night of good fortune


March 20, 2010
Table of Contents
Event Calendar ............................................ 8 Live Auction ................................................. 9 Silent Auction Covington Priceless ......................... 13 Events and Parties ........................... 18 Adventures and Getaways .............. 21 Expand Your Horizons .................... 25 Performing Arts .............................. 28 Capture the Memories ................... 30 At Home .......................................... 32 Techie Toys ...................................... 34 Just For You .................................... 36 Culinary Delights ............................. 38 Fine Wine ........................................ 40 Sports ............................................. 44 Kids Activities ................................. 48 6:00pm Silent Auction begins Pick up your registration packet and start bidding! Appetizers served and cash bars open so you can enjoy cocktails while you bid. 7:30pm Dinner Enjoy a night of good food and great company! 8:30pm Entertainment and Live Auction Enjoy traditional lion dancers, the premiere of the Covington Auction video, and exciting Live Auction items! 10:00-11:00pm Check-Out and Dancing Don’t rush home! Even though checkout will open 15 minutes after Live Auction, you can pay at home via Google Check-Out on the Covington website. Enjoy a night of dancing and pick up your winnings before you leave.

Event Agenda

A Night of Good Fortune
Principal Letter Co-Chair Letter
Welcome to a Night of Good Fortune! Please join us as we celebrate our school community at the 2010 Covington Auction! This evening is a wonderful example of the good things that happen when people come together from diverse backgrounds to support our school. We are fortunate to have worked with committed parents, teachers and staff to plan an event that showcases the diversity and strength of our community. May good fortune come to you… Many families have donated incredible gifts and offered unique talents to the Covington Auction. We are delighted and inspired by their generous contributions, especially in these economic times. The 2010 Covington Auction represents the very best qualities the Covington community has to offer. Thanks to everyone for the creativity, thoughtfulness, and breadth of your donations. We want to pay a special tribute to all the volunteers for their tireless efforts. Thank you for your time, commitment, and hard work -- we are deeply grateful. A special thanks goes to the Covington staff and teachers for their continued support. The generosity of your donations reflects your dedication and commitment to our children and school. A heartfelt thank you is extended to Erin Green, who has supported us through the planning of this event. Our deepest gratitude goes to the membership of the Covington PTA, whose generosity and commitment to education has made Covington the place it is today. We look forward to celebrating this night of good fortune with you! Jenny Williams and Diana Ekstrand 2010 Covington Auction Co-chairs

Dear Covington Community, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the energy and excitement of A Night of Good Fortune. I am so impressed with the commitment and dedication of our parents, teachers and community for making this event extraordinary! Tonight you have the opportunity to actively support the programs that provide our children with enriched educational experiences that make our school a fantastic place to teach and learn. Covington is a place where students can explore their talents and nurture their excitement for learning. The contributions and efforts of our Covington families are essential in making teaching and learning effective and new! It is my “good fortune” to have joined the Covington community where it is evident that educational excellence is a priority. Your support ensures that our children have creative learning experiences that prepare them for successful futures! Thanks to the parents and teachers for making it possible to continue our journey of excellence! Sincerely, Erin S. Green Principal

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Generous Supporters
Yvonne and Dan Cornell HB Fuller Co. Safeway SAP The Village Doctor

231 Ellsworth Restaurant • 99 Ranch Market • Krysta Accola • Anne Adams • Adobe Animal Hospital • Adventure Out • Adventure Toys • Natalie Arnheim • After School Athletics • Aitken’s Peninsula Swim School • Suzy & Timo Allison • Julie & Rick Altinger • Andronico’s Markets • Anonymous • ApplyWellness • Aquarium of the Bay • Armadillo Willy’s • Asian Art Museum • Signa & Mark Atherton • Atlantis Casino Resort Spa • Lois & Jon Baer • Joel Barnett • Alene & Vahe Baronian • Nancy Barrett • Baskin Robbins-Los Altos • BATS Improv • Linda & Bob Baxley • Baylands Quarter Midget Racing Association • Faith Clarke & Jim Beck • Berkeley Repertory Theatre • Beth Sorenson, Sorenson Photography • Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad • Bliss Beauty Center • Bloom Skincare • Blueprint Studios • The Boardwalk • Sunitha and Murthy Bobba • Sue & Mark Boennighausen • Judy Bogard • Books Inc. • Rachel & Bryon Botsford • Stuart Bowen • Gabriella & Paul Bradley • Suzanne & Don Bray • Brian Davino Florist • Kathy Bridgeman • Broadway by the Bay • Sonia & David Brunner • The Bubble Lounge SF • Jo Buchanon • Buck’s of Woodside • Build-A-Bear Workshop • Anjana & Vikas Butaney • Errol Buxton of RR Donnelley • Byington Winery • Courtney Cadwell • Valerie & Jim Cairns • California Academy of Sciences • California Theatre Center • California’s Great America • Fran & Neal Callan • Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos • Katie Campodonico • Valeria & Derrick Carty • Cascal • Melissa Chan • Mei-Tjng Huang & Kun-Yung Chang • Judy Chapman • Charles Schulz Museum • Gefei Zhang & Dong Cheng • Catherine & Frank Chevallier • Chez TJ • Children’s Discovery Museum • Jeong Won Hwang & Hoon Choi • Philip & Hsia Choong • Jessica & Michael Chua • Jessica & John Clarke • Classic Kids Photography, Burlingame Location • Classic Kids Photography, Los Gatos Location • CNTV/NBC11 • Nathalie Colodny • Community School of Music and Arts: Finn Center • Yvonne & Dan Cornell • Costanoa Lodge & Camp • Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto-Los Altos • Dorothy Cowell • Lori & Tom Cox • Coyote Point Museum • Jill Croft • Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel • Deborah & Tony Custodio • Eileen & Jeff Cuzzi • Dahlia Blu Designs •

Decathlon Club • Decathlon Sports Club Summer Camps • Destination Science Camp • Shveta & Johri Dhanotra • Dishdash Restaurant • Disneyland Resort • Ingrid Choong & Dean Dragoli • Marilyn & Larry Draper, Olallieberry Inn • Elizabeth & Peter Dumanian • Blaine Dzwonczyk • MeriBeth Bird & Mark Dzwonczyk • Kazuko & John Eames • Eat2Fit • Dolly & Paul Eckinger • Diana & Brad Ekstrand • Electronic Arts • Esther Ellis • Escama Studio • Kate & Ken Evard • Susan Evard • Kenna & Jim Fenton • Linda Figone • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco • First & Main Sports Lounge • Amy & Dan Fischer • The Fish Market • Foothills Tennis and Swim Club • Virginie & Jason Forget • Friends of Filoli • Amy and John Gaffney • Galileo Learning • Michelle Oblena & Christian Garcia • Kathleen Gaspich • Linda & Daniel Geiger • Bella & Albert Gelin • Genesis Photography • Orchid & Bob Ghaffari • Gilroy Gardens • Angela Girod • Giving Hands Massage & Healing Arts • Sherri & Randy Glein • Gigi and Wayne Godfrey • Gold Star Gymnastics • Golfland Entertainment Centers • Pauline & Mike Goloubef • Lisa & Jay Gonzales • Katie & Andrew Gray • Erin Green • Ping Ping Guo • Edward & Lindsay Hague • Owen Halliday • Beth & Walter Halvorsen • Cameron & John Hamblin • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo • Harmony in the Garden • Tara Harte • Wengbo Yang & Lifeng He • Hearst Castle • Jay Heeb • Dick Henning • Hewlett Packard • Hidden Villa Trust • Hiller Aviation Museum • Hiruko • Hobee’s California Restaurants • Hotel De Anza • Sherri Hughes • Gilda Borrelli & Gianluca Iaccarino • Avery Ikeda • Jean & Kevin Ikeda • In-N-Out Burger • Infineon Raceway • Emi & Herman Ishida • Jackson Square Fine Jewels • Sudnya & Nickhil Jakatdar • Mary Anne James • Jefunira Camp • Annette & Ali Jenab • Elana & Neil Joffe • Jeanette Jones • Judy Jorgenson • JP Digital • JW Catering • Paige & Mike Kaplan • Suzanne & Chris Kasso • Samantha Kephart • Kepler’s Books and Magazines • KFOG Radio • Hina & Shakeel Khader • Vinita & Sandeep Khanna • Lisa & Tie Kim • Nikki Klepper • Katherine Kowal • Mary & Ben Lai • Corinne & Ed Landphere • Laser Quest • Lawrence Hall of Science • Claire & Matt Ledwith • Legoland California • Tracey

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Sakamoto & Ken Leong • Dave Leudtke • • Monica Lodge - Golden Eagle Sports Camp • Lynn Chao & Steven Loewy • Lori Loftus • Los Altos Art Docents • Los Altos Hills Parks & Recreation • Los Altos Nursery • Los Altos Police Department • Los Gatos Luxury Cars • Julie & Neal Maeyama • Marianne & Richard Mahoney • Nanette & Tom Malgesini • Malibu Grand Prix • Viviana Marchevsky • Marine Science Institute • Marion Jackston’s • Ivette Loredo & Peter Martin • Cortney Mase • Heidi & Grant McCormick • Christy & Jeremy McCracken • Peggy & Bob McGrath • Cheryl House & Peter Meyn • Jennifer & Robert Mihalko • Cole & Lauren Miller • Erin Miller • Janet & Peter Miller • Bibi & Kirk Millet • Judy Missirian • Kathryn Okashima & Tim Mitchell • Miyo Yogurt • Monterey Bay Whale Watch • Nancy & Rod Morimoto • Nancy Mueller • Wendy Boufford & James Murdock • NBC Universal • Kim & Dan Nero • Matthew Nero • Elaine Chen & Hiep Nguyen • Valerie & Tim Nichols • Niles Canyon Railway • Karen Pivetti & Ron Ninomiya • Alice Nuzzo • Oakland Raiders • One-on-One Basketball • Opera San Jose • Marjorie Ott • Palace Café and Catering • Palo Alto Bowl • Palo Alto Children’s Theater • Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club • Vijay & Elizabeth Pande • Phyllis & David Pann • Jeong-Eun Lee & Chang-Man Park • Matt Parker • Lori & Tom Parsons • Pediatric Dentistry of Los Altos • Peju Winery • Peninsula Symphony • Peninsula Youth Theatre • Ben Pesch • Pilates Cardiocamp • Marie and John Pinder • Jieping Zhang & Xiaojun Ping • Planet Granite • Terry Pomposo • Pump It Up - Sunnyvale • Raging Waters • Rainmaker Properties • Darcy & David Ratner • Red Star Soccer • Amy & James Reilly • Katie & Preston Roper • Emma & Gregory Rossi • Cathy Rudolph • Assemblyman Ira Ruskin • Maria & David Ruyack • San Francisco 49ers • San Francisco Ballet • San Francisco Chanticleer Inc • Yvonne Freund & Sandy Sans • Santa Clara County Fire Department - El Monte Station • Santa Clara Paintball • Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association • Megan Scatena •

Jana & Mike Schlansker • Julia Fong & Edmond Schmulbach • Jami & Tom & Schott • See’s Candies • Debra Sereni • Elena & Tom Shea • Kim Sheehan • Kristin & Patrick Sheridan • Anupama & Pritham Shetty • Shoreline Aquatic Center • Irina & Aleksey Shlyapnikova • Sibby’s Cupcakery • Genie Sitler • SkinSpirit • SkyHigh Sports • Caroline & Jim Small • Fan Liu & James Smith • Amanda Soo• St. Francis High School • Stanford Athletics • Stanford Continuing Studies • Stanford Men’s Basketball • Stanford Women’s Basketball • Stanford Women’s Soccer • Stanford Women’s Volleyball • Mara & Chad Starkey • Stella & Dot • Stepping Stones Preschool • Studio Cake • Sugar Bowl • Kristine Kim & Jay Suh • Sundance The Steakhouse • Sunset Publishing Corporation • Sylvan Learning Center • Valerie & Steve Taglio • Tahoe Donner • Efrat & Hagai Tal • Team Fitness Inc. • The Tech Museum of Innovation • Thought Marketing • Tiffany Birch • The Time Butler Professional Organizers • Tiny Prints • Mili & Erich Torres • Anne & Gregory Toth • Toyota Sunnyvale • Aleana Yiu & Michael Trainor • Dale & Charlie Tritschler • David Troyer • Wei-Yu & Paul Turner • University of California Men’s Basketball • Lori & Peter Van Deloo • Vera Smirnova Photography • Pauline de Visser • Tim de Visser • Kathleen & Alex Vitakis • Chris & Simon Wakely • Walden Design Group • Margaret Yen & Yun-Che Wang • Jenny Warila • Tracy & Mark Warren • Miriam & Andreas Weber • Sara & Collin Wedel • Jolene Welch • Mariette & Scott Wharton • Meg Whitman • Whole Foods • Kobylarz Wilde Family • Wm. H. Fry Contruction Company • Jenny & Duston Williams • Morgan Williams • Christina & Chris Wilson • Gretchen Wilson • Alice Lankester & Peter Winer • Winter Lodge • Ann & Neil Wolff • Jean Fong & Jeffrey Wong • Linda Chan & William Wu • Jing Zhang & Lei Xia • Ying Zhang & Meng Xu • Jing Wu & Ryan Xu • Takako & Mitch Yanase • Su-Jane Hsieh & ChienHua Yen • Xueqin Li & Zhiwei Zhao • Hong Zhang & Qin Zhou • Qin Chen & David Zhu • Haixin Xia & Jianhei Zhu

2010 Auction Committee
Suzy Allison • Julie Altinger • Signa Atherton • Mark Atherton • Alene Baronian • Vahe Baronian • Bob Baxley • Linda Baxley • Meri-Beth Bird • Sue Boennighausen • Sonia Brunner • Valerie Cairns • Fran Callan • Valeria Carty • Ingrid Choong • Nathalie Colodny • Dan Cornell • Yvonne Cornell • Lori Cox • Maria Dincel • Elizabeth Dumanian • Dolly Eckinger • Diana Ekstrand • Jean Fong • Virginie Forget • Sandy Furuichi • Deane Furuichi • Sherri Glein • Pauline Goloubef • Lisa Gonzales • Cameron Hamblin • John Hamblin • Jean Ikeda • Kevin Ikeda • Emi Ishida • Annette Jenab • Paige Kaplan • Mike Kaplan • Suzanne Kasso • Kris Maloney • Corinne Landphere • Ed Landphere • Tracey Leong • Julie Maeyama • Ivette Loredo Martin • Peter Martin • Erin Miller • Peter Miller • Elaine Miyake • Anjana Nagarajan • Dan Nero • Kim Nero • Hiep Nguyen • Valerie Nichols • Darcy Ratner • Katie Roper • Emma Rossi • Elena Shea • Irina Shlyapnikova • Sudnya Shroff • Leslie Skinner • Donna Soo • Chad Starkey • Steve Taglio • Filomena U • Kathleen Vitakis • Mariette Wharton • Jenny Williams • Ann Wolff • Jing Wu • Christy Wu • Margaret Yen • Aleana Yiu

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Auction Guidelines
When you arrive at the auction, check in at the registration table. You will receive a bidder number and will be asked to pre-register your credit card. By pre-registering your credit card, you may claim your auction items at the end of the evening. Invoices will be sent home the week after the auction for your review and payment via Google Check-Out on the Covington School website. If you do not wish to use Google Check-Out, you may pay by check (payable to Covington PTA). Due to high credit card fees, separate credit card transactions will not be accepted.

No-Bid Purchases
No-bid items (a.k.a. event sign-ups) are sold for a fixed price and include parties, certain events, and other items. To purchase a no-bid item, simply enter your bidder number on the bid sheet. All no-bid purchases are per individual. Purchasing continues until all slots are filled. Waitlists may be started along the bottom of a bid sheet if a party or event fills up and there is still demand for the item. Donors will be consulted and will make the final decision whether to include bid numbers on the waitlist. Bid numbers on the waitlist will not be charged unless the donor authorizes additional guests. Adding your bid number to a waitlist does not guarantee that you will win a ticket to the party or event.

Silent Auction
Bidding starts at 6:00pm. To bid, enter your bidder number and the amount of your bid on the bid sheet. A bid constitutes a binding agreement to buy the specified item. Once a bid is entered, it may not be removed. All bids must start with the minimum amount indicated on the bid sheet and each bid increase must meet the minimum increment stated. Bidding must stop when the section is declared closed. Once a section closes, no additional bids will be accepted. The highest bid at closing constitutes the winning bid. At the close of each section, an auction volunteer will circle the winning bid number and leave a copy of the bid sheet for general reference. Please do not remove the items or bid sheets from the table. You may collect your items when you check-out at the end of the evening. Any bid listed without a bid number, or which is illegible, or which does not exceed the previous bid by the minimum increment will be considered invalid. An authorized auction volunteer shall have the sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder.

Proxy Bidding
If you are unable to attend the auction, but want to bid on an item, please find a friend to bid for you. Please remember that if someone successfully bids on an item for you, that person is responsible to pay for the item. A bid constitutes a binding agreement to buy the specified item, regardless of the intended buyer. All bidders must be prepared to settle accounts on auction night and all items must be claimed at the end of the evening. If you bid for someone who is not attending the auction, you must use your own bidder number and are responsible for paying for all successful bids. A bid constitutes a binding agreement to buy the specified item, regardless of the intended buyer. If you purchase tickets to a no-bid party or event for someone else, enter your bidder number and name on the bid sheet and note the name of the intended guest so that the party host may send them the invitation.

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Live Auction
To bid, raise your bidder number facing the auctioneer. Minimum bid amounts are announced prior to the start of bidding for each item. Bids registered by the auctioneer are legally binding and do not require signature. The bid is registered when recognized and called by the auctioneer. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer is the winning bidder. The live auctioneer is bonded and licensed by the state of California and, as such, all bids recognized by him are legally binding.

Auction items
Generous parents and community members have donated the items available for purchase at the auction. We have attempted to describe these items correctly. We apologize for any errors, changes, or omissions. If there is an item that you are serious about buying, we suggest that you contact the donor prior to the event to confirm conditions and availability. All items are sold “as is”. All values are as estimated by the donor, where available, and are not warranted by the Covington PTA for purposes of valuation or tax consequences. Auction purchases are tax deductible to the extent that the amount paid exceeds the fair market value at retail on the item(s) or service(s) received. Please consult your tax advisor for further information. Winning bidders of auction items are advised that activities, services, and products are not sponsored or supervised by the Covington PTA. The Covington PTA accepts no liability or responsibility for activities, services, or products purchased at the auction, including, but not limited to, failure of delivery, failure of performance, and/or claims for personal injury or property damage.

Payment and Receipt
You do not need to check-out on the night of the auction. Invoices will be sent home the week after the auction for your review and payment via Google Check-Out on the Covington School website. If you would like to review your invoice on auction night, please proceed to the check-out area. Please be advised, however, that your invoice may not be final or reflect purchases made at live auction. If you do not wish to use Google Check-Out, you may pay by check (payable to Covington PTA). Due to high credit card fees, separate credit card transactions will not be accepted. Credit card fees are waived using Google Check-Out. All sales are final and no exchanges or refunds will be made. The Covington PTA cannot guarantee any of the purchases made at the auction. Regardless of how you check-out, you are required to take home any items purchased that were on display at silent auction. The Covington PTA is not responsible for items not claimed on auction night.

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Calendar of Events
22 - Teacher for a Day Drawing, 8:30am 26 - Teacher for a Day, Principal for a Day 26 - Fourth Grade After School Game Day, 2:45-4:15pm 16 - Round Robin Tennis with Ms. Green, 9:00am-1:00pm 20 - Red Star Soccer Jamboree, 12:00-2:00pm 21 - Laser Tag with Third Grade Teachers, after school 21 or 22 - Peninsula Symphony 24 - Dodgeball with Mr. Heeb, Grades 1-3 from 2:303:30pm 26 - Dodgeball with Mr. Heeb, Grades 4-6 from 2:453:45pm

2 - First Grade Movie Night, 6:00-8:00pm 3 - Cacao Connoisseur Party, 6:00pm* 4 - Photography Class with Bob Baxley, 3:00-6:00pm 8 - Sixth Grade Aloha Breakfast, 7:45-8:30am 9 - Third Grade Dessert for Breakfast, 7:45-8:30am 23 - First Grade Teachers Rise and Shine Breakfast, 7:30-8:30am 23 - Coyote Mascot for Junior Olympics 23 - Kindergarten PJ Movie, 6:00-7:30pm 24 - Basketball Clinic with Mr. Wedel, 10:00-11:30am 24 - Parma Progressive Around the World*, 6:00pm 24 - Opera and Overnight in San Jose 28 - Sixth Grade Baskin Robbins Adventure, 3:00-4:00pm 30 - Second Grade Sundae Social, 2:20-3:30pm 30 - First Grade Movie Night, 6:00-8:00pm 30 - Pizza and Ice Cream with 5th Grade Teachers, 4:00 -6:00pm

9 - 6th Grade Promotion 2-5 - Chanticleer concerts


26-30 - Flag Football Camp

18 - Back to School Brunch, 9:00-11:00am 27 - Flip Flops and Lemon Drops*, 7:00pm

25 - LASD Amazing Race* 26 - Ladies Hike and Brunch*, 8:00am-12:00pm

2 - Outdoor Family Movie Night, 7:00pm 10 - Blue Angels Over SF

1 - Real Deal Stained Glass, 9:00am 1 - Perspective Drawing Class, 1:00-3:00pm 1 - Family Night at San Jose Giants vs. Modesto Nuts, 6:00pm 1 - Baylands Quarter Midget Racing Promo Day 2 - Japanese Cooking class at Baxleys 2:00-5:00pm 7 - Art a la Carte, 9:00-11:30am 7 - Covington Multicultural Festival 8 - Meander on Marvin Progressive, 6:30pm* 12 - Sixth Grade NASA/Ames Tour, 12:00-4:00pm 15 - Infineon Raceway 15 - Coyote Mascot for Pet Parade

November December

26 - Coyote Mascot at Festival of Lights Parade 3 - Holiday Ornament Exchange Party*, 7:00pm

February 2011 April 2011

4 - Disco Bingo Party, 6:00-9:00pm 2-4 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and Championship Games

* denotes parent-only party

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Live Auction
1. Principal for a Day
On Friday, March 26, one lucky student will spend the entire day with Ms. Green, getting a first-hand view of what it’s like to be a Principal. Mrs. Green will take the lucky winner out to lunch at Rick’s Cafe in downtown Los Altos. Let’s welcome Ms. Green to her first Covington Auction and make this a Day of Good Fortune your child! Value: Priceless Donor: Erin Green

3. A Year of Good Eats!
Indulge your taste buds with a trip around the world! Our Covington Chefs de Cuisine will deliver an international gourmet dinner once a month for your family to enjoy for a year. Meals will feature dishes from Japan, Mexico, Lebanon, USA, Thailand, Spain, China, France, India, Italy, Isreal and Greece. No need for passports on this globetrotting culinary adventure! Value: Priceless Donors: Allison, Baronian, Baxley, Butaney, Cornell, Cox, Dumanian, Ekstrand, Wong, Forget, Joffe and Landphere Families

2. San Francisco Gourmet Chocolate Tour for Two
If you love fine chocolate, this Gourmet Walks tour is for you! San Francisco is at the center of a new wave of artisan chocolatiers who are experimenting with high quality beans, new methods of production, exotic fillings, and breathtaking packaging. Taste an array of fine truffles, chocolate bars and drinking chocolate on a 3-hour exploration of the city’s best artisan chocolate makers. You will learn and sample from a wide array of gourmet chocolate boutiques, including an artisan chocolate manufacturer who manages production from bean to bar, a small newsstand that carries 225 chocolate bars from over 15 different countries, a Swiss chocolatier loved by Oprah for its champagne truffles, and a premier chocolateria dedicated to finding exceptional chocolates from small, familyowned makers around the world. To sweeten the deal, Ms. Campodonico is including a specialty chocolate basket so that you can start tasting today! Value: Priceless Donor: Katie Campodonico

4. Adobe Vet for a Day!
Calling all animal lovers! Don’t miss this dreamcome-true opportunity for your child to be a vet for the day at Adobe Animal Hospital. Adobe is one of the most respected animal hospitals in the Bay Area. Your child will spend up to four hours with a veterinarian and a vet technician, caring for a wide range of animals, including dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, rabbits, chinchillas, and more! They even treat the occasional sheep, goat or pig! Give your child (no parents allowed) a chance to try out this career. Student must be at least nine years old. Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor. Please have several dates available when calling to schedule your day. Value: Priceless Donor: Adobe Animal Hospital

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5. Spectacular Viewing of Blue Angels Air Show (10/10)
Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity during San Francisco Fleet Week! The Gray family will host three families to watch the aerobatic maneuvers of the world famous Blue Angels in a chic apartment in one of San Francisco’s tallest buildings. With a panoramic view of the Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz, and San Francisco Bay, adults and children alike will be dazzled by the incredible flight show, including likely circling of the very building we are watching from! Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not to be missed! A light lunch and refreshing beverages will be served. Date: Sunday, October 10, 2010, 12:003:00 PM. Value: Priceless Donor: Katie & Andrew Gray

• Wireless-N LAN card and Bluetooth networking • 6-in-1 memory card reader, 6 USB slots, audio front ports • TV tuner with remote • HP stereo speakers with subwoofer and remote 50W • HP low-profile, wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2007 • 15 months Norton 360 • 3-year HP Care Pack House Call Service Value: $2,590 Donors: Valerie & Steve Taglio Hewlett Packard

7. Premier Two-Day Fly Fishing Experience
Experience the thrill and tranquility of fly fishing with Covington Dad and outdoorsman extraordinaire, Ed Landphere. Ed will guide you and a friend on an expert fly fishing expedition on the world renowned Lower Sacramento River. This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes transportation to the launch site, two days of guided fly fishing (beginners welcome), and one night shared hotel accommodations. All equipment provided! Time to try something new! Limited to 2 participants. Expires: December 31, 2010. Value: Priceless Donor: Corinne & Ed Landphere

6. Best All-in-One Entertainment and Computing in Town: HP TouchSmart 600xt Series
Attractive, smart, and fun, the HP TouchSmart 600xt will transform your family computing and entertainment experience. With its easy-to-use touch interface, it’ll be hard to know if you are working or playing. The large, sleek HD display, integrated webcam, and TV and entertainment hook-ups all add up to make this a great home solution. You’ll forget that there’s a powerful PC packed in this slick exterior. And, just to give you lots of buying confidence, we’ve thrown in the 3-year HP Care Pack House Call Service. Specifications included: • • • • • • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 processor; 8Gb DDR3-1066MHz memory 750Gb 7200 rpm SATA 3Gbs hard drive 1Gb NVIDIA GeForce GT230M graphics card Touch-enabled 23” diagonal full HD 1080p LCD display • Game console connections • Slot-load SuperMulti DVD burner 10 Covington 2010 A Night of Good Fortune Auction Catalog

8. Indian Feast for 10
Indian food is revered as one of the most exotic and flavorful cuisines in the world. It is our good fortune to have Covington Mom and food enthusiast, Sudyna Shroff, delight and inspire you with a truly memorable Indian meal for 10. Sudyna will create a menu from a mouthwatering collection of family recipes reflecting the very best of Indian cuisine. Date and time to be mutually agreed upon. Value: Priceless Donor: Sudnya Shroff B) Don’t miss this chance to be a ball kid for a Cal Men’s Basketball game during the 2010-2011 season. Your child and his or her friend can be on the floor, shag stray balls, towel off the court and watch the game up close. Each child may bring one adult. Once the game is selected, there are no changes, exceptions, or redos allowed. Your child must arrive at the specified time/location once the game day is set. Ball kid (and friend) must be 4-12 years old only. Game day: TBD. Value: Priceless Donor: Cal Men’s Basketball, Dept. of Athletics

9. Choice of Stanford or Cal Men’s Basketball Ball Kid Opportunity
A) An unforgettable experience for your child aged 9 to 14 to get up close and personal with the Stanford Men’s Basketball Team. The Ball Kid will get early entry to a Stanford Men’s home game, shag balls during the warm ups, towel off the court when needed, and spend the entire game on the sidelines watching all the action up close. This is the real deal! Also included is one general admission ticket for an accompanying adult. Game is TBD within the 2010-2011 season. NCAA rules require the Ball Kid to be 9-14 years old.

10. The Ultimate Anniversary Package

Steal your loved one away in a Bentley Continental from Los Gatos Luxury Cars for a secluded overnight at beautiful CordeValle, located an hour south of Los Altos in a pristine valley set among 1,700 acres of tree-studded rolling hills. Infused with local charm and superb amenities, your stay in a luxurious bungalow includes a $300 credit at Sense, a Rosewood Spa, where your getaway begins. Your stay includes breakfast for two at One Iron Bar or Lion’s Peak Grill, with hillside views of the Robert Trent Jones-designed championship golf course. CordeValle is a sanctuary in perfect harmony with Value: Priceless its natural surroundings. Winner may add round of Donor: Stanford Men’s Basketball, Dept. of Athletics golf for $125. Spa reservations must be made two weeks in advance to guarantee availability. For a preview, visit Resort service fee and spa gratuity not included. Driver must have valid insurance, driver’s license, and be 25 years of age or older. Limited to in-state driving for two days or 500 miles. Expires March 2011. Value: Priceless Donors: Altinger, Atherton, Brunner, Butaney, Wong, Ratner, Rossi, Taglio, Vitakis, Williams, and Xu Families Los Gatos Luxury Cars

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11. Spend the Holidays in SoCal! Choice of Thanksgiving or Christmas Weeks!
Plan your holidays now! Have fun in the sun at the Nero’s home in Carlsbad! You’ll be close to all the best family attractions of Southern California, including a three mile drive to Carlsbad Beach (voted one of the top five family beaches in the U.S.), minutes to Legoland, a half hour to SeaWorld or the San Diego Zoo, and one hour to Disneyland. This package includes five buy-one-get-one free admission passes to Legoland. Your stay also includes full use of the resort-style community pool, spa, wading area for tots, tennis courts, and fullyequipped gym. And, with five bedrooms and four baths, everyone gets to sleep in a different room each night! Sleeps 10 (4 queens, 2 twins). Multiple families welcome. Your choice of Thanksgiving week, November 20-28, 2011, or the Christmas period from December 20, 2010-January 2, 2011. Happy Holidays! Value: Priceless Donor: Kim & Dan Nero

13. MOMA and Lunch in a Limo!
This is no ordinary ladies luncheon! Six lovely ladies will be whisked off in a limo to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for a morning of art appreciation, followed by lunch at the Garden Court Restaurant in the historic Palace Hotel, a $200 value. A limo will meet you at school or other location within Los Altos. Take in the MOMA and it’s 75th anniversary show and enjoy a leisurely lunch knowing that you have a limo to drive you home. We’ll provide refreshments for the limo ride to and from the city. Limo offer expires in August 2010. Donated in honor of our graduating sixth graders. Value: Priceless Donors: Bird-Dzwonczyk, Botsford, Bray, Butaney, Evard, Kim-Suh, Nichols, Pann, Ratner, Roper, Ruyack, Shea, Sheridan, Tritschler, Weber, Wolff, Yen-Wang Families

14. Mr. Heeb for a Day
One lucky 4th, 5th, or 6th grader will be Assistant PE Teacher for a Day! Mr. Heeb’s assistant will help run PE classes (maybe make classmates do extra laps?), pick favorite games to play and find out what it takes to keep everyone in shape. This dream experience will take place on a mutually agreed upon Monday or Thursday in April or May. This is your student’s chance to work alongside our wonderful PE teacher, Jay Heeb. Whistle included! Value: Priceless Donor: Jay Heeb

12. Two Tickets to the 2011 NCAA Men’s FINAL FOUR!
Dads, this is your chance to see the 2011 NCAA Men’s Final Four in person! You’ll get two tickets for the semis on April 2 and the final on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas!! These games will be sold out so don’t miss this chance to go!! Book your flight and hotel now because your seats are guaranteed to be good (lower section of the arena)! Ticket release date subject to NCAA distribution schedule. Value: Priceless Donor: Kim & Dan Nero

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Covington Priceless
40 - 61. Teacher for a Day
One lucky student from each class will win this year’s “Teacher for a Day” drawing. Each Covington student automatically receives one free ticket in his or her class drawing. Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 each. Winning tickets will be drawn at a special assembly on Monday, March 22 and the winning students will be teachers for a day on Friday, March 26. A highlight of the day will be lunch with his or her teacher in the staff lounge. Tickets are available through March 20. Value: Priceless Donors: Our wonderful teachers!

64. Junior Olympic Coyote Mascot (4/23)
Get the Covington crowd into the spirit of the games at the 2010 Junior Olympics! Be the Covington Coyote Mascot on Friday, April 23 (the day before Junior Olympics) at the pep rally and Ms. Green will escort you to all of the classrooms! Student must be a current fourth to sixth grader. Value: Priceless Donor: Erin Green

62. Tech for a Day
Have a child who loves computers or wants to explore some Covington technology? As Tech for a Day, he or she will enjoy a special program put together by Kim Sheehan, Covington’s tech master. The winning student will choose what they’d like to explore. Options include taking apart a computer, becoming an expert on our latest classroom technology (LCD and document camera), making an iMovie or webpage, creating an art piece out of computer components, or other tech exploration. The day will also include a behind-thescenes tour of Covington’s technology and a tech demonstration to the class. The date for Tech for a Day will be set after the auction and in consultation with the student’s teacher. Additionally, the lucky winner will enjoy four general admission tickets to the Tech Museum. The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose is focused on inspiring the techie in all of us! Enjoy hands-on and interactive exhibits. Tickets include an IMAX movie, not valid for feature films. Tickets expire December 31, 2010. Student must be a current third to sixth grader. Value: Priceless Donors: Kim Sheehan Lisa & Jay Gonzales

65. VIP Seats - 6th Grade Promotion (6/9)
This is your sixth grader’s big moment! Make sure you get the best seat in the house. Enjoy FOUR frontrow seats for Covington’s Sixth Grade Promotion on Wednesday, June 9. Value: Priceless Donor: Erin Green

63. Scientist for a Day
Assist our incomparable Mrs. Ellis in the science lab by preparing and distributing materials during experiments! The date for Scientist for a Day will be arranged after the auction and in consultation with the student’s teacher. New this year, the winning student will receive a family guest pass to the Lawrence Hall Science in Berkeley. Make snow, rainbows and clouds, study raindrops and ice crystals, swim with the fish in a virtual ocean, pilot a submarine model or even be a hydro-engineer and make electricity all at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Guest pass is for a family of four and expires on December 10, 2010. Value: Priceless Donors: Esther Ellis Lawrence Hall of Science
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89. Coyote Mascot for the Pet Parade (5/15)
Howl like a Coyote! This is your chance to show us your Covington spirit. The Pet Parade has evolved into one of Los Altos’ most renowned civic events. fourth to sixth grade students have the opportunity to show off their animal magnetism at the 2010 Pet Parade! Date: May 15, 2010. Value: Priceless Donor: Erin Green

84. Coyote Mascot for the Festival of Lights Parade (11/26)
Have you always been told you have a shining personality? Covington needs you to represent our school in the 2010 Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade! Be our Mascot. This opportunity exists for students in third to fifth grade. Date: November 26, 2010. Value: Priceless Donor: Erin Green

77. Real Deal Stain Glass (5/1)
Five students will join fourth grade teacher Ms. Figone in Room 22 to cut and place together glass with lead caming from start to finish. Open to third through six grade students only. Bring a sack lunch. Date: Saturday, May 1, at 9:00am. Space is limited to 5 students, $100 per student. Donor: Linda Figone

81. Personalized Summer Reading List
Sign up to get a personalized summer reading list for your child by our own Covington Librarian, Susan Evard. Susan will review your child’s current reading level, ascertain interests and hobbies, and create a reading list that is just for them. Four lists available. Value: $50 each. Donor: Susan Evard

92. Telescope and Star Gazing Class with Dr. Jeff Cuzzi
Enjoy an evening of star gazing in your own backyard or a local park with Dr. Cuzzi, an astronomer and planetary scientist. Dr. Cuzzi will show you the constellations and teach you how to use star charts so that you can find the planets and your favorite constellations on your own! You will use, and get to keep, the pre-owned starter telescope, the Orion SpaceProbe 3 inch (76mm) Altazimuth Reflector (on display on auction night) for the class. The starter telescope is designed for five to nine year olds. Expires December 2010. Value: Priceless Donors: Dr. Cuzzi Kobylarz Wilde Family

87. First to Third grade, Indoor Dodge Ball with Mr. Heeb (5/24)
Mr. Heeb is calling all Covington first through third graders to come play indoor dodge ball. Teamwork and strategy are the most valuable factors in dodge ball. Everyone can play. Availability is limited to 20 first to third graders, $20 each. Meet in the multi right after school. Donor: Jay Heeb

90. Audition coaching
Be prepared for that all-important musical theater audition or solo. Mrs. James, director of Covington Daybreakers and Coyote Chorus, will coach a student eight years and older through four 30-minute vocal sessions at her home in Los Altos. Coaching will include selecting a suitable audition piece, preparing the piece, and developing a confident look and sound for the audition. Cost of music will be the responsibility of the winning bidder. Date will be mutually agreed upon. Adults welcome to bid too. Value: Priceless Donor: Mary Anne James

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66. Librarian for a Day
Help check books in/out for your class and receive a paperback book and bookmark courtesy of our wonderful Librarian, Susan Evard. Open to one lucky student per class in grades first through third. Date will be arranged to coincide with your class Library schedule. Space is limited to 9 students at $20 each. Donor: Susan Evard

94-96. Prime Covington Parking for the Year!
Avoid the congestion at drop off and pick up. Get to your kids’ concerts on time! This is the year to secure your VIP parking spot in the Covington lot, reserved with nameplate, for the ENTIRE 2010-2011 school year! Three spots available. Donor: Covington PTA

91. Choral Concert and Pizza Outing with Mrs. James
Covington’s devoted Mrs. James will host four people (adults, children, or a combination) for a 90-minute Saturday afternoon concert of either Cantabile Youth Singers (May 15 or May 22) or Ragazzi Boy’s Chorus (June 12), to be agreed upon between donor and winning bidder. Afterwards, she will treat the winners to pizza or other casual dining. Mrs. James can provide transportation or directions. Not suitable for children under 6. Value: Priceless Donor: Mary Anne James

67. Kindergarten PJ Movie Party (4/23)
Wear your PJs, snuggle up with your pillow, and watch a movie with your classmates and Kindergarten teachers at Covington. Open to all Kindergarteners. Date: April 23, 2010, 6:00-7:30 PM. Room TBA, $20 per student. Donor: Our Kindergarten Teachers

85. Pony Rides at Mrs. McCracken’s Home
Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to visit Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. McCracken’s property and ride a pony, hike, and enjoy a picnic lunch! Two lucky families are invited. A larger horse is available for older children. Offer available during a weekend in April or May 2010. All pony/horse riders must sign a release of liability to ride. Value: $200 Donor: Kristy McCracken

83. Basketball Clinic at Covington with Mr. Wedel (4/24)
Sixth grade teacher Mrs. Wedel has arranged for her husband, Mr. Wedel, to lead 12 kids in drills, plays, and the basic fundamentals of basketball. Drill practice will then be followed by time to play a game and put their skills to use. Sports drinks and snacks will be provided. Date: Saturday, April 24, 10:00-11:30am at Covington. Space is limited to 12 students, $25 each. Donors: Sara & Collin Wedel

68. First Grade Movie Night (4/2 or 4/30)
First Grade Movie Nights! Pick one of two dates or sign up for both! Don’t miss this fabulous chance to wear your PJ’s, bring your pillows and sleeping bags, and watch a movie with our fantastic first grade teaching team: Kim Nero, Megan Scatena, and Genie Sitler. Pizza, popcorn, and candy will be served. Drop off and pick up at Room 6. An age-appropriate G-rated movie will be selected. Date: April 2, 2010 or April 30, 2010, 6:00-8:00pm. Open to all first grade students, $20 per student. Donors: Our First Grade Teachers

88. Fourth to Sixth Grade, Indoor Dodge Ball with Mr. Heeb (5/26)
Get your strategy ready! This promises to be a good time. Join Mr. Heeb for an hour of after school dodge ball. Meet in the multi on May 26, right after school. Space is limited to 20 fourth to sixth graders, $20 each. Donor: Jay Heeb

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69. Rise and Shine with the First Grade Teachers (4/23)
Rise and shine with a delightful breakfast served by our fabulous first grade teachers!! Come to the Staff Room and start your day in a fun-filled way! Date: Friday, April 23, 7:30 am. Space is limited to 30 firstt graders, $20 each. Donors: Our First Grade Teachers

74. Dessert for Breakfast with the Third Grade Teachers (4/9)
Enjoy a delicious breakfast served by our super third grade teachers! Pancakes will be served with toppings that include whipped cream, chocolate chips, and strawberries. Get the day off to a fun start and come to the Staff Room for breakfast! Space is limited to 20 students. Date: April 9, 2010 at 7:45-8:30am, $25 per student. Donors: Our Third Grade Teachers

70. Second Grade Sundae Social (4/30)
Come to have ice cream sundaes with our marvelous second grade teachers, Mrs. Jorgenson, Mrs. Cuzzi, Mrs. Girod, and Mrs. Welch! After ice cream, the teachers will lead a craft activity, read a story, and hand out party favors. Ice cream will be supplied by Baskin Robbins, Covington’s official ice cream sponsor. Open to six students per class for a total of 18 students. Date: Friday, April 30, 2:20-3:30pm at the picnic tables outside Rooms 9 and 10, $20 per student. Donors: Our Second Grade Teachers Baskin Robbins

75. Laser Tag with the Third Grade Teachers (5/21)
Game on! Sign up to tag one another at Laser Quest with Mrs. Pomposo, Mrs. Cowell, and Mrs. Barrett. Parents will need to provide transportation to and from Laser Quest. Date: Friday, May 21, 2010. Space is limited to 12 kids at $40 each. Donors: Our Third Grade Teachers

71 - 73. Handmade Quilt, Book, & Lunch with Your Second Teacher
Item 71 – Mrs. Jorgenson Item 72 – Mrs. Cuzzi Item 73 – Mrs. Welch & Mrs. Girod This package includes a handmade quilt (a square done by each child), a copy of your teacher’s favorite children’s book, and lunch with your child that includes a reading of the book. Value: Priceless Donors: Our Second Grade Teachers and students

93. Famous American Custom Costume
Here’s a special offer for second grade parents. Plan ahead for your child’s third grade Famous American Report by hiring expert seamstress, Jeanette Jones, to custom create your child’s Famous American costume. Parents to pay for costume supplies. Value $150 Donor: Jeanette Jones

76. After School Game Time with the Fourth Grade Teachers (3/26)
Come play board games and have snacks with the fourth grade teachers after school in the Covington Library. All fourth grade students are invited to play on Friday, March 26, 2:45-4:15pm, $20 per student. Donors: Our Fourth Grade Teachers

97. Mosaic Mirror by Mrs. Jorgenson’s Class
Own this colorful and quaint mosaic mirror made by the second grade students of Mrs. Jorgenson’s Room 9. This mirror promises to be unique and absolutely priceless! Value: Priceless Donors: Mrs. Jorgenson’s Second Grade Class

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78. Pizza and Ice Cream Outing with Mrs. Pinder and Ms. Campodonico (4/30)
Our fabulous Fifth Grade teachers will meet 10 lucky students at Spot’s Pizza in Downtown Los Altos for an evening of pizza dinner and dessert at Baskin Robbins, Covington’s official ice cream sponsor! Parents to drop student off at Spot’s Pizza and pick up from Baskin Robbins. Date: April 30, 4:00-6:00pm. Limited to five students from each class at $50 each. Donors: Our Fifth Grade Teachers Baskin Robbins

86. One small step for man, one giant leap for MATH! (5/12)
Four lucky sixth graders will have the opportunity to visit NASA’s Ames Research Center with Mrs. Courtney Cadwell. During their visit, students will visit the NASA Exploration Center and will be given a private tour by Ames employees, during which they will be granted access to several restricted areas, including the Airspace Labs and the famed Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS). In the VMS, students will work their way through the development bays to see how the engineers set up the simulator and will help run a motion-based simulator test as well as experience flight from a pilot’s perspective as they “fly” a fixed-based simulator. This afternoon promises to provide students with eyeopening experiences as they see math in action! Parents will provide lunch and transportation. Limited to four students. Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 (minimum day), 12:00-4:00pm. $100 per student. Donor: Courtney Cadwell

79. Aloha Breakfast with the Sixth Grade Teachers (4/8)
Aloha! Start your day off with an island attitude. Come have a pancake breakfast with a toppings bar, pineapple, and other items served by your sixth grade teachers! Breakfast will be held in the multi. Date: April 8, 2010, 7:45am. Open to all sixth graders, $20 each. Donors: Our Sixth Grade Teachers

80. Baskin Robbins Adventure for Ice Cream Sundaes with the Sixth Grade Teachers (4/28)
Stay after school and walk to Baskin Robbins in downtown Los Altos for ice cream sundaes with the sixth grade teachers. Baskin Robbins Los Altos is Covington’s official ice cream sponsor. Date: April 28, 2010, 3:00-4:00pm. Space is limited to 18 sixth graders, $30 each. Donors: Our Sixth Grade Teachers Baskin Robbins

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Events and Parties
210. Cacao Connoisseur Party (4/3)
Are you ready for a salivary sensation? You will be treated to an exquisite evening of chocolate tastings and exploration with friends from both Covington and Gardner Bullis. This party is being sold at both school’s auctions. Amidst gourmet hors d’oeuvres and fine wines at the Warren residence, Covington Mom and chocolatier Suzanne Kasso will guide you through the wonderful world of chocolate. You will compare chocolates with a variety of cacao percentages as well as single origin chocolates of similar cacao percentages. And of course, there will be chocolate desserts to consume! Bring your questions and rev up your taste buds! This is a chocoholics dream! Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010, 6:00pm. Limited to 12 participants at $50 a person. Donors: Kasso, Wakely and Warren Families

212. Art a la Carte (5/7)
Join us for a morning of fun and an opportunity to get your creative juices flowing. You will get to create your own art while having a delicious brunch and delightful conversation. No prior art experience needed, we will teach you the techniques you need to know to design beautiful, one of a kind cards or wall hangings which you will get to take home. Date: May 7, 2010, 9:00-11:30am. Limited to 6 people at $30 each. Donors: Elena Shea & the Los Altos Art Docents

207. Meander on Marvin for an Ocho de Mayo Progressive Dinner Party (5/8)
On the 8th of May, Meander Marvin starting with appetizers & margaritas at the Malgesinis, followed by dinner at the Wolffs and finishing with dessert at the Kassos. Space is limited to 40 people at $50 per person. Start meandering at 6:30pm. Donors: Baer, Clarke, Kasso, Malgesini, Shea and Wolff Families

211. Parma Way Progress Around the World (4/24)
From Japan to Italy, from Spain to Greece, come join friends for a gourmet trip around the world - all on foot! It’s an international progressive dinner for 20 people on Parma Way. Date: April 24, 2010, 6:00pm. Limited to 20 people at $50 each.

205. Round Robin Tennis with Former Collegiate Player (and Principal!) Donors: Dumanian, Ekstrand, Erin Green (5/16) Geiger, Ikeda, Lankester-Winer, and Miller Families
Come to the University Club in Palo Alto for tennis and lunch with Celebrity Player Erin Green (current USTA rating 4.5). We’ll play three courts of Round Robin-style tennis (Dan and Darcy will fill in) and every player will get to partner with Principal Green. Lunch and libations will be served after tennis. Space is limited to nine lucky adults, $100 per person. Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010 from 9:00am-1:00pm. Donors: Erin Green Nero and Ratner Families

214. Take Me Out to the Ball game! (5/1)
Join fellow Covington families for an evening at the ballpark. Watch the San Jose Giants take on the Modesto Nuts at historic San Jose Municipal Stadium. This promises to be a fun event for all! Tickets are General Admission with a face value of $10 each. Date: Saturday, May 1, 6:00pm. Limit 50 people, $5 per person. Donor: Anonymous

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203. Back to School Brunch at Chez (Suzy) Allison’s! (8/18)
Drop your kids off at school and come to Suzy Allison’s home to catch up with your friends at a Back-to-School Brunch! Enjoy Suzy’s muffins, sip mimosas, share summer stories, and more! Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 9:00-11:00am. Limited to 30 families, $20 each family. Donors: Allison, Jakatdar, Maeyama, Sakamoto-Leong, and Williams Families

213. Invigorative Hike and Relaxing Brunch, Up for it? (9/26)
Ladies, have you always wanted to discover the beautiful foothills around you? Why not start your day off with an invigorating hike followed by an amazingly delicious brunch with friends? This event promises to be energetic, fun and rewarding. Hike takes place on Sunday, September 26 from 8:00am-12:00pm and starts at Hidden Villa parking lot. Limit 20 people at $40 per person. Donors: Alene Baronian, Pauline Goloubef, Emma Rossi, Anne Toth

215. End of Summer Flip Flops and Lemon Drops! (8/27)
Calling all Covington Moms! Ring in a new school year in your favorite flip flops and join us for yummy lemon drops! Catch up with all your friends who you haven’t seen all summer (and make new ones too!) while enjoying sumptuous appetizers, refreshing lemonade, and perfectly sweet and sour lemon drops. Wear your favorite, festive flip flops and come prepared to hang with your Covington BFFs at the Nichols home. Date: Friday, August 27 at 7:00pm. Limited to 50 people. $40 per person. Donors: Lori Cox, Diana Ekstrand, Valerie Nicols, Jenny Williams

204. Family Outdoor Movie Night (10/2)
Enjoy an evening with friends and family at an outdoor family movie night on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Join the Ekstrand and Landphere families for a twilight showing of an age-appropriate release. Bring your warm blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy movie treats under the stars with your school friends. Takes place at the Ekstrand home. Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010. Doors open at 7:00pm, movie starts at 7:15pm. Limited to 20 families, $40 each family. Donors: Ekstrand and Landphere Families

206. Join the Amazing Race: Los Altos School District (9/25)
Do you think you have what it takes to win the first ever Los Altos School District Amazing Race? Gather the three other members of your team and take the challenge to solve clues, overcome obstacles, and be the first to the gourmet dinner party and finale for the ARLASD. Each school in the district will send their finest team of four adults (no children) to compete in this fun and exciting battle of the best. Bid on this item to represent Covington!! Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010. Value: Priceless Donors: Signa & Mark Athertons, Paul & Kim Albright, Kimberly & Chris Dickerson, Vicky & Russ Fujio, Karen & Craig Jones, and Debbie & Ken Munro

208. Holiday Ornament Party (12/3)
Kick-off the holiday season at the 2nd annual Ornament Exchange party! Enjoy festive cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with fellow Covington Moms before you duke it out for your favorite holiday ornament. There is plenty of good-humored strategy, suspense, and stealing in order to get the ornament you want. Bring a new, wrapped ornament, your holiday spirit, and lots of good cheer. Date: Friday, December 3, at 7:00pm. Limited to 30 people, $50 each. Donors: Diana Ekstrand Kathleen Vitakis

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209. Disco Bingo & Dinner Party (2/4/11)
The grooves are back with this smash hit party! Dress up in your shiniest disco outfits and bring the whole family out to dance, play and eat with other fabulous Covington families. You will enjoy an Italian dinner, wine, dessert and other prizes! Date: February 4, 2011, 6:00 to 9:00pm at Los Altos Youth Center (LAYC). Limited to 45 families at $65 per family. Donors: Butaney, Eckinger, Kim, Mihalko, Ratner, and Wolff Families

201. Lots of Pitchers at First & Main Sports Lounge
Looking for a televised sporting event? Go to First & Main to watch your favorite sport with your favorite people and enjoy 10 pitchers of beer on the house. First & Main is the premier sports bar in downtown Los Altos, featuring over 14 high definition televisions, plenty of seating, and friendly staff. It’s the place to go for every NFL, NCAA, NHL and NBA game! Bring friends and get your game on!! Value: $100 Donor: First & Main Sports Lounge

200. There’s a Five Alarm Party In The Firehouse Tonight!
Spend the evening with our local heroes, the brave and rugged Los Altos Firefighters! The firefighters from the El Monte Station are cooking for you and your guests and it’s going to be five-alarm fun! Your party of eight will be welcomed for a behind-the-scenes tour and dinner, prepared by the firemen themselves. The firehouse really gets rocking with rides on fire engines, equipment demonstrations, and a slide down the firehouse pole. This will be a fun and exciting evening for a group of adults or a great family outing. Time and date to be mutually agreed upon. Value: Priceless Donor: Santa Clara County Fire Department - El Monte Station

202. Be a Celebrity Bartender at First & Main Sports Lounge
Want to go where everybody knows your name? Come and learn the art of making the perfect martini for your friends. Come one, come all to eat, drink and be merry and give back because First & Main will donate 15% of all food and beverages from your shift to the Covington PTA. Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor. Shift must take place on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Offer expires March 2011. Value: Priceless Donor: First & Main Sports Lounge

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Adventures and Getaways
266. Two VIP Tickets to The Tonight Show in LA!
Here’s your chance to see the legendary show in person with these two VIP tickets to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Burbank. Be part of a live studio audience and experience the taping of a late night show. As a bonus, enjoy a 60-minute personalized tour of the NBC Studio lot including the famous Tonight Show set, and wardrobe, make-up, set construction, special and sound effect departments. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get an autograph or photo op along the way! Allow 4 weeks to reserve your VIP seats! Winner to arrange own transportation. Tickets and tour expire March 20, 2011. Value: Priceless Donor: NBC Universal

263. Los Altos Police Department Ride Along
Interested in law enforcement? Experience what it’s like to be a Los Altos police officer! Spend four hours accompanying an officer in the front seat of a patrol car and help maintain law and order around town. Who knows? You might get to issue a speeding ticket! For ages 14 and up. Expires December 31, 2010. Value: Priceless Donor: Los Altos Police Department

253. Shanghai in the Summer
Come visit beautiful Shanghai! If you’re planning a visit, come stay in this lovely 1,440 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo. The condo is located on the 16th floor of a 20-story building, providing excellent views of the city and well-located for shopping. Within a 10-minute walk, you can access the city’s subway system and board at the Huai Hai Road station. Available August 1-31, 2010 or other mutually agreeable dates. Value: $1200 Donors: Qin Chen & David Zhu

255. Four Nights at an Oregon Beach House
Cozy up in a beautiful home on the Oregon coast near Tillamook (just 90 minutes from Portland). The “Strand” is an architectural delight that sleeps ten people. The main bedrooms are located on the second floor with a king bed master bedroom, a queen bedroom, and a third bedroom with a queen hide-a-bed and bunk bed. On the third floor is a deluxe entertainment area with a gourmet kitchen, fireplace, two decks, and every convenience one could imagine. Above the third floor is a loft bedroom with a queen hide-a-bed overlooking the living room -- a great place for kids. Cleaning fee is included. This home is available any four nights through the rest of 2010 except the months of July and August 2010, and any nights not already rented. Go to www. to view photos. Value: $1,275 Donors: Fran & Neal Callan

258, 267. Moms Horsing Around
Love horses? Love the outdoors? Then drop the kids off at school and meet Covington Mom, Suzanne Kasso, at the barn! Spend a beautiful morning atop Snappy Francesca, a friendly, beautiful, bay Thoroughbred mare. We will tour Arastradero Preserve from a unique vantage point. Suzanne will be your private, personal guide. No previous experience needed; the ride will be custom tailored to your ability. Working mom? This is a great mental health morning! Date to be agreed upon between donor and winning bidder. Two available. Value: $200 Donors: Suzanne & Chris Kasso

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256. The Ultimate Relax and Play Central Coast Get-Away
Cambria is a delightful seaside coastal community and a popular vacation destination on the Central Coast of California, located just South of San Simeon, home of the famous Hearst Castle, and North of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1. This auction package includes a fabulous consecutive two night stay at the Olallieberry Inn -- an historic bed and breakfast awarded “Best Breakfast in America” by Inn Traveler Magazine. Your weekend adventure includes two tickets to the world renowned Hearst Castle and wine tasting passes to Moonstone Cellars and Black Hand Cellar, highlighting wines from the Central Coast region. The Olallieberry Inn offers a peaceful, serene and private oasis, yet is just a short walk to the finest restaurants, shops and galleries. A shopping pass for discounts at several Cambria shops is also included. For your dining pleasure, a $50 dinner certificate to Sow’s Ear Restaurant and a $50 gift certificate to the Black Cat Restaurant are yours to enjoy. Both restaurants offer award winning, fresh local cuisine. Complete your weekend with two 90-minute massages at the Inn given by resident innkeeper Marilyn Draper, CMT, focusing on back, neck, shoulders, feet, and finishing with a soothing scalp massage. This vacation package is valid for two consecutive nights at the Olallieberry Inn and expires March 2011. No blackout dates. Call for reservations and availability. For more information, visit Value: $700 Donors: Lisa & Jay Gonzales Marilyn & Larry Draper, Olallieberry Inn Marjorie Ott

264. Escape to Palo Alto
Feel your cares slip away with an escape to the Westin Hotel in Palo Alto for a Friday or Saturday night stay in a Fireplace Suite. In the morning, experience the calm, sophisticated atmosphere while enjoying breakfast for two at Restaurant Soleil. The Westin is an intimate, boutique hotel offering a Mediterranean setting. Best of all, the Westin is just steps from the Stanford Shopping Center where you can shop at Nordstrom with this $100 gift card, have lunch at Babbo’s, a $50 value, and dessert at Sprinkles with this $20 certificate. Hotel stay and breakfast expire February 2011. Valid Friday or Saturday only and subject to availability. Value: $500 Donor: Cathy Rudolph

400. Bubbles and Ballet!
Celebrate your love with a dazzling evening of bubbles and ballet! Relax at the comfy and stylish Bubble Lounge in San Francisco for a champagne tasting for two, a $75 value. Then head over to the SF Ballet for a spectacular performance with these two orchestra seats. The SF Ballet was the first professional ballet company in America and has emerged as a world-class arts organization since it was founded in 1933. You may choose a production in Program 4, 6, or 7 on a Tuesday through Saturday evening or matinee during the 2010 Repertory Season. Tickets and show must be selected and the gift certificate redeemed by April 21, 2010. Reservations highly recommended at the Bubble Lounge. Gratuity not included. Value: $195 Donors: San Francisco Ballet The Bubble Lounge SF

251. Opera and Overnight in San Jose (4/24)
Enjoy two tickets to Puccini’s “La Rondine” at Opera San Jose on April 24, 2010 followed by a luxurious night’s stay in a deluxe guest room at Hotel De Anza. Hotel De Anza offers the ultimate combination of classic architecture and modern comfort. Hotel offer expires March 31, 2011. Value: $311 Donors: Hotel De Anza Opera San Jose

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265. Date Night by the Bay
At 231 Ellsworth in San Mateo, you’ll enjoy big city dining in a neighborhood setting. Apply this $50 certificate towards an exquisitely prepared dinner in a warmly elegant setting. 213 Ellsworth is a favorite destination for celebrations and special occasion dining. After dinner, take in a show at Broadway by the Bay during the 2010 season. Some exciting productions include: “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “Annie,” and “La Cage Aux Folles.” Broadway tickets expire November 21, 2010. Restaurant certificate not valid for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve and expires March, 2011. Value: $126 Donors: 231 Ellsworth Restaurant Broadway by the Bay

257. Whale Watching for Two
Head to the Monterey Bay Whale Watch Center for a trip aboard a whale-watching cruise. You’re sure to see whales and dolphins on this marine-biologist lead adventure. Persons with heart conditions or who are pregnant are not permitted on the trip. Expires March 2011. Value: $90 Donor: Monterey Bay Whale Watch

260. Take a Ride on the Niles Canyon Railway
Spend a Sunday afternoon with your family on the Niles Canyon Railway. Niles Canyon Railway provides historic train ride experiences year round from the 1880’s depot in Sunol and from Niles Station in Fremont, California. Enjoy this rustic, scenic rail adventure in the heart of the Bay Area. Four passes are included for the Sunday excursion train. Check the web site ( for train times. Expires October 2010. Value: $40 Donor: Niles Canyon Railway

254. There’s Room for Four in Bear Valley
You’ll feel far away from the everyday when you retreat to this Bear Valley condo for four. Enjoy any two nonholiday consecutive nights until April 15, 2011. If your party is five or more, and Bear Valley is the place for you, contact the donor in advance of the auction to arrange alternate lodging. Cleaning fees and a $50 nonrefundable security deposit are not included. Check out the properties at Value: $600 Donor: Joel Barnett

261. A Romantic Weekend at the Cabana Hotel
Here’s your chance to get away without having to go too far away. After enjoying a romantic Saturday night’s stay, wake up to an elegant Sunday brunch for two at the Cabana Hotel, site of this year’s Covington Auction. Valid until March 20, 2011. Subject to availability. Value: $250 Donor: Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel

259. Discover the Pace of Nature at Costanoa Lodge and Camp
Costanoa is an eco-adventure resort designed to encourage guests to explore the stunning beauty of our protected California coastline. Enjoy a two-night stay in one of Costanoa’s Pine Village Tent Bungalows which are wood-framed with canvas walls, electricity and heated mattress pads. Excludes holidays and based on availability. Upgrades possible for difference in rate. Expires March 20, 2011. Value: $206 Donor: Costanoa Lodge & Camp

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252. No Room For Guests?
Send visiting friends and family to the familiar Courtyard by Marriott in Los Altos for a Friday or Saturday night stay. They’ll be in good hands with the latest in hotel amenities and comforts of home. In the morning, treat them to a classic Palo Alto breakfast at Hobee’s, valued at $25. Hotel offer expires January 26, 2011. Advance reservations are required. Hobee’s certificate not valid at Cupertino location. Value: $160 Donors: Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto-Los Altos Hobee’s California Restaurants

262. Two Night Stay at Reno’s Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Enjoy two week nights in a luxurious Tower Guest Room at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno. Treat your senses to a decadent chocolate massage or coconut oil exfoliation at the spa, enjoy more traditional recreation such as golf, skiing, or swimming, and don’t forget the gaming! Come live it up at Atlantis! Valid SundayThursday only, excluding holidays, conventions or special events. Reservations must be made in advance. Expires August 30, 2010. Value: $200 Donor: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

250. One Night Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott
Guests coming to town and you can’t find your guest room because it is also your cluttered office? Put them up at the Courtyard by Marriott in Los Altos for a Friday or Saturday night stay. In the morning, they can enjoy a full breakfast buffet in the Courtyard Café. Valid for Friday or Saturday night. Expires March 31, 2011. Advance reservations are required. Value: $135 Donor: Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto-Los Altos

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Expand Your Horizons
302. Behind-the-Scenes at Electronic Arts
Do you want to see the genius behind games like Madden ‘10, Spore, NHL ‘10, and FIFA Soccer? Learn about the artists and producers responsible for these top games, what goes into video games, and how they are created. Bring up to 10 kids on a private, behindthe-scenes tour of Electronic Arts!! Hear from top game designers, see the EA Campus, and shop the EA store! Campus tours take 90 minutes and are scheduled on Tuesday through Friday afternoons. Ages 10 and up, please. Value: Priceless Donors: Electronic Arts, Kathleen and Alex Vitakis

300. Celebrity Forum
Enjoy two open seating tickets to the 2010-2011 Foothill College Celebrity Forum series at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Celebrity Forum provides you with the opportunity to attend fascinating presentations by heads-of-state, scientists, educators, business leaders and newsmakers, and then ask the presenters questions about their fields. The Celebrity Forum was voted best lecture series in the nation by the International Platform Association. The lecture series runs from September 2010-April/May 2011. Now you can be part of it too with these two open seating tickets. Value: $550 Donor: Dick Henning

305. A Lesson in Perspective Drawing for the Family (5/1)
In addition to be being a busy Covington Mom of two, Virginie is also our very own Art Docent specialist. Don’t miss out on a chance to learn the magic tricks for drawing in perspective. The entire family is welcome to this lesson. Class will be held at Covington on May 1, 2010 from 1:00-3:00pm. $20 per person. 30 spots available. Children should be in fifth grade or older. Donor: Virginie Forget

301. One Year Family Membership to the California Academy of Sciences
Become a member of the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a four-story rainforest all under one roof! Membership privileges include free unlimited daily admission for two adults and your children, membersonly hours, special access to lectures, discounts, and much more! Use your membership to get 15% off at The Moss Room, the highly-rated unique and innovative restaurant at the Academy. Never again will you be at a loss for something fun to do! Membership allows you to stop by for an hour or a day, any day, any time. Don’t miss the many hidden treasures within the new California Academy of Sciences. Value $159 Donors: Philip & Hsia Choong

314. Behind the Scenes at NBC11 Bay Area News
Don’t miss this tour of the NBC11 Studio in downtown San Jose. See the actual set used during newscasts, the control room, the news desk, the weather bureau, and the sports bureau. Tour is for 15 people, 10 years of age or older. Contact donor to schedule tour. Value: Priceless Donor: CNTV/ NBC11

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309. Lunch with Assemblyman Ira Ruskin
Los Altos-based State Assemblyman Ira Ruskin invites you and a friend to lunch in Sacramento or at the 21st District Office! Ira Ruskin would love to share all he knows about local politics, running for elected office, the past, present and future of our district, and what he hopes to do with the rest of his term. This is your chance to make your suggestions, voice your concerns, and be heard by our very own State Assemblyman. Contact donor to arrange. Value: Priceless Donor: Assemblyman Ira Ruskin

306. Four Fine Arts Museum Passes!
Treat yourself and three friends to one of the many fine art exhibits at the de Young or Legion of Honor in San Francisco with these four VIP passes. Some exhibits currently showing are “Cartier and America” through April 18, and “King Tut” through July 4 (for a surcharge). Upcoming are “Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay” and “Impressionist Paris: City of Light”. Each ticket good for one adult admission. No expiration date. Value: $40 Donor: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

303. Autographed copy of “The Power of Many” by Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman doesn’t just talk about important values such as integrity, accountability, authenticity and courage, she lives them. She is recognized for her game-changing innovation, tough decision making, and passionate commitments to important causes -- all based on strong, transparent values. In this engaging and honest book, Meg shares these values and how she applied them to pioneering a new model for managing a twenty-first-century company. Value: $26 Donor: Meg Whitman

307. Tour Filoli with a Friend
Enter the enchantment of Filoli House and Gardens. Share this tour with a loved one and take in the beautifully preserved, historically significant and internationally recognized Filoli House and 16 acres of lush formal gardens. Enjoy the beauty of this cherished community resource. Please visit before October 24, 2010. Value: $24 Donor: Friends of Filoli

308. Take Flight to Hiller Aviation Museum
Share your love of flying with your family and use these four passes to enjoy the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos. Learn about aviation history, marvel at vintage and futuristic aircraft, and immerse yourself in the hightech simulation experience: the Flight Sim Zone. Expires December 31, 2010. Not valid for Vertical Challenge Air show. Value: $44 Donor: Hiller Aviation Museum

304, 315. Four Tickets to the Lawrence Hall of Science
Experience a full day of fun and science with these four passes to the Lawrence Hall of Science. Climb on the back of a wall, travel the world of math, scale an 18 foot granite sculpture and visit the NanoZone-the world of the ultrasmall. Two sets available for auction. Value: $48 Donors: Dean Dragoli & Ingrid Choong

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310. Hearst Castle Tour for Two
You’re invited to America’s castle -- Hearst Castle, that is! High above the Pacific Ocean in San Simeon, CA, the legendary W.R. Hearst created his private retreat. Once accessible only to celebrities and famous guests, the magnificent estate is yours to explore. Use these passes for the Experience Tour, recommended for first-time visitors. Make your reservations two days in advance. Value: $48 Donor: Hearst Castle

312. Two Passes to the Asian Art Museum
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world. With these admission passes, you and a guest will embark on an artistic journey comprised of more than 15,000 treasures, including tiny jade, monumental sculptures, ceramics, paintings and textiles, spanning 6,000 years of history. Prepare to be amazed. Expires March 31, 2011. Value: $34 Donor: Asian Art Museum

313. Learn Something New Today
Study the course selection for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program and find a course that piques your interest. With courses, seminars and workshops taught by Stanford instructors in subjects ranging from business and web technology to drama, literature, and the arts, here’s your chance to learn something new! Classes are offered during the evening and are open to all members of the community. Certificate good for one course. Valid for any quarter through Spring 2011. Value: $500 Donor: Stanford Continuing Studies

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Performing Arts
400. Bubbles and Ballet!
Celebrate your love with a dazzling evening of bubbles and ballet! Relax at the comfy and stylish Bubble Lounge in San Francisco for champagne tasting for two, a $75 value. Then head over to the SF Ballet for a spectacular performance with these two orchestra seats. The SF Ballet was the first professional ballet company in America and has emerged as a world-class arts organization since it was founded in 1933. You may choose a production in Program 4, 6, or 7 on a Tuesday through Saturday evening or matinee during the 2010 Repertory Season. Tickets and show must be selected and the gift certificate redeemed by April 21, 2010. Reservations highly recommended at the Bubble Lounge. Gratuity not included. Value: $195 Donors: San Francisco Ballet The Bubble Lounge SF

401. Time for Youth Theater and Fine Dining
Here’s your chance to introduce your family to fine acting and dining – in one fell swoop! Peninsula Youth Theater is a well-known Bay Area children’s theater company that presents five professional-quality productions each season at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. Enjoy these four tickets to any production in the remaining 2009-2010 season or 2010-2011 season until January 18, 2011. Upcoming shows include “Seussical: The Musical”, “Narnia”, and “Footloose: The Musical”. Before or after the show, experience the casual, yet elegant atmosphere at Cascal, where everyone can pick their favorite tapas-style small plate, a $50 value. Expires November 30, 2010. PYT ticket availability is subject to demand. Redeem your tickets two weeks prior to the desired performance. Value: $130 Donors: Peninsula Youth Theatre Cascal

265. Date Night by the Bay
At 231 Ellsworth in San Mateo, you’ll enjoy big city dining in a neighborhood setting. Apply this $50 certificate towards an exquisitely prepared dinner in a warmly elegant setting. 213 Ellsworth is a favorite destination for celebrations and special occasion dining. After dinner, take in a show at Broadway by the Bay during the 2010 season. Some exciting productions include: “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “Annie,” and “La Cage Aux Folles.” Broadway tickets expire November 21, 2010. Restaurant certificate not valid for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve and expires March, 2011. Value: $126 Donors: 231 Ellsworth Restaurant Broadway by the Bay

402. Chanticleer Collection and Performance (6/2-6/5)
Come hear GRAMMY Award-winning Chanticleer, the only full-time classical vocal ensemble in the United States. With its seamless blend of twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass, Chanticleer has earned international renown as “an orchestra of voices.” The gift certificate can be exchanged for four seats to see a Chanticleer performance and also a “Best of Chanticleer” CD and “The Singing Life” DVD. All performances are at 8:00 PM. Dates and locations of performances are: Berkeley -- First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Sacramento -- St. Francis Church, 1112 26th St, Thursday, June 3, 2010 San Jose -- St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica, 80 South Market Street, Friday, June 4, 2010 San Francisco -- Mission Dolores, 3321 16th Street, Saturday, June 5, 2010 Value: $190 Donor: San Francisco Chanticleer Inc.

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403. Four Tickets to CTC Family Series Performances
It’s time for a family field trip to the California Theater Center! The kids have all been, now let them take you! This gift certificate may be exchanged for four tickets to a Saturday morning performance (a few evening performances might also be available) during the 20092010 series. You can take two people to two shows or four people to one show. Some of the season’s plays include “Rumplestiltskin,” “Once Upon a Bedtime,” “The Cay,” “The Princess and the Pea,” and “Just So Stories.” Tickets must be redeemed by May 22, 2010. Value: $48 Donor: California Theatre Center

405. Two Tickets to Berkeley Rep 2009-2010 Season
Founded in 1968, Berkeley Repertory Theater has established itself as one of this country’s top-ranking professional resident theater companies, known for its consistently high-quality productions. Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater, its national reputation draws theater artists from around the country to work on productions from September through July. Use this pair of tickets to enjoy an outstanding evening of theater in Berkeley. Upcoming shows include: “Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West,” “Girlfriend,” and “A New Play by Lisa Kron.” Reservations must be made at least ten days in advance of the performance date that you select. Valid for 2009-2010 season only. Value: $102 Donor: Berkeley Repertory Theatre

404. Four Tickets to BATS Improv

406. Two Tickets to Peninsula Symphony’s “Tchaikovsky’s 5th” (5/21 or 5/22) It’s time to LOL with these four passes to a show at BATS
Improv, voted San Francisco’s Best Theater Group by the SF Chronicle and 12-times Best of the Bay winner! Laugh yourself silly at an evening of completely improvised comedy. Passes not valid for guest groups or select shows, such as theater parts semi-final and final rounds, or special event shows. Expires July 20, 2010. The Peninsula Symphony, a 60-year-old volunteer organization, is widely considered the best nonprofessional orchestra in the Bay Area. This season, enjoy Tchaikovsky’s majestic Fifth Symphony and Berlioz’ Roman “Carnival” Overture. Also, Nikki Chooi, winner of the 2009 Klein International String Competition, makes her debut with the symphony. Tickets may be used at one of two performances, May 21 at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center or May 22 at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Expires May 23, 2010. Value: $68 Donor: Peninsula Symphony

Value: $80 Donor: BATS Improv

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Capture the Memories
453. One Hour Photo Session with Beth Sorenson Photography
This is your lucky night! Former Covington parent and avid photographer, Beth Sorenson, will spend an hour capturing your beautiful family at a local outdoor location. You might remember her wildly popular black and white student portraits from last year’s auction. Well, she’s back and available to shoot a custom onehour session! Locations that are more than 15 minutes away might incur an additional charge. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Value: $100 Donor: Beth Sorenson, Sorenson Photography

450. Classic Kids Photo Shoot
Create a unique, fun and lasting portrait of your children with this photo shoot from Classic Kids Photography in Los Gatos. You will receive one studio sitting for up to two children and one 8x10 inch, black and white portrait. Valid at the Los Gatos studio only. A second Classic Kids photo shoot is available from the Burlingame studio. Expires March 20, 2011. Value: $450 Donors: Classic Kids Photography, Los Gatos and Burlingame Studios

455. Scrapbook Album For All Occasions
This 8x8 inch album has a matte-leather cover in green with blue stitching and comes pre-decorated. Just add your pictures! Themed-pages make it perfect for a birthday gift, loved one, or to capture a family vacation. Has 24 decorative pages and includes extra sticker sheets and die cuts so that you can add your own touch! Value: $80 Donor: Meri-Beth Bird

451 – 452. Family Photo Session
Is it time to update your family portrait? Look no further than Vera Smirnova Photography Los Altos to capture your growing family. Two family portrait sessions available for auction. Expires June 5, 2010. Value: $95 Donor: Vera Smirnova Photography

456. Child or Family Portrait by Genesis Photography
Enjoy a relaxing and fun photo session in the studio or on location with Genesis Photography. Genesis Photography has been capturing family memories with high quality photography for over 20 years. Owner and chief photographer, Vincent Isola, has been featured in Architecture Digest, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Modern Bride, to name a few. The friendly and helpful staff at Genesis has many other wonderful photographers ready to capture your memories. This $300 certificate is good for one studio sitting and a 8x10 inch portrait. Certificate may be applied to a photo session on location and portraits. Three weeks advance booking required. Winner to contact donor to arrange. Expires July 20, 2010. Five certificates available for auction. Value: $300 Donor: Genesis Photography

454. Outdoor Family Portrait
Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the outdoors and use the romantic qualities of natural light to create a stunning family portrait. Get ready for a relaxed and enjoyable portrait session at home or a local park with former Covington parent, Nancy Mueller. Nancy creates meaningful, timeless images that reflect your family’s personality and charm. Session includes the sitting fee and a 20x24 inch portrait. Date and location to be mutually agreed upon. Expires April 30, 2011. Value: $250 Donor: Nancy Mueller

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457. Your Child’s Own Book
What do you do with all the artwork that your child brings home from school? Do you put it in a box, which ends up in the attic or garage, only to be forgotten or worse yet, ruined and discarded? What better way to capture and present your child’s work and imagination than a beautiful, custom-designed, hard-cover printed book. Children are thrilled to see themselves as authors and their work celebrated in their very own book! Apply this gift certificate for $150 towards a livelyhues’ custom book service. The cost of the base service package, which includes a 20-minute consultation, digitization, imaging and professional book design of up to 30 pieces of artwork, plus one copy of the hard-cover, coffeetable-quality book, is $435. Additional copies of your book are available for purchase, including digital for use on your computer, web site, or cell phone. New clients only. Gift card expires April 1, 2011. Value: $150 Donor:

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At Home
500. Make Your Garden Sweet
Rebecca Sweet has been designing gardens in the Bay Area for the past ten years. She was the original landscaper at Covington School when it re-opened several years ago and is the creative force behind the landscaping of many beautiful neighborhood properties. This 90-minute consultation can be tailored however you desire. You can get basic gardening questions answered or start a garden design! Davino’s Florist in downtown Los Altos donated these four lovely metal garden stakes sure to enhance your garden space

503 - 504. Tiny Prints Gift Set
Get a jump start on this year’s holiday cards and gifts with this bundle of Tiny Prints goodies. This package includes a $50 gift certificate towards any Tiny Prints item, a card kit, thank you cards, and several perfect hostess gifts. Two sets available for auction. Value: $146 Donor: Tiny Prints

Donors: Brian Davino Florist Harmony in the Garden

505. Five Fairy Prints, signed by artist Mishell Swartwout Value: $285
Bring the magical world of Mishell Swartwout into your child’s room with this lovely series of five, framed fairy prints signed by the artist. Value: $250 Donors: Ann & Neil Wolff

512. Spruce up the House
Time to stop putting off those small home improvement projects that never seem to get done. Covington Dad, architect and general contractor, John Hamblin, will provide four hours of handyman services toward mutually agreed upon projects and timelines. Materials will be supplied by the winning bidder. Value: $300 Donor: John Hamblin

507. Cloisonné Elephant
Continue your Night of Good Fortune by bringing home this beautiful Chinese cloisonné elephant. Sure to add elegance and good luck to any room, cloisonné is an ancient technique of decorating metal with spectacularly colorful enamel. The elephant is a traditional Chinese symbol of happiness and good luck. Value: $50 Donors: Wengbo Yang & Lifeng He

502. Pet Sitting for a Weekend
Animal lovers Cole Miller (4th grade) and Lauren Miller (2nd grade) will pet-sit for you for one weekend. Come home to a very happy pet Date to be mutually agreed upon. No reptiles, please! Value: $25 Donors: Cole & Lauren Miller

508. Cat Sitting for Two Weekends
Morgan Williams, Covington fourth grader, has a way with cats and will provide two weekends of cat sitting for your feline friend. Dates to be mutually agreed upon. Value: $80 Donor: Morgan Williams

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501. Matt Parker Photography, signed and numbered - Sapphire Lake
Photographs from Matt Parker’s Sapphire Lake and Mt. Fiske collection were featured by Outdoor Photographer Magazine. This color 18 x 24 inch matted photo is from a Sapphire Lake hike. Value: $99 Donor: Matt Parker

513. Collection of Sunset Publishing Books
In need of a change? With this set of Sunset books you will be ready to landscape, design, rearrange, create and makeover any space inside and outside your home! Full of ideas, photos and easy to follow instructions. Value: $125 Donor: Sunset Publishing Corporation

509. Dog Sitting for a Weekend
The Callan family will dog-sit a kid-friendly dog for you for one weekend. Come home to a very happy dog! Date to be mutually agreed upon. Dog care to be provided (preferably) at the Callan house. Value: $100 Donors: Fran & Neal Callan

514. Organize Your Files
There’s no excuse not to get organized with this home/ small business file system, including new file folders and labels, paper and small electronics recycler, shredder, and more! They’ll give you a lesson on staying organized too! Winner to supply hanging and tab top files and tabs. Out of area driving will be charged at the normal rate. Value: $450 Donor: The Time Butler Professional Organizers

510. Two Hour Interior Design Consultation
Let an award-winning designer from the Walden Design Group help you re-design a new space in your home. This two hour in-home interior design consultation will include advice on space planning, color, lighting, cabinetry, finishes, accessories, or furnishings. Here’s your chance to tackle that room makeover, remodel, or addition project that you keep postponing. Consultation coverage area is limited to a 10 mile radius from Los Altos. Expires: June 30, 2011. Value: $180 Donor: Walden Design Group

515-516. A little TLC for your car
Give your car some TLC at Toyota Sunnyvale with this gift certificate for an oil change at Toyota Sunnyvale. Two available. Value: $45 Donor: Toyota Sunnyvale

511. Tiffany Birch Original Fine Art
“My passion for amber spilled onto the canvas!” exclaims artist Tiffany Birch. Tiffany’s youthful energy comes across in her brightly colored canvasses, all of which evolve from her own unique creative process. This is a rare opportunity to acquire “I Dream of Amber”. This painting is an acrylic on canvas/mixed media, 24 x 24 inches. Value: $1200 Donor: Tiffany Birch
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Techie Toys
600. Apple iPod Extravaganza Gift Pack
Give the Apple lover you know this Apple iPod gift pack. Includes an iTouch (32 GB), iPod Nano (16 GB), and the Shuffle (4 GB). Value: $560 Valeria & Derrick Carty • • • • Wireless-G Card with Bluetooth One 3-cell and one 6-cell Lithium Ion Batteries Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Wireless Laser Mobile Mouse by Studio Tord Boontje • 1-year HP Care Pack Accidental Damage Protection Service Value: $890 Donors: Valerie & Steve Taglio Hewlett Packard

601. Flip Mino-P Digital Camcorder with a Custom Skin
It’s not just what you say, it’s what you say it with! The Flip Mino-P Camcorder combines remarkable video quality in a pocket-sized package that will be customdesigned just for you. The lucky winning bidder will get this Flip Mino-P with their favorite picture printed on the outside of it. Go to for full product details. Winner to contact donor to arrange. Value: $180 Peter Winer

602. Adobe Illustrator CS4 and Private TwoHour Class
With Adobe Illustrator CS4 software, you can now handle multipage projects. That critical feature provides a reason for users of older versions to update to Illustrator CS4. There are some other very nice capabilities introduced in the latest version as well, but the simple ability to create the front and the back of a document or manage multiple artboards within a single file should thrill legions of designers. As an added bonus, Kathleen Vitakis, Covington Mom and graphic designer, will spend two hours with you to teach you the basics of Adobe Illustrator and show you how to use the upgrades featured in the latest CS4 version. Class date and time to be mutually agreed upon. A private class like this is hard to find and is well over a $200 value. Contact donor to choose the platform and language you want and the software will delivered to you 3-4 weeks later. Class expires September 30, 2010. Value: $900 Cheryl House & Peter Meyn Kathleen Vitakis

609. The HP Mini 110 by Studio Tord Boontje series
Perfect for the middle- or high-schooler in your life, it’s as if this special Tord Boontje Mini was designed specifically for your teen. Tord Boontje is an awardwinning designer and professor at College of Art in London, as well as a leader in social and environmental responsibility. His exclusive design features flora delicately weaving around animals. Specifications include: • • • • • Windows 7 Starter 32-bit Intel Atom Processor N280 1Gb DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm) 250Gb 5400rpm SATA hard drive Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 5-in-1 Digital Media Slot • 10.1” diagonal HD LED Anti-glare Widescreen Display • HP Mini Webcam

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603. Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Private TwoHour Class
Adobe Photoshop CS4 features new ways to make ordinary photos extraordinary. With a more intuitive user experience and greater editing freedom, Photoshop CS4 offers new ways to make image adjustments and create masks, more powerful compositing, improved color correction, accelerated graphics handling, and enhanced raw image processing. As an added bonus, Covington Mom Annette Jenab will spend two-hours teaching you the basics of Adobe Photoshop. This class is best suited for someone new to Photoshop or a beginner. A private class like this is hard to find and is well over a $200 value. Contact donor to choose the platform and language you want and the software will be delivered to you 3-4 weeks later. Class expires September 30, 2010. Value: $900 Donors: Cheryl House & Peter Meyn Annette Jenab

605. Japanese PC Engine CoreGrafx System with 6 Games
Perfect gift for the gamer in your family! This is the Japanese version of the US TurboGrafx-16 game system from the late 80’s/early 90’s. Enjoying huge popularity in Japan. Known for fantastic shooters and some quirky action games, you’ll find that if you were only into Nintendo and Sega products, you were missing out. This item includes: PC Engine CoreGrafx game console with AV cables (standard RCA type red/white/yellow composite video with stereo audio), AC adapter, two controllers, and multiplayer adapter. Comes with six games: Galaga ‘88 (the classic arcade shooter!), Dragon Spirit (vertical scrolling shooter ), Kato & Ken, PC Genjin (Japanese version of Bonk’s Adventure), Youkai Dochuki, Bomberman ‘93 (perhaps the best multiplayer game for any system!) Value: $75 Donors: Dean Dragoli & Ingrid Choong

604. TurboGrafx-16 Game Console with 4 Games
Perfect for the vintage gamer in your family! If you like Nintendo or SegaGenesis, this is for you. TurboGrafx-16 game console comes with Rf connector (works on any TV with the normal coaxial input), AC adapter, two controllers, and multiplayer adapter. Comes with four games: TV Sports Football, TV Sports Hockey, Keith Courage, Bonk’s Adventure (fantastic platformer where you’re a caveman taking out enemies with head bonks!). Value: $75 Donors: Dean Dragoli & Ingrid Choong

610. HP Media Smart Server EX495
The HP MediaSmart Server EX495 lets you centralize media from multiple computers for sharing with friends and family at home or away, as well as automatically backing-up your digital media. Stream music, photos and videos to your devices, automatically convert your videos to a format you can play, stream to your iPod Touch or iPhone with the MediaSmart Server iPhone app, and much more! Specifications include: Microsoft Windows Home Server, Intel Pentium Processor, Dual Core 2.5 Ghz 64-bit, 2Gb DDR2 DRAM, 1x1.5Tb SATA 7200 RPM, 4 drive bays (3 available), 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 eSATA port, Compact size (5.5” x 9.8” x 9.2”). Value: $688 Donors: Valerie & Steve Taglio Hewlett Packard

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Just for You
662. Seven Months of Babysitting!
We have put together a fantastic line-up of Covington and Springer alumni who are now at Egan and Los Altos High to babysit your children while you enjoy a night out. Each of our our seven trusted babysitters will watch your children for one 4-hour block of time. The date and time of babysitting should be mutually agreed upon between the winner and the babysitters. Please allow extra time to schedule these busy students. Overtime to be paid at $10/hour. No children in diapers, please. Value: $280 Donors: Natalie Arnheim, Blaine Dzwonczyk, Avery Ikeda, Nikki Klepper, Matthew Nero, Amanda Soo, Tim de Visser

658. Buy Your Way Out Of Traffic Duty
Stop! Covington Mom, Virginie Forget, is offering to cover your Traffic Duty shift! Virginie will cover one afternoon shift of Traffic Duty before the end of this school year. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Expires June 9, 2010. Value: Priceless Donor: Virginie Forget

651. Facial by Bloom Skincare
Achieve renewed and glowing skin with this custom facial at Bloom Skincare in downtown Los Altos where you’ll find the perfect blend of relaxation and results in a cozy, friendly environment. Value: $85 Donor: Bloom Skincare

657. Bronze & Silver Choker Necklace
Our own Covington Mom, Yvonne Cornell, will be modeling a lovely bronze “O” choker necklace on auction night. This necklace made by hand in Thailand consists of multiple strands of bronze beads intertwined with an extra large hand-hammered, hand-formed, sterling silver “O”. Look for Yvonne wearing this signature necklace on auction night as she mingles through silent auction selling tickets for Teacher For A Day. Value: $195 Donors: Yvonne & Dan Cornell Dahlia Blu Designs

654. A Month of Wellness for You and Five Friends
Make yourself a priority with help from ApplyWellness. This one month program includes an initial Comprehensive Wellness Assessment, one 90-minute planning and goals session, and four hour-long wellness group meetings for five total sessions. Classes for up to six participants to occur at a location and time chosen by the winner and arranged with ApplyWellness. Expires June 1, 2010. Value: $1800 Donor: ApplyWellness

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660. KFOG Live from the Archives CD Set
Hey Fogheads! Bid on this now out-of-print set of five CDs, chronicling KFOG Live from the Archives, Volumes 11-15. These are KFOG’s annual CDs of exclusive live recordings from KFOG private concerts and events. Includes intimate small venue performances by the likes of David Gray, The Fray, Marc Cohn and The Pretenders. Value: $100 Donor: KFOG Radio

659. Make Time for Bliss
Leave it to Bliss Beauty Center to stop time and its effects with this 60 minute customized massage, valued at $110. You won’t believe the results! Enjoy these earrings compliments of Bliss too! Value: $205 Donor: Bliss Beauty Center

652. Pilates Cardiocamp for You and a Friend
Make fitness fun and weight loss easy. Pilates Cardiocamp in Los Altos gets the best results and will help you to achieve your health goals. You and a friend can go together and learn how to fit fitness into your busy schedule permanently and get the results you want! Go to for class schedule. Expires April 19, 2010. No black-out dates. Value: $483 Donor: Pilates Cardiocamp

661. Spend the Day at SkinSpirit
Smooth it out! Tighten it up! Shrink it down! SkinSpirit in Palo Alto is the perfect blend of skincare clinic and spa and offers non-surgical cosmetic procedures as well as luxurious and thereapeutic spa treatments – all under one roof. Use this gift certificate for a signature facial, a 50-minute relaxing massage, and a skin care consultation with an expert Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Expires June 20, 2010. Value: $500 Donor: SkinSpirit

