Spring Auction Help Needed

We need your help filling our silent auction with experiences. We hear you that many of us have too much stuff and we want to bid on experiences. To do that, we need your help building the experience. We will have 2 categories we are asking families to provide, kid activities ($20-$40 a participant) and grown up experiences ($50-$75 a participant). Raise money for Maya Lin, and fill your social calendar with community building fun!

As a host, you will be responsible for hosting and setting a date for the event. And for providing (or getting donations for) all the components you’ll need to execute it. Feel free to partner up with another family or two to make it happen. For questions, reach out to Dede Lewis at
Examples of kid activities:

  • Harry Potter Wand Making and Movie Night: Kids join come, dressed in costume if they choose, make wands, cast spells and enjoy the 1st HP movie with popcorn and hot cocoa. Up to 20 kids, $35 a kid.
  • Teddy Bear Tea Party: Bring your favorite teddy bear, enjoy tea, treats and story time. Up to 8 kids, $25 a kid

Grown-Up experiences:

  • Whiskey tasting at American Oak, $50 a person up to 10 people.
  • Taco and Margarita Party Come enjoy, you guessed it, tacos and margaritas while hanging out with other parents. End the night with a karaoke contest. $50 a person, up to 20 people

We need volunteers to coordinate our upcoming Maya Lin Events!

Do you have some great ideas on how to improve or add your spin on one of our events? Get a friend to co-coordinate with you! Here’s what’s coming up this year:

  • Family Game Night (March 7) – bring games to play with other families (this one could definitely use some creativity – music?, snacks?, group games?, etc.)
  • Multicultural Night (April) – needs several coordinators
  • Spring Fundraiser (April) – needs several volunteers. Donate stuff. Set up. Clean up. Find people to donate stuff.
  • Teacher Appreciation Week (May) – needs several coordinators

Many of these events will be cancelled if we don’t find coordinators. 😕
Please email Julie Beck at if you can help.

Do you have a program or idea you want to get off the ground?

Here’s how to get started.

Preserve the Fallen Oak

Maya Lin parents are raising money with the PTA to fund the preservation of the fallen Maya Lin Oak Tree pieces. Please share this link on your social media pages and visit the website for more information about the projects and how to purchase prints of the trunk: