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Dear Parents,

We are excited to share our upcoming annual Friends of Mandarin Scholars (FMS) Gala Event with you. It will be held for the first time at the magical Hiller Aviation Museum. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year to support Mandarin immersion programs at College Park Elementary School and Bayside STEM Academy Middle School. We are currently at 29% of our annual fundraising goal. Please help make our annual goal by supporting the Gala event.

When / Where
Sat. March 3, 2018
Hiller Aviation Museum (San Carlos)

Why You Should Attend:
Enjoy a spectacular evening of great food, drinks, silent and live auctions and entertainment
Get to know your College Park community of parents and staff
Raise money for FMS!

How You Can Help
Attend the event. Every $ beyond operating costs for the event goes to FMS.
Help donate items for the auction. Popular auction items include: restaurant gift cards, “experience” packages (e.g. Warriors tickets + autograph basketball), camps for kids during the intersession and summer breaks, admission tickets and hotel stays.
Secure corporate sponsorships for ads in the Gala program brochure and signage / acknowledgement at the event

Next Steps – How to Help
Pick up copies of the donation letter and distribute to the businesses you frequent. Attached is the donation letter or you can pick up copies of the letter at the school office starting tomorrow, Nov. 27th after morning drop off.

If you have business contacts that you think may be interested in making an auction donation or placing an ad, please forward their contact info to: or forward the donation letter to them.

More information about the event, how to buy tickets etc… will be sent home with your student(s) in December. Please stay tuned to more updates via Konstella and FMS Facebook page in the weeks to come.

Thanks in advance for your support.

FMS Gala Committee

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