CURRENT EVENTS HAVE CAUSED US TO ADJUST THE PLANS FOR OUR SPRING AUCTION…
We’ve been forced to cancel our in-person auction gala event. After considering all of the options, we have decided to move forward with an online live-streaming version auction event because, even under these challenging circumstances, our need to raise funds for UPark remains the same.
The UPark Auction has always consisted of two parts – a week-long online auction, followed by an in-person gala event (with a silent auction, live auction, and paddle raiser). Although we’ve shifted the dates back a week, you will still have a full week to bid online for all of your favorite auction items, now followed by a live-streaming finale event:
- Online Auction (a full week to bid on your favorite items): April 24– 30
- Live-Streaming Auction Finale Via Zoom – Evening of Thursday, April 30th
The PTA’s fundraising dollars are used to pay for two additional teacher salaries each year, allowing UPark to maintain the small class sizes that are so important to our students’ success! Since we rely on just two major fundraisers each year, as they say in show business, the Auction must go on.
For our live-streaming event, we will be following a model that a number of other schools have been successful with in recent weeks, and we are working with an experienced tech team to make it happen.
We will continue to update this website with additional details in the coming days, but please SAVE THE DATE for the live-streaming auction event on the evening of Thursday, April 30th.
To learn more about the Auction, please visit our FAQs page.