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ACDS Annual Auction

An auction supporting pandemic expenses.

Virtual Event
Saturday, March 13th 7-8:30PM
Online Silent Auction
March 10th at 3pm thru March 13th 10pm  

100’s Virtual Experience Room Prizes

100. All Star Game

Door Prize: Glory Days $25 Gift Certificate

Trivia Winner: Family Pack of Team USA T-shirts & Autograph

103. Dealer’s Table

Door Prize: $20 lottery scratch off

Blackjack Winners:  Cohort Ice Cream party on Friday April 9th

101. Bobcat Cocktail Lounge

Door Prize: 750ml of Absolut Vodka and $50 Gift Card to The Kings Ransom

104. The Show

Door Prize: Cohort Ice Cream party on Friday April 9th

102. Chef’s Table

Door Prize: Cosori Smart Wi-Fi Air fryer

200’s Faculty Experiences and ACDS Exclusives

200. Head of School for the Day

Just what does it take to be the Head of ACDS?  Your child will have the chance to find out when he or she takes over as Head of School for a day. The day will begin greeting students on the front steps and include meetings with administrators, as well as lunch off campus with Mr. Baytosh and a friend of your child’s choice. Your child will also accompany Mr. Baytosh to observe faculty teach their classes. Will it be a free dress day?  It’ll be up to your child to decide!

 

Restrictions: Your child’s day as Head of School will take place on a mutually agreeable date during the 2021-2022 school year.  

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Scott Baytosh and Summer Sonner

203. Name the Sport Court

Don’t miss out on the chance to have the Sport Court named after your child or family for the entire 2021-2022 school year!

Value: Priceless

Donated By: ACDS

206. Name the Alley

Don’t miss out on the chance to have the ACDS alley named after your child or family for the entire 2021-2022 school year!

Value: Priceless

Donated By: ACDS

211. Limited Edition ACDS Swag: Laser Engraved Wireless Headphones!

Be a part of the cool crew and snap up this Limited Edition ACDS Swag item. Only 25 were made! Jam out to your favorite tunes in style, with comfort, and wirelessly! Featuring a beveled edge, aluminum alloy surface for beautiful laser engraving. Perfect for kids or adults! You will zoom call in style with these all black Bluetooth headphones with a built-in microphone. Check them out here!

 

Cost per item: $50

Donated By: ACDS

214. Design the Art for the Back Cover of the ACDS Cookbook

Do you have a budding artist in the family?  Give them the opportunity to let their creativity shine by designing the back cover for the ACDS community cookbook.  This is an exciting opportunity to have your child and up to 2 friends create an art piece displayed in a prominent place in our community in FULL COLOR. The cookbook will be available late spring 2021 and will be sold to the greater ACDS Community!

Restrictions: Artwork must be able to be scaled to a 5.5’’ x 8.5’’ size. All work must be original work of the artist and can be a drawing, painting, or collage with a food or community theme. Art will need to be submitted by April 5, 2021. The ACDS Cookbook Committee reserves the right to request alterations to art if necessary. Full instructions will be given to the winner after the auction.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: The Association of Parents

217. A Book, a Snack, and a Project with Ms. Lockwood

You and two friends will spend a session on Zoom with Ms. Lockwood, listening to a read aloud, eating related foods, and creating a craft project that goes along with the story. The experience includes delivery of a gift box for each student containing a book and the ingredients for the food and craft activities.

Restrictions: This experience is valid for all grades and will take place before June 30, 2021.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Elizabeth Lockwood

220. Guitar Lessons with Mr. Kaden

One lucky winner will receive one month (4 weeks) of Guitar Lessons from Mr. Kaden. Lessons will be once a week for 30-45 minutes depending on skill and age. No instrument? No problem! Mr. Kaden will let you borrow one of his! He has over 20 years of guitar experience and can play and teach folk, blues, rock, jazz, metal and more on acoustic or electric guitar. Lessons will take place at ACDS either outdoors or safely socially distanced in the music room.

Restrictions: These lessons are valid for students in grades 3 and up and will take place before June 30, 2021

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Evan Kaden

223. Scavenger Hunt with Mrs. Ryan and Mrs. O

Do you enjoy scavenger hunts, mysteries, and games? Your child and 2 cohort friends will join Mrs. Opperman and Mrs. Ryan for an afternoon of socially distanced FUN after school! Solve our tricky clues, puzzles, and rhymes to earn a special sweet treat! We can’t wait to see you!

Restrictions: This event is for first graders only and will take place for 1.5 hours after school on a mutually agreeable date at ACDS.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Ashton Hellmuth and Christine Opperman

226. 2nd Grade Art

Second graders and Ms. Samuel created a one of a kind impressionist style collaboration where each student painted a 4×4 square using small dots or lines to give this fantastic painting lots of movement and whimsy. It would look fabulous on your wall and keep you staring into water and sky all day.

Value: Priceless

Donated By: The Second Grade Class and Rachel Samuel

229. Mrs. Kempen’s got skills

She’s got skills! Work on your basketball skills with a 45-minute lesson from Mrs. Kempen. Your child and three cohort friends will work up a sweat, then chill out with a cool treat after being dazzled by Mrs. Kempen’s shooting, passing, and dribbling! Mrs. Kempen is a former college basketball player and high school coach. She can take your child’s skills to the next level!

