Montlake PTA Auction 2022

Raised: $56,647.75
Goal: $75,000
“A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It’s about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role.”


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Welcome to our 2022 Annual Spring Fundraiser!


Thank you for joining us for “A Day in the Life” of our wonderful little school! For 14 days we showcased the wonderful people who make our school so special. We enjoyed seeing and reading about tcommunity members, and hope you did, too!


The auction bids have driven us closer to our $75,000 goal, but we still need a bit more help to reach it. Please donate today to help our school fund critical staff positions and enrichment services! 


Why Does the PTA Fundraise? (it’s actually a pretty big deal)

Like every public school, Seattle Public Schools doesn’t provide enough funding to pay for some of Montlake’s critical staff positions and services that benefit our students. As such, we rely on 2 primary fundraisers a year to fill the gaps.


Specifically, the donations this year went to fund: 
  • School Counselor (fully funded by the PTA; 0.5 of a full-time salary)   

  • Art Teacher (half is funded by the PTA to make up a full-time position) 

  • Academic Interventionist (.3 FTE funded by the PTA) 

  • Tutors (3 positions were to be funded by the PTA)  

  • Community events - enrichment budgets for classrooms, assemblies, classes, staff appreciation,



You don’t have to participate in the auction (but it is really fun!) and can choose to donate directly to our school or to the equity fund. In our budget, we have committed 10% of our budget to communities and schools in need, including Lowell Elementary. 100% of the money collected for this equity fund goes to this cause.


Happy bidding and much gratitude - your friendly Spring Fundraising Committee -

Jared Varnes

Jamie DeMaria

Winnie Brinker

Rebecca Gerben Mehta

Gabrielle Ventenbergs

Chelsey Startup

Vivian Hsiao

Lisa Golden

Ashley Hanson

Aimee Larsen Kirkpatrick

Sarah Bruemmer

Jennie Trzyna


Montlake PTA Auction 2022

Raised: $56,647.75
Goal: $75,000

Montlake Elementary Spring 2022 Auction

1:00 AM May 12, 2022
8:00 PM May 26, 2022