This year’s auction will take place Saturday, April 21, 2018 at The Melody Ballroom.
WHAT IS THE ANNUAL AUCTION?
For those new to TPMS community, the annual auction is a fun party where Portland Montessori School parents, grandparents, and friends enjoy dinner and bid on Silent and Live Auction items. Each class comes up with a class project that is part of the Live Auction. The class projects are truly amazing!
There are parts of the auction that you can be a part of even if you don’t attend, including purchasing and selling raffle tickets and signing up for the community easel parties.
Proceeds from the auction provide tuition assistance to make our school accessible to students who would not otherwise be able to attend. Without our auction, we would not be able to provide this funding. Additionally, each year we have a special appeal paddle raise which underwrites a specific need of the school.
"The Portland Montessori School has given my children such an appreciation for learning and an extensive fund of knowledge. It has been a nurturing, appropriately challenging environment for them to reach their potential."
"My second grade daughter, in her fifth year with The Portland Montessori School, constantly surprises me with the lessons she brings home. Last week, after the whole class spent 3 days in Opal Creek, she showed me the impact of a clearcut on a variety of plant and animal species."
"Our son sincerely loves his guide, who shows him authentic kindness, warmth, and non-judgmental acceptance. Under her guidance, he has become a self-directed, competent, and curious learner who cares about the world and others around him."
"I am so happy that my son is spending his kindergarten year in a Montessori environment where his knowledge, self-control, kindness, sense of purpose, and confidence have all grown by leaps and bounds."
"When our son started kindergarten at The Portland Montessori School, his behavior problems stopped almost immediately. That’s because he had interesting, engaging work to do. He’s so proud to show us the work he’s done when we pick him up after school."