Restrictions: This activity is open to all grades and will take place on the Sport Court at ACDS on a mutually agreeable date before June 30, 2021.

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Erin Kempen

232. Pawblo Picasso by Mr. DiPiazza

Have you ever wanted to honor your pet with a custom portrait to hang in your home? Look no further than our own sketch artist Mr. DiPiazza! He will take your photo of your favorite animal friend and turn it into a work of art! This is a one-of kind piece from a talented published illustrator!

Restrictions: Sketch will be created from portrait, not from a live session. Drawing will be rendered by June 30, 2021.

Value: Priceless

Donated by: Chris DiPiazza

235. Tour de Alexandria with Mr. Girard and Senora Gomez

Jump in the saddle for this bike riding adventure which will take your amateur cyclists throughout Alexandria for Tour de Alexandria! Your child and 5 cohort friends will join Mr. Girard and Senora Gomez on a bike ride that will start at ACDS and go through Alexandria across the bridge into National Harbor and back along the Mount Vernon Trail, through Old Town, and over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Students will have a chance to get a unique view of the area as they cross the bridge and pedal through the streets of the DMV. Participants will enjoy some ice cream while taking a break and taking in the sights at National Harbor. After taking in the sites, the crew will head back to ACDS for pickup.

Restrictions: This experience is valid for students in grade 5 and up and will take place on a mutually agreed upon date before June 30, 2021.

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Jim Girard and Tammy Gomez

201. PE Teacher for the Day- Lower School

Your child will get to call the shots in PE class for a day during his/her cohort’s class time. He or she will receive a “coach” t-shirt and their very own whistle to wear and use during class. All their favorite activities will take place for the entire class session and they will get to see what it’s like to be a real PE teacher!

 

Restrictions: This experience is valid for Kindergarten through 4th grade on a mutually agreed upon date before June 10, 2021.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Ty Hart and Evan Jackson

204. Name the Back Playground

New this year! Don’t miss out on the chance to have the Back Playground named after your child or family for the entire 2021-2022 school year!

Value: Priceless

Donated By: ACDS

207.-209. Name the Hallways

Your child will love walking down the K-2, 3-5, or 6-8 hallway bearing the name of your choosing during the 2021-2022 school year.

Value: Priceless

Donated By: ACDS

212. ACDS Alumni Swag Bag!

This is the perfect gift for any ACDS Alum! ACDS Alumni Branded gear includes: a laundry bag, a vacuum sealed travel tumbler, and a Notebook. This package also includes the following ACDS branded gear: a picture frame, a power charging bank, an XL t-shirt, a Picture frame, and a reusable travel tumbler with a straw! Support your alma mater in style!

 

Value: Priceless

Donated by: ACDS

215. Cohort Movie night with Mrs. Street and Mr. Ketchem

Ever thought about what it’s like to have a movie night with the Heads of Lower and Middle School? Now is your chance! Bring your cohort to campus for an outdoor movie night. Winner and their entire cohort will have dinner, watch a movie outdoors, and enjoy some sweet movie treats. Who will win this opportunity for their cohort?

 

Restrictions: This experience is valid for one cohort in 3rd grade and up. This experience will occur in May or June 2021.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Jenn Street and BJ Ketchem

218. Pitching Lessons with Mr. Hart

Learn to pitch baseball from Shephard University Hall of Fame inductee, Mr. Hart! Winner and a friend will enjoy two, 45-minute pitching lessons on ACDS’ campus. The first lesson will include an evaluation of technique, a video analysis, and video notes for the student to work on. The second lesson will involve checking to see if the students made the adjustments that were suggested and working on any specific pitches or technique that the student is looking to improve on. Mr. Hart was a standout pitcher on the Shepherd baseball team from 1996-2000.  He was the ace on the 1997 team that led all NCAA II schools in winning percentage with a 39-7 (.848) record. Mr. Hart posted a 9-0 mark and gained Second Team All-American honors as well as Third Team Academic All-American accolades. He was chosen as North Atlantic Region Pitcher of the Year.  A three-time WVIAC All-Conference choice, Mr. Hart owns the Shepherd career marks for most wins (24), most innings pitched (237.1), most starts (40), and most strikeouts (212). Mr. Hart has also worked a summer at Cal Ripken Baseball School as an instructor.

Restrictions: This experience is valid for 3rd grade and up and will take place after school on a mutually agreeable date prior to June 30, 2021.

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Ty Hart

221. Need a sitter so you can enjoy a night out?

Summer Sonner, a trusted ACDS staff member for more than 12 years, offers up to 4 hours of babysitting in your home on a mutually agreed upon date for one ACDS family. Summer is CPR and first aid certified, responsible, and dependable.

Restrictions: All children in household must be 3 years or older.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Summer Sonner

224. 1st Grade Art

First Graders and Ms. Samuel created an “action painting” inspired by Jackson Pollack. Each student splattered, dripped, and swirled a color onto this abstract expressionist painting. This piece shouts fun and will look vibrant on any wall!

Value: Priceless

Donated By: The First Grade Class and Rachel Samuel

227. Cooking Lesson from Mr. Stockless

One lucky family will have the opportunity to receive an in-home or virtual private cooking lesson from Mr. Stockless. The winner will choose one weeknight to share a culinary experience provided by Chef Stockless complete with an entirely prepared meal.

