Join us for our Spring Auction, a night filled with fun, food, and friends! This is an adults-only event. All proceeds benefit St. Columba School. At the Spring Auction, we’ll have live and silent auctions, offering you the chance to bid unique gifts, experiences and class projects. All auction items will be available to preview on our website for the two weeks prior to the event. In addition to the auction excitement, there will also be music, tasty food and a cash bar. Plus casino games!  Put on your party best – cocktail attire encouraged – and kick up your heels for a good cause.

When and where will the Gala be held?

Saturday, February 25th, 2016 from 6-11pm at Four Points Sheraton San Diego – 8110 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA, 92123‎
Cocktail attire suggested.

How much do tickets cost for the Gala?

Tickets: $60



Casino Games

Silent & Live Auction

Don’t forget to head over to the silent auction to check out the amazing baskets we’ve put together! For a glimpse at what’s inside, keep coming back to the bottom of this page as we’ll update when we get more items. Or click over to our school Facebook page closer to the Auction for a description of each basket plus the value and starting bid! Plus, after dinner we’ll start our live auction where you can bid on the amazing projects each class created. Photos to be posted soon! All of this entertainment may be exhausting, but you will be well fed.

carving station

The Dinner Menu


Assorted Imported and Domestic Cheese Platter
Baked Brie Cheese on Puff Pastry with Mango Jelly,
Havarti Cheese, Goat Cheese stuffed grapes
Assorted Breads and Crackers


Plated Dinner (Duet of Chicken & Beef):
Mixed Green Salad topped with Cucumber, Carrots and Cherry Tomatoes (Ranch & Italian Dressings)
Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Spicy Tomato Relish
Blackened Chicken with Cajun Cream Sauce
Dirty Rice with Andouille Sausage
Roasted Brussel Sprouts


Assorted Petit Fours and assorted Mini Cheesecakes
Chocolate Fountain with Marshmallows, Pretzels, Assorted Freshly Sliced Fruit and Strawberries

We hope to see everyone at gala – don’t miss out on the food, fun, entertainment and camaraderie.

Need a Sitter?

Need a sitter to attend this event? Check out UrbanSitter’s School Search Page for a list of sitters and nannies recommended by parents in your community. It’s free to browse and easy to book. New customers receive a $50 credit with promo code FREESCHOOL50 (redeem on your Account – Credits screen).


How Can I Help?

Looking to donate gift cards for the event or get rid of that bottle of wine you got for Christmas? Contact Danielle Simmons at You can find more info here.

Check out these amazing auction items!

More information on the auction baskets will be updated on our Facebook page.

Gala Live Auction – Description of Class Projects


With their precious thumbprints, preschool has decorated a darling bench, which becomes a toy chest when opened. The thumbprints have transformed into little people to represent each student.

Candice Morales, our room helper, created this whimsical piece of furniture. Preschool thanks her for her imaginative effort to make a successful project for gala. We love it and hope you do as well!

Bidding will start at $200.00.


Sit back and relax! These beautiful Adirondack chairs are inspired by nature and lovingly decorated by the Kindergarteners. Personalized by the kids with wood-burned signatures, the timeless style of Adirondack chairs will perfectly accent your home for years to come.

Beautiful and convenient, they fold-up for easy transport and storage. Pair them with the centerpiece Fire Bowl from the Silent Auction to enrich your experience under the stars.

Bidding will start at $250.00

1st Grade

Stunning, solid wood Lego table with plenty of storage that can accommodate at least 4 children. Covering the top of the table, are the beautiful handprints and signatures of very special first graders, making this a memorable and one of a kind piece.

This sturdy and carefully crafted table has been designed for Legos, but it is truly multifunctional. Items as carefully crafted and with this level of detail retail for much more than the starting bid.

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to bid on this masterpiece and give the child in your life hours of fun.

Bidding starts at $250.

2nd Grade

Keep the kids close to your heart! This one-of-a-kind quilt features hand drawn images of the kids’ favorite things, from Emojis to Chewbacca. Assembled by a doting Grandma, this Queen-sized coverlet is carefully crafted with Warm and Natural batting, 100% cotton exterior, and is machine washable.

With an adorable landscape of kids’ memories, this novel quilt will draw you in with irresistible charm and comfort.

Bidding will start at $200.

3rd Grade

This fine piece of woodwork is a giant Jenga set made with much love and skill by one of our 3 rd grade parents. The blocks are personalized with vibrant 3 rd grade student art. In addition to the art, each block portrays the loving face of a sweet 3rd grader. Spend some “giant” fun with your family playing with this wooden beauty.

Bidding starts at $200

4th Grade

Prepare to enjoy a handmade, one-of-a-kind wine rack. This rack is intended to enhance outdoor and indoor decor. As an added bonus, included are lovely, unique wine glasses, decorated and customized by St. Columba’s fourth graders.

As you can see, there are a plethora of wines to choose from that are also included in this classy piece of art. You will enjoy this item for years to come!

Bidding will start at $200.00

5th Grade

Enjoy your reflection while pondering the inspirational precepts added by St. Columba’s fifth graders.  This beautiful mirror will add light and inspiration to your home.  The precepts are from RJ Palacio’s fantastic book, Wonder.  They have been lovingly written on the frames of the mirror.

Bidding will start at $200.00

6th Grade

Thomas Jefferson once said, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of a garden.”.  

Your favorite gardener will appreciate a kit for arranging flowers that can be used again and again, with individual flowers painted by each sixth grade student.

Let’s start the bidding at $200.00

7th Grade

Different size stained blocks were joined them together to create a beautiful, one of a kind cross. Each student has written their favorite bible verse or words of encouragement on each block. This cross would be a beautiful addition to any room in your home.

Bidding starts at $200.00

8th Grade

Proud to be an American and thankful to those who serve both home and abroad! Love of God, Love of Family, and Love of Country.

This beautifully and respectfully handcrafted and hand painted 3ft. by 5ft. wooden American Flag adorned with a verse from the Star-Spangled Banner and personalized with thumbprints of each 8th Grade student will look stunning in any setting.

It will beautify, brighten up, and make a patriotic statement wherever it hangs – indoor or outdoor (weatherproof painted and sealed).

Bidding begins at $250.00

Plus more!

Including this gorgeous Taylor Swift Baby Taylor-e Taylor Guitar valued at $558! 

Musician Taylor Swift collaborated with Taylor Guitars to design the Baby Taylor-e for a smooth acoustic or plug-and-play experience. Crafted with resilient Sapele wood body and solid spruce top, Taylor Swift’s rosette design features the word “Love” three times among the delicate vine motif. The preamplifier features a built-in digital chromatic tuner and LED display for Tone and Volume control.

Taylor Guitars are synonymous with precision craftsmanship. Whether you’re an expert or aspiring tunesmith, you’ll appreciate a rich musical experience on this impeccable guitar of unmatched quality.

Bidding will start at $300.00