"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Auction this Saturday -- five days to go!

Are you coming to to the auction on Saturday? Great! Did you buy your tickets? If no, please purchase your tickets online by midnight on Monday at intlschool.org/auction!

The money we raise from this annual event enables us to purchase books and equipment and to offer teacher training, and means we can keep tuition at a lower level than most Independent Schools in our class! So please support the school with your presence.
Click here to check out the online catalog, which will grow and change for a few more days as we input all the donations. We're working to find the best spot for each item in the live auction (just 20 items!) or the silent auction (many items!). Last Thursday at the Auction Preview we saw so many amazing art projects and baskets - we had to choose just one from each track to be in the live auction. The live auction will feature the following projects. Drumroll please...

Yi Guan and Sandy's Chinese Pre-K art project
Exquisite black lacquer-effect three-panel screen decorated with photos of whimsical portraits made by the class using felt, buttons, beads and other objects.

Jossie & Abelid's Spanish Low-K Art Project
Your kids will be over the moon when you bring this hand-made Puppet Theater home with you from the auction!

Taka's Japanese 4th/5th Grade Art Project

A fused glass platter featuring Japanese carp and the phrase Ichi Go Ichi E (Once in a lifetime, this moment)

Thank you to everyone who worked on or contributed to a class project or basket!
Thank you to everyone who has donated! At this point we are no longer accepting donations.
Thank you to Reba Akin and Huma Pierce for coordinating both the class projects and the preview!
How can I support the auction even if I cannot come?


  • You can make a donation to the Special Appeal: Alfonso's Choice for Educational Priorities by clicking here or on the Donate Now button.

  • If there is an item in the live auction that you really want, you can bid by proxy. Email or call Kelsey Cleveland to make arrangements. We can either call you when the item is being auctioned or you can tell us the item and your budget and let us bid on your behalf. (We can do this for relatives who live out of town too so spread the word.)

The auction committee has been working for a year to make this a night you won't want to forget. We look forward to seeing you at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday.

More information at intlschool.org/auction.

Linda McGeady and Joel Simon, auction co-chairs, auction@intlschool.org

Kelsey Cleveland, Development Director, kcleveland@intlschool.org