Restrictions: This experience will take place after spring break, but before June 30, 2021 on a mutually agreed upon weeknight.

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Brian Stockless

230. Chopped: ACDS Middle School Edition

Are you an aspiring chef? Do you have the drive to win? Then, Chopped: ACDS Middle School Edition is for you. In this two-hour competition, your child and 5 cohort friends will work in teams of two and battle it out to see who’s cooking skills reign supreme! Each team will be provided with a mystery basket filled with strange ingredients that you must turn into a culinary masterpiece. Your dishes will be judged by the distinguished Chef Escobar and Chef Carr. Only one team will emerge as the Chopped Champion.

Restrictions: This activity is open to students in 5th grade and up and will take place on a mutually agreeable date before June 30, 2021.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Monica Escobar and Matt Carr

233. Write What’s Missing, an Autographed copy

The Class of 2022 is published! Don’t miss your opportunity to snag the one and only autographed copy of “Write What’s Missing: Stories by Teens, for Teens.” When you can’t find the story you want, write it yourself. Have you ever wished a book existed? Wondered why a story hadn’t been told? In this short story collection, middle school students write those missing stories and address topics as diverse as first love, dealing with anxiety, pursuing your passions, and embracing your differences.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Monica Escobar and the 7th Grade Class

202. PE Teacher for the Day- Middle School

Your child will get to call the shots in PE class for a day during his/her cohort’s class time. He or she will receive a “coach” t-shirt and their very own whistle to wear and use during class. All their favorite activities will take place for the entire class session and they will get to see what it’s like to be a real PE teacher!

 

Restrictions: This experience is valid for 5th grade through 8th grade on a mutually agreed upon date before June 10, 2021.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Ty Hart and Evan Jackson

205. Name the Field

New this year! Don’t miss out on the chance to have the Field named after your child or family for the entire 2021-2022 school year!

Value: Priceless

Donated By: ACDS

210. Priority Viewing at Graduation

Priority viewing will be reserved for you and your family at the Class of 2021 Graduation. Get the best view at Graduation no matter the setup!

Restrictions: Seating will be based on setup for graduation and will conform to any restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the City of Alexandria and will be consistent with proper COVID-19 mitigation practices recommended at the time of the event.

Value: Priceless

Donated By: ACDS

213. Design the Art for the Front Cover of the ACDS Cookbook

Do you have a budding artist in the family?  Give them the opportunity to let their creativity shine by designing the front cover for the ACDS community cookbook.  This is an exciting opportunity to have your child and up to 2 friends create an art piece displayed in a prominent place in our community in FULL COLOR. The cookbook will be available late spring 2021 and will be sold to the greater ACDS Community!

Restrictions: Artwork must be able to be scaled to a 5.5’’ x 8.5’’ size. All work must be original work of the artist and can be a drawing, painting, or collage with a food or community theme. Art will need to be submitted by April 5, 2021. The ACDS Cookbook Committee reserves the right to request alterations to art if necessary. Full instructions will be given to the winner after the auction.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: The Association of Parents

216. Baked Sweets from Mrs. Street

One lucky winner will get the chance to have a special sweet treat baked by our very own expert cake boss, Mrs. Street. Winner will choose between 2 dozen cupcakes with buttercream icing, 4 dozen cookies, or 50-75 cake balls. Enjoy this special treat for your next party or just because! Check out Mrs. Street’s portfolio of sweet treats!

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Jenn Street

219. Coming Soon!

222. Kindergarten Art

The Kindergartners and Ms. Samuel collaborated to create a one of a kind vibrant art piece. Each student painted watercolor circles, which were then juxtaposed to create a serene work of art that will look beautiful in any home or office.

Value: Priceless

Donated By: The Kindergarten Class and Rachel Samuel

225. ACDS has gone to the dogs!

Your dog lover and four friends get to join Oakley, Mrs. Melideo’s fabulous English Cream Golden Retriever, and Elvis, Mrs. McCambridge’s world-traveled Golden Doodle on a hike around Roosevelt Island.

Restrictions: This adventure is valid for 2nd graders only and will take place on a mutually agreeable date before June 15, 2021. Students may bring one additional dog each. Each additional pet will must be accompanied by a parent. 

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Gaby Melideo and Melody McCambridge

228. Camping Adventures with Ms. Gartland, Mrs. Komnik and Mr. Stockless

Enjoy fun, games, hikes, dinner, and breakfast on an overnight camping adventure with Ms. Gartland, Mrs. Komnik, and Mr. Stockless. Your child and 5 friends will be dropped off at a nearby camping site for one amazing night by the campfire roasting s’mores and telling stories! All participants will sleep in their own tents and enjoy safe socially distanced outdoor adventure!

Restrictions: This adventure is valid for 3rd graders and above, on one of the following weekends: May 22-23, June 5-6, June 12-13.  

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Gretchen Komnik, Molly Gartland and Brian Stockless

231. Improve Your Spanish!

Not so good at conjugating those Spanish verbs? Does your child need help with his or her Spanish homework? Do you just want to learn to speak in Spanish more efficiently? Winner will receive 2, one-hour sessions of Spanish tutoring from Señora Gomez. This is great for all ages- kids and adults alike! Learn from Spanish speaker, Señora Gomez in person or via Zoom.

