The Springabaloo is our annual Spring fundraiser. This annual event takes place during one evening in Spring at the Glen Manor House.
What is the Springabaloo?
The Springabaloo is historically our largest fundraiser of the year. It’s an adult only event, and a great way to meet and socialize with other parents. The first part of the night is a silent auction – aside from standard goods and services, there are some unique items up for bid that are always popular.
- Each classroom works on a classroom project, with every child contributing – this could be something like a canvas, bird house, or yard games. Classroom projects are coordinated by the room parents.
- Most of the teachers and student services donate time for a special experience – an after school art class with 3 of your students’ friends, or “secretary of the day” with Miss Emily
The evening ends with a live auction, with everyone participating in games for a prize. Popular live auction items from the past include Principal for a day, Security officer for a day, a years’ worth of coffee, vacation rentals, etc. Every year we have new items lined up and expect a lot of friendly competition!
What are we raising funds for?
Every year we focus our fundraising efforts for field trips and various school needs, such as new technologies for our classrooms, and the construction of our Outdoor Learning Center!
What is the cost?
A typical ticket price in past years was $35 per person to cover the cost of the event. Appetizers, beer, and wine are all included in the ticket price.
What can I do to help?
We always need volunteers for Springabaloo, it’s never too early to sign up! We will need help the night of for set up, break down, cashier, etc. Please see the HPTA Sponsored Events and Volunteering page to sign up and get more info on this year’s fundraiser.
In addition, we need auction items for the annual Springabloo. If you or someone you know owns a local business, this is a great way to get exposure in the local community. Auction items in the past have included services, gift cards, subscriptions – anything goes! Examples of popular items from past years include:
- Gift cards for local businesses
- Certificates for a hair cut
- Framed artwork
- Tickets to upcoming events
We also host a wine raffle during the evening – while wine can’t be brought to the school, there will be multiple drop off locations should you wish to donate a bottle – details will preceed the annual event.