Each Spring, parent volunteers of the nine Encinitas Union School District elementary schools form committees and a make a huge effort (and often times, personal sacrifice) to raise funds to support the students of Encinitas and So. Carlsbad.For the first time ever, seven of our nine elementary schools are hosting online auctions. Volunteer groups (often a skeletal crew) reach out to local businesses, classroom communities, creative teachers and talented parents to donate useful, unique and original items, services, vacation get-a-ways and experiences. Anything sellable is a suitable auction item.

Generally, our elementary schools each procure a catalog of items with an estimated value of $45K – $100+K in actionable items. The most successful online auctions will sell items at about 60% of value raising anywhere from $25K to $60K in revenue to a specific school.

The monies raised, fund credentialed teachers hired through the Encinitas Union School District. Teachers are classified ‘consultants’. Each school hires 3-10 individual full-time and part-time consultants who specialize in specific subjects like Music, Science, Technology and subject areas associated with World Language, Environmental Educational Studies, Wellness and Physical Education.

Parent volunteers organize and manage several fundraising campaigns throughout the school year to fund enrichment opportunities for the following school year. Decision making committees made up of School staff, parents and the Principal, determine best use of funds based on each schools goals for the following school year.

In 2012, the Encinitas Educational Foundation donated $767K to the Encinitas Union School District.

Six of our schools will host ‘Live’ auction events in addition to online auctions. Committees for a school generally hire a professional auctioneer and host a silent auction as well.  Auctions are a great opportunity for parents, family members or anyone looking for an opportunity to give and get at the same time.

Start by registering for one (or all) of our online Auctions and find incredible deals on local restaurants, services, experiences, camps and more…

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Ocean Knoll A Night At The Monte Carlo Feb 27th – March 6th Encinitas Community Center March 7th
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Paul Ecke Central Annual Nighttime Fundraiser March 4th – 11th Del Mar Turf Club March 14th