Upcoming Events
Watch for more VEPTSA events coming this year:
– Movie Night

– Spring Auction

– Family Dance

February 8, 6:00 p.m.

Viewlands Family Dance Party

Save the date for the Viewlands Family Dance Party on Friday, February 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. There will be a DJ, dancing, games, crafts, photo booth, raffle, pizza by the slice, and a bake sale!

Admission is $5 per child.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers will be needed to make baked items and to help with and at event, stay tuned for a Sign Up Genius!

5th grade Islandwood Camp Fundraising Begins

Every spring, our 5th grade students get the opportunity to attend an overnight camp at Islandwood on Bainbridge Island. The camp experience provides 4 days and 3 nights of small group, hands on learning, critical thinking and exploration. Click here  to learn more about Islandwood.
In an effort to raise funds for the camp, Viewlands is partnering with Papa Murphy’s pizza to sell coupon cards for $5. The coupon card is good for up to $30 in discounts! Get an amazing deal at Papa Murphy’s AND support Viewlands 5th graders!

Order forms will be sent home in kid mail soon and are also available in the office.

Saturday, March 30
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Save the date (and find your lei!) for the Aloha Viewlands Spring Auction at the Phinney Neighborhood Association!

Enter ViewlandsOrcas’ in the
Organization Code field 
then click 
‘Online Store’ > Spring Auction.

The auction will have a myriad of events including a silent auction, raffles, dessert dash, and more! Heavy apps, 2 drink tickets, and lots of fun will be included with the cost of admission.
Tickets are now on sale and are priced as follows:
  • Purchase on or before 1/23/19 – $35 / ticket
  • Purchase between 1/24/19 – 3/29/19 – $40 / ticket
  • Purchase at door – $45 / ticket
Tickets can be purchased in following ways:
  • Drop off a check in the VEPTSA lock box and include “auction tickets” in memo
  • Online via PT Avenue. Enter ViewlandsOrcas’ in the Organization Code field then click ‘Online Store’ > Spring Auction.
  • Viewlands night at Barbecue Smith night
  • Viewlands Family Dance Party
Auction proceeds will benefit programs like Music with Mary K, additional recess supervision, classroom and technology grants, Scholarships for after-school enrichment, contributions towards 5th grade camp and so much more!

Promo! Win 2 Tickets and a
Babysitter for Auction Night!

Feeling lucky?! VEPTSA is raffling off 4 opportunities to win 2 auction tickets and free babysitting from College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors to use on the night of the auction (up to 4 hours!)
Here’s how it works:
There are multiple ways to enter the promotion, and multiple entries will be accepted per person:
  • Buy a raffle ticket for $10 (Available for purchase online at PT Avenue (see log in directions in Overview article), via check with memo in VEPTSA lockbox, Viewlands night at Barbecue Smith and the Family Dance Party.
  • Become a VEPTSA member if you’re not already between now and February 7.
  • Procure an auction item over $30 in value by February 7. See How to Procure Auction Items article for guidelines.
  • Assist the auction team by helping with an auction related task. There are so many ways you can contribute! See How You Can Help article for details on areas that we need help with!
  • Write a paragraph about why you are thankful for Viewlands and ideas on what you’d like to see a portion of the auction proceeds used for to help benefit Viewlands and submit to Communications email box for publishing in a future newsletter, FaceBook page, and/or on the Viewlands.org website.
The winner will be drawn at the Family Dance Party on Friday, Feb 8! To redeem up to 4 hours of free babysitting, winners will be directed to sign up on College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors website: https://www.collegenanniesandtutors.com/bellevuewa and the enrollment fee will be waived. To learn more about College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors, please see the below article.
How to Procure Auction Items
The desirability and quantity of the items available for purchase at the auction are critical to our success in achieving our goal of raising $20,500 to go towards critical Viewlands programs. Here’s how you can help us obtain items for the auction and also ensure we aren’t doubling up on our requests to neighboring businesses:
  • Email the auction inbox @ auction@viewlands.org indicating which business you would like to ask to donate an item.
  • An auction team member will respond back and let you know whether that business has been approached for a donation yet.
  • If the business has not been approached yet, the auction team member will provide you with a donation request form that you will provide to each business who commits to a donation.
  • If a business commits to donating an item, email the auction team and indicate the business name, the estimated value, and the date of desired item pick up.
More About
College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors
College Nannies and Tutors has been Building Stronger Families™ in the Seattle and the Eastside since 2009. Locally operated, we are part of your community, here to support your family from our neighborhood offices. Perhaps your family needs the quality childcare that comes from one of our reference checked and background screened nannies or babysitters. Maybe homework help with one-on-one attention from our Homework Help (Middle and High School: Math, Science, Social Studies, Languages, General Homework Help, Study + Organizational Skills) or Test Prep tutors. Please call or stop in or call today to schedule a personal family consultation. Our staff welcomes the opportunity to work with your family.
  • 7605 SE 27 Street
  • Suite 101
  • Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone  (206) 659-4156
Questions? Email, the auction team or communications team for answers.
How You Can Help
There are so many ways you can help make the auction a success! A few examples of areas the auction team needs help with are:
  • Procure an auction item
  • Donate an auction item or service such as a dessert a month for 4 people, babysitting for 4 kids on Saturday night, Dinner party and cocktails for 4 etc!
  • Help organize a gift basket, art project, etc for your child’s class that can be auctioned off during the silent auction.
  • Volunteer as a helper at a neighboring elementary school’s auction as a part of our auction worker exchange program. This provides us with more outside helpers on auction night to reduce work load.
  • Serve drinks at the auction
  • Set up before the event
  • Clean up after the event
  • Run one of the games / raffles at the event
  • Assign bid numbers to guests as they arrive
  • Secure a corporate sponsor for our auction
  • And more!
Email the auction team to sign up to help!