Friends of Blaine

Friends of Blaine meeting/ elections:

  • ELECTIONS FOR 5 NEW BOARD MEMBERS – Tuesday, May 17th @ 7:00 pm @ Zia’s
  • Please e-mail with interest in running for a position.
  • Read the election protocol

Thanks for making the Wish List Gala a big success

casino_night_logoWith your generosity, Friends of Blaine’s 2016 Wish List Gala was a success and Blaine was the big winner. We are are delighted to announce that together we fulfilled the Tech Fund request! (see details)

Still many items auction available

Available teacher experiences

3 spots – Potbelly’s w/counselors (all grades)
9 spots – Palubin and We Got Game (grades 2-4)
13 spots Open Gym w/Sikes and Harms (grades 3-8)
5 spots – 5th grade fun teachers (grade 5)
4 spots – Froyo with Pre-K teachers (pre-k)
3 spots – Chinatown Dim Sum (grades 6-8)
2 spots – Bowling Timber Lanes (6th grade)

Wish List Funding

Based on the generosity of the Gala-goers, the following teacher Wish Lists will be funded (see details):


Kindergarten ($1,800), Fifth Grade ($10,100), Special Ed ($4,000), Third Grade ($700)


Second Grade ($900), Sixth Grade ($700), Technology ($500), Fourth Grade ($300), Sports ($100), Visual Art ($100), Nurse Office ($200), First Grade ($675)


Wish List items still need your help

50/50 raffle winner (The pot is $5,495) – Betsy – who has generously agreed to give her 50% back to the school.

Three 50/50 student prize winners (Froyo $$): Ethan B. – HR 112, Holden L. – HR 125, Teodora D. – HR 122

Casino raffle winner for four great Cubs tickets: Chris D.


  • Volunteers, donors, wine contributors, attendees and so many more!
  • Movie Night sponsors: mission propelle + Steve & Kate’s Camp
  • Casino sponsors: Stephanie Biederman, Barnett Homes, AK Custom Homes

The 2016 Gala video:

See 2015 video

Thanks Chad!