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Tammy Gomez

234. Washington Nationals Viewing Party with Mr. Lieberman and Mrs. Komnik

Nats stadium is closed to fans. No problem! Your child and 5 cohort friends will get to enjoy their own private Washington Nationals viewing party at ACDS. We’ll have a big screen, surround sound, and all the traditional baseball snacks! Don’t forget the 7th inning stretch where kids will get a chance to play catch and hit the ball around!

Restrictions: This event will take place on one of the following dates: June 11th, June 18th or June 29th and is valid for students in 4th graders and up.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Scott Lieberman and Gretchen Komnik

300’s Adult and Kid Sign On Parties

300. Coming Soon!

303. Coming Soon!

306. Stockless Class Movie Under the Stars at the Bryan House

It’s a sign on party for Mr. Stockless’ class! Your child is invited to bring a folding chair or blanket to enjoy an outdoor movie at the Bryans’ house.  Movie, popcorn, and fun for the kids in the backyard, and socially distanced beverages and snacks for the adults in the front.  Age-appropriate movie to be selected prior to movie night.

Restrictions: This event will occur on Saturday May 7th, weather permitting. The event will conform to any restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the City of Alexandria and should be consistent with proper COVID-19 mitigation practices recommended at the time of the event.

Cost per family: $25

Donated By: The Bryan Family

309. The ultimate game of teamwork and betrayal with Ms. Johnson, Mrs. McDonald, and Mr. West

Hold your spaceship together and journey back to civilization with this hour long Among Us gaming session with Ms. Johnson, Mrs. McDonald, and Mr. West. Participants will enjoy some weekend fun that includes a party snack bag with candy, snacks, an Among Us merchandise. You don’t want to miss your chance to find the Impostor Among Us!

Restrictions: This virtual activity is open to students in 5th grade and up and will held on a mutually agreed date before June 30, 2021.

Maximum Number of Participants: 7

Cost per participant: $35

Donated By: Sophie Johnson, Alison McDonald, and Chip West

312. Coming Soon!

301. Wine for a cause!

Join fellow ACDS parents for a Virtual Guided Wine tasting! Each ticket includes 3 FULL bottles of specially selected artisan wines shipped direct to you for you to open, sample and enjoy during our zoom tasting with a portion of each ticket benefiting the school.

Once the wine arrives, we will gather April 23rd at 6:30pm for a wine country tasting experience where we will laugh, learn, and discover your new favorite sparkling, white, and red varietals. After nearly 16 years in the Wine Industry, our guide, Diane Nozik of WineShop at Home, brings her approachable style, helpful tips, new ideas and fabulous pairings as she walks us through each tasting.

After we’ve clinked glasses and compared notes, we’ll each have a chance to place orders for our favorites to benefit ACDS. The wines are handcrafted and blended with grapes from all corners of the world! We hope you’ll join us and raise a glass (and some funds) to fun, friends, and savoring the good stuff! All adults are welcome.

Restrictions: This event will take place virtually on Friday, April 23rd beginning at 6:30PM. Participants will receive further details prior to the event. Wine can be purchased and will be shipped to your home, even if you cannot attend the tasting.

Cost per wine package: $100 (couples can share a wine package)

Donated By: ACDS and Diane Nozik, WineShop at Home Consultant

304. Coming Soon!

307. Holland Class Regions Fair Celebration at the Reynolds House

It’s a sign on party for Ms. Holland’s class! You and your family are invited to join the Reynolds family and celebrate the completion of the Regions Fair Project on June 5th. The theme will be “Around the 50 States” and will celebrate the students’ hard work and accomplishments. Food from different regions will be provided and the kids will have a chance to play outdoor yard games and spend time relax after their big project!

 

Restrictions: This event will occur on Saturday June 5th, weather permitting. The event will conform to any restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the City of Alexandria and should be consistent with proper COVID-19 mitigation practices recommended at the time of the event.

Cost per family: $25

Donated By: The Reynolds Family

310. 5Y Movie Under the Stars at the Bryan House

It’s a sign on party for 5Y! Your child is invited to bring a folding chair or blanket to enjoy an outdoor movie at the Bryans’ house.  Movie, popcorn, and fun for the kids in the backyard, and socially distanced beverages and snacks for the adults in the front.  Age-appropriate movie to be selected prior to movie night.

Restrictions: This event will occur on Friday May 6th, weather permitting. The event will conform to any restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the City of Alexandria and should be consistent with proper COVID-19 mitigation practices recommended at the time of the event.

Cost per family: $25

Donated By: The Bryan Family

313. Coming Soon!

302. Picnic with Baby Pineapple with Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Godek

Join Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Godek for a picnic with baby pineapple! This is a sign-on party where all participants will meet at a nearby park, have lunch, and play, play, play!

 

Restrictions: This is event for kindergartners only and will take place before June 30, 2021.

 

Cost per participant: $25

Donated By: Ellie Hall and Lynne Godek

305. 3rd Grade Mom’s Night out!

Calling all 3rd grade moms! Need a little break from the kids? Enjoy an evening of mom talk and girl chat with Kate Powell. Food and drink (read: wine) will be served and everyone will have a relaxing evening to take a load off while socializing with your fellow parents. Be sure to get a sitter! All 3rd grade moms are welcome!

Restrictions: This activity is for 3rd grade moms only and will occur on a mutually agreed upon date. The event must occur after June 10th and will be entirely the responsibility of the parties involved and not ACDS. The event must conform to any restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the City of Alexandria and should be consistent with proper COVID-19 mitigation practices recommended at the time of the event.

Cost per participant: $25

Donated By: The Maglaughlin/Powell Family

308. 4th Grade End of Summer Celebration at the Lady House

It’s a 4th grade only sign on party! Celebrate the end of summer with the entire grade at the Lady’s house. Enjoy food and beverage and share all your summer stories as you gather around and reconnect at one last summer party. Come meet the newest families in the class and chat about everything we are all looking forward to as Middle School begins. Parents and children are welcome.

 

Restrictions: The event will occur in late August and will be entirely the responsibility of the parties involved and not ACDS. The event must conform to any restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the City of Alexandria and should be consistent with proper COVID-19 mitigation practices recommended at the time of the event.

Cost per family: $25

Donated By: The Lady Family

311. 6th Grade End of Summer Celebration at the Lady House

It’s a 6th grade only sign on party! Celebrate the end of summer with the entire grade at the Lady’s house. Enjoy food and beverage and share all your summer stories as you gather around and reconnect at one last summer party. Come meet the newest families in the class and chat about everything we are all looking forward to as 7th grade begins. Parents and children are welcome.

Restrictions: The event will occur in late August and will be entirely the responsibility of the parties involved and not ACDS. The event must conform to any restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the City of Alexandria and should be consistent with proper COVID-19 mitigation practices recommended at the time of the event.

Cost per family: $25

Donated By: The Lady Family

400’s Fun for the Whole Family!

400. Guest pass for 5 days at Steve and Kate’s Summer Camp

Your child can enjoy a 5 day pass at Steve and Kate’s Summer Camp for 2021. The winner will also pick up a stylish swag pack to get them ready for a summer of fun!

Restrictions: Certificate can be used for children 5 years and older at any location.

 

Value: $500

Donated By: Steve and Kate’s Camp

403. Splish Splash at Goldfish Swim School

Your little one can enjoy one month of group swim lessons (including registration fee) at Goldfish Swim School in Alexandria.

 

Restrictions: Expires March 2022

 

Value: $134

Donated By: Goldfish Swim School

406. Coming Soon!

409. Flight Jumping & Glory Days

Head down to Flight Fit N Fun and jump to your hearts content with these 4, thirty- minute jump passes good for the whole family! Glory Days Grill is the perfect place to feed your appetite as you use your $25 in gift certificate to order food.

 

Value: $49

Donated By: Flight Fit N Fun and Glory Days Grill

412. Earthtreks & Haute Dogs

Climb. Play. Grow. And don’t forget to eat afterwards! Take the family and enjoy 4 day passes or 4 open climb passes at Crystal City’s premier climbing gym, Earthtreks! After you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Haute Dogs in North Old Town and use your $50 worth of gift cards to order some gourmet hot dogs (or anything else on the menu).

 

Value: $190

Donated By: Earth Treks Climbing and Haute Dogs and Fries

415. Chopped Champion package

If you plan to join our Chef’s Table Experience Room at our Night out with ACDS Virtual event, you will not want to miss this extra peek into Chopped Champion, Chef Demetrio Zavala’s world. Executive Chef Demetrio is a local celebrity chef and “All Star Chopped Champion”. He is a fierce competitor and has appeared on numerous Food Network shows to include: “Chopped”, “Chopped: Beat the Judge”, “Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay, Part 1” and is the winner of “All Star Chopped Grand Champion.” He also competed on “Guy’s Groceries Games”. When Demetrio is not competing, he serves as a corporate executive chef.  This package gives you an autographed apron and a gift card to use at one of his restaurants.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Chef Demetrio Zavala

418. Mystics Autographed photo

Authentic signed photo of Mystics star forward Emma Messeman set in a shatter resistant glass black shadow box frame. Messeman was the 2011 FIBA Europe Young Women’s Player of the Year and the 2019 WNBA Finals MVP. She was drafted 19th overall in the second round of the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics.

Value: $70

Donated By: Washington Mystics

421. Coming Soon!

401. One week of Summertimes Day Camp

Summertimes Day Camp is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment where campers in rising grades K through 5 can explore new interests, make new friends, and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy a one-week session of Summertimes Day Camo during one of the eight weeks of camp: June 21-25; June 28-July 2; July 6-9; July 12-16; July 19-23; July 26-30; August 2-6; August 9-13.

Restrictions: For one of the weeks listed above during the summer of 2021 only. Morning Care, Afternoon Care, and the optional lunch program are not included. Camp takes place at the Saint Stephens Saint Agnes Lower School Campus.

Value: $425

Donated By: Summertimes Day Camp

404. Learn to Tickle the Ivories

The Old Town Music School is offering 4 classes this summer for your budding Beethoven! Students will learn from instructor Julie Zupan during the July – August summer session, right in the heart of Old Town!

 

Value: $185

Donated By: Old Town Music School

407. Virtual Literacy Sessions

Give your child a boost in reading/writing confidence with two 1:1 Virtual Teacher Literacy Sessions. Just Right Reader sessions are transformative for children in Pre-K through 4th, helping them grow into confident readers and writers. Their award-winning teachers create a personalized literacy program for students; accelerate literacy growth through joyful teaching; and make reading and writing fun!

