Dear Polaris Community,
We hope you’re hanging in there and feeling healthy as we navigate this difficult time and begin the extended spring break! Unsurprisingly, we are canceling the Polaris Glows Auction in order to protect the health and safety of our community and align to the guidance of the CDC and State of Colorado.
The auction was sure to GLOW down in history as an amazing event, but let’s not let the cancelation keep us from supporting our amazing school! Polaris heavily depends upon the financial contributions of families and each year the money raised through the PTO funds the paraprofessional team that supports all Polaris classrooms, innovative S.T.E.A.M. projects and the entire electives program.
We may not be able to convene in person, but thanks to the power of technology we can still offer all of the fantastic silent auction items, ranging from Teachers Treasures to Class Baskets to Date Nights in our amazing city. Snap them up! And tell grandparents, great aunts, friendly neighbors, whoever!
A few details:
--Bidding will open this evening, Tuesday, March 17th at 5:00 pm, and will close Sunday April 5th at 10:00 pm.
--Special “Quarantine Relief” items will close earlier, on Friday March 27th at 10:00 pm. These include the amazing baskets assembled by each grade level, and a few other items that might help keep your kids busy during this time.
--You can bid online or on the Handbid mobile app, which you can download from the App Store or Play Store.
--We will offer porch pickup in the Stapleton or Whittier neighborhood (your choice) for any large items. All flat items (certificates, gift cards) can be picked up or mailed. We can not offer shipping, but are happy to hold your items until you feel comfortable picking them up.
--All sales are final. Please note that some items have event dates that are uncertain at this time - we ask that you work with the provider to determine rescheduled event details. We will work with teachers and community members to reschedule Teacher Treasures and Share Parties as needed, but cannot follow up on other items.
--Bid on all you can. Remember, it’s a win-win--you get a cool product, event, or experience, and Polaris gets needed fundraising dollars!
We hope to reschedule the live auction so we can still get our GLOW on! We are holding on to Pearl Jam tickets, Principal for a Day, and some fabulous mountain escapes to feature at this event. Stay tuned for details.
While many schools already had lucky timing with their auctions happening earlier in the year, we can show each other and the world how we can band together, overcome extraordinary situations and support Polaris virtually. The PTO, Principal Odell, the Polaris staff and each Polaris student thanks you!!