Get ready to bid! There are so many great items in our live and silent auctions. Here’s just a sample of what’s in store:
For Beacon students only… An opportunity to interview CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Google tour and lunch • Day on the set of a commercial shoot with the producer • Day at a veterinary hospital • Week at a model agency • Tix to Ed Sheeran concert • Consulting session with casting director
Good for the entire family… Yankee Stadium tour • Exclusive celebrity “Mamarazzi” event • Private tours of Morgan Library, Jewish Museum or Chelsea Gallery • Indian cooking class • Yankees, Giants, Jets, Knicks tix • Baguette baking class • Tickets to CATS, Wicked, the Philharmonic, comedy clubs • African safari • Weekend houses in the country • Caribbean getaways
Adults ONLY… Wine tasting events • Scotch/whiskey tasting • Dining experiences • Book club with author • Home design consultations
Balloon Pop… It’s back! Pay $20 or $45 to pop a balloon and get a gift card for an equal or greater amount. What will you get? It’s a surprise!
Feeling Very Generous? Please consider sponsoring a ticket or making a cash donation of any amount. All Beacon teachers and staff come as our guests, and your support will help underwrite this gesture.
Donations are still being accepted! If you are working on something and need more time, please let us know; we don’t want to turn anything away!
To donate… Have donor fill out this form and attach certificate (or we will make one for you)
Volunteer!The Auction Committee needs your help! Please consider Volunteering on the day/evening of the Gala: Sign up here.
THIS WEEK AT BEACON
Take advantage of this great, time-sensitive offer for Beacon families; offer expires tomorrow!
General PA Meeting, with guest speaker Principal Ruth Lacey March 21, 5:30 p.m., Beacon library (Please note the new earlier start time for this meeting.)
Principal Lacey will be discussing the following important matters that affect all Beacon families:
construction update in neighborhood
status of club funding needs
push for auction attendance, bidding, and joining the Beacon community for a great evening out
Junior College Night
March 21, 6:30 p.m., Beacon auditorium (Please note the new later start time for this meeting.)
Junior parents/guardians, join the college office for your official welcome to the college process. Come learn how the process works at Beacon!
Fairway Community Partners DOUBLE DAY! March 21
Every dollar you spend on March 14 will count twice towards our school’s donation. Don’t miss out! If you are having problems using your Fairway Community Partners card, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beacon already has raised $4100 from this partnership this year! Let’s keep up the momentum.
College Essay Writing Workshop March 27, 2:30 p.m.
Platitudinous droning, however polished, will not get you into the college of your choice. University admissions officers want to know who you are and how you think, not read your affirmation that “music is the universal language.” Finding your own voice and unique content for your essay will not only help your application rise to the top, it will improve your writing overall. Come to a free, 90-minute workshop to explore personal anecdotes, moral dilemmas and self-branding to get you started.
Parent Support Group Meeting: Stress Management,
with Alivia Curl, Relationship Abuse Prevention Program Coordinator
March 30, 6:00 p.m., Room 618
The parent support group is for any Beacon student guardian who wishes to build a better network of support in raising a high school aged student. This month’s meeting will focus on how to better manage stress for yourself as well as how to teach your students healthy stress management.
B’DAT Performance of CARRIE March 30, 7:00 p.m
March 31, 4:00 p.m.
April 1, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The PA will be hosting a bake sale at each performance. If you would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Miriam Davidson at email@example.com. Baked goods can be dropped off in the main office prior to performance times.
Parent/Advisor Conferences April 6, 3:00–7:30 p.m.
April 7, 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
School will be in session on April 7 with early dismissal.
BEACON STEALS & DEALS
Gotham West Market offers discounts for Beacon students, faculty, and families!
The following businesses in Gotham West Market (600 11th Avenue) are offering a 10% discount to Beacon students, faculty, and families—all you need to do is speak up!
Ample Hills • The Cannibal • Choza Tacos • El Colmado • Genuine Roadside • Indie Fresh • Uma Temakeria • Velo bike shop
Show your support for all the delicious businesses that support Beacon!
NEW! Veritas Studio Wines supports Beacon!
Located at 527 West 45th Street, this wonderful neighborhood gem is offering generous support to Beacon students, faculty, and families. Veritas will make a 15% donation to Beacon for all sales (net) made in the store when you mention “I’m a friend of Beacon!” Veritas will keep track of all Beacon sales by date and time, not by individual. It’s SO simple. You make an in-store purchase, Beacon gets 15%, and we support another great local business who is willing to support our students. That’s something to toast about!