Re: [cowlesmontessori] auction
- i didn't go to auction, so i'm not sure who the mad scientist was. but, i have kids a greenwood elem too. they offer mad science as an after schl activity. it is taught by jim birkel. he's a great guy. my kids were also able to sign up for it at montessori children's house preschl. i think it was $72 for approx eight weeks. maybe we could get him at cowles.
Gunnink <gunninks5@...> wrote:That's a great suggestion Laurie! Thanks!! I'll add it to our list of things to do next year. If anyone else has a suggestion, please send it my way. I figure 10-15 more years and we'll have this event down pat!I was also very impressed with the Mad Scientists! Anyone that can keep my kids attention for 2 hours is amazing.I don't have all the totals in yet but we made over $6000 this year, I'm pretty sure. I don't have the credit card receipts or the people that left early and still need to pay added in. I will have a final total by next Monday.Thanks to everyone for their participation! That's what makes Cowles such a great community!
Susan----- Original Message -----From: laura belinSent: Monday, November 12, 2007 3:52 PMSubject: [cowlesmontessori] auctionHi everyone,
I wanted to post a message to say that my kids had a
great time at the auction on Saturday. I am still
amazed that my four-year-old sat for two hours in the
room with the Mad Science experiments! He has a pretty
good attention span, but still...that amazed me. I
went in after I realized he'd been there for an hour
and a half, because I thought he might be flagging,
but he was still very engaged and wanted to stay to
the very end.
I also enjoyed the auction and would love to hear how
much money was raised, when everything's been added
The only small suggestion I would make relates to the
live auction. I have bid for items online at cmarket
(they organize online auctions for non-profits) , and I
noticed that once you are above $100, you have to
increase bidding in increments of $10. Once the
bidding has gone above $200, you have to increase in
increments of $20. If the item's worth more than $500,
you have to outbid someone by at least $50 to place a
The live auction would move a little faster if bidding
could go up in larger increments for the big-ticket
But that is a small point--mainly I just wanted to say
that it was a fabulous event. Thanks to everyone who
made it happen, especially Sue Gunnink!
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