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Auction Items for the Live Event on April 9th!

Our event on April 9th will have 35+ live & silent auction items available! Please take a look below for a preview of what we will have to offer:

Walk to School with Officer Leo!

Value: Priceless

Get escorted to school by the Newton Police Department’s new dog, Officer Leo! You can walk him into the school and to your classroom for a short visit!

Extra Recess for the Entire Class!

Value: Priceless

Your child will LOVE you! The lucky winner of this item gets an EXTRA 20-minute RECESS for his or her entire class on a date okayed by the teacher! What could be better than that?!

Museum of Fine Arts Tour with Principal Chitty

Value: Priceless

You are bidding on a tour of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston given by Principal Mark Chitty!

Mr. Chitty will meet the lucky winner at the museum for an afternoon of art exploration. Tour includes museum tickets for a student and their parent on a mutually agreed upon date.

Principal for a Day!

Value: Priceless

Your child can rule the school!

Have your child be the lucky one who wins Principal for a Day.

The student gets to spend the day with Principal Chitty and wear a personalized name tag on an official Newton school lanyard. The day includes a stop by each classroom to say hello as Principal for a Day. It is an experience your child will not soon forget!

Details - including the date - will be coordinated between the parent/guardian and the Principal.

ActiveMinds Tutoring - Two (2) One-Hour Lessons

Value: $200.00

Get your student on the right track with Two One-Hour Lessons from ActiveMinds Tutoring! ActiveMinds Tutoring has 15 years experience providing personalized plans with experienced tutors having credentials ranging from extensive teaching experience at public and private schools and special education certification to PhDs and work experience in related fields. They offer all academic subjects, studying skills, and standardized test prep (SAT/ACT, ISEE, SSAT). Tutors meet students at their current level, strengthen their understanding and application of material, and instill confidence. Lessons are weekly for a minimum of one hour in-person or online. New students only. Expires October 31, 2022. Visit

Aji Sushi Bar - $50 Gift Certificate

Value: $50.00

Are you craving spicy tuna roll, vegetable tempura or any of the other delicious dishes at Aji Sushi Bar? Then bid on a $50 gift certificate to this local treasure!

Aji offers quality, delicious Japanese and Asian cuisine at reasonable prices at their restaurant on Walnut Street in Newton.

Baseball - Autographed by Red Sox Player, Chris Sale

Value: $75.00

This baseball is signed by Red Sox pitcher, Chris Sale!!

Belmont Hill Sport Camps - One Week of Summer Camp

Value: $395.00

This certificate is good for one week of camp at the Belmont Hill Sport Camps in Summer 2022. Offerings include baseball, flag football, field hockey, lacrosse, multi-sports and soccer. Available for boys and girls ages 6 - 15.

Certificate is redeemable for one week of any available, age appropriate sport camp.

Learn more about our offerings and schedule at

Boston Crawling - Two Happy Hour Package Tickets

Value: $140.00

Two (2) Happy Hour Package tickets to any of Boston Crawling’s History Tour Pub Crawls.

Boston Crawling’s History Tour Pub Crawls mix good times, cold drinks, and hidden history into a potent brew for a fun and memorable Boston experience.

Boston Crawling offers 2 distinct and equally fun tours. The Independence Pub Crawl of the Freedom Trail visits 4 historic pubs and covers tales of Boston’s colonial and revolutionary history. They’ll teach you the facts your 8th grade Social Studies teacher left out. The Fenway Pub Crawl visits 4 bars in the shadow of Fenway Park and examines unknown stories of Boston’s baseball past and present.

For schedules and availability, please visit

Boston Interiors - $200 Gift Card

Value: $200.00

Boston Interiors is a national Top 100 furniture retailer serving the New England area, offering customers a distinctive blend of stylish, finely-crafted furniture and accessories, professional design assistance, and exceptional value.

With a staff built with interior design knowledge, Boston Interiors gives you professional level service that will help bring your home vision to life. Boston Interiors furnishes its customers with fresh and affordable ideas for comfortable living—incorporating many eco-friendly products and products handcrafted in the USA.

Boston Rhythmic - 1 Month of Rhythmic Gymnastics

Value: $175.00

Does your child want to learn rhythmic gymnastics? Enjoy One Month of Rhythmic Gymnastics classes good to use for the next 12 months. Winner also will receive a rhythmic ribbon and ball!

