Hi MIMS families!
Lots going on at MIMS and around the district. Most importantly to us – it’s the week of our Fall Fundraising Festival. Thanks for all the sociables you’re hosting and auction items you helped to get donated. Now it’s time to buy, buy, buy!
- Sociables & Auction items & Qtego How-to
- Fall Fundraising Festival
- Fu Fri Yay
- Spirit Night at Lemongrass Cafe
Sociables & Auction Items
We have 40+ sociables from slime to ice skating, swimming to donut decorating. Sociable purchases will open at the Fall Fundraising Festival at 7 pm on 30 September. You will purchase via Qtego’s online platform. Sociable sales will remain open (through Qtego or later through Square) until the spaces are all sold or until the host closes the sales.
We also have a few Instabuy items that aren’t exactly Sociables that will also be available, such as some free dress passes and tile purchase fundraiser.
Our 60+ auction items will be available for bidding starting at noon on 28 September. The bidding will remain active until 10 pm on 30 September when we will close all items that have bids. If you’re at the Fall Fundraising Festival, you’ll get live updates during the event and will have the chance to see some of the items in person. Bids will be placed for all items via Qtego’s online platform.
Qtego How to
I’ve shared a document with complete instructions. Here are the top steps to get you started, however.
- Register your phone number and credit card at: qtego.net/qlink/mimspto <— NOTE: you have to do this even if you’ve used Qtego with us before – you’re registering for THIS event!
- Once you register, Qtego will send you two text messages to the phone number you registered with, sharing bidding instructions and log in code. Keep the code – you’ll use it if you want to use a browser to bid!
Take some time now to review the catalog of auction items and sociables so you know what you want to sign up for or bid on. Thank you to MIMS and to so many of you for the great items and ideas. We’ve got a lot of fun ahead of us!
Fall Fundraising Festival
Friday night is our Fall Fundraising Festival at King’s Bierhaus. At the event, you’ll get to see some of the auction items, sign up for sociables, and get connected to other MIMS families.
Buy your tickets now – each ticket comes with free beer or soft drinks and the best chance to get those really popular auction items because you’ll know exactly where the price is and what you need to do to win…
As a reminder, official communication from the MIMS PTO should now be available to all MIMS parents and teachers through Bloomz. If you are still struggling to get onto Bloomz, send an email to [email protected] and copy [email protected] and we’ll do our best to help you.
Please note: If you have previously used Bloomz (like for camp or daycare), you should download the app and check there first – your notification is likely to be in the app.
We plan to post some training and best practices and do some live training at the next PTO meeting (October 7).
Fu Fri Yay
Our next Fu Fri Yay is September 30 at the French Riviera Bakery & Cafe on Chimney Rock.
Join us for coffee and great conversation. We’ll meet after drop off in the morning. This is a great way to meet new parents, ask questions or just socialize. Let’s enjoy our good fortune and blessings!
Spirit Night at Lemongrass
Spirit Nights are a great way for our community to give back. You eat at their establishment (or order their food, in the case of Dream Dinners!), tell them you’re with MIMS or drop the receipt, and they send us a check. You were planning to eat anyway, right?!
For September, we have a whole Spirit WEEK, thanks to Lemongrass Cafe in Bellaire. They’ve been long-time supporters of MIMS and their food is great!
Remember to place your receipt in the labeled jar by the cash register. Lemongrass Cafe will donate a percentage of sales to the PTO. Dine-in only through October 2.