By Joseph Knoop
The Woodbrook Elementary PTO is holding a silent auction to help raise funds for various school resources. The event is held in conjunction with the annual Parent’s Night Out.
The Woodbrook Elementary PTO raises money for events like Colonial Days in February as well as Donuts With Dad in September. The organization also raises funds for classroom tools like iPads, which the organization purchased for each classroom at Woodbrook this year.
“We also buy the school gifts, whether it is gym or playground equipment,” said Erin Winings, event director for the Woodbrook PTO said. “We’re looking at buying a 3D printer. At Woodbrook, we have a new room called the ‘Maker Space’ which is a creative space for kids to go as a class and build and make a design. It’s designed to encourage creativity.”
The Woodbrook PTO also provides teachers grant money each year for classroom supplies or continuing education, financial support to families in need, and tickets to certain school events. Some students also receive lunch assistance.
Woodbrook is accepting donated items to help support the silent auction. Each item is tax deductible. Those who would prefer to mail in their items can send them to Erin Winings at 11657 Victoria Ct., Carmel, Indiana 46033.
A list of auction items will be made available to the public on the PTO website no later than Jan. 1, Winings said.
The Woodbrook Elementary PTO silent auction is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2016. For more information, call 703-655-5716.