AUCTION TICKETS ON SALE ON THURS, 1/21!
SPECIAL ONE-DAY PRICE!
Annual Friends of Elysian Fundraising Party & Auction
(Benefiting The Campaign For Elysian)
Friday, February 26, 2016, 7 pm – 10 pm (Save The Date!)
80 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Please join us for an evening of fun, food and fundraising!
Open bar and heavy appetizers! • 50-50 cash raffle! • Adults only
A small sampling of the auction lots already include tickets for: Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Duran Duran, WWE, Yankees, Giants, Jets, Nets and Devils!
*** TICKETS! FOR THE FIRST DAY ONLY—THURSDAY, JANUARY 21—TICKETS WILL BE $110 PER PERSON!
After that they will be $125 per person ($135 at the door, the day of the event). When you pay online on January 21 only, the tickets will be $110 each! And if you’re paying by check, this special price applies to any envelopes left in the office from 8:20 am until 6 pm on January 21! Seriously, one day only and then they go up to the regular price.
> Paying Online: On January 21 (and thereafter), go to www.friendsofelysian.org and then click on “2016 Auction Fundraiser” on the side menu.
> Paying By Check: Please drop off your check to Deb or Susan in the office. IMPORTANT: Put the check in an envelope labeled “Friends Auction.” Inside, include a note that has the name of each guest and your email address. Thanks!
(FYI, faculty and staff will be receiving an email regarding their specific ticket sales.)
Thank you for your support! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope you can make it!
50/50 CASH RAFFLE
All students should have received a book of 10 tickets in their backpacks last week. If not (or if you have any questions), please contact your class parent or Cynthia Ng-Villaluz at email@example.com. Thank you very much to all students and families for your help with this fundraiser. We appreciate it!
Last year the total pot was $21,660, with half of that benefiting Elysian! The remaining $10,830 went to three lucky individuals, with the first place winner collecting $5,415 (25% of the pot). And again there will be second and third place winners who will receive 15% and 10%, respectively, of the total.
We are asking each student to try his or her best, with their family’s assistance, to sell at least one book. This is a great opportunity to consider asking extended family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors if they’d like to support Elysian (and maybe win a cash prize as well!).
CLASS PRIZES: As in past years, there are prizes for the top three classes that sell the most tickets. First prize is a pizza party, second prize is an ice cream party and third prize is a collection of games for the classroom.
Most important, though, the 50/50 will also raise valuable dollars to help support Elysian’s new building. We certainly hope that all families will participate, but for anyone unable to sell or purchase all of their raffle tickets, we simply ask that you return any unused tickets to your class parent.
TICKET PROCESS: When tickets are sold, please have the buyer fill out the stub with their info, and then turn in those stubs and any cash to your class parent. If you receive checks, please have it written out to “Friends of Elysian Charter School.” If you need more booklets, please email Cynthia Ng-Villaluz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: The final deadline for all advance 50/50 raffle ticket sales is Wednesday, February 24, 2016, but you can of course submit stubs to your class parents as you sell them. Tickets will also be sold at the event on February 26 and the drawing will take place at 9:30 pm at the Cadillac Cantina in Hoboken. (You do not have to be present to win.)