Monday, March 15, 2010

Dreaming Big

The Academy staff have a dream to attend a Christian Schools International conference in Kenya over the Easter weekend. Attending this conference will allow us to meet up with other educators from schools who have or who are going through an accreditation process like our Academy is. We will also receive valuable training in teaching in a Christian school. For this dream to become a reality, we need to raise $7, 500 for our flights to Kenya.

On Saturday we had a fundraising event on the ship. An Auction of Dreams. We auctioned off several services and products including freshly baked bagels and brownies, a one hour photo shoot, an Italian dinner, a chauffer service; and even a holiday in South Africa. Miss Danae (the 2nd Grade teacher) and myself offered our services as 'maids for a day'. We may or may not have included a little musical number to add some flair to our presentation....

The highlight of the night was definitely when Mr Farrell (Academy Math and I.T. teacher) and Mr Calvert (Academy P.E. teacher) were auctioned off to a group of about ten people for $1000! Of course the pink ribbon that they will soon be wearing to compliment their shaved heads and legs has nothing to do with this event. Nothing at all...

This event just highlighted the generosity of the crew who helped us to raise a whopping $4, 500!

Click on the image below to read more about our dream

Our 'Auction of Dreams'

'Just whistle while you work...'

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