Save the Date – DPMHS Open House/Silent Auction & Raffle – March 19th

February 17, 2015 at 8:26 am

Greetings DPMHS Community-

The PTSA is hosting its 4th Annual Silent Auction & Raffle on Thursday, March 19th during the Annual Open House event at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School.

The Silent Auction & Raffle is our main fundraiser of the year and there are several ways our DPMHS families can help:

  1. Donate to your students’ classroom theme basket
    Many of the 1st period classrooms will be preparing theme baskets to be sold in the Silent Auction.  Ask your student what theme their 1st period has chosen for their basket and then please consider donating an item to go in the basket.  Participation is optional, but we have had some great baskets put together for the past three years and hope to continue the tradition this year.  Donations should be sent in to school by Friday, March 6th.

  2. Donate an item or service to be in the Silent Auction or Raffle
    Do you own a business or have a friend or business connection that would be able to donate an item or service?  The DPMHS PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are tax deductible.  Attached to this email is a solicitation letter and a donation form that you may use.  Donations should be sent in to school by Friday, March 6th.
  3. Volunteer to help with the event
    We will need help prior to the event to coordinate the classroom theme baskets, wrap items, and prepare tags and labels for the raffle. We also need volunteers the day of the event to set up, man tables, take payments, and clean up.

    To sign up to help, please contact Mary Bower at or

  4. Come to the Open House, Silent Auction & Raffle
    If nothing else, please plan on coming to the event on March 19th. Bring your family and friends.  This is the night to show off our school.  In addition to the Silent Auction & Raffle, the classrooms will be open to visit, several food trucks will be in the parking lot, and there will be a book fair in the library!

    Exciting news!! This year Disneyland donated four (4) Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets to our event and we are going to RAFFLE the set off during the Open House on March 19th.  For just $5, you can purchase a raffle ticket and be entered in to this special drawing.  You don’t want to miss out on a chance to win this fabulous prize.

    In addition to the Disneyland tickets, we will also have other great items in a ‘bucket’ raffle.  Buy a sheet of 25 raffle tickets for $20 and then drop your raffle tickets in the bucket of the item (or items) you hope to win.  We already have donations of movie and theater tickets, gift cards from restaurants and businesses, tickets to local attractions, and more great items coming in every day.


Please join us for “Sparkle Saturday” – March 14th

In preparation for the Open House/Silent Auction & Raffle, the PTSA is also hosting a clean-up day (aka Sparkle Saturday) at school on Saturday, March 14 from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Please bring your own gloves, rakes, brooms, etc. to help out.  We plan to tidy up the school grounds including the parking lot, front lawn, and small interior courtyards.  If you have any questions, please email

Saturday, March 14th will also be the final day of the Junior class “Goodwill Donation Drive” fundraiser and families are encouraged to drop off items such as clothing, shoes, linens, kitchenware, etc. that morning between 8am and 12 noon.  Goodwill will be taking away all the donations at noon and the Junior class will earn money for each full bin!!

Thank you in advance for your help in making this annual event a success!!

Mary Bower
DPMHS PTSA Treasurer
Silent Auction & Raffle Committee Chair

DPMHS 2015 Silent Auction Donation letter