes & Nobles gift card, bookmarks, books, etc.

Stephanie Praimnath-Teekasingh – Keepsake

The winner’s class will be photographed with props, a collage will be presented in a frame.

Carla Reyes – An original artwork by Carla Reyes


To volunteer with the  Auction Committee or if you have questions about the upcoming festivities please email us at auction@q300pta.org


Resources for parents who want to help

Letter for editing and sending to business owner friends – includes the ad reservation form
Letter (docx)
Letter (doc)
Last year’s Auction Journal
Q300 Auction Committee Co-Chairs: Maria Hantzopoulos & Joanna Holzman
Committee Members:  Jason Engdahl, Kevin Gallagher, Keri Goldman, Blain Kennedy, Paula Marisi, Randi Marshall, Barbara Monroe, Janet Perez, Eleonora Rabinovich, Gina Reis, Sue Sekar, Margarita Soto, Hong Van Tieu, Siobhan Watson, Hillit Zwick

*Q300 Parent-Teacher Association, Inc. (EIN: 47-2258209) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Your charitable contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 



Ticket Sales

SOLD OUT – Due to overwhelming interest within our community the 2018 auction fundraiser is SOLD OUT.

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