If you were not able to attend the auction and would like to buy mixer tickets, you still can! Please use the Sign Up Genius links below, and then send a check for the amount of the total number of tickets you're purchasing via Backpack Mail, Attn: Silent Auction Committee. NOTE: Some mixers are THIS WEEK, so make sure to take a look ASAP!  Click here for the Kid Mixer calendar and here for the Adult Mixer calendar. 



The Silent Auction Catalog is Out!

Check out all the AMAZING items up for Auction on April 21st at King Family Vineyard (6:30-10:30PM) HERE!

The Silent Auction has a GREAT raffle for you this year! Enter to win a SUMMER GRILL PACKAGE which includes a Pork Share from Bellair Farm, a new CharBroil 4 burner gas grill and cover, and a new set of premium grill tools. The total value of this package is $500!

Raffle tickets went home in Backpack mail—tickets are $10 each or 6 tickets for $50. Simply fill out your desired number of tickets and return them to the PTO through BPM; if you would like to purchase additional tickets, just email 

You do NOT need to be present at the Auction to win!

Some amazing items are up for Auction!  Here are some recent posts from the MLS PTO Silent Auction Facebook page:

We have been really excited to share this one! Albemarle Woodworks has generously donated a gorgeous custom made 6x4 pine Farmhouse Table and a matching bench in a beautiful dark walnut finish. This locally made treasure is just waiting to become a cherished piece in a lucky MLS home! Please check out their page and thank them for being so good to our kids and teachers!!

The 1st day of spring has us thinking about getting outside! Make your outdoor spaces even more rad at the Silent Auction with a $500 gift certificate to Allied Concrete Company, a professionally installed tree from Watkins and Company, a $75 gift certificate from Arbor Life, or 4 cubic yards of hardwood mulch and 2 cubic yards of compost from Panorama Paydirt Compost. And guess what? All of this will look stunning around a beautiful NEW FIREPIT professionally installed by Snow's Garden Center! HEYYYOOOOO! Bid on the items individually or come ready to throw some elbows and take them all!

Does your home need a little facelift? Come to the auction to pick up a $100 gift certificate to Crutchfield Store, Charlottesville, rediscover your interior with a design consultation from Outlaw Design Company, stage a space with Muffy Carrington Thompson (and maybe consider some new pillows or upolstry with a gift certificate to u-fab!), frame a family heirloom with a $200 gift certificate to FastFrame Charlottesville, or freshen up your space with a beautiful indoor/outdoor Dash & Albert rug from Patina Antiques! As always, please remember to thank these AMAZING local businesses for supporting your favorite kids and teachers!

Let's talk health and beauty at the Silent Auction! Treat yourself to a $100 gift certificate to Neroli Spa & Beauty Lounge, restore your body with a complimentary treatment plan at Airrosti - Charlottesville, enjoy a 1 hr acupuncture treatment at ChinaMed - A provider of Traditional Chinese Medicine, get summer ready with a sunless tanning kit from Rodan + Fields, or shake off the winter blues with a one hour massage at Depth Through Layers Massage Therapy! Treat yourself and/or your kids to a great gift basket of dental hygiene supplies from Children's Dentistry With A Mother's Touch or a gift certificate for five classes at Bend Yoga Charlottesville! And remember to support and thank these wonderful businesses for supporting our kids and teachers!

It's Clothing and Accessory time! Come to the auction and snag 1 of 4 (FOUR!! We love her!) beautiful pieces of jewelry from Erin McDermott Jewelry, take home the super cute Pink Elephant print Travel Tote and a $50 gift certificate from Stella & Dot (thanks to S&D rep Katie Murphy Larson--contact her to learn more!) Take yourself shopping with a gift certificate to Jean Theory:, discover a totally new shopping experience with a CAbI gift certificate (thank you Debbie Elward--contact her to learn more!), or head to SCARPA Charlottesville to pick up something unique and distinctly Charlottesville with a generous $100 gift certificate. If you want to sweat in style, you can pick up the The Hip Joint gift certificate or the Great Outdoor Provision Co. gift certificate! Please consider these businesses next time you need to pick up something for yourself or a friend!

Are you in need of a memorable family vacation, girls weekend, 40th birthday retreat, or just a good old fashioned break from the hustle? This year, thanks to the generosity of Natural Retreats, you can pick up a gift certificate to the Homestead Preserve for a THREE NIGHT STAY in either their Trailview, Herdsman or Bull Barn cottages! Set in the heart of Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains in Hot Springs, Homestead Preserve offers rustic elegance with everything from wooded seclusion to stunning panoramas where you can hike the mountainous terrain, explore the forest on horseback, raft down the river, or just cozy up with a good book! We cannot thank Natural Retreats enough--whether you win this amazing getaway at the auction or not, please be sure to "Like" them and consider Natural Retreats for your next getaway!

Check out the short video about the upcoming Silent Auction and mark your calendars:

April 21, 6:30 p.m. (sign up for Kids Night Out at MLS!)
King Family Vineyard
LIKE MLS 2017 Silent Auction on Facebook for updates on donations and more!

Get involved! Attend the event, host a mixer, spread the word!
See you there!

A Meriwether Mixer Fundraiser for MLS PTO: 

Calling All Wine Lovers for the Que Syrah Syrah mixer on February 25th at 7 pm. The cost is $30 per person.

Join us for an evening of wine tasting in conjunction with the Wine Guild of Charlottesville.  A great time to find some new favorites!  Heavy appetizers will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Melissa Hoover at Parents only. 


MLS PTO Silent Auction 4.21.17 at King Family Vineyard

Contact to donate, host a mixer, or volunteer!

Any questions? Email or contact Laura Ege ( or Amelia Walton (


If you think you may be able to help with next year's Silent Auction, please get in touch! 

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The MLS PTO Silent Auction is an annual event for parents and friends of MLS students to benefit MLS School PTO. In previous years the Silent Auction has been the largest fundraising event, raising over $25,000, which we hope to surpass this year!

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