February 11, 2021
Dear Friends of Saint Andrew Catholic School,
We will be holding our 10th Annual Saint Andrew Catholic School Gala virtually on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm. This year’s theme, Shining our Light into the World, will be woven throughout our evening including things such as cooking segments, music, an online silent auction and our Fund-a-Need.
We are excited to announce this year’s Fund-a-Need will focus on enhancing our Saint Andrew Catholic School’s Technology. Our plan includes upgrades to several facets of our technology tools.
Given the demands of new learning platforms with the increased bandwidth required, upgrading our servers and wi-fi connectivity speed is vital. Along with this, we are looking to replace 40 outdated iPads with 8th Generation iPads. We also need to replace the laptops in the school’s computer lab as well as the staff laptops that were purchased in 2012-2015. Updating these devices will allow us to enhance student learning and ensure all students are ready to use their 21st Century Learning skills at Saint Andrew Catholic School and beyond.
Also, the two BenQ Boards that were purchased following the generosity of last year’s Gala have proven to be beneficial learning tools within the classroom. More are needed to move past the outdated and costly white board technology. Finally, new state-of-the-art classroom sound systems will benefit both the children and teachers, ensuring every word is clearly heard by each student, regardless of where they sit in the classroom.
We are currently seeking donations for our online silent auction. At past Galas, popular items included things like event tickets, travel opportunities, weekend getaways, hogs and beef, and themed gift baskets, but all donations are welcomed with gratitude. Cash donations are welcomed as well. Anonymous gifts are fine too. We are hoping to receive all items for the silent auction by April 15th so we have time to organize them.
We also are looking for event sponsors. To be an event sponsor, fill in the same Donation form attached to this letter. We are hoping to receive event sponsorships by April 2nd so we can start publicizing your company.
Thank you in advance for your support in making this event a success for the children of Saint Andrew Catholic School as we are SHINING OUR LIGHT INTO THE WORLD!
Mrs. Ann Dettmann
Saint Andrew Catholic School
428 Irving Ave
Elk River, MN 55330
763-441-2216 ext. 327
Our Tax ID # is 41-0732177
Using the form link below, select, print and return the form documents supporting Saint Andrew Catholic School.
Your loving action in this way is a true blessing ....Shining God's light, through your generosity, into the world!
Join us for our vertual event here on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Live links will be posted.
Check back on Friday, April 23 for the link to live action site for previews bid items on Friday, April 23 and to register.
Questions can be sent to the Saint Andrew Gala committee at [email protected], or by calling the parish office at (763) 441-1483