What a FUNtastic 'Sommerfest & Auction' event it was! A wonderful opportunity to celebrate together with all GISSV families and teachers/staff.
Our Kibili, Elementary and Middle School students from both campuses have put together an entertaining musical program and parents and children danced together on the Middle School court or enjoyed the delicious food in the meanwhile: GISSV catered German style bratwurst, traditional style Mexican street tacos, and savory falafels. In addition, the cultural diversity that exists within the GISSV community was displayed with international foods that GISSV families brought to share. The children had fun playing and the families could visit the art exhibition created by Middle and High School students from MV and SF. It showcased what the students have been working on during the school year.
In addition to our online auction that started a week in advance, we welcomed Rachel Britten, auctioneer from KLM Auctions, Friday night for our first live school auction in three years. Four beautiful handmade wreaths made from paper flowers - made by each student/staff member from MV and SF - were featured in the live event and auctioned off to GISSV families. We had one each made from MV Kibili (Preschool & Kindergarten), MV Elementary, MV Secondary School, and SF Campus. Parent volunteers Mira Bach, Suzanna Holz, Claudia Schmitz, and Kerry Wingeier worked with art teachers Stefanie Wenk and Christiane Meschkat to bring the student art wreaths to life! Dankeschön!
Thank you to the Sommerfest & Auction organizers Anja Seibt, Darlene Wiedemann, Jerome Bragdon, Supriya Solbach, and Michael Nielsen and all the helping hands: our fantastic parent volunteers and our amazing maintenance team as well as the administration. And thank you to our local families who've supported our auction with their item donations - and last but not least a special thank you to everyone who participated in our Online Auction and our Live Auction event Friday night. Together, we raised over $30,000 to support campus improvements in MV and SF!
Please note: We have extended our Fund-a-Need to be open through TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 21 at 5 pm. Please consider supporting students and teachers for their gift of learning!