Not only is it school-choice season (Seattle Public Schools‘ deadline is Friday), it’s school-auction season. The photo above is from the Our Lady of Guadalupe GAIN auction last night at SSCC, courtesy of a mysterious correspondent calling himself “Rock Steele, Man About Town.” Before showing you a few other pix he sent, we want to note that at least five other local schools have auctions in the next month: Schmitz Park Elementary at the Hilton downtown on March 1 (flyer here), Arbor Heights Co-op Preschool at Youngstown Arts Center on March 8, West Seattle High School PTSA dinner/auction at SSCC on March 14, Gatewood Elementary (kicking off a centennial celebration) at The Hall @ Fauntleroy (also on March 14), Pathfinder K-8 at SSCC on March 15, Madison Middle School PTSA at The Hall on March 22. Again, that’s just the next month; others are on the WSB Events Page, and if yours is missing, please let us know so we can add it. Now, those other photos from last night’s OLG event:
Rock captioned this one “Spirited Bidding”:
For even more spirit, here’s OLG’s Father Jack Walmesley “blessing a bidder,” per Rock:
And here’s one of the auctioned items – a Stratocaster that Rock says was signed by members of Pearl Jam>:
By the way, if you’re looking for a list of schools, public or private, preschool through college, in West Seattle, you’ll find it all on one page here (and if there’s anything we’re missing – maybe a new, small preschool? – please let us know).