655. Kickboxing at Hiruko
Take an integrative and holistic approach to your fitness and health with this certificate for five cardio kickboxing classes at Hiruko in Palo Alto. Good for teens and adults alike. Rooted in ancient traditions, the Hiruko Healing/ Martial Arts programs integrate principles and practices of traditional Tae Kwon Do, healing Qigong, and Positive Coaching. Expires June 15, 2010. Value: $80 Donor: Hiruko

656. Escama Studio Mini Clutch
Humble materials elevated through design and integrity best describe the quality of Escama Studio purses. To achieve their singular look, the Escama Studio team adapted traditional crochet techniques used in Brazil and imbued this tradition with a modern design sense and new materials. The mini clutch is crocheted with over 200 post-consumer recycled pop tops. Its shell is lightweight and supple with a fully lined, beautiful fabric interior. Value: $45 Donor: Escama Studio

663. Stella & Dot Riviera Coin Necklace
Update your spring wardrobe with this stylish mix of silver-plated brass vintage coins and cool aqua chalcedony with labradorite stones on a silver-plated brass chain. Preview the necklace and many other designs at Value $79 Donor: Pauline de Visser, Stella & Dot
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Culinary Delights
700. Covington Dad’s Sweet Shop – A Year of Sweet Treats
Life’s short...Indulge with a year of sweet treats brought to you by our very own Covington Dad’s Sweet Shop. Once a month, a Covington Dad will deliver a homemade dessert. Desserts featured include cakes and tarts, trifles and truffles, fudge and toffee, and peanut brittle and tiramisu. Satisfy your family’s sweet tooth tonight! Deliveries start in April. Value: Priceless Donors: Timo Allison, David Brunner, Vikas Butaney, Peter Dumanian, Brad Ekstrand, Ed Landphere, Ken Leong, Neal Maeyama, Dan Nero, Steve Taglio and Duston Williams Sibby’s Cupcakes

702. Home-Made Indian Meal, Delivered
Satisfy your craving for authentic Indian food now! Here is your chance to have a delectable Indian feast for up to eight people delivered to your home! Courses will include an appetizer, bread basket, rice, and meat and vegetarian dishes. As a bonus, a Bollywood music CD will be included to create the right atmosphere! Enjoy the flavors (and sounds) of India today! Dinner to be delivered on a mutually agreed upon date in April, September, or October of 2010. Value: $350 Donor: Butaney and Shetty Families

707. Fresh Egg Subscription
See the difference, then taste the difference! Winning bidder will receive one dozen fresh eggs delivered to your home (or school) each week for 3 months beginning April 1. Eggs are courtesy of second-grader Justin Kasso’s five hens: Wilma, Betty, Dina, Spook and Cotton Ball. Also included - a tour of the Crazee Kasso Chicken Coop where you can meet the laying ladies! Value: $60 Donors: Suzanne & Chris Kasso

701. Kitchen Experience and Dinner for Two at Chez TJ
Michelin starred Chez TJ is pleased to announce the arrival of Chef Scott Nishiyama. His extraordinary background includes working at both The French Laundry and with Daniel Boulud. Chef Nishiyama has taken command at Chez TJ as Executive Chef, with an entirely new menu of his own creation that is delighting guests. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Chez TJ kitchen and take in the synchronized culinary symphony before sharing a delicious dinner for two, a $170 value. Tax, gratuity and beverages not included. Value: $170 Donor: Chez TJ

710. Studio Cake For Dessert Tonight!
Studio Cake is the Winner of the 2009 Food Network Cake Challenge and has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show. It is our good fortune to feature a custom Studio Cake baked and designed especially for the Covington Auction! Cake serves 12 and will be served at the winner’s table on auction night. Visit studiocake. com for a design demonstration and to see photos of what this cake might look like! Value: $350 Donor: Studio Cake

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704. Private Catered Dinner for 6
Let JW Caterers of Menlo Park take care of your next special occasion dinner in the comfort and warmth of your own home. Utilizing market fresh ingredients displayed and presented with flair is the cornerstone and driving force behind JW Catering. Known for bringing a sense of whimsy to the table, JW Catering combines opulence and simplicity with playfulness and perfection. Winner to work with donor to create custom menu, including appetizer and four-course dinner. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Not valid November or December. Gratuity not included. Expires March 2011. Value: $1200 Donor: JW Catering

709. Enjoy Casual Dining at Buck’s of Woodside
The place of legends, no place has witnessed more deals closed than Buck’s of Woodside. Yet, its wacky décor, kid-friendly staff and menu make it as family-friendly a restaurant as you’re likely to find. These two certificates ($35 each) entitle you to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at this famous Woodside establishment. Expires March, 2011. Value: $70 Donor: Buck’s of Woodside

711. $50 for Lunch or Dinner at the Fish Market
Open since 1976, The Fish Market in Palo Alto serves the freshest, high quality seafood available, simply prepared and served up at an honest price. The Fist Market is casual dining amid the many moving parts of a bustling seafood house. Features of the restaurant include a bar and lounge area, full service oyster bar with counter seating, retail seafood market and their signature mesquite wood broilers. Value $50 Donor: The Fish Market

703. $100 Gift Certificate to 99 Ranch Market
The Year of the Tiger is a splendid year offering us hope and prosperity. Enjoy this gift certificate for $100 for fresh vegetables, meat and Asian foods at 99 Ranch Market on Grant Road. Value: $100 Donor: 99 Ranch Market

705. See’s Candy Basket
Enjoy this basket full of assorted milk and dark chocolates, lollypops, peanut brittle, truffles, awesome peanut brittle bars, and a coffee mug to help wash it all down! Value: $75 Donor: See’s Candies

708. Gift Certificate to Whole Foods
Enjoy a wonderful selection of fresh, natural and organic foods at Whole Foods Market with this $100 gift certificate. Value: $100 Donor: Whole Foods

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Fine Wine
750. Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir from Marie Pinder’s Family Winery
Covington teacher Marie Pinder and her husband John have donated one case of 2006 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir from their family-run Pinder Winery. Pinder Winery, located in Campbell, crushes over 40 tons of grapes each year. They produce a wide selection of wines, including Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet, Mourvedre, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. Value: $360 Donors: Marie and John Pinder

754. Wine with Mayor (Lieutenant Governor?) Gavin Newsome
If you are a fan of the liberal elite, enjoy this bottle of 2005 PlumpJack Syrah under the smile of Gavin. If not, then use the photo for a rousing game of ‘pin the tail on the liberal’ while you sip the wine. Value: $45 Donor: Gavin Newsome

755. Wine Tour and Tasting for 30 People
Taste fine mountain wines while following the grade from vine to bottle on this private tasting tour for 30 people at the Byington Winery’s chateau, vineyard, crush pad and stunning cellar. Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Byington Winery provides the perfect setting for sipping wines or celebrating special occasions. The manicured grounds of the Byington estate and its Italianate stone chateau create a striking backdrop for any occasion. Four to six month advance reservations are recommended. Outdoor availability dependent on weather conditions. No expiration date. Value: $300 Donor: Byington Winery

752. Pathway to Pinot Wineries
Enjoy two passes to the Pathway to Pinot Paradise tour, courtesy of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association. This is a great chance to visit participating wineries that will be offering Pinot tastings on Sunday, March 28, 2010. Value: $50 Donors: Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association

753. Peju Winery
Peju Winery is recognized as one of Napa Valley’s top wineries. Wine & Spirits Magazine gave its highest honor to Peju, naming it the Top Artisan Winery of the Year. Wine Spectator selected the Peju Reserve as one of the top California Cabernets. Most of the highly sought after wines are sold only from the winery, with a small allocation available through distributors in a few states, making them a special find. Experience these wines first hand on a private winery tour and tasting for up to six people. Prior appointment required. Value: $100 Donor: Peju Winery

756. Prestige Lot A - The Steve Warila Memorial Case
Toast a great Covington Dad by sipping some of his favorite red wines from Behren’s & Hitchcock. The case includes: 2 bottles 2002 Alder Springs Vineyard Merlot 2 bottles 2002 Spring Mountain District Petite Sirah 4 bottles 2002 Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah 1 bottle 2004 Alder Springs Vineyard “4 Blocks” Syrah 2 bottles 2003 Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Bottle 2003 Herrick-Moulds Cabernet Sauvignon Value: $590 Donor: Jenny Warila

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757. Prestige Lot B - Fine Italian Wine Cellar Starter
Some of the best wines from some of the best years from some of the best winemakers in Italy. If you’ve been thinking about adding some Italians to your cellar, this is a great start. 1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2000 Pulcino Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2001 Casisano Colombaio Brunello di Montalcino 2004 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2004 Mauro Veglio Barolo Value - $343 Donors: Neal Maeyama, Wendy Boufford & James Murdoch, Hina & Shakeel Khader, Nanette and Tom Malgesini, Paige & Mike Kaplan

759. Prestige Lot D – The World Cup Wine Selection
Prepare for the upcoming World Cup by drinking the wines of France, South Africa and Argentina. And get your DVR ready! 1989 Chateau La Terrasse Bordeaux 2001 Leoville Barton 2006 Rustenberg “John L. Merriman” 2006 Chateau Haut Bages Liberal 2007 Achaval Gerrer Mendoze Value - $250 Donors: Edward & Lindsay Hague, Neal Maeyama, Tim Mitchell, Hina & Shakeel Khader, Lisa & Tie Kim

760. Prestige Lot E – California Then and Now 758. Prestige Lot C – California Wines You Wish Ever wonder how different wines can taste after they’ve You Had (and Now You Can!)
You can become a California wine expert the hard way by accumulating great bottles over decades. Or you can skip that and buy this lot. 1991 Chateau Potelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 CASK Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 ZD Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Burrell School Valedictorian 2007 Jacquelyn Cuvee Blanc Value - $390 Donors: Tim & Valerie Nichols, Yvonne & Dan Cornell, Ann & Neil Wolff, Peggy & Bob McGrath, Walter Halvorsen, Vijay & Elizabeth Pande had the chance to mature in the bottle? Can’t do that at BevMo! Here’s your chance to taste California wines a decade apart. 1996 Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 ZD Merlot 2005 Hope & Grace Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Etude Pinot Noir 2006 Provenance Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Malm Cellars Pinot Noir Value - $305 Donors: Mitsuru and Takako Yanese, Mark and Sue Boennighausen, Linda and Bob Baxley, and James Reilly

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761. Prestige Lot F – A Little Trip Around Europe
Get your Eurail tickets and passport ready! With this lot, you will experience noteworthy tastes of France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal. France: 2006 Sarget de Gruaud Larose (Bordeaux) 2007 La Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Rhone) 2004 Louis Jadot Nuits St. George (Burgundy) Italy: 2004 Rivetto Barolo Leon (Piemonte) 2004 Ruffino Reserva Ducale Gold (Chianti) Spain: 2005 Domino de Longaz (Carinena) Germany: 2006 Leitz Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Riesling Spatlese Portugal: Presidential Tawny Port - 10 year Value - $302 Donor: Chad Starkey

763. Lot 9 – Pick a Pack of Pinot (Noir)
If Peter Piper knew what he was doing, he’d have blown off the pickled peppers and gone straight to the rising star of California wines – the Pinot. 2006 Rex Hill Pinot Noir Reserve 2007 Pelligrini Olivet Lane Pinot Noir 2007 Fess Parker Pinot Noir 2007 Cambria Pinot Noir 2006 Page Mill Pinot Noir 2006 Fort Ross Pinot Noir Value: $182 Donors: Diana and Brad Ekstrand, Judy Chapman, Ivette Loredo, Kathleen and Alex Vitakis, Jim and Kenna Fenton, Mark and Sue Boennighausen

764. Lot 10 – Drive a Carrera, Drink a Carrera
Or, for most of us, drive the minivan, daydream about the Porsche, and then drink great wine. 2 bottles of 2006 Boeschen Carrera Value: $120 Donors: Jim and Valerie Cairns

762. Lot 8 – The Cardinal Collection – Red and White
Some light whites with three distinct reds (or cardinal if you prefer!). Make your Cal friends jealous. 2007 Clos Pegase Pinot Noir 2007 Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2006 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet 2006 2006 Hess Mount Veeder 2008 Stags Leap Chardonnay 2005 Gundslach Bund Merlot Value: $173 Donors: Suzanne and Don Bray, Tim and Valerie Nichols, Judy Missirian, Bibi Millet, Sonia and David Brunner

765. Lot 11 – August Poolside BBQ Perfection
Picture this – Chardonnay while the kids are in the pool, then send them inside to watch a video while you and your friends enjoy red wines paired with that meat you marinated for three days. Or the rest of the hot dogs. 2008 Rombauer Chardonnay (2 bottles) 2005 Vine Cliff Chardonnay 2005 Galil Mountain Yiron 2005 Ridge Pagan Ranch Zinfandel (2 bottles) Value: $180 Donors: Efrat and Hagai Tal, Timo Allison, Erin Miller, Alene and Vahe Baronian, Lori and Tom Cox

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766. Lot 12 – Kick off Summer with Class
Create a new family tradition – wine (or cocktails!) to celebrate the last day of school and the beginning of summer. Any of these reds or whites are the perfect beginning. 2008 St. Supery Moscato 2008 Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Foxen Chardonnay 2005 Magnificat 2005 Villa Antinori Toscana 2007 Eos Estate French Connection Value: $164 Donors: Claire Ledwith, Pauline Goloubef, Alene and Vahe Baronian, Mili and Erich Torres, Darcy and David Ratner

767. Lot 13 – Case of Cabernet (and a bonus bottle)
Does it get any better than bottle after bottle of California’s best from small and large producers alike? Just add friends and you have your own high-end Cabernet tasting. 2005 Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 SparrowHawk Cabernet Sauvignon (2 bottles) 2005 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Raymond Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Stags Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Tudal Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Griffin Creek Cabernet Franc Value - $415 Donors: Jeff and Jean Wong, Kathleen Gaspich, Ken Leong, Timo Allison, Valerie and Steve Taglio, Tim Mitchell, Mike and Jana Schlansker, David and Maria Ruyack, Jioping Zhang and Xiaojun Ping, Dan and Amy Fischer, Rick Altinger

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813. The Un(der) Employed Covington Dads Golf Club - Slackers Welcome
You may have read about it in The Wall Street Journal or possibly Esquire’s Guide to Real Men. Or heard about those outings to Half Moon Bay or Stanford or Harding Park or Cordevalle or Cinnabar or Pasatiempo or the notorious trip to Las Vegas. Here’s your chance to become part of the experience. Dan Cornell and Mike Kaplan will host the 2nd Annual Un(der) Employed Covington Dads Golf Club. We will play at least one weekday a month at some of the best courses in Northern California (or at least the best ones that will have us). Dan and Mike will arrange tee times and the first round at the 19th hole. You will provide: greens fees and the explanation to your wife about how this is really a networking event and not a boondoggle. Limited to 20 people, $100 each. Donors: Dan Cornell Mike Kaplan

805. Four Tickets to a San Francisco Giants Home Game (parking included)
Enjoy a summer evening with your family or friends in the Field Club Level at AT&T Park. You’ll be sitting in some of the most desirable seats in the park and will have access to Field Club amenities, including a separate entrance, bar and concessions. These tickets come with a parking pass to Lot A, the closest lot to the stadium. As a bonus, the winner gets to keep the Giants memorabilia on display at auction night. The seats are located in Section 117, Row N. They are aisle seats behind home plate. Ticket choices will be provided by the donor and available on auction night. Enjoy the game! Value: $450 Donors: Lori & Tom Cox

804. Two Tickets to a San Francisco Giants Home Game
Enjoy a summer evening with your family or friends in the Field Club Level at AT&T Park. These seats are great too! You’ll be sitting nine rows behind the Giants owner’s seats and looking onto the Giants On-Deck circle. Who knows? You might spot a celebrity or notable SF Giants player sitting with the owner just a few rows in front of you! Better yet, the 1st baseman might toss you a ball as he’s returning to the dugout. As a bonus, the winner keeps the Giants memorabilia on display. You’ll have 3-5 games to choose from on auction night. Contact donor with your choice one week after the auction. The seats are located in Section 121, Row G. Enjoy the game! Value: $225 Donors: Lori & Tom Cox

818. Love Tennis? Play Doubles with Principal Erin Green!
You and two friends are invited to play doubles tennis, with Covington Principal Erin Green as your fourth! Show off your ace shots and make that set point with Ms. Green as your partner. Game and poolside lunch will take place at Courtside Club in Los Gatos. After lunch, stay and enjoy the club for as long as you like. Must redeem in April 2010. Value: $200 Donor: Erin Green

800. Stanford Men’s Basketball and $100 at Sundance The Steakhouse
Get in on the Cardinal action with two upper level seats to a Stanford Men’s PAC 10 game during the 2010-2011 season. The exact game will be determined in the fall, once the schedule is released. Before the game, enjoy this $100 gift certificate for dinner at Sundance The Steakhouse, the upscale, legendary steakhouse, family owned and operated for over 35 years. Value: $170 Donors: James Reilly Sundance The Steakhouse

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815. Toby Gerhart Autographed Stanford Football
Take home a piece of Cardinal history with this Toby Gerhart signed football. Named the 2009 PAC-10 Offensive Player of the Year, Gerhart was the nation’s top running back, rushing for a school record 1,871 yards and scoring a nation-leading 28 touchdowns. Gerhart finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting by just 28 points in the closest balloting in the 75year history of the award. This football was signed on December 20, 2009 on the Stanford campus. Here’s your chance to get this signed football before Gerhart gets drafted to the NFL in April 2010. Value: $100 Donors: Diana & Brad Ekstrand

821. Michael Singletary Signed 49ers Football
Don’t pass this opportunity to take home this NFL football signed by SF 49er Head Coach and football legend Michael Singletary. Singletary spent his illustrated football career playing for the Chicago Bears and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. He became head coach of the SF 49ers in 2008. Value: $50 Donor: San Francisco 49ers

811. Signed Stanford Women’s Soccer Poster
Own a piece of Cardinal history with this team poster signed by members of the Stanford Women’s Soccer Team! The Stanford Women’s Soccer Team experienced the greatest season in school history, completing the first perfect regular season ever for a Pac-10 team and reaching its first NCAA championship final. Value: $20 Donor: Stanford Women’s Soccer

