Thank you to everyone who attended our auction party this past Saturday night and/or supported Zervas by bidding online generously, donating fabulous community parties and playdates, coordinating and contributing to the grade baskets, and buying teacher/staff raffle tickets. We rely on auction revenue for over half of our PTO budget. This year we raised over $60K in revenue which the PTO will put to great uses to enhance the school’s curriculum, provide arts and sciences enrichment activities, and foster our wonderful community.
An extra special thank you to our auction committee co-chairs who worked extremely hard over the last few months. It was truly a team effort to pull off all the details! In particular, Craig Kapilow lined up hundreds of incredible donations and Wendy Feiner coordinated all the highly popular community parties and playdates. Justine Mikulis ran our successful online auction and website and tirelessly processed hundreds of winning bids. Mira Woods with help from Cheryl Hersh and Cate Menon coordinated all aspects of the catering for our party and Wendy Feiner and Noemy Ehrlich provided a wide selection of beverages. Tim D’Souza and Sanskriti Singh planned, purchased, and set up all of the Mardi Gras decor and ensured that all other aspects of the party ran smoothly. Steve Davenport and Becky Mozaffarian coordinated committee meetings and communications and publicized our online auction and event within Zervas and throughout our Newton community and beyond. Marie-Laure Frere ran the teacher/staff raffle, Alison Kapilow helped our grade parents assemble amazing grade baskets, and Aimee Sprung lined up all of the fabulous fifth grader donations.
Please show your appreciation to our committee co-chairs and other committee members who helped line up donations, plan and set up for the party, and distribute items to winning bidders, including Kristen Beaupre, Cara Church, Ginna Driscoll, Barbara Erickson, Sera Miller, Tara Karyanis, Curtis Mueller, Ariella Shkolnik, and Kathryn Russo. Another thank you to Zervas dad and DJ Adam Birnbaum for entertaining us on Saturday evening!
And please show your appreciation to our incredible teachers and staff for donating exciting activities for our children through the raffle.
The PTO is always seeking volunteers so please email email@example.com if you are interested in helping us plan any aspect for next year!