Cheers, BSE! 2018 Auction Astounds Again

Pop, fizz, clink, Bonny Slope!

This year’s “Cheers to 10 Years” celebration was a night for the ages. Net fundraising estimates for this year’s event are hovering around $58,000– and that’s BEFORE adding the accompanying matching funds, meaning that this year’s event continues BSCO’s legacy of strong and purposeful support of the teachers, classrooms, and students of BSE. Cheers to you, indeed!

Bonny Slope teachers and staff celebrated in style

Bonny Slope teachers and staff celebrated in style

Over 220 parents, teachers, staff and community members descended upon the Tiffany Center on April 21 to participate in this popular fifth annual event, which celebrated the volunteers and vision of the first ten years of Bonny Slope Elementary. Highlights included the dessert dash, the teachers’ singing performance, a video montage that took us back across the past decade, and of course, that fire alarm.  

Huge thanks to the Auction leadership team-- Ellen Rothery, Lauren McCabe, Lisa Teuber, and Cori Anger

Huge thanks to the Auction leadership team-- Ellen Rothery, Lauren McCabe, Lisa Teuber, and Cori Anger

Auction chair, Lauren McCabe, is thankful for the combined effort of so many, including the help of new families, sharing,  “Our goal for the auction this year was to celebrate our amazing school and refocus on the primary purpose of having an auction- raising funds for BSCO’s many programs. We had a record number of volunteers helping in ways big and small, many of whom were new to the school and had never attended an auction before!”

McCabe enjoyed the experience along the way. “The leadership team of this year’s auction was a delight to work with and I am so thankful that these ladies, who were strangers to me in October, are now my friends,” she adds. “Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, party hosts, and guests who supported our efforts and had a little fun at the same time! I look forward to attending the Auction and Soiree in the future to enjoy the community bonding and support the programs that make our school so special!”

The annual Soiree and Auction is BSCO’s second major fundraiser of the year, following last fall’s Jog-a-thon.  Proceeds will fund the balance of BSCO’s annual budget, as well as provide support for BSCO’s latest schoolwide improvement project– boosting our music program’s aging instruments and equipment, such as risers, xylophones, percussion and ethnic instruments, and sound and recording equipment.

If you were unable to attend, but are still interested in participating, there are still opportunities available. Select parties are still available for purchase, including the Blizzard Wine tasting experience, a Mediterranean brunch, a family soccer World Cup, and an exclusive shopping event on NW 23rd.  An 11x17 poster of the fifth grade selfie mosaic is also available for purchase.

Head over to the auction website ( to look through the exciting options still available.

Huge thanks to our amazing organizing committee, most especially McCabe, Ellen Rothery, Cori Anger, and Lisa Teuber for their tireless work.  A shout-out is again due to Ava Palmquist for her role as emcee and to the many parents who assisted with the classroom art and to those who donated items to the auction packages.

And a very special round of applause to our Bobcat Soiree and Auction Sponsors: