We are so excited for our
Ride Through The Decades Spring Fundraiser!
There are so many activities going on - from our Silent Auction to Dress Up Days to our Spring Carnival - don't miss out!
If you or a very capable teenager you know is interested, we are looking for volunteers for the following:
Carnival Game Supervision
If that sounds like you please reach out to Krystal Eicher at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here and we will be in touch!
Please follow the Sign Up Genius Link to volunteer
Students can participate in Decades' Dress Up Days by coming to school dressed for some of the funnest decades of the 20th century!
We cannot wait to see all of our Amazing Ride Families!
Regular price tickets are $20 per child, $10 per adult. Each purchase will grant you one wristband for entry. Children under 3 are free.
Parent Volunteers are free! Please register for a wristband and sign up here.
Food trucks will start serving in our parking lot at 4:30pm. A proceed of all sales will go back to our PTO!
Carnival Gates will open at 5pm.The event will run 5-7pm.
All games, carnival activities, popcorn, cotton candy, and water included.
Food truck purchases not included.
All patrons will need a valid carnival wristband to enter. Pre-purchased wristbands will be delivered to your student the week of the event. Wristbands will be available at the door at full price.
Auction Closes Friday, April 29th at 9 pm
SILENT AUCTION WEBSITE
Preview and bid on items from your computer or phone!
All bidding and payment for the Ride Through the Decades Silent Auction will be done online this year. We will have QR codes for some items during the Ride Through the Decades Carnival, but there will be no paper forms to place bids. You will need to use your mobile device or computer to bid on all items.
ONLINE AUCTION INSTRUCTIONS
- Go to: 32auctions.com/ridepto
- Click “Login” in upper right corner
- You will need to create an account to participate. Where the page says, “Don’t have an account?” Click “Create an account now.”
- Enter your name, email address, and create a password. Then indicate approval for all conditions.
- You will then receive an email at the email account provided. In the email, click “Yes, Finish Creating My Account." The email indicates a display name chosen by default. This is what other bidders will see when you participate in the online auction. If you would like to change this, go to “My Account” and then “edit account.” You can even upload a photo of yourself!
- You are now set to Bid or “Buy Now” at the auction!
AUCTION WILL BEGIN ON FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND AT 7:00 P.M.
IT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH AT 9:00 P.M.
“BIDDING” ITEMS VS. “BUY NOW” ITEMS
Bidding items are those that accept bids like a regular auction. You will be competing with other parents for these prizes. Items are typically priced to start bidding at 20% of the item’s value, making these a steal if you can win them below value. Bidding items will remain open until 9:00 p.m. on April 29th. If you have placed a bid on an item, but someone out-bids you, you can receive a message that you have been out-bid so you can quickly raise your bid to be in the lead again.
Buy Now items such as gift cards to a place of business at full value. So, for example, if you eat at Black Walnut Café all the time, you can purchase the gift card from us. The PTO gets the card value and you’re not out any money. Buy now items will say “Buy Now: $$$” in their description
TEACHER/STAFF PARTIES AND EXPERIENCES
Most teacher/staff parties and experiences are “Buy Now” items, meaning there is no bidding involved. You simply indicate that you want to buy that item and proceed with checkout. The teacher/staff parties vary, but some have space limits so it is in your best interest to check those out first and “Buy Now” if your child would like to participate. Be sure to note the dates and times of after school parties to avoid conflicts.
When the auction closes, at 9:00 p.m. on April 29th , winning bidders will be sent an email at the address provided that includes an invoice. You will need to pay this invoice in order to collect your winning item on Saturday, April 30th at Ride Elementary from 3-5 pm. If you are unable to pick up on Saturday, April 30th you may pick up your item the following week at Sally K. Ride. (Having a PayPal account set up ahead of time will expedite this process.)
We encourage you to share the auction link with family and friends, however Ride PTO will not ship items to winning bidders. All items must be picked up at Sally K. Ride on April 30th or the week following by the winning bidder or person of their choosing.
There will be NO REFUNDS for winning bids or “Buy Now” purchases.
WHAT IF I NEED HELP?
Ride PTO is here to help you! You may send questions all week to RidePTO@gmail.com.