823. Four Tickets to Golden State Warriors Game
Take the family to a Warriors game with these great seats during the 2010-2011 season – two tickets are in row 9 and two are in row 10. Game and date selection to take place upon release of the 2010-2011 season schedule. Tickets available to most games. Go Warriors! Value: $340 Donor: Errol Buxton of RR Donnelley


Two Lift Tickets to Sugar Bowl

Bid for these two slightly restricted lift tickets to Sugar Bowl, valid for the 2010-2011 winter season. These lift tickets are valid Sunday through Friday. Not valid for Saturdays and holidays. Value: $132 Donor: Sugar Bowl

806-807. Oakland Raiders Premium Merchandise Set
Are you a Raider fan? Here’s your opportunity to have a premium set of Oakland Raiders merchandise! The set includes an Oakland Raiders Reebok team logo polo shirt (size XL), t-shirt (size XL), and official NFL sweatbands. Two sets available for auction--one black, one white. Value: $86 Donor: Oakland Raiders

810. Signed Stanford Women’s Volleyball
For the volleyball fan in your life, take home this volleyball signed by members of the Stanford Women’s Volleyball team -- yours for spiking! Value: $50 Donor: Stanford Women’s Volleyball, Dept. of Athletics

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808. Four Lift Tickets to Tahoe Donner
Here’s your chance to teach the kids to ski with these four all-day ski passes to Tahoe Donner, known as the best place for families and beginners to ski thanks to its friendly runs. Valid January 13, 2010 through April 10, 2011. Value: $144 Donor: Tahoe Donner

822. Take Me Out to a Stanford Baseball Game
With these 10 All Sports Vouchers from Stanford Athletics, grab a few friends, a blanket and chairs, and present these vouchers for a chance to cheer on Cardinal baseball during the 2009-2010 season. On your way to the game, pick up some snacks at Andronico’s with this $25 certficate. Tickets subject to availability. Valid for the following Stanford sporting events in the 2009-2010 season: Women’s or Men’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, or Baseball. Expires July 1, 2010 Value: $145 Donors: Stanford Athletics Andronico’s Market

814. One Day Climbing Clinic
Founded in 2002, Adventure Out started as a company that offered adventure trips and clinics exclusively to women. Over time, they expanded their offerings to men, children, and educational institutions. The guiding philosophy of Adventure Out is to preserve the sanctity of the activities and sports by teaching safety, responsibility, environmental stewardship, and culture/ history to all of students. Bid for this gift certificate for a one-day rock climbing class with Adventure Out! Value: $90 Donor: Adventure Out

801-802. Two Month Membership to Team Fitness (Blach or Egan sites)
Team Fitness gets you in shape by using energetic indoor and outdoor workouts including different combinations of running, weights, sport skills, abs, walking, ropes, sprints, stretching, and more! Members steadily improve conditioning without boredom or frustration. Our coaches are friendly and experienced whether you are just getting started or already in good shape! Check out the website for more information. Blach location class times: Tu/Th from 6 to 7 AM; Sat from 7 to 8 AM. Egan location times: M/W/F from 6 to 7 AM. Two available for auction. Value: $350 Donor: Team Fitness Inc.

820. 4-Some at Palo Alto Hills Golf
Enjoy a fabulous afternoon of golf with your friends. Originally designed by famed architect Clark Glasson in 1958, the Palo Alto Hills golf course was most recently redesigned in 1999 by Robert Muir Graves. This course offers a challenging, yet rewarding golf experience. With the many elevation changes and undulating greens some say you will never play the same course twice. And with great panoramic views and a park like setting, you can just enjoy the scenery if you are having an off day! Includes complimentary green fees and cart fees. Redeemable Tuesday through Friday, after 1 PM (except holidays). Expires March 31, 2011. Value: $600 Donors: Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club

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809. Decathlon Club Fitness Family Membership
Perfect for your family summer activities! Grab this three-month family membership to the Decathlon Club. Take advantage of the club’s unique environment where you can improve your health and fitness and spend quality time with family and friends. Choose from tennis, yoga, basketball, swimming, and anything else your athletic-minded heart could desire. Includes initiation fee. Does not include monthly dues, which vary by membership type. Fitness Family membership is $245 per month. New members only. Membership must begin prior to September 20, 2010. Value: $600 Donor: Decathlon Club

817. Play Bocce con Amici
Escape to Italy in your own backyard! Play bocce indoors by the bar or outdoors among the vine-covered arbors. Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos is an escape from your regular routine. Use this $100 certificate towards playing bocce, dining, or merchandise -- it’s up to you! Expires December 16, 2010. Value: $100 Donor: Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos

816. Superbike Showdown at Infineon Raceway
The fastest riders on two wheels will return to Sonoma’s Infineon Raceway for another great weekend of racing at the Kawasaki AMA Superbike Showdown. This will mark the only springtime visit to Northern California for top riders from Suzuki, Honda, and Ducati. Don’t miss out on the wild two-wheel action! Enjoy two general admission tickets on May 15, 2010. Winner must redeem tickets before April 1, 2010. Value: $80 Donor: Infineon Raceway

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Kids Activities
861. Family Tour and Dinner at the Firehouse!
Spend the evening with our local heroes, the Los Altos Firefighters! The firefighters from the El Monte Station are cooking for you and your family and it’s going to be five-alarm fun! Your party of eight will be welcomed for a behind-the-scenes tour and dinner, prepared by the firemen themselves. The firehouse really gets rocking with rides on fire engines, equipment demonstrations, and a slide down the firehouse pole. This will be a great outing for one or two families. The time and date will be mutually agreed upon. Value: Priceless Donor: Santa Clara County Fire Department - El Monte Station

897. More than a Photography Class (4/4)
Learn how to take that perfect shot!! Covington Dad Bob Baxley will present a class that focuses on documentary photography, aka photographic storytelling, a skill critical to travel photography. Students will learn the basics of how to properly hold and protect a camera as well as the basics of exposure, including focus, depth of field, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. The class will also take 45 minutes to individually document the Covington campus and compare how each student saw and interpreted their subject. They will also discuss the difference between photographic styles and story-telling methods. This promises to be a great learning experience for those students in 4th, 5th or 6th grade who are ready to enter the world of visual communication. One session will meet at Covington for three hours. Tentative date: Sunday, April 4th at 3:00 PM. Value: $75 per student Donor: Bob Baxley

880. Equine Veterinary Experience
Is your 4th, 5th or 6th grader crazy about horses? Does your child dream of becoming an Equine Veterinarian? Here is an amazing opportunity for you and your child to test this career field. Join Dr. Gary Hanes of Briarwood Equine Clinic in Portola Valley on a special appointment. Dr. Hanes will share his wealth of knowledge and expertise as you experience Equine Veterinary Medicine up close and personal. This is a rare and unique opportunity to spend one-on-one time with one of our area’s top equine professionals. Time, date, and type of appointment must be coordinated between the winning bidder and Dr. Hanes. Value: Priceless Donor: Suzanne & Chris Kasso

902. Japanese Cooking Class for Six Kids (5/2)
Come join Covington Mom Linda Baxley and her daughter Nicole at their home for a three-hour cooking class. Your child will learn how to prepare Japanese food and then will bring home an array of Japanese appetizers for your family to share!! Open to six 4th-6th graders. Parents to drop off and pick up at the Baxley home. Date: Sunday, May 2, 2:00-5:00pm. Limited to six students, $40 per person. Donor: Linda Baxley

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873. Scoop at Baskin Robbins!
What will it be? Chocolate chip, vanilla, or strawberry? This is the best job and best opportunity in Los Altos. Bring a friend along for a two-hour shift as a 31 Flavor Scooper at Baskin Robbins on State Street! Our Baskin Robbins owner is sweetening the deal by offering the lucky winners a Baskin Robbins cap, apron, and assorted goodies to take home. Students must be 3rd-6th graders. Date and time must be agreed upon between Baskin Robbins and the winner. Opportunity must be completed by June 15, 2010. Value: Priceless Donor: Baskin Robbins - Los Altos

863. Retailer for a Day at Marion Jackston’s in Los Altos
Bid on this chance for your child to spend an hour and a half gaining real-world retail experience at Marion Jackston’s in downtown Los Altos. This unique opportunity includes at $20 gift certificate to the store. Winner must sign mutual release of liability form. Date to be mutually agreed upon between winner and donor. Value: Priceless Donor: Marion Jackston’s

875. One Hour of Basketball Instruction by Coach Reilly
Don’t miss out on this chance for one-hour of personalized coaching time from Los Altos High School Head Coach James Reilly. You can arrange for one-on-one or a small group instruction for this great opportunity to work with Coach Reilly. Value: $50 Donor: James Reilly

882. Family Day at the Barn
Does your family like to horse around? Are you missing the horse component? Spend an afternoon with Snappy Francesca, a friendly, beautiful, bay Thoroughbred mare. Covington Mom Suzanne Kasso will teach you basic horsemanship. Your afternoon will begin with grooming and saddling and will culminate in a private lesson for each family member. No previous experience needed; the afternoon will be custom tailored to your family’s ability. Ages two and older can ride. Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor. Value: Priceless Donor: Suzanne & Chris Kasso

899. Hand-Made Halloween Costume
Store bought costume again? No more, with this item! Provide your child with a custom-made Halloween costume. Expert seamstress, Jeanette Jones, will make Halloween wishes come true. No costume is too ambitious for Jeanette to tackle. Parents must provide costume materials. Expires October 31, 2010. Value: $120 Donor: Jeanette Jones

900. Stanford Women’s Basketball Ball Kid
An unforgettable experience for your 9-13 year old daughter or son to get up and personal with the PAC-10 Champion Stanford Women’s Basketball Team. The Ball Kid will get early entry to a Stanford Women’s Basketball home game, shag balls during the warm ups, towel off the court when needed, and spend the entire game on the sidelines watching all the action up close. This is the real deal! Also included is one general admission ticket for an accompanying adult. Game to be in 2010 (TBD). NCAA rules require the Ball Kid to be 9-13 years old and in 8th grade or under, no exceptions! Value: Priceless Donor: Stanford Women’s Basketball Program, Eileen Roche

887. Four Tickets to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park
Take your family to the happiest place on earth with these four one-day Park Hopper passes good for both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park. Tickets must be used by the same person all day. Offer expires January 25, 2012. Value: $400 Donor: Disneyland Resort

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893. Tour and Lunch with the Los Altos Police Chief
Surprise your kids with this rare behind-the-scenes tour of the Los Altos Police Department and then have lunch with the Police Chief, Tuck Younis! Contact donor to set date. Offer expires December 31, 2010. Value: Priceless Donor: Los Altos Police Department

851. Summer Fun with the Little Ones
Spend your spring and summer getting reacquainted with these Bay Area family favorites. Enjoy four passes to the newly renovated and refreshed Happy Hallow Park and Zoo, reopening March 2010. Happy Hallow will have a new animal care facility, rides, restaurant, and much more! Then use this family four-pack of tickets to the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose to test, crank, prod, and tinker. Kids of all ages will find something to touch, explore and experiment with, the perfect stimulus for young minds. After that, it’s all aboard with these thirty tickets to the W. E. “Bill” Mason Carousel or the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad train ride at Oak Meadow Park in Los Gatos. Value: $132 Donors: Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Children’s Discovery Museum Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

870. Soccer Jamboree with Red Star Soccer
Stay and play soccer with Red Star Soccer Academy on May 20 after school (minimum day). Bring your lunch, water, shin guards, and a ball and get ready for a soccer jamboree on the Covington field. Date: Wednesday, May 20, 12:00-2:00pm. Limited to 25 participants, $25 per person. Donor: Red Star Soccer

901. Wooden Dollhouse with Furniture
Buy yourself hours of quite playtime with this lovingly owned Scandinavian-style dollhouse and furniture set. Invest in years of creative play. Value: $200 Donors: Ann & Neil Wolff

852. Summer Fun with the Older Ones
Get a head start on planning your child’s summer with this package ‘o fun! Enjoy two one-day passes to Great America. This voucher is good for any operating day in 2010, except for July 1-4 or special ticketed events. After that, spend the day slipping and sliding at Raging Waters with these two one-day passes. The tickets are not valid on holidays or private days and expire on July 31, 2010. Then jump, jump, jump at SkyHigh Sports with these four passes. Passes are valid Monday-Thursday, have no expiration date, but cannot be used for a party. After all that amusement, exercise their brains at The Tech Museum with these four passes which expire on December 31, 2010. Value: $244 Donors: California’s Great America Raging Waters SkyHigh Sports The Tech Museum of Innovation

850. Decathlon Summer Camp Gift Certificate
Decathlon Sports Club Summer Camps offer that ‘old neighborhood’ feeling with sports, games, and socializing going on almost non-stop. Kids love the contests, barbecues, slip & slide, water fights, swimming, treasure hunts, trivia, arts & crafts, hide and seek, tug-ofwar, kick-the-can, tons of laughter, board games, cardtrading, and prizes. Go to for complete camp details. Bid on this $100 gift certificate to help you get into the summer groove. Value: $100 Donor: Decathlon Sports Club Summer Camps

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869. Paintball for 12
Combine the game of capture the flag with chess, mix in hide ‘n’ seek and add a large dose of adrenaline. Paintball is challenging and fast-paced. If this is an activity you’ve always wanted to try, here is your chance. Each ticket covers one semi-automatic paintball marker, face shield and battle mask, and allday admission. Paintballs and air fills must be purchased at the field. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Participants between 10 and 17 years old must get signed parental consent. Reservations are required. For more information, go to Value: $420 Donor: Santa Clara Paintball

854. Check Out the New Happy Hollow!
Come explore the newly renovated and refreshed Happy Hallow Park and Zoo, reopening March 2010. Happy Hallow will have a new animal care facility, rides, restaurant, and much more! After spending the morning in the park, have lunch at In-N-Out burger. These two certificates can be used to enjoy sizzling burgers topped with all the best burger dressings at any In-N-Out in California. Let your kids splurge with some fries and a milkshake and the entire day is sure to be a hit! Value: $58 Donors: Happy Hollow Park and Zoo In-N-Out Burger

853. Let’s Go North Family Package
Treat your family to the new and familiar adventures provided for in this package. Start with these four admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences where a natural history museum, aquarium, and planetarium come together under one roof. Tickets expire September 30, 2010. Then make your way to the wharf to get up close and personal with 20,000 of the San Francisco bay’s most amazing marine animals at the Aquarium of the Bay. These two passes expire December 31, 2010. After that, head across the Golden Gate Bridge to see Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa. With four tickets, two t-shirts and an assortment of cards, now is the time to see Schulz’s original artwork. While you’re in the car, try another bridge and visit the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley where you can make snow, rainbows and clouds, swim with fish in a virtual ocean, and make electricity. This pass is for a family of four and expires on December 10, 2010. Value: $230 Donors: Aquarium of the Bay California Academy of Sciences Charles Schulz Museum Lawrence Hall of Science

855. Lots to Do Around Town
Looking for fun family outings that are close to home? Look no further! Enjoy Planet Bowling at Palo Alto Bowl where they get the lights flashing, the sounds blasting, and the pins flying through outer space! After a few spares and lots of strikes, have dinner at the Boardwalk with these two $25 gift certificates. Then switch gears and strap on the skates and glide on the crisp, cold ice with four admission passes and skate rentals to Winter Lodge in Palo Alto. Wrap it up with this $35 certificate to Armadillo Willy’s, a convenient place for lunch, a family night out, or the rendezvous spot for your sports team! Use the PA Bowl certificate before fall 2010 Value: $231 Donors: Armadillo Willy’s The Boardwalk Palo Alto Bowl Winter Lodge

857. Looking For Something To Do?
We have the recipe for a memorable weekend morning together of buying books and playing mini golf! Use this $25 gift certificate to Books Inc. to get the kids started on a new series of books, followed by mini golf at Golfland in Sunnyvale for four. Passes expire December 31, 2010. Value: $50 Donors: Books Inc Golfland Entertainment Centers
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858. Spend Time Together in Los Altos
After letting your youngster pick their favorite toy using this $25 gift certificate to Adventure Toys, walk down the street to enjoy self-serve frozen yogurt at Miyo with this $10 gift certificate. Choose your flavor, serve it into a cup, and then choose from many different topping choices from sprinkles to nuts to fruit. Take advantage of quality time together in our lovely downtown. Value: $35 Donors: Adventure Toys Miyo Yogurt

864. Flag Football Summer Camp
Touchdown! Score a one-week flag football summer camp for your child. After School Athletics provides well recognized local football coaches and focuses on the fundamentals of the game and skill development. Offer is valid week of July 26 - 30, 2010, 9:00am to 12:00pm. Value: $300 Donor: After School Athletics

865. After School Flag Football - Fall 2010
After school flag football is a perennial favorite with Covington fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Secure a spot for your child for the Fall 2010 session. Everyone plays and coaches teach sportsmanship, team building and skill development. Take advantage of this early admission opportunity. Value: $185 Donor: After School Athletics

859. Gold Star Gymnastics Birthday Party
Tumble! Leap! Bounce! Celebrate your child’s birthday at Gold Star Gymnastics. Up to ten guests (or up to 30 for an additional fee) will receive an hour and a half of funfilled gymnastics instruction, activities and games, and a half hour of refreshments. Tables are provided for treats and gifts. All you need to do is bring the food, drinks and table decorations. Advance reservations are required. Certificate expires July 1, 2011. Value: $225 Donor: Gold Star Gymnastics

866. Time For A Dental Check-Up
Who doesn’t know celebrity pediatric dentist, Dr. James Kelly? Bid on this $200 gift certificate for Pediatric Dentistry of Los Altos. Account will be credited if full amount not used. Expires March 30, 2011. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Value: $200 Donor: James Kelly – Pediatric Dentistry of Los Altos

860. We Love the Outdoors - Family Pack
Discover the wonders of nature and the world around you! Your kids will love your new one-year family membership to the Marine Science Institute in Redwood City where you’ll go on whale-watches, tide pool trips, discovery voyages on the bay, and much more! Don’t stop there! Continue on to the Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education where natural settings are combined with an aviary to showcase over 50 living animals and flora indigenous to the Bay Area (one year membership). Finally, get back to basics with this private tour of Hidden Villa (limit 15 people) where kids can discover the connection between sweaters and sheep, come face-to-snout with a pig, and taste home-grown veggies. Hidden Villa tour and MSI membership expire March 31, 2011. Value: $270 Donors: Coyote Point Museum Hidden Villa Trust Marine Science Institute

