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Spring Fundraiser: Back to the Future!

Come Back in time with us for two fun events!

Spring Party at Lesley Ellis
Saturday, April 29th
This is a ticketed event for adults

Mark your calendars!

This year, we are hosting two events to raise funds for Tuition Assistance; a LIVE! Auction on Zoom and an in-person Spring Party. There is something for everybody!

In 2020 when the pandemic hit, like many schools around the world, Lesley Ellis went remote. We re-imagined our Spring fundraiser, took it online to Zoom and raised $73,000 in emergency tuition assistance to help families who had been impacted by COVID-19. The following year, we were again online raising $94,000 for tuition assistance. And last year, again on Zoom(!), we raised the most money in the history of the event, $103,000 for our community.

Our Spring Auction allows students to come to Lesley Ellis who otherwise would not be able. At a small school like ours, we have to raise that money from the ground up every year to allow all families to enjoy a student-centered, anti-bias education regardless of their financial resources. This year, more families than ever need our help. And like always, we need your support.

Spring Party at Lesley Ellis
Saturday, April 29th

Featuring live music, dancing, food, drinks and a silent auction highlighting LES Classroom Treasures.

It’s the 1950s. It’s 1985. 2015!? Big hair, puffy vests, Marty McFly and Doc Brown, neon colors, high top sneakers, tight jeans, trucker hats, nifty fifties, glam, poodle skirts, and rock n’ roll! There is a little something for everybody. Get hyped and get ready to bust a move because we are taking you back in time. BIG TIME.

Let’s get together for some good tunes and good friends. Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!

Spring Party Program for the Night

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Drinks, dinner, silent auction & boogie with DJ Dave

8:00 p.m.
Live Musical Performance with
Lesley Ellis community band,
What She Said

9:00 p.m
Silent auction closes


Radical Raffle Baskets

Check out our 5 totally Radical Raffle Baskets. You may purchase tickets for your chance to win any one of our Tubular baskets! Please fill out your Raffle Ticket Purchase Forms forms by Friday, March 17. Don’t forget to show off your BACK TO THE FUTURE costume during our Live! Auction on Zoom. We know you’ll all be looking super rad.Radical Raffle Baskets will be on display during the Auction Preview in the first floor hallway Tuesday, March 14 – Friday, March 17.

Please submit your online raffle purchase forms by Friday March, 17 at 9 p.m.

See you at the spring fundraiser!

Puppet Lover’s Dream

Hold on to your hats, because this one is big featuring Puppet Showplace Theater tickets, all of your very own puppet making supplies to put on a show at home, and…….. an authentic feather from your favorite Sesame Street character, BIG BIRD, donated by the Jim Henson Foundation.

Mystery Basket for one Special LES Student

No hints here! This one is a mystery!

Sweet Mystery Basket for the Whole Family

Hmm WHAT could it be??

**Super Fans Only

“Doc, you don’t just walk into a store and buy …autographed Red Sox gear!”.

And now you don’t have to … one Hirokazu Sawamura jersey, autographed photos, baseball cards, Tanner Houck Koji Uehara, & Christian Vazquez!

Date Night!!

Date night? What’s that?? You work hard. You deserve a fun night out. “But what about the kids?” you ask. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. A $100 gift certificate to Season to Taste in Cambridge plus an evening of babysitting provided by LES alum, Mia Kelley.

Class Baskets and Classroom Treasures

We invite you to browse the Auction Preview located in the Winter Street entryway on display from March 14 – March 17. Get a sneak peek of the five Raffle Baskets and all 13 Class Baskets! You’ll find overflowing Class Baskets filled with camping chairs, beach balls, snorkels, a Graphite telescoping fishing pole, a metal detector, a one of a kind Lesley the Lion puzzle, a Lush avocado bath bomb, a book on miniature art, dinner vouchers at Tryst and Town Tavern, an LES backpack, crème brûlée making set, crazy sock puppets, REI 6 person tent, and a Stone Zoo Family Membership. Don’t forget to lay eyes on an authentic Sesame Street Big Bird Feather and the Jim Henson autograph and inscription to LES!!

Thank You to our Generous Community Partners