Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Help support Grattan School!

Grattan Online Auction, April 14th - 30th

Find some great bargains. Get a gift certificate for that restaurant you’ve been meaning to try. Plan a vacation or visit to the spa. Take a class in cooking, art or karate or kick-start your fitness routine. The online auction features hundreds of exciting items!

Grattan Fun Fest & Silent Auction, May 8th 11am to 5pm

165 Grattan St. between Cole and Shrader

Join us for a day of kids’ games and crafts, delicious food and great live music. Admission is free. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a selection of 50 bottles of quality wine. Shop the silent auction for beautiful kids’ art, toys and clothes for children, bountiful gift baskets, Grattan vacation rentals and much more!

100% of auction purchases directly benefit every child at Grattan by enabling us to reduce class size at every grade level to 24 students, keep our state-of-the-art computer lab open, retain key counseling staff, support our thriving gardening program, and so much more! Thanks in advance for your support.


  1. Check out the great deals available on professional photography packages!

    Starting Kindergarten is a big deal. Professional photos will help you remember this moment forever!

  2. We took our preschooler to this last year b/c we live in the 'hood. It was lots of fun and a great way to see the school community in action. We didn't even tour Grattan since we had seen so much of the school at the fair. Of course we didn't get it in the lottery but it was still fun.

  3. Sorry Anonymous that you didn't get in. Thanks for attending the Fun Fest last year and supporting the school.

  4. Looking for bargains on summer classes? The following items have no or low bids:
    **$100 off Westlake School Dance Classes
    **1 Month Tuition at American Gymnastics
    ** 1 Week Dance Camp at Noe Valley Dance ($300 value)
    ** 2 Months of Taekwondo and Uniform ($300 value)
    ** Summer Boot Camp Session at School of Rock ($500 value)

  5. We've set up a new category called "featured items" to highlight some of the great items that haven't been bid on yet. This is a super chance to get a bargain.
    Check it out:
    Also, great deals are available on photography packages, Pace tutoring and lots of camps.
    The Auction closes next Friday 4/30 at 10:00 pm.

  6. Am I the only one creeped out by a school seeking support so that ITS class size can stay at 24 kids? My goodness, how far have we all fallen! The class size at Cobb can be 33 or 35 -- who cares! Just as long as the class size at Grattan is under 24. You all really should be ashamed of yourselves!

  7. To 9:47 -

    There is certainly a tension between the understandable urge to want to raise money for one's own school and the disparity in different school communities' abilities to do so. Still, no one could argue credibly that any school in the district has what it needs, or should have, to do right by our children, which is why so many parents post information about their school's fundraisers on this site. There are some great ideas out there that I hope to take back to my school!

    Also, you might be interested to know that there is a movement underway to set up a corporate-sponsored matching fund that would match money raised by parents at schools and then distribute it PER STUDENT (not based on amount raised) back to all the schools. Stay tuned...

  8. @9:47
    I'm not understanding why Grattan parents should be ashamed of themselves? I do not have children at Grattan though I do appreciate their efforts to try and close the huge education gap caused by cuts. It seems reasonable to me that parents would do whatever they can to help their school. That's nothing to be ashamed of.