Welcome to Springetti 2014, Once Upon a Springetti! We are excited to celebrate the fairy tales inside all of us through an evening in the Enchanted Forest, the Kids Kingdom, and even the Land Far Far Away! Come test your skills at the Javelin Training, climb the Castle Rock Wall, embrace the Jungle Reptile Show, take your chances at the Pirate Ring Toss, or enjoy a ride on the Horse & Carriage! We encourage children to dress-up and get into the spirit of the magical evening! Read below to learn more.
Q: What is Springetti?
A: Springetti is Galatas Elementary's annual spring fundraiser hosted at the school. This will be our 18th annual and the theme is Once Upon a Springetti. All of the funds raised go directly to supporting our school through technology updates, instructional materials, testing and tutoring, student field trips, and playground updates just to name a few.
Q: Where and when is Springetti?
A: Springetti will be on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 5:00-8:30 pm at Galatas Elementary School.
Q: Who sponsors Springetti?
A: We are so grateful to our Galatas families and staff as well as our community for their support. A special thanks to LeCrone Orthodontics, Todd Hughes Orthodontics, Woodlands Pediatric Denistry, and Dr. Kim Anderson for their generous contributions.
Q: What is there to do at Springetti?
A: LOTS! Besides a spaghetti dinner catered by Russo's Pizzeria, you can enjoy adult and kid raffles, a silent auction, a live auction, and entertainment options such as enjoying a carriage ride in Land Far, Far Away, climbing a castle wall in the Kids Kingdom, or bouncing around in the Enchanted Forest. There will also be a bingo room and a general store to purchase fun items with your ticket tokens.
Q: How do I get admission?
A: Admission goes on sale in February and is $14 per person on the PTO website. Children 3 and under are free. The cost includes an admission wristband, dinner, and most entertainment. Everyone is invited and must have an admission wristband to enter. Don't wait, Springetti does sell out!!
Q: Why should I purchase extra ticket tokens?
A: Purchase ticket tokens to use for bingo, the general store, some of the entertainment, and to win the kid and adult raffle prizes in the main hallways. Be sure to get enough for the family and put your name and contact info on each ticket. We usually have around 200 raffle items between kid and adult raffles to win. Ticket tokens are $0.50 in advance online and $1.00 at the event.
Q: What is Express Pay and why use it?
A: As a convenience, you may pre-register your credit card used when purchasing admission and ticket tokens to charge your purchases on the night of Springetti. Using express pay is completely safe and simply allows you to skip an extra step when claiming your live or silent auction prizes.
Q: What do I wear to Springetti?
A: Springetti is a casual, family-friendly event. This year we encourage the kids to dress with the theme, Once Upon a Springetti, if they want! Don't forget to wear your admission wristband.
Q: What are the auction parties all about?
A: Auction parties are themed parties for kids and adults. Spaces for the parties are reserved for a price at the auction.
Q: I have a great idea for a party or I’d like to host a party. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact Traci Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prizes to Win
Q: What kinds of items do people donate?
A: Sports memorabilia, gift cards to restaurants and retail stores, sports and concert tickets, vacation homes, electronics, jewelry, and lots kids items, too.
Q: I have an item to donate. Who do I contact?
Q: What items will be in live auction?
A: We have vacations, athletic and concert tickets, golf outings, and more! A detailed program will come home with your tickets the week of Springetti!
Q: What items will be in silent auction?
A: Many of the classroom baskets, school related items, and wonderful donations from our community.
Q: What do I do when I get to Springetti?
A: After entering, drop your ticket tokens in the raffle bags in both main hallways leading to the cafeteria. Dinner is in the cafeteria. Play bingo in the art room, shop in the general store in the music room, and place your silent auction bids in the activity room. Check out the free entertainment under the pavilion and ticketed entertainment in the bus loop. The live auction is in the cafeteria, while a Reptile Show will be showing on the kinder hardtop!
Q: How do I claim prizes I’ve won?
A: After 8 pm, you can claim your raffle prizes at the library doors, kids raffles on one side, adult raffles on the other. There are two ways to claim a live or silent auction prize. If you pre-authorized your credit card (Express Pay) when purchasing tickets, you can go straight to the activity room. Your paid receipt will be there with your item. If you did not pre-authorize your credit card, go to the tech lab to pay, and then go to the activity room with your receipt.
Q: What if I can’t go to Springetti? Are there other ways to be a part of it?
A: Yes! We host Preview Night on Thursday, March 20 from 5-7 pm. It is free to come check out the adult and kid raffles and you can drop your ticket tokens in raffle bags and have a chance to win prizes. Ticket tokens can be purchased online at the discount price, as they are $1.00 on Preview Night.
Q: What else is there to Springetti?
A: It takes a lot of volunteers to organize such a large event. We begin months in advance, but help is needed in the weeks and days leading up to it, as well as, the night of Springetti. Volunteers are always needed! If you’d like more information on how to help, contact Meredith Sipko at email@example.com or Angela Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org.