Raise the Roof

Who won the Tesla?
We sold 1779 Tesla tickets this year, quite impressive! The winning number for the Tesla Model S was ticket number 1008 and was purchased by Stephen Dinh, who lives in Renton, WA.  Mr. Dinh participated in the raffle last year and bought several tickets this year.  He is is an electric car fan and a member of Plug in America. He is very excited and can't wait to get behind the wheel of his new car!  Congrats Stephen!

Garfield High School PTSA Invites You To RAISE THE WOOF! at the AUCTION AND GALA 2014

Friday, March 14, 2013 at 6 pm  Showbox SoDo    1700 1st Avenue South     Seattle, WA 98134

Delicious food provided by renowned chef John Platt of St. Clouds
Outstanding musical performances, featuring Garfield’s talented students and staff.
RSVP by March 12, 2014.

Tickets are $60 per person for a fun night of food, drink and entertainment, all for a good cause.

Review some of the items available at the Silent Auction:  Coming Soon

Register online HERE to support the programs, classes, and activities that make Garfield the unique, diverse, and vibrant community it is! We need YOUR participation in order to continue to offer the opportunities that help all our students thrive.

Program starts at 6 -- full details here

Garfield Evenings for the Curious, 2014-2015

Garfield Evenings for the Curious 2014-2015

·        Five Extraordinary Speakers
·        Cutting Edge Topics
·        Salon Style Discussions
·        Fellow Garfield Friends
·        Gracious Private Settings
·        Wine and Hors d’oeuvres

This is what makes Garfield’s Evenings for the Curious speaker series the hottest tickets of the season. The series provides five opportunities for relaxed discussions in private homes with remarkable people. At these five evening salons, subscribers gather at 7:00 PM to share wine and light hors d’oeuvres. The intellectual entrĂ©e begins at 7:30 PM and is followed by open discussion and dessert.

We are currently working on the line-up for the 2014-15 speaker series but those of you that are long standing subscribers know that we never disappoint. The new season is shaping up to be just as exciting as past years.  

Only 45 subscriptions will be sold to this April 2013 through February 2014 series, with the lectures happening in April, May, October and November 2014 and the last lecture in February 2015.

Remember subscriptions go fast; we sold out in record time last year.  Get yours now at this link!

The Series price is $225/person, $375/couple.

Any questions, please contact Liz Eickelberg at eibhlis@msn.com

Here are last season’s extraordinary people that enlightened, challenged and entertained us with their stories.

·      KC Golden, one of Seattle Magazine's "Power 25" most influential people, and a recipient of the 2012 Heinz Award for Public Policy discussed climate change and the rising levels of our oceans and made us all consider moving to higher ground.
·  Neal Stephenson, author of the three-volume historical epic “The Baroque Cycle” (QuicksilverThe Confusion, and The System of the World) and the novels Cryptonomicon, The Diamond AgeSnow Crash, Zodiac, and Anathem discussed the future of science fiction and the movement towards  a more positive style of writing, leaving behind the apocalyptic themes.
·  Corky Luster, founder of Ballard Bee Company, discussed how he rebuilds declining honeybee populations by managing over 135 beehives in urban backyards as well as agricultural areas. He even managed to convince a couple of our guests to take up bee keeping!
·   Nicholas Patrick, a British-American engineer and a former NASA astronaut discussed what it was like being part of the seven-member crew of STS-116 Discovery on a 12-day mission that continued construction of the International Space Station .  He also put the finishing touches on the Tranquility node during STS-130 aboard Endeavour.
·   Jennifer Ott, president of Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks discussed the Olmsted brothers' design of significant parkways in Seattle, particularly along Lake Washington.