Spring Auction time is here!

Our largest fundraiser of the year is coming up quickly, and there is much activity and excitement to enjoy in the coming days.  Here is your roadmap to all of the ways to participate in this fun-filled community event. There is a lot of information below, but please read to the end!

Gather Up for the Spring Auction: Saturday, March 16

7:00-11:00pm at Color Wheel Art Studio

Tickets are $35/person and can be purchased here.  (Ticket price increases to $40 on March 16)

Join WPES families and staff for a festive evening of food, drinks, dancing, and a live auction! Live auction items available only at the event include original art created by the students and local artists, tickets to a private concert with Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, a chef’s table at a brand new Decatur hot spot, Principal for a Day, a Community Circle band performance, and more!

Special promotion!  Buy your auction tickets today (March 6) to receive a free “heads or tails” necklace to play for additional prizes at the event.  Or, buy your tickets between March 7 and 13 to receive 10 free raffle tickets (see info about raffle items below).  

We are in need of event volunteers the weekend of March 15 and 16.  If you can spare an hour or two to help, please sign up here.  

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, Color Wheel Art Studio, Badda Bing, Keller Knapp, and Garrett Daniel Architecture for your support of our auction and school!

Raffle Tickets: Now through March 15

Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes, including Legos, an American Girl doll of the year, a drone, and passes to attend Community Circle every week for the rest of the year!  See more details about the prizes here.

Buy your raffle tickets in front of the school during drop off or in the pavilion at pick up. Raffle tickets are $2.00 for one ticket, $5.00 for three tickets, and $15.00 for ten tickets.  We take cash and credit card. Winners will be drawn at the auction, but you need not be present to win.

Do you have a 30 minutes to help sell raffle tickets?  If so, please sign up here.  

Thank you to Sara Mosser, WP Parent and Realtor with Brockway Real Estate, for sponsoring our raffle!

Online Auction: March 13 through March 16 at 8:30pm

If you can’t join us in person at the live auction, you can still bid on many fabulous items through the online auction!  To participate, create a free account here to access the online auction when it goes live on March 13.  (Once registered, you will receive an email when the online auction is open.)  Online auction items include our extremely popular teacher experiences, tickets to sporting events, summer camps, restaurant gift cards, staycation packages, trips to beautiful vacation homes, plus much more!  

Fund-a-Need: Online and Live Auction

We have heard your enthusiasm for giving money to targeted projects, and we are thrilled to make that opportunity available whether you are able to attend the live auction or donate from home.  This year’s “fund-a-need” portion of the auction will support a Sensory Path installation and the purchase of STEM in PE equipment, and will also fund staff grants, field work, diversity initiatives, and classroom supplies.  If one or more of these initiatives speaks to you, please consider making a donation.

Details about each of these needs and a PayPal link to submit your donation can be found here.  We will also be taking fund-a-need donations during the live auction.


The Winnona Park PTA thanks you for your generous support of this fundraiser, which allows us to support learning and community building at our wonderful school.  If you have any questions, please reach out to wpespta@gmail.com.


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