 

Value: $99

Donated By: Just Right Reader

410. High Adrenaline Family Fun!

Make a day of it in Loudon County at Zava Zone and Autobahn Indoor Speedway! These high-adrenaline, kid-friendly activity complexes have a lot to offer. Use your 4 Free, one-hour passes at Zava Zone to enjoy the multi-attraction indoor adventure park which includes trampolines, rope & zip lines, and a ninja warrior course. Then head over to Autobahn and use your Axe throwing certificate and 2 Indoor racing certificates. So much fun!

 

Value: $180.86

Donated By: Zava Zone and Autobahn Indoor Speedway

413. Private Chef Experience

Sit back, relax, and leave the cooking to a talented chef, classically trained in French culinary techniques. Chef Martin Galicia, parent of an ACDS 5th grader, has more than 20 years of service and international experience as a chef. Chef Martin has been the Executive Chef at two distinguished Washington, DC business clubs, The George Town Club and The City Club. Chef Martin was born in New York City and raised in Dingle in Southwest Ireland, where he began his career as a chef.

Chef Martin’s meal will be one made for your entire family to enjoy and delivered directly to your home.

Restrictions: Meal will be delivered to your home and provided for Sunday Meal at a mutually agreed upon date.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Chef Martin Galicia

416. A Meal and Dessert

Enjoy a meal at one of Alexandria Restaurant Partners’ restaurants with a $25 gift card you can use at The Majestic, Palette 22, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Hi-Tide Lounge, Vola’s Dockside Grill, Theismann’s, and Café Tu Tango. After your meal, head over to Lavender Moon Cupcakery and grab some delicious treats with your certificate for one dozen cupcakes!

Value: $50

Donated By: Alexandria Restaurant Partners and Lavender Moon Cupcakery

419. Mojo Rawley customized video message & Autographed Action Figure

Is someone in your life a huge fan of professional wrestling and the WWE? This is your chance to gift them a personalized video message from WWE Wrestler and Alexandria native Mojo Rawley! Mojo is a seven time WWE 24/7 Champion and the 2017 edition of Andre the Giant the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. This package also includes a Mojo Rawley Action figure autographed specifically for the ACDS auction!

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Mojo Rawley

402. Creative Movement and Acting at Alexandria Children’s Theatre

One 8-week session of Creative Movement and Acting classes for children aged 4 to 12. Alexandria Children’s Theatre’s (ACT) fun-filled classes combine movement and acting games to help build confidence and encourage self-expression. All students perform on stage at the end of each 8 week session. Sessions run from September to May. Classes take place at Burgundy Farm School.

 

Restrictions: Classes may switch to virtual learning if required.

 

Value: $175

Donated By: Alexandria Children’s Theatre www.ACTheatre.com

405. Old Town Music School Violin Lessons

The Old Town Music School is offering 4 classes for your budding Violinist! Students will learn from instructor Julie Zupan and can take classes as soon as this spring, right in the heart of Old Town!

 

Value: $185

Donated By: Old Town Music School

408. College Advising Session

Is your high schooler prepping for the next step in their educational journey? Let Katy Baytosh, ACDS 8th grade parent, make the college process a joyful rite of passage for your family! The winner will receive one hour and a half session where she will share her expertise and personal approach to helping families find the perfect college fit. Katy comes to the field of college advising quite naturally, having spent 25 years as an English teacher, administrator, and teacher trainer at both the college and secondary levels.

Value: $250

Donated By: Baytosh College Advising and Katy Baytosh

411. Bluemont Experience Package

This Bluemont Experience Package provides you with a family season pass to Great Country Farms, a 400-acre working farm situated at the base the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains outside the village of Bluemont, VA. This package also includes a tasting experience at Bluemont Vineyard, Henway Hard Cider, and Dirt Farm Brewery all are situated on the Bluemont property.

Value: $366

Donated By: Bluemont Vineyard/Great Country Farms

414. Wellfound Foods

Is your life too busy and you never feel like you have the time to make healthy, fresh meals! Let Wellfounds be your solution! Wellfound Foods makes fresh, chef-driven, grab and go food for time-crunched, health conscious people. Their team will help you select items from their menu which align with your dietary preferences and arrange three separate weekly deliveries right to your door! (up to $300 value). Check them out!

 

Value: up to $300 Value

Donated By: Wellfound Foods & Nick Gianotti

417. One week of Carryout in Del Ray!

Enjoy a 4 days of Del Ray restaurant favorites and feed your family with this incredible medley of gift cards. This package gets you $50 at RT’s Restaurant, $75 at Piece Out Del Ray, $75 at St Elmos, $75 at Market to Market.

 

Value: $275

Donated By: RT Restaurant, Piece out Del Ray, St Elmos Coffee Pub, and Market to Market

420. Joe Theismann Autographed Football

A one of a kind football autographed by retired NFL quarterback, Superbowl Champion, and Washington Redskin, Joe Theismann. This football was signed by Theismann specifically for the ACDS Auction.

Value: $150

Donated By: Joe Theismann and John Ryder

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500. Effy Blue Topaz 14kt White Gold Necklace

Brand New from Lord & Taylor! Effy Brand 14kt White Gold Topaz and Diamond Pendant 12.20 Total Carat Weight. Show up to your next soiree in style!

