by Borderstan.com March 30, 2012 at 9:30 am 1,342 0

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The 2012 Ross Elementary School PTA Auction was March 10 at the German Marshall Fund. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The fourth annual Ross Elementary School PTA auction raised the stakes again this year, bringing in almost $50,000 to support programs at the local school on the 1700 block of R Street NW. The amount easily topped last year’s $40,000 (which was almost double the 2010 event total). All of the funds go directly to the school’s programs.

“We are all so appreciative of the generous donors that make our auction possible. Our public schools cannot thrive without the support of the broader community, and we at Ross feel so lucky that we are part of a community that understands that and gives so much to our school,”  said Ross parent Laura Stack.

Ross Elementary is a public neighborhood school at 1730 R Street NW. The school, like many others in the city and beyond, needs to raise cash to buy tablets and laptops for students and staff. The funds raised at the annual auctions also help support professional development for teachers, as well as student scholarships for their after-school enrichment programs. It serves Pre-K through 5th Grade students.

“We are so grateful that the Ross community rallies around this auction every spring and supports the school. Every dollar raised goes toward technology, teacher enrichment and after-school programs at Ross. The success of this auction is crucial to the school. Special thanks to our parents who volunteered, donors who contributed and community members who attended the auction. We could not raise this money without your help,” said Auction Co-Chair and Ross parent Jennifer Touchette.

“And we certainly want to thank the multitude of businesses that donated their services and items. We encourage everyone to support our local businesses who continue to support Ross and the community at large,” said Touchette.

And that scooter? The winner of the Genuine Buddy 125 scooter from Modern Classics was a teacher at Ross — who uses it to commute to school every day.

Sponsors: Borderstan.com was proud to be among this year’s sponsors of the Ross School PTA Auction, along with Level One restaurant, Modern Classics and VIDA Fitness.

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by Borderstan.com March 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm 1,197 0

This Genuine Buddy 125 scooter is one of the items in the 2012 Ross Elementary School PTA Auction — and you can get a first-hand look at it on Saturday at VIDA Fitness, 1612 U Street NW, from 10 am to 4 pm. VIDA is one of the sponsors of this year’s auction, along with Modern Classics, which provided the scooter.

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Get at look at the Genuine Buddy 125 scooter on Friday at VIDA on U Street. (Borderstan)

The live auction is this Saturday, March 10, 5 to 8 pm at the German Marshall Fund, 1744 R Street NW. The event is open to everyone.

You can bid online for items until 8 pm tonight, Thursday, March 8.

What’s for sale? There is something for everyone, in a variety of categories and price ranges: All About KidsClass Projects/Staff TreasuresCulture & ArtDinner & EntertainmentFood & WineHealth & BeautyHome & GardenHotels & MembershipsLocal CelebritiesSpecialty Items & ServicesSports & Entertainment and Travel & Outings.

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Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2012 Genuine Buddy 125 scooter. (Image courtesy Modern Classics)

Ross Elementary is a public neighborhood school at 1730 R Street NW. The school, like many others in the city and beyond, needs to raise cash to buy tablets and laptops for students and staff. The funds raised at the annual auctions also help support professional development for teachers, as well as student scholarships for their after-school enrichment programs.

Borderstan and Level One restaurant are also sponsors of this year’s auction.

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by Borderstan.com March 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm 1,074 0

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Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2012 Genuine Buddy 125 scooter from Modern Classics. (Image courtesy Modern Classics)

The Ross Elementary School PTA annual auction is this weekend, Saturday, March 10. But don’t wait to bid on one of the wide range of items donated by local businesses. You can bid online through this Thursday, March 8.

What’s for sale? There is something for everyone, in a variety of categories and price ranges: All About KidsClass Projects/Staff TreasuresCulture & ArtDinner & EntertainmentFood & WineHealth & BeautyHome & GardenHotels & MembershipsLocal CelebritiesSpecialty Items & ServicesSports & Entertainment and Travel & Outings.

Online bidding for the items is open until March 8. The live auction takes place on March 10 from 5 to 8 pm at the German Marshall Fund, 1744 R Street, NW. Both auctions are open to the public.

To win the Genuine Buddy 125 scooter from Modern Classics, buy a $20 raffle ticket (or more!). Raffle tickets are not available at the auction’s online bidding site, but you can buy tickets at Modern Classics, at the March 10 auction or by emailing Auction Co-chair Jennifer Touchette. You do not need to be present to win.

The funds from the auction go towards technology updates for the school, teacher training and scholarships for after-school enrichment classes. At up to $300 per term, some of these classes in math, science, languages, drama, and other topics would otherwise be out of reach for low-income students at Ross, according to Auction Co-chair Lee Granados.

The past three auctions have cumulatively raised over $75,000 for Ross Elementary, a public school serving 150 kids pre-K through 5th grade, at 1730 R Street, NW. This year, the organizers aim to raise a total of $65,000, their most ambitious target yet.

Note: Borderstan Media is proud to be among this year’s sponsors of the Ross School PTA Auction, along with Level One restaurant, Modern Classics and VIDA Fitness.

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by Borderstan.com February 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm 1,560 0

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

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Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2012 Genuine Buddy 125 scooter. (Image courtesy Modern Classics)

Tired of finding parking for your car on your trips around town? Looking for a fun way to see the city? One of the top items at the 2012 Ross School PTA Auction is a 2012 Genuine Buddy 125 scooter from Modern Classics.

If you want a chance to win the scooter, buy a $20 raffle ticket (or as many as you want). Raffle tickets for the scooter are not available at the auction’s online bidding site, but you can buy tickets at Modern Classics, at the March 10 auction or by emailing Auction Co-chair Jennifer Touchette. The drawing for the scooter is held toward the end of the auction.

The 4th Annual Ross Elementary School PTA Auction is coming up in two weeks. The event is open to everyone and online bidding is underway. The live auction is Saturday, March 10, at the German Marshall Fund, 1744 R Street NW, from 5 to 8 pm.

Ross Elementary is a public neighborhood school at 1730 R Street NW. The school, like many others in the city and beyond, needs to raise cash to buy tablets and laptops for students and staff. The funds raised at the annual auctions also help support professional development for teachers, as well as student scholarships for their after-school enrichment programs. To learn more about Ross School and how the auction proceeds are used, read Ross School PTA Auction: Let the Bidding Begin!

Borderstan is proud to be among this year’s sponsors of the Ross School PTA Auction, along with Level One restaurant, Modern Classics and VIDA Fitness.

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Featured photo: 2012 Auction Co-Chair Jennifer Touchette is shown with the scooter from Modern Classics that was raffled off at last year’s Ross PTA Auction.

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