Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Social -- Tickets Available NOW!

Poster design by Perfect Circle Creative.

Oh, we know.  You have so many questions about this event.  SO.  MANY.  We've got your back, though.  After the jump, the Waite Park Spring Social FAQ!

Waite Park Spring Social 2016: Frequently Asked Questions

What IS this event?

The Social is a major annual fundraising event hosted by the Waite Park Community School Parent Teacher Association. In previous years, you may have known it as the Spring Gala, and it has been a Waite Park tradition since 2007. The theme this year is “Waite Park Goes Downtown”.

When and where is the Social? Where do I park?

Save the date: Saturday, April 16 from 6:00 to 11:00pm. This year we’re excited to host the event at the beautiful 514 Studios in the Minneapolis North Loop (514 North 3rd St). Parking is available on street, or next door in the Darby’s parking ramp ($5-6; 317 North 5th Ave, between 3rd and 4th St).

How much does it cost and where do I get tickets?
In advance: $20.00. Buy them at the school front office or RIGHT ON THIS BLOG'S SIDE BAR!
At the door: $25.00

What will be there to eat and drink?
Local caterers who happen to be Waite Park parents and supporters will provide delicious dinners, desserts and appetizers. Other food and beverages will be donated by some of your favorite Northeast restaurants and suppliers.

What will I do with the kids?
The Social is strictly an adult event (21+), but the kids can have fun, too. Registration is available now for childcare at Waite Park’s Rec Plus site during the Social. Park staff will feed and entertain up to 30 kids, ages 5-13, from 5:30pm - 11pm. Cost is $15 for first child and $12 for each additional in the family. If your child is under age 5 or has special needs, please call up the park directly to discuss the situation.  

To register your child, go to ActiveNet (click that link right there) and enter program #55538 or call the Park at (612) 370-4959.

Will I know anyone there?
Most likely, yes. And you can always invite a friend! This event is open to anyone who wants to support  Waite Park School, so you’ll be joining parents of current students and alumni, staff from Waite Park and other Northeast schools, and your Northeast neighbors and community leaders. It’s also a great opportunity to welcome new and prospective parents to the Waite Park community. We’re expecting about 200-250 guests.

What events are planned? What will be in the silent auction?
You’ll be enjoying a fabulous dinner, a wine and beer raffle as well as other games, and a live and silent auction while you socialize with friends and neighbors. Many Silent Auction items have been donated by local businesses, and each classroom at Waite has assembled a themed basket of their own. Prizes will be available for a wide range of budgets - from $20 gift certificates to a weekend at a cabin to one of Mike Madison’s amazing photographs. Payment will be accepted at the end of the evening by check or credit card, or pick up following the event can be arranged. If you surf back in this Blog far enough, you'll see photos from previous Socials and Galas.

What should I wear?
Dress is casual to semi-formal. You will have no kids in tow, so seize the opportunity to go out in something other than a t-shirt and yoga pants. Wear a ball gown! We'll take a picture and post it on the blog because...well, how could we not!?

Where does the money go?
All proceeds benefit the Waite Park Parent Teacher Association to support our students, teachers, and staff. The PTA funds buses for field trips, classroom project grants, community events like the summer carnival, dances, book sales, Family Dinner Night, and much more.

Thank you for supporting Waite Park Community School!

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