 

Value: $2,750

Donated By: ACDS

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506. Del Ray Fitness at Ascend Lift Lab

Put your body to the test with this 4-class package for cycle rides or lift labs at Ascend Cycle and Lift Lab in Del Ray.

Value: $85

Donated By: Ascend Cycle + Lift Lab

509. Birdies and Mulligans at RTJ Golf Club

Winner and two guests will join host Matt McGrew, ACDS 4th grade parent, at an agreed-upon date in 2021 for a round of golf at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. RTJ Golf Club is a par 72 course that plays between 5,570 and 7,425 yards and was founded and created by legendary golf course designer Robert Trent Jones who also created courses such as Spyglass Hill, Congressional Country Club, Firestone Country Club and Bellerive Country Club. The course hosted the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994, and again in 1996, 2000, and 2005, as well as a PGA Tour event in 2015.

Restrictions: This outing must occur after June 10th (if winner is not in cohort 5x) and will be entirely the responsibility of the parties involved and not ACDS. This outing must conform to any restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the City of Alexandria and should be consistent with proper COVID-19 mitigation practices recommended at the time of the outing.

Value: $650

Donated By: Lesley and Matt McGrew

512. Treat yourself to a Mani/Pedi

Enjoy an afternoon at the Spa with a regular mani/pedi for winner and a friend with this $100 gift card to the Sugar Scrub Nail Spa

Note: The salon is using thorough safety measures as part of their Covid protocols

Value: $100

Donated By: Sugar Scrub Nail Studio

515. Torchlight Homes presents the ultimate charcuterie basket!

Ready to have friends over for a little springtime backyard fun? Or maybe a happy hour wind down with just you and your significant other? Do it with this fun and yummy offering prepared by Personal Chef, Victoria Cortes and sponsored by Gaylie Corens, Realtor and Torchlight homes. Winner will receive the ultimate charcuterie basket complete with a luxury charcuterie board with meats, cheeses, and various nibbles, 2 bottles of Walsh Family Vineyard Wines, 2 Stemless Wine glasses & a delicious French apple tart for dessert. This basket also includes an adorable bamboo cutting board in the shape of the State of Virginia, engraved with landmarks and cities throughout the Commonwealth. All delivered directly to your home!

 

Restrictions: Charcuterie & Wine Basket must be redeemed on a mutually agreeable Friday or Saturday before June 1, 2021.

 

Value: $350

Donated By: Gaylie Corens, Realtor and Torchlight homes and Chef Victoria Cortes

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521. Lilly Pulitzer DC Murfee Scarf and Shopping Party

This cashmere silk scarf will bring endless styling opportunities to your wardrobe! This will be the softest printed scarf you will ever touch. It’s a great one-sized gift and perfect to spruce up an otherwise bland outfit. A Murfee is a great way to wear your favorite Lilly prints year-round. The opportunities are endless!

Grab your new scarf and up to 10 friends and head to Lilly Pulitzer Old Town for an exclusive shopping party! Lilly will provide sips, sweets, and a special treat for everyone in attendance! You will get to shop and catch up with friends with the entire store closed for you!

Restrictions: Only valid at the Alexandria location and expires May 31, 2021.

 

Value: $128 + Shopping party

Donated By: Lilly Pulitzer Alexandria

501. Effy Sterling Silver Round Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace

Brand New from Lord & Taylor! Effy Brand stunning heart shaped necklace! This sterling silver necklace features a 3/4 carat – 1 carat total weight white diamonds set in a heart pendant on an 18-in. chain. This necklace features a white center stone and 81 stones total. The perfect gift for a loved one!

 

Value: $1,450

Donated By: ACDS

504. Pilates tailored to meet your needs!

Winner will receive three one-hour, private Pilates sessions from, BA Pilates (www.BAPILATES.com), owned by ACDS 6th grade Parent Barbara Askjaer. BA Pilates creates private sessions that are tailored to meet your needs! Barbara is a classically-trained Pilates instructor certified through Peak Pilates. She is also certified in pre- and post-natal Pilates through Carolyne Anthony’s Center for Women’s Fitness. No Pilates experience needed, just a little curiosity.

Restrictions: All sessions are virtual during the pandemic.

Value: $180

Donated By: BA Pilates and Barbara Askjaer

507. Spark Training

Needing an effective, high energy program that focuses on healing, fitness, and health? Look no further than Alexandria’s own Spark Physiotherapy! Spend 30 minutes consulting with Dr. Carlos J. Berio about your needs, injuries, and goals before you take advantage of your 2, one-hour training sessions.

 

Value: $300

Donated By: Spark Physiotherapy

510. A Sleepy Little Place called Kinloch

Winner and two guests will join Nick Giannotti, ACDS 2nd grade parent, on an agreed upon date in 2021 for a one day golf experience at Virginia’s #1 rated golf course since 2011 and home of what was scheduled to be the 2020 US Mid-Amateur. All caddies’ fees, food, and beverages will be provided.  Kinloch boasts world class training facilities and a best in the business hospitality team that exceeds all expectations and leaves you wanting to come back for more.

Restrictions: This outing must occur after June 10th (if winner is not in McCambridge cohort) and will be entirely the responsibility of the parties involved and not ACDS. This outing must conform to any restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the City of Alexandria and should be consistent with proper COVID-19 mitigation practices recommended at the time of the outing.