From preschool classes to high-level competitive gymnastics, Boston Rhythmic has a place for everyone to come and enjoy the beautiful sport of rhythmic gymnastics in a fun and productive environment, under the guidance of creative, happy coaches. Visit www.

Boy Scouts of America - $200 Camp Discount

Value: $200.00

Is your child looking for a summer full of adventure, fun and friendships? There’s no better place than Scout camp!

This certificate entitles you to a discount of $200 at one of the Mayflower BSA Day Camps OR $300 at the full week Mayflower BSA Overnight Camp for the 2022 summer season.

Mayflower Day Camps include: Adventure Day Camps (grades 1 - 5) and Camp Resolute (grades 6 - 12) in Bolton, MA.

Mayflower Overnight Camp: Camp Squanto (grades 6 - 12) in Plymouth, MA.

Find out more about their camps at

Camp Cody - Two Week Session Discount

Value: $1,500.00

$1,500 Gift Certificate to be used towards the purchase of one 2 week session. Limited to Session 1 (June 19 - July 2, 2022) and Session 4 (July 31 - August 13, 2022). For boys and girls ages 7 - 15.

Camp Cody is a premier traditional New England summer camp in Freedom, NH. Visit

Only to be used towards the purchase of one 2 week session. No other discounts apply when using this gift card. One Gift Card allowed per camper. Valid for new Camp Cody families only. Not applicable for Sessions 2 (July 3 - July 16, 2022) or Session 3 (July 17 - July 30, 2022).

Families will pay a total of $2,800 to Camp Cody. A $500 deposit will be due at the time of registration.

We recommend registering as soon as you win this item as spots are filling up. If the camp is full for this summer, Camp Cody will honor the value for upcoming summers.

The Cheesecake Factory - $25 Gift Card

Value: $25.00

With more than 250 items on their menu, everything is fresh and made from scratch in each restaurant. Enjoy a meal out and finish with some of their delicious cheesecake!

Elf Club House Lego Set

Value: $100.00

Explore your favorite family Holiday traditions with this delightful building challenge; Build the quaint Elf Club House, then explore all its cozy holiday details as you unwind with this hands-on project. Discover a waffle machine, triple-decker bed with glowing light that shakes to wake the elves, a chimney and a sleigh, complete with a reindeer, to park in the ‘sleighport’. At over 8.5” (22cm) high and 5” (13cm) deep, this building set for adults and families makes an impressive Holiday gift idea with a display model to enjoy year after year.

Empow Studios - $100 Voucher & Gift Basket

Value: $250.00

Your child will love this Gift Basket with a $100 Voucher to classes at Empow Studios, a Sphero Bolt Robot, Empow swag and various STEM puzzles!

At Empow Studios, kids ages 7-15 have fun learning coding, robotics, film & animation, Minecraft, engineering and more! With classes and camps across five STEM domains – Digital Art & Design, Minecraft, Coding, Robotics, and Video Game Design — kids deepen their technology skills as they build amazing beginner to advanced projects.

La Beautique Salon - Blow Out

Value: $53.00

Get your hair looking perfect with a Blow Out from La Beautique Salon in Newton! At La Beautique, it is their goal for each and every guest to leave feeling beautiful on the inside & out. Their stylists are consistently working to give you the best experience, the most up to date trends & your best hair EVER! Visit

Lakon Paris Patisserie - Gift Package

Value: $90.00

Kick start your morning with this Gift Package from Lakon Paris Patisserie in Newton Highlands! The package includes a $25 gift card, coffee mug, t-shirt and tote bag from this sweet tooth's paradise!

Try their croissants, dark chocolate mousse, lemon tart and many more mouth watering pastries. Lakon's bakers start work before the sun rises each day to ensure that every batch is as fresh as possible. They are dedicated to kickstarting your morning with croissants, Muffins and a cup of hot coffee!

Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Family Membership

Value: $65.00

Learn about the extraordinary history of the automobile and how it has changed our society with a One-Year Family Membership to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum. The Larz Anderson Auto Museum provides an exciting educational experience for adults and children alike.

Includes free admission for the individual in whose name the membership has been issued plus up to 3 additional family members for one year. With your membership, enjoy free admission to the Museum, free spectator admission to all Museum Lawn Events, exclusive invitations and discounts to special events and access to the Museum's Newsletter, The Gazette.

