What is Celebrate MCDS?
Celebrate MCDS (formerly The Gala or The Auction) is the school’s largest annual community event which brings together parents, faculty, and staff for an evening of celebration and support for MCDS. It is not a fancy to-do, but rather a come-as you-are celebration for everyone. The theme will change every year, and this year’s theme is Rocky's Luau (Rocky is the name of our Prairie Hawk mascot). The event still includes a live and silent auction with something for everyone, including student class art projects and teacher-donated experiences.
Where is Celebrate MCDS being held?
Due to overwhelming response from our MCDS community, we are happy to say that this year’s event is once again on campus.
I am interested in attending. What are my options?
Single tickets to the event can be purchased on this website for $50. There will be open seating to accommodate all single ticket holders. For single tickets, when you get to the gym, you will find an open spot. If you prefer a reserved table (seats 8), gather your friends and go in on a table together.
What do I wear?
Be comfortable! Come as you are, or dust off those coconuts and grass skirt and embrace the island spirit!
What can I expect during the event?
The party starts at 5 p.m. in the school’s Lower School lobby, with light appetizers, flowing drinks, and silent auction. At 7 p.m., we will hula down the trail to find our huts (tables) in the gym and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner with fellow parents and teachers, prepared generously by MCDS parent Gwen Bosben. At 8 p.m., the Big Kahuna will lead us in a brief presentation, followed by an exciting live auction filled with fun for everyone.
What about childcare?
Should you need assistance finding a sitter, a list of MCDS students interested in babysitting can be found on the parent portal.
What are other ways to contribute?
Donate goods or services. Give wine. Contribute a gift card. Volunteer. There are many ways to get involved!
Join us Saturday, March 3! Other questions? Contact Heather Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.