Value: $650

Donated By: Nick Gianotti and Meghan Britt

513. Izalia Laser Hair Removal

Refresh your look! Have you always wanted to try permanent hair removal? Then this 5 treatment package is for you! Local Alexandria Izalia Hair Removal and Rejuvenation Spa is the Metro’s premier and award-winning spa for laser hair removal.  With cutting edge lasers and exceptional service, you will enjoy permanent hair removal in five treatments for any small area (upper lip, ears, chin, etc.).  Never shave, thread, or pluck again!

 

Value: $600

Donated By: Izalia Laser Spa

516. Barrel Oak Winery & Philip Carter Winery

Head out to Northern Virginia’s Wine Country in Fauquier County and treat yourself to a relaxing trip to two of the area’s best wineries. At Barrel Oak Winery you will enjoy a Deluxe Group Wine Tasting and $40 gift card. Next head over to Philip Carter Winery and pick up your picnic basket, Wine Tasting and 2 wine glasses.

 

Value: $240

Donated By: Barrel Oak Winery & Philip Carter Winery

519. Two hour Sustainable Closet Audit from Threadleaf

Spend time with Nicole McGrew, 5th grade parent, and owner of sustainable old town boutique, Threadleaf doing a 2-hour Sustainable Closet Audit. During this time, Nicole will weed out items that don’t work for the recipient’s current lifestyle. Together, you will talk about sustainable fabric choices, body type, silhouette, and wardrobe needs. Afterwards, the recipient will receive a Threadleaf Sustainable Style Memo that will include style goals, information about fabric and color, personalized style tips, and a worksheet of sourced best recommendations for lifestyle based on needs, shape, and personal style with an emphasis on sustainable brands. Nicole will also throw in a one-time discount of 15% off any purchases made at Threadleaf following the Sustainable Closet Audit.

 

Value: Priceless

Donated By: Thredleaf Boutique and Nicole McGrew

522. Red Barn Shopping Party

Considering a remodel or looking for some cool stuff to decorate your home? Take advantage of this item where you and up to 9 friends get an exclusive shopping party inside Old Town staple Red Barn Mercantile! Red Barn will provide the refreshments/wine and light “munchies” and you get to shop and catch up with friends with the entire store closed for you!

Restrictions: This will take place on a weeknight from 6-8PM on a mutually agreed upon date. All guests will need to wear masks and all COVID protocols will be in place.

 

Value: $ Priceless

Donated By: Red Barn Mercantile and Lesley McGrew

502. Helen Olivia

Brighten your home or office with six months of flowers delivered to you from Helen Olivia Flowers.  Local Alexandria florist, Helen Olivia, serves the metropolitan area and is renowned for exquisite high-end floral designs. The winner will receive a beautiful fresh floral arrangement delivered to your home every month for six months.

Value: $540

Donated By: Helen Olivia Flowers

505. Get Lean with Amanda Virtually!

Are you looking to get fit and make healthier food and exercise choices in 2021? Join Amanda Nighbertd, a registered dietitian, for a 7 week online nutrition and exercise program. During this time, you will learn invaluable nutrition strategies and retrain your body to be a fat burner instead of a fat storer! With intentional exercise, macro management, and intermittent fasting. Winner will receive remote access to daily accountability and coaching, a strategically designed workout plan, recipes, and step by step meal prepping guidance.

Value: $199

Donated By: Lean with Amanda

508. Get Conditioned!

Looking to improve your strength, power, speed, and endurance? Look no further than Arlington’s premiere training gym. Founded by Olympic Bobsledder, Mike Savich, The Conditioning Room (TCR) prides itself on a cohesive blend of strength and explosive power that builds muscle and sheds fat. Train at TCR with this offer of 5 in home or in studio one-on-one training sessions.

 

Value: $750

Donated By: The Conditioning Room and Mike Savich

511. Trim the Fat with Cool Sculpting

Interested in eliminating unwanted fat from somewhere on your body? If so, enjoy this Cool Sculpting Cycle from Sendi Cosmetic Surgery. Cool Sculpting is a FDA-cleared treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen, and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm in a noninvasive way.

Value: $650

Donated By: The Sendi Cosmetic Surgery Center

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517. Beer Lovers 101

Have you ever considered brewing your own beer? Use this Everyday IPA Beer Making kit from Brooklyn Brewshop as your launching pad! This IPA is well-balanced, citrusy and gets its bitterness from Columbus hops and its fragrant citrus aroma from super aromatic hops. And at 6.8%, it will make every day a good one. All items in the kit are reusable and we will throw in a Chestnut Brown Ale Beer Making Mix for when you’re ready to make batch number 2!

While you wait for your personal brews, enjoy a 4 pack of Virginia and DC based breweries: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, The Virginia Beer Company. Reason Beer and Right Proper Brewing Company.

Value: $80

Donated By: The Danshaw Family and ACDS

520. Shop Local in Old Town

Support local small businesses with a day of shopping in Old Town! This package gets you a $200 gift card to be used at the Hive or Shoe Hive, a $100 gift card for Bishop Boutique and a $100 Gift card for Comfort One Shoes, owned by the Breton Family, ACDS parents of a kindergartner and 4th grader.

 

Value: $400

Donated By: The Hive/ Shoe Hive, Bishop Boutique, Comfort One Shoes, and the Breton Family

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