867. Week of Camp Galileo
Your child will love this camp where enthusiastic staff, and hands-on art, science and outdoor programs make this a Bay Area favorite. Camp Galileo offers a museum quality day camp for local families. Bid on this $200.00 credit towards one week of camp at the Los Altos location. Credit must be redeemed by June 1, 2010 and valid only for summer 2010. Value: $200 Donor: Galileo Learning

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868. Learn Spanish
Viviana Marchevsky of Easy Spanish will provide 10 personally customized classes of Spanish in a fun, supportive environment. Classes will be held after school. Open to all students from Kindergarten through sixth grade. Two student opportunities are available. Value: $300 Donor: Viviana Marchevsky

877. Start your Engines!
Move over Indianapolis 500, Baylands Quarter Midget Racing is in town! The Baylands Quarter Midget Racing Club provides children ages 4.5 to 15 with a safe place to race. The club has a racing facility in San Jose with a paved 1/20th mile track, scoring tower, training shed, and snack bar. This gift certificate, good for one 10lap session in a quarter Midget Race Car and a t-shirt, expires October 31, 2010. Valid only at a Baylands Promo Day Event, scheduled on May 1, 2010. Check for additional Promo Days this year. Child must be 4.5 to 15 years old to participate. Long pants and closed shoes required. Parent must be present and sign release. Safety equipment is supplied by BQMRA. Two available for auction. Value: $25 Donor: Baylands Quarter Midget Racing Association

871. Week of Golden Eagle Sports Camp
This all-sports camp provides a wide variety of activities for kids ages 5 through 13. Kids can explore swimming, tennis, golf, chess, capture-the-flag, volleyball, and more during this week of camp. Choose between the Los Altos High School site and the Homestead High site. Camp runs weekly from June 14 through July 30 from 9:30 AM to 4:15 PM. Valid summer 2010. Value: $225 Donor: Monica Lodge - Golden Eagle Sports Camp

878. Two Tickets to Gilroy Gardens
Enjoy this gift certificate for two to Gilroy Gardens Family These Park. Gilroy Gardens features 21 rides, 27 attractions, 6 majestic gardens, and the world famous Circus Trees. Not valid during Holiday Lights in December. Certificate expires November 28, 2010. Value: $86 Donor: Gilroy Gardens

872. Three Baseball Lessons for your Slugger
Let Coach Ben Pesch assist your budding baseball player hone his pitching and batting skills with these three one-hour lessons. Ben has been coaching various travel ball teams for 10 years and is familiar with Little League and Pony rules. Contact Coach Ben to arrange mutually agreed time and location. Value: $150 Donor: Ben Pesch

879. Pump It Up Party
Bid for this two hour Classic Party for your birthday child and 25 of his or her friends. This item includes a gift for the birthday child, 26 colorful balloons, and a good time to be had by all!! Valid only Mondays through Thursdays and excludes weekends. Offer valid through March, 2011. Original gift certificate must be presented at event. Reservations for parties are made on a first come, first serve basis. Value: $302 Donor: Pump It Up - Sunnyvale

876. General Contractor’s Apprentice Tool Set
Ready, get set, and build with these professional tools from the Wm. H. Fry Construction Company. This set includes a collectible kid-size Occidental tool bag, Vaughan “little pro” hammer, Lutz 6-in-1 screwdriver, Stanley combination square with level and scribe, Stanley tape measure, carpenter pencil, regular pencils, and safety goggles, of course. Some tools are sharp and best suited for ages 10 and up. Value: $85 Donor: Wm. H. Fry Construction Company

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881. Week at Camp Shoreline
Surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, nestled beside a quaint lake, and led by an amazing staff of counselors, Camp Shoreline gives local youths the ultimate summer experience. The junior camper (ages 5 to 11 years old) will be introduced to a variety of aquatic and recreational activities. The mornings usually will be spent learning a skill related to one of several sports that may include kayaking, rowing, canoeing or pedal boating. Campers will then get the chance to spend time on the water putting to practice those skills. Afternoons may be spent playing games, making crafts, taking a sailboat ride, hiking, or learning about Shoreline Park, bird watching in its wildlife sanctuary and exploring its natural history… maybe even a chance to visit the Rengstorff House. Valid for Summer Camp 2010 only. It cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferrable. Campers must be between 5 and 11 years old. Visit for dates and additional information. Value: $335 Donor: Shoreline Aquatic Center

885. Two Beginner Belay Lessons at Planet Granite
Planet Granite combines world-class indoor climbing with beautiful yoga studios and outstanding fitness equipment. Learn to climb in a unique and relaxed environment featuring the highest quality equipment. Bid for these two passes for Beginner Belay lessons that include shoe and harness rental. Offer expires April 1, 2011. Value: $68 Donor: Planet Granite

886. Two Adult Tickets to Monterey Bay Aquarium
Bid on these two adult passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. See the otters, pet the rays, and stand back in awe of the tuna and sunfish in the Outer Bay exhibit. Take in the many educational exhibits as well as sea animals galore! Tickets expire January 31, 2011. Value: $60 Donor: Anonymous

883. Keep Art Alive!
Set the inner artist in your child free with this $75.00 gift certificate from Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) that can be applied to any art class, workshop or camp. Certificate is valid for the summer or fall session during 2010. Value: $75 Donor: Community School of Music and Arts: Finn Center

888. 2011 Summer Fun at Jefunira Camp
Looking ahead for something active, unique, and alternative for your youngster? Try a two week session at Jefunira Camp. Based in Palo Alto, Jefunira presents an updated version of the classic summer camp full of good old fashioned summer fun, games, and activities from around the world. This certificate is valid for a 2-week camp session for summer 2011. Bidder must submit a camp application no later than March 1, 2011 to secure a place for your child. It is the bidder’s responsibility to obtain a camp application. Applications are available on the web at For children entering grades K - 6. Certificate expires on 8/20/2011. Value: $800 Donor: Jefunira Camp

884. Children’s Book from Kepler’s
Enjoy this delightful hardcover children’s book, “June and August,” by Vivian Walsh. This imaginative story explores the concept that the greatest friendships can come to be if you are willing to overlook differences. Value: $33 Donor: Kepler’s Books and Magazines

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890. Gift Certificate to Build-A-Bear Workshop
At Build-A-Bear Workshop®, their mission is to bring the Teddy Bear to life. An American icon, the Teddy Bear brings to mind warm thoughts about childhood, friendship, trust and comfort, and also love. Bid for this $10.00 in Cub Cash redeemable towards merchandise from any Build-A-Bear Workshop location. No expiration date. Value: $10 Donor: Build-A-Bear Workshop

896. Mommy and Me Knitting (or Crochet) Lessons
Are you looking for some mother-daughter bonding time? Want to have a new activity for those long car or airplane trips this summer? Have you ever wanted to learn to knit or crochet? Well this is your opportunity! This offer includes three 1.5 hours lessons by knitting goddess Jeanette Jones in the comfort of your home for you and your daughter (8 years old and older please). Together you can learn how to cast on, do a basic knit stitch, and cast off. Or you can learn to crochet!! For the knitting lesson, you will need knitting needles, size 8 or larger or, for crochet, you will need a size 10 1/2 (or K) crochet hook. Then all you need to do is supply one skein (100 yards or longer) of your favorite colored yarn. At the end of the three lessons, you will have a beautiful scarf and the skills to create many more! Date and time to be mutually agreed upon with donor. Value: $150 Donor: Jeanette Jones

891. Hoops Party!
If you dream of 3-pointers and alley-oops, here’s a party for you. Whether you’re turning 5 or 45, the pros at One-on-One Basketball will deliver a basketball party just for you! You name it -- drills and skills or contests and competition -- no one knows hoops like One-on-One Basketball. Just ask the kids at Covington. One hour party, limited to 20 kids. Offer expires March 20, 2011. Value: $125 Donor: One-on-One Basketball

898. Knitting or Crocheting Birthday Party for Six
Knit one, purl two. This a great activity for a birthday party for six girls (8 years old or older). Jeanette Jones will provide a 90-minute lesson teaching the girls to knit, or if you prefer, to crochet. Mom will provide the needles (or crochet hook) and yarn and the girls will get to take home a new creation. Value: $200 Donor: Jeanette Jones

892. St. Francis High School Sports & Activity Camp
Your youngster, aged six through twelve, can attend St. Francis School Sports & Activity Camp this summer. The camp provides group-level instruction in a variety of field, court, water and track games. See www.sfhs. com/summer programs for more information. Email with your winning certificate to start the application process. Offer must be redeemed by May 1, 2010. Original certificate must be submitted with registration and camp cannot be substituted for an academic camp. Value: $310 Donor: St. Francis High School

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894. Destination Science Camp
Enjoy one week of summer science camp that combines innovative science projects, creative challenges with outdoor fun, and camp games!! Offer is valid only for 2010 summer camps. See for more information about programs and dates. Value: $330 Donor: Destination Science Camp

889. Expert Swim Lessons for Safety and Fun
Whether you have a baby who needs a first introduction to the water, or an older tot who is a master bubble blower, Aitken’s Peninsula Swim School has been teaching local tots to swim for 40 years. Join a small group lesson for a series of nine classes with other children. Babies from six weeks of age can be part of a parent-and-baby class. The water is come on in! Offer expires March 20, 2011. Value: $155 Donor: Aitken’s Peninsula Swim School

895. Four Passes to Mini Golf at Malibu Grand Prix
Tee off at Malibu Grand Prix in Redwood City with these four free passes for mini golf. Offer expires December 31, 2010. Value: $32 Donor: Malibu Grand Prix

862. Sylvan Learning Gift Certificates (Set of Three)
Bid for this set of three gift certificates from Sylvan Learning. The set includes a two-hour skills assessment in Math or Reading or Writing and Study Skills, a twoweek session of tutoring (four hours total), and one month of math tutoring (one hour a week for a month). Value: $700 Donor: Sylvan Learning Center

874. Introduce Your Kids to Hiruko
Introduce your kids (or you!) to the benefits of an integrative and holistic approach to fitness and health with this certificate for a free introductory course and two free weeks of classes at Hiruko in Palo Alto. The introductory course includes one private class and two group classes. Rooted in ancient traditions, the Hiruko Healing/Martial Arts programs integrate principles and practices of traditional Tae Kwon Do, healing Qigong, and Positive Coaching. Good for ages four and up. Offer expires June 30, 2010. Value: $110 Donor: Hiruko

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Covington’s Finest Staff, Specialists, and Aides

a special thank you to

❤❤❤ ❤❤❤ Maggie Lesslie Secretary Sandy Carse Office Clerk ❤ Samantha Kephart SDC K-3 ❤ Sadhna Chaudhary Resource Aide ❤ Susan Barber ELL ❤ Dolores McQuilkin Speech Teacher ❤ Beth Dewing SDC K-3 aide ❤ Elvia Guevara SDC K-3 aide ❤ Gloria Guizar SDC K-3 aide ❤ Liz Miller SDC K-3 aide ❤ Elizabeth Johnson SDC preschool aide ❤ Felicity Cheung SDC K-3 aide ❤ Courtney Cadwell Advanced Math Pre-Algebra ❤ Julia Conant Fine Arts Block Instructor ❤ Kathy Day-Bobb Fine Arts Block Instructor ❤ Sheena Vaidyanathan Fine Arts Block Instructor ❤ John Beeman Instrumental & Vocal Music Instructor ❤ Frank Robertson Instrumental & Vocal Music Instructor ❤ Christy Crews Instrumental & Vocal Music Instructor ❤ Roberta Robertson Instrumental & Vocal Music Instructor ❤ Vincent Lewis Instrumental & Vocal Music Instructor ❤ Jay Heeb Physical Education ❤ Pearl Garvin Physical Education ❤ Esther Ellis Science ❤ Mary Anne James Coyote Chorus & Day Breakers ❤ Kim Sheehan Computer ❤ Susan Evard Librarian ❤ Sandy Carse Library ❤ Chrissy Anderson Psychologist ❤ Elizabeth Lytle District Nurse ❤ Kathleen Crews School Nurse ❤ Margie McCracken Health Assistant ❤ Elias Baltazar Custodian ❤ Bridget Devivo Custodian ❤ Jim Jorgenson Playground Supervisor ❤ Cindy Kong Playground Supervisor ❤ Aleana Yiu
Playground Supervisor

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with much gratitude,

from parents of the covington community

Meng Xu & Ying Zhang, Shveta Sharma & Johri Dhanotra, Xueqin (Jennifer) Li & Zhiwei Zhao, Haixin Xia & Jianfei Zhu, Harpreet & Pradeep Parmar, Mamatha Induvadan & Indu Lakshman, Gilda Borrelli & Gianluca Iaccarino, Diane Liu & Zheng Sun, Ryan Xu & Jing Wu

To our wonderful Kindergarten teachers

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Thanks to our terrific THIRD GRADE TEACHERS!
a.k.a. “Parts of speech” Lady Bugs

Mrs. Cowell, Mrs. Pomposo, and Mrs. Barrett
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. We appreciate all you do for our third graders -from teaching cursive and multiplication, to country and animal reports, to Banana Split parties, to famous American projects, and Ohlone lifestyles! We couldn’t ask for a better Third Grade team!

With appreciation, Your Third Grade students and families

We've had a Year of Good Fortune with you as our teachers

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The 5th grade & their Families

A Message of Thanks to Mrs. Cowell
from the Nero Family
“Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher, an exemplary role model and a caring person. Thank you for knowing your students and sharing your knowledge. Thank you for not being afraid to treat students like real people. Thank you for showing acceptance, approval, and appreciation. These are all gifts that are so important to students’ development and that your students will always remember, just as they will also remember you. Words of encouragement, a little respect, and simple gestures of kindness from a teacher promote the perfect climate for students to study, learn, and grow. Your attitude translates into a spirit of friendliness and good will toward others in an often unfriendly world. We salute the good work you’ve done. We appreciate the person you are, and we thank you for your positive influence in the lives of our children. You have passed on invaluable instruction and wisdom and created pleasurable moments associated with learning that will always be sweet memories. Thank you for answering the call to be a teacher. Thank you for the enduring impression you’ve made in our lives. Every community needs people like you. Your contributions are immeasurable. You improve our world, and we thank you with all our hearts.” -Donna Fargo

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Thank you
Cubmaster -- Bob Baxley
Thank you for your enthusiastic and committed leadership for the last two years. You have given us the opportunity to learn new skills, develop citizenship, build strong family bonds, make new friends, and give back to the community, all while having fun and adventure. A special thank you for taking us to the moon with your inspirational Apollo Mission stories! With your leadership, we continually learned to strive to "Do Our Best!" Best wishes to you and Ian in the Boy Scouts.


With much appreciation,

Covington thanks Los Altos Nursery for their generous support!

Nationally Ranked By The Wall Street Journal Top 100 For 2008 Sales Volume!
• Over 37 homes sold in 2009 • Distinguished Broker Associate designation, earned by only 15% of real estate agents • Alain Pinel President’s Round Table, Top 5%, for 10 years • SILVAR Lifetime Achievement Award since 1996 • Ranked in Top 1% by Silicon Valley Business Journal • Active Community Member - Community School of Music & Arts - Center for Innovation - Los Altos Community Foundation - Los Altos Chamber of Commerce - Los Altos Golf and Country Club • Former intermediate Egan Teacher


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Hiep Nguyen
Realtor® and Residential Developer

(650) 996 - 3305

A Covington parent, local realtor, and residential home developer, Hiep’s goal is to provide his clients with all their real estate needs, whether it is buying or selling a home, or advice on building their dream home.
Serving Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and the Surrounding Communities.
Intero Real Estate Services 496 First Street, Suite 200 Los Altos, Ca 94022

Open Sunday 1:30 - 4:30

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Celebrate the Year of the Tiger
with a fine watch or unique gift of jewelry from Jackson Square!
We also buy gold top price paid on the spot!

David Troyer
Los Altos & Hills Specialist

DRE# 01234450

Selling or Buying in 2010?
David Troyer has been a Los Altos & Los Altos Hills resident for nearly 40 years. A successful realtor for 13 years and ranked nationally as a top agent, David has helped over 400 families make their best real estate decisions. David’s objective is to provide his clients with the highest standards of professionalism, and unequaled customer service, combining the latest real estate technology tools.

Good Luck Coyotes!!
We hope it is a HUGE Success!

We are proud to sponsor the Covington School Auction

• Personalized service that ALWAYS puts our clients’ needs above everything else • Helping Sellers and Buyers for over 40 years • Serving Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and surrounding areas

Our Goal is Your Success!

“ Thank you to the Covington School PTA for all you do for the children and the community! ”

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luck on une!” Good od Fort of Go Night “A

From Elementary… My oh my ….

to High School the years go by!

Dave Luedtke

Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, and Palo Alto

Covington thanks our table sponsors Covington thanks our eventsponsors

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

for their generous support! for their generous support

Hono red t o Ser ve & Suppor t th e L os Alt os C o mmunit y

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Serving the Community for Over 30 Years

Alice Nuzzo, CRS, CRB

(650) 947-2908

cell (650) 504-0880


Thank You for Supporting Covington

Go Coyotes!
Serving Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto & the Surrounding Communities (650) 492-0062
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To our wonderful sponsors, Thanks a Million for your generous support.
Diana, Jenny, & the Covington community

Diana and Jenny, Thanks for another fantastic auction!
The Dumanian Family

Thank you Baskin Robbins of Los Altos!
Covington’s official ice cream sponsor

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Foothills Tennis & Swimming Club
3351 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto CA 94301

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THANK YOU! Covington Auction Parent Volunteers Every year, we are amazed at the dedication, hard work and talent of our volunteer auction team. Thanks for making the Covington Auction a great success! Fondly, The Covington Staff


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THANK YOU! Parent Volunteers, Covington Teachers and Staff... for your extraordinary efforts to make this a Night of Good Fortune! Diana Ekstrand. Jenny Williams

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