2018 Spring Social



April 25, 2018

Hello Waite Park Supporters,


As the current co-presidents of the Waite Park PTA, we want to invite you all to participate in our annual fundraiser – the Waite Park Spring Social! This is an opportunity for adult supporters of Waite Park Community School to bid on a variety of silent and live auction items donated by the many businesses, organizations, and individuals that support us with their generous contributions and time.


Here is what you can expect at this event for the ticket price. Food will be provided by The Draft Horse with desserts by Sarah Jane’s Bakery. Drinks will be offered from Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Indeed Brewing Company, and Barley John's Brewery. There will be non-alcoholic options, too. Dress up or dress down – it’s your opportunity to get out for an evening!


You will be able to visit with other supporters of our school community and participate in fun fundraising activities.  There is a little something for everyone, including a fantastic Silent and Live Auction! Be prepared to bid high on these great experiences and items!  If bidding leaves you overwhelmed, take a chance and buy a Mystery Bag containing a surprise prize from one of our many donors or play the Craft Beer/Soda/Spirits Pull or Wine Toss – Everyone wins!


The money raised goes directly to the Waite Park PTA and allows us to:

  • Support classroom fieldtrips and special classroom academic projects
  • Support school-wide programs, such as Safety Patrol and assemblies
  • Lower barriers to parental involvement by making transportation available and providing translation services
  • Bring the community together through PTA supported activities like Family Dinner Night, Craftstravaganza, Book Bonanza & Family Dance, Spring Social and Carnival

We want everyone to be informed and prepared for the event. So here are some key event logistics!


Waite Park PTA Spring Social on Saturday, April 28, from 6 – 11 p.m.

  • Where: Food Building | 1401 Marshall St. NE | Minneapolis | 55413
  • Parking: limited street parking + Free parking donated by GRACO in their lot on Broadway & Marshall
  • Tickets: $25 at the door
  • Payment options: Wine Toss and Craft Beer/Soda/Spirit Pull are cash only. For ticket sales, Mystery Bags, Silent and Live Auction items, we accept cash, check or credit card.
  • Childcare available by pre-arranging with the Waite Park Recreation Center staff


Thank you for your generous support! We look forward to seeing you at this important and fun event for our school community! 

Megan Sparks and Jamie Jackson



Spring Social - Saturday, April 28th, 2018 The Spring Social is coming soon! This fantastic adults-only event is hosted each spring by the PTA, and accounts for our biggest fundraiser of the school year. Invite your friends, family, neighbors… anyone who wants to help support Waite Park students!

Where /When: The Social will take place back in Northeast at the Food Building, 1401 Marshall Street NE, from 6 to 11 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20/each at the school office,  PTA Meetings, or online with PayPal on the PTA Blog. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event for $25/each.
What’s Planned?:  The Social is a great opportunity for the school community to come together to enjoy an evening of delicious food and drink as well as live and silent auctions and other entertainment
Child Care: Remember this is an adults only event. Leave the kids at home and enjoy your night out! Child care is available through the Waite Park park site during the social if you’re struggling to find child care or if your kiddos want to have their own party to look forward to. For more information, please call the Park at (612) 370-4959.  


Silent Auction Baskets Each year, the PTA asks that each classroom compile a themed basket to contribute to the Silent Auction. If you haven’t seen the flyer come home in your child’s backpack, or if it’s gone missing, the theme list is below. Please send any items you’re able to contribute to school with your child between March 19th and April 20th (earlier is better)!


Hi Five

#112.  Mrs. Neville            Chocolate and Coffee


#122.  Mr. Schultz.            Superheroes

#123.  Ms. Swenko.          Let’s Cook

#124.  Mrs. Bauer.            Day at the Beach

1st Grade

#119.  Mrs. Teeters           Family Fun Night

#120.  Mrs. Elian              The Arts

#121.  Ms Matthes.           Legos

2nd Grade

#104/01 Ms. Monson/Ms. Allison        Spa day for Men and Women

#105.  Mrs. Miller.             Road Trip

#106   Ms. Nelson             Pokemon


3rd Grade

#107.  Ms. Morris             Life’s A Garden, Dig it!

#108.  Mr. Griesch.          Legos

#114.   Mr. Nolde.            Gone Fishing


4th Grade

#113. Mr. Holm.               Craftstravaganza

#116. Mrs. Glocker          Outside Activities

⅘ Split      

111/103 Beasley/Meierding   Bookworm   

5th Grade

#115. Ms. Harms.            Sports

#117. Mr. Vandeberg.      Camping/Picnic