Off to the Races: Hawaiian Luau


Aloha All SFB Families!



As you know our third, and last mandatory fundraising event is coming up -- our Annual Off to the Races (OTTR)! Save the date:


Saturday, February 24th, 2018

5:30pm to 10:00pm

SFB Goode Hall



This year's OTTR is an Aloha Luau theme! Since we all can't go to Hawaii to bask in the sun, we are bringing Hawaii to you! Get your Aloha outfits ready to come out and relax and have fun at our Hawaiian party with a luau dinner and lots of cool, specialty drinks!


And as always OTTR is an adult-only (21 yrs and older) event. So fully-participating or non-participating families...NO ONE is going to want to miss this night out of fun and entertainment. Line up your babysitters now!


Attached below please find an information packet that describes OTTR and how you can fulfill the fundraising requirements for this event. There are many options to choose from to meet the $50 requirement. A hard-copy of the two-page "Participation Form" will be sent home. Please complete this form to indicate how you plan to meet the $50 and return to the school office by Thursday, February 15th.


For those families that cannot participate (but we hope everyone can!) the buyout is $100. Complete the "Participation Form" indicating that you are buying out and submit the form with $100 buyout fee to the school office by Thursday, February 15th.



 As with all our SFB events, the success of the event depends on our volunteers. There are many opportunities to volunteer including some setup the evening before on Friday, February 23rd and the day of OTTR, Saturday, February 24th. Details about volunteering are included in the attached Information Packet. Sign ups are on a first come, first serve basis. If you are volunteering Saturday at OTTR, it won't even feel like you are "working" because you will be right there in the midst of all the fun and excitement, and you won't have any kids to worry about so you are still free to have fun while you are "working" to make OTTR a successful night.

To sign up to volunteer, please click this SignUpGenius link:



We also can use gift cards for various purposes. $50 grocery gift cards for planning OTTR, and $15 and $25 gift cards as prizes awarded the night of OTTR. Details about donating specific gift card are included in the attached Information Packet.

To sign up to donate gift cards, please click this SignUpGenius link:



Reminder: As for all SFB events, you can earn a maximum of 10 volunteer hours per event, including a combination of donated good ($10 = 1 hour) and hour worked.



If you have any questions regarding OTTR, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. Thank you for supporting OTTR and SFB! Looking forward to seeing everyone at our OTTR luau!


Best Regards,


Lynda Taschek

Chair, Parent Board 2017-2018

Ileana, 3rd




Live & Silent Auction


The OTTR Committee is in the process of gathering fabulous live and silent auction items for you all to bid on!  
The committee asks all of you or any of your friends or families for help with any hook-ups/connections to obtain auction items, such as the following:
  • Airline Tickets and/or Miles
  • Broadway Show Tickets (Orpheum, Curran, Davies, A.C.T., etc.)
  • Ballet tickets
  • Symphony tickets
  • Exploratorium tickets
  • Cal Academy of Sciences tickets
  • Special Tour unique to the Bay Area (ex: Pixar Studios)
  • Napa Wine Train
  • Sephora Employee discount or products (for a gift basket)
  • Benefit Cosmetics Boutique Private Party
  • Restaurant gift certificates
If you have other big ticket items, wonderful!!!
please contact Lena at with your ideas or connections.  
Restaurants and other service vendors, we have quite a few in our neighborhoods!  
It can simply be a casual call and/or stop by and ask if the vendor would be willing to donate to our fundraiser.  
You'd be amazed at how willing they may be. Some examples of vendors:
Glen Park:
  • Le P'tit Laurent
  • Gialina Pizzeria
  • Tataki (Japanese & Sushi Bar)
  • La Corneta
  • Manzoni
  • One Waan (a new Thai restaurant)
  • Canyon Market
  • Rocket Swirl
  • Glen Park Nails
West Portal:
  • Trattoria da Vittorio
  • Bursa Restaurant 
  • Orexi Restaurant
  • Squat & Gobble
  • Goat Hill Pizza
  • Mozzarella Di Bufala
  • Roti Indian Bistro
  • Fresca (Peruvian)
Any donation you score from these vendors/merchants equate to parent hours for you based upon the amount the item sells for! (up to the 10 parent hour max).  As well, we will also be accepting gift cards to Costco (Visa Gift Card) and Safeway, which we encourage you to purchase through our Scrip program.  Please remember, for every $10 donated you will receive 1 parent hour, up to $100/10 parent hours max. 
Let's do this and make it the best OTTR ever!!!
Your OTTR Committee
c/o Lena Shaw Espinoza
Evangeline - 5th grade