Legal Seafoods - $100 Gift Card & Wine Basket

Value: $150.00

Enjoy a delicious meal at Legal Seafoods and a bottle of wine at home with this delectable basket from Legal Seafoods in Chestnut Hill!

Prize features a $100 gift card to Legal Seafoods, a bottle of wine, and two wine glasses.

Lice Aunties - 4 Screenings & Prevention Kit

Value: $150.00

When a lice infestation occurs, it can disrupt your entire community. That’s why it is so important to get rid of them quickly, once and for all. Winner receives Four Head Screenings & One Lice Prevention Kit. Lice Aunties offers head lice treatments that work every time for everyone, making your swift return to normal life possible. They are dedicated to giving your family the safest, fastest, and most effective treatments. Visit

LINX Camps - Three $200 Off NEOC Camp

Value: $600.00

Send your child (or children) to New England Outdoor Camp this summer with this certificate valid for Three (3) $200 Off vouchers for a new camp registration. The certificate can be used either for 3 Weeks of Camp ($200 off each week) or $200 off One Week of Camp for the winner and two friends or three siblings!

New England Outdoor Camp in Wellesley, MA, through LINX Camps, sparks and stokes the excitement, discovery, and fun children have while outside! It is a throw-back to vintage summer camps where children explored and played outside at an easy pace and without any technology at all.

Longfellow Health Club - One Month Membership

Value: $120.00

Get your body moving with a One month of Individual Fitness Membership to Longfellow Health Clubs in Natick.

Longfellow Health Clubs in Natick features top-tier strength and cardio equipment, a wide range of group exercise classes, one-on-one personal training, and nutritional counseling. For those who love sports, there is adult and junior tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, and basketball courts.

With amazing amenities like onsite childcare and private locker rooms with steam room and sauna, the best health club in Natick offers every member the opportunity for mind and body fitness, refreshment, and relaxation. Offer expires 3/31/23.

MASS MoCA - 2 Passes

Value: $40.00

Experience one of the world's liveliest centers of evocative art with Two Passes to The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

With vast galleries and a stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues, MASS MoCA is able to embrace all forms of art: music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and new, boundary-crossing works of art that defy easy classification. MASS MoCA brings hundreds of the world’s most brilliant and innovative artists to North Adams all year round.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre - 2 Tickets

Value: $60.00

Enjoy the performing arts with Two Tickets to one of Merrimack Repertory Theatre's acclaimed productions through June 2022.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre strives to fulfill its mission to “create remarkable new and contemporary plays that bring joy to our art form while engaging, entertaining and enriching our community.”

Miss Maria's School of Dance - Free Registration

Value: $25.00

Have you been thinking of signing your child up for dance lessons? Now's the time with a Free Registration for September 2022 through June 2023 at Miss Maria's Dance in Watertown! Voucher cannot be used toward tuition or retail.

At Miss Maria’s School of Dance your child will be exposed to all the wonders, excitement, and joys of dance. Their philosophy is to provide a safe and nurturing space where children feel comfortable to learn and express themselves through dance. Their dance instructors are highly-qualified professionals who are passionate about their craft and genuinely care for each student. Miss Maria's is a recreational dance school offering classes for toddlers through teens.

New England Charcuterie - Around the World Sampler

Value: $75.00

Meat lovers, rejoice - with this "Around the World" Sampler from New England Charcuterie. A selection of salamis from across the globe; 48mm Hot Soppressata, Saucisson Sec, Mole, Finocchiona, and Bourbon & Bacon, packaged in a New England Charcuterie gift box. From the salted and cured to the smoked and roasted, New England Charcuterie's locally made product line honors the charcuterie that has been a staple in global kitchens for hundreds of years. Visit

Newport Mansions - 4 Passes

Value: $104.00

Discover the Gilded Age with Four Passes to one of the Newport Mansions. Passes can be used at any of Preservation Society of Newport County's historic house museums, including The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff, and more!

Newton Little League - T-Ball/Rookie Registration

Value: $160.00

Root for the home team with a Free Registration for your child in either Newton Little League's T-Ball or Kindergarten Rookie League Baseball program.

T-Ball is pre-K, ages 4-5, and Kindergarten is for kids ages 5-6 in their first year of elementary school. Open to both girls and boys, players are generally paired with people from their school and can request to be on the same team as friends.

P.F. Chang's - $25 Gift Card

Value: $25.00

Enjoy a meal at P.F. Chang's with a $25 gift card to this American-based, Asian-themed, casual dining restaurant chain.

Paris LEGO Set

Value: $50.00

Bring together iconic Paris landmarks with this magnificent Paris skyline model. The 21044 LEGO® Architecture Skyline Collection set features the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, Tour Montparnasse, Grand Palais, Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, and is finished with grass and tree areas and a decorative Paris nameplate. This set has been designed to deliver a rewarding and relaxing building experience to all with an interest in architecture, travel, history and design, and makes a truly “magnifique” centerpiece for the home or office. Each skyline model is scaled to give an accurate representation of the comparative size of the featured structures, with realistic color depiction.

Pawsh Dog Boutique - Gift Basket & $100 Gift Card

Value: $150.00

Do you have a new puppy in the family, or does your dog need to refill his or her bones/treats/toys stash? Bid on this $100 gift card and basket containing a variety of dog toys, treats, and chews from Pawsh Dog Boutique in Boston.

Pawsh is owned by Franklin parents Mike and Nancy Maida. They offer a variety of essential and luxury items for your dog, including stylish apparel, nutritious food and treats, fun toys, collars/leashes, beds, bowls, etc.

Pawsh is located at 31 Gloucester Street (off of Newbury Street) in Boston. Visit for more information.

Ring Video Doorbell

Value: $99.00

Ring Video Doorbell (Satin Nickel - 2nd Generation). Built-in rechargeable battery, equipped to hardwire, 1080p HD Video, two-way talk, live view, real-time notifications, privacy controls, night vision, Ring protect plan (video recording, photo capture), 2.4Hz wifi, motion alerts, water resistant. Also includes USB charging cable, mounting bracket, installation tool and hardware, user guide, security sticker.


Sterling Golf - Walking Round of Golf for Two

Value: $60.00

Get into the swing of things with a Complimentary Round Walking for Two Players at one of Sterling Golf's pristine golf courses. Locations include Newton, Norwood, Maynard and more.

Valid Monday to Thursday. Carts are extra. Not valid for tournaments leagues or on holidays. Visit

Summer at Park - $200 for Camp Registration

Value: $200.00

Send your child to camp at Summer at Park with this $200 gift certificate toward camp registration. Spots are filling up fast for Summer 2022. If the camp you wish to sign up for is full, this certificate can be used during the 2023 Summer at Park Season. Expires 8/20/23.

This certificate DOES NOT apply to Creative Arts at Park or The Swim Club at Park.

Summer at Park is an ACA accredited program that provides a safe, nurturing, and fun camp atmosphere for kids PreK through 10th grade. Campers can participate in over 35 general or specialty day camp programs that take advantage of The Park School’s beautiful 34-acre campus, as well as engaging destinations throughout New England. With a wide variety of programming options, the possibilities are endless.

The Silver Woman - $50 Gift Card

Value: $50.00

Spoil yourself or a loved on with a $50 Gift Card to The Silver Woman! Conveniently located in Newton Center, MA, The Silver Woman specializes in sterling silver jewelry pieces and is adorned with handcrafted, one-of-a-kind treasures. Here you'll find necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and gifts for your loved ones that are as unique as they are. Visit

Tom's Pizza - $15 Gift Card

Value: $15.00

Skip the cooking and order from Tom's Pizza & Sandwich Shop with this Gift Card!

Tom's Pizza & Sandwich Shop has been family owned and operated since 1964. They specialize in fresh made-to-order breakfast, lunch, and dinner options as well as a selection of sides and salads with over 150 menu choices.

Wally's Wicked Good Ice Cream - Two $25 gift cards

Value: $50.00

Wally's Wicked Good Ice Cream in Auburndale has been delighting customers for 11 years. They carry over 30 flavors of ice cream, but their cold treats don't stop just there! They also serve Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, Sherbet, Italian Ice, as well as a coconut milk vegan ice cream!

Ward 4 Restaurant - $50 Gift Card

Value: $50.00

Enjoy a night out in Newton with a $50 Gift Card to Ward 4 Restaurant in Auburndale!

A new neighborhood gathering place, Ward 4 features fresh takes on classic comfort food and drink, through friendly service in a welcoming and relaxed setting. They offer plenty of gluten free and vegan dishes as well.

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