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Gerald M. Parmenter Elementary School > PCC News/Minutes > Volunteer Opportunities


The Auction is an annual event that raises the bulk of our funds for the year. The event is held one evening in the spring and is a great way to meet other parents and to enjoy a night out without kids. This event is always evolving and last year included raffles, silent auction items and the live auction items donated by the classrooms. Many volunteers are needed for event organization, decoration, donation solicitation and help the evening of the auction.

The 2012 Parmenter Auction will take place on Friday, March 30, from 7PM - Midnight at the Franklin Country Club. We are happy to annouce that the cost this year is $30 per person. Your invitation will be sent to you soon. This is Parmenter's biggest fundraiser for the year and all the profits go directly to the school - a direct benefit to our children. If you can contribute an item or service to be auctioned or raffled off at this event, it would really help. Examples of popular items incude sports tickets and memorabilia, vacation items and gift certificates. You can also get involved by volunteering to assist the week or day of the event. If you can help in any way, please contact Victoria Bartlett at

2011 Parmenter Raffle Items
Item Description Value

New England Aquarium; Boston, MA (donated)

Use these 2 passes to see one of the first modern public aquariums. This aquarium is credited with revolutionizing the modern aquarium experience for visitors through its emphasis on a more natural setting for aquatic life. Expires 12/31/11.


Puppets & Pizza

Family Membership to Puppet Showplace Theatre; Brookline, MA (donated)

With this membership you will receive 4 discounted tickets per show, 2 Complimentary tickets per year, priority seating, a 10% discount on Puppet Store purchases, a 10% discount on workshops and a discount on birthday party rentals.

$25 Bertucci's "Dough"; (donated)

Redeemable on a menu full of distinctive pasta, gourmet brick oven pizza, seafood, salads, grilled Italian favorites & more.


Trombetta's Farm; Marlboro, MA (donated)

This indoor 18 hole miniature golf course is sure to please your kids! These 3 Sets of Free Passes, which include 4 passes for each set, can be used rain or shine! When you are done you can treat your kids to their homemade ice cream. Valid thru 10/31/11. There will be 3 separate drawings for this raffle.


York's Wild Kingdom; York Beach, ME (donated)

Spend your day looking at the animals and/or going on the amusement rides. Four (4) VIP passes, which are good anytime they are open. They do not include the go-karts or live animal rides, which can be purchased separately.


Farm Fun

Free Family Pass to the Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary; Lincoln, MA (donated)

Enjoy the vista from this drumlin, which includes Mount Wachusett and, on a clear day, Mount Monadnock. This Sanctuary continues to connect children and families to the land and the nature of Massachusetts. Family Pass includes 2 heads of the household, along with all children under the age of 18.

4 Complimentary Day Passes to Belkin Family Lookout Farm; South Natick, MA (donated)

Each pass includes entrance to the farm, a train ride through their beautiful orchards, use of the Children’s Play Area, caterpillar rides and much more.


Honk Honk Seekonk

2 All-Day wristbands to Fantasyland Golf; Seekonk, MA (donated)

This is sure to be a day full of fun. There’s something here for everyone – from the carousel to redemption games.

4 Complimentary Tickets to Seekonk Speedway; Seekonk, MA (donated)

Each ticket is good for one adult admission to any regular Saturday night event during the 2011 season.


Ryan Family Amusements; (donated)

Have some time to "spare"? This Family Fun Package for 2 includes: 4 games of bowling, 2 bowling shoe rentals and 20 tokens. Good at all locations.


Kidcity Children’s Museum; Middletown, CT (donated)

Kids ages 1 to 8 can be creative, messy, curious and joyful! Use these 4 One-Visit passes and watch your child's imagination come to life!


Water Wizz; Wareham, MA (donated)

Use these 2 All Day Passes to enjoy Wet 'n Wild summer fun! It's Southern New England's only Waterpark which has over 2,500 feet of Thrills and Spills, and featuring Mussel Beach, their all-new Wave Pool plus their popular tube rides, slides, swimming pools, kiddie pools and Captain Kid's Island. These 2 All Day General Admission passes are valid thru Labor Day 2011.


Southwick's Zoo; Mendon, MA (donated)

It's more than a zoo, it's an adventure. Come discover and learn with these 2 General Admission passes for 2011.


Mendon Drive-In; Mendon, MA (donated)

Have some old fashioned fun by taking your family to the Drive-In. This certificate admits one carload.


SwITch; Franklin, MA (donated)

Use this $25 Gift Card towards this new store that buys and sells the hottest name brand clothing for guys and gals.


Entertainment & More

$35 Gift Certificate to The Walpole Footlighters, East Walpole, MA (donated)

This is a $35 Gift Certificate towards quality theatre close to home. Not valid for special events.

2011 Entertainment Book

This book contains great savings on local dining, shopping, travel, attractions, movies and more.


Davis' Farmland & Mega Maze; Sterling, MA (donated)

This Day Pass is good for up to 4 Guests to either Davis Farmland or Davis Mega Maze. The farmland is ideal for children ages 0-8, which includes animal showcases, a pretend climb and play area, a zero-depth water sprayground and apple picking in the fall. The maze is the world's most complex, 3-D, cornfield adventure. All passes good thru the last day of operations 2011.


Wicked Worcester

Free Household Membership to the Worcester Art Museum; Worcester, MA (donated)

Do you enjoy art? Come see the outstanding works of 17th thru 19th century portraiture, landscape and genre painting and more at the Worcester Art Museum! Membership is for 2 adults and all children 17 and under. Membership must be activated before May 2, 2011.

Family Pass to the Ecotarium; Worcester, MA (donated)

Good for one day’s General Admission for up to 2 children and 2 adults. See this museum of science and nature where visitors are encouraged to explore the natural world through a unique indoor-outdoor experience. The museum features hands-on exhibits, indoor and outdoor wildlife habitats, interpretive nature trails, a living pond and meadow exhibit, a planetarium, the region's only treetop walkway, and a narrow-gauge train. Good thru 04/30/2012.


Massachusetts Art Museums

Family Membership to the Danforth Museum of Art; Framingham, MA (donated)

Entitles the bearer to free admission, discounts on museum classes, workshops, & ticketed events, Invitations to special receptions, gallery talks, member only events, and more!

2 Guest Passes to the Mass Museum of Contemporary Art; North Adams, MA (donated)

Allows free admission into the gallery. Includes a special gallery where children can see and create art. Expires 03/01/12.

Dual/Family Membership to the Isabella Sewart Gardner Museum; Boston, MA (donated)

Enjoy a garden courtyard blooming with life in all seasons which are surrounded by three floors of galleries. The galleries are filled with paintings, sculpture, tapestries, furniture, and decorative arts from cultures spanning thirty centuries. Membership is good for two adults for one year (children under 18 are admitted free of charge). Membership must be activated by 05/02/11.


Berkshire East Ski Resort; Charlemont, MA (donated)

Need a "lift"? These 2 vouchers are good anytime for skiing or riding. They have recently opened miles of new beginner and intermediate trails, added three lifts, expanded their rental inventory, added new grooming snowcats, and tripled their snowmaking capabilities. Expires April 1, 2012.


Plaster Fun Time; (donated)

Drop-in to this art center, which is geared towards children between the ages of 5 and 12. Kids can express themselves and have fun by painting their own plaster pieces. These 2 Gift Certificates allow you to paint one red wall item from their selection of thousands of pieces. Good at all locations.


Panera; Franklin, MA (donated)

Present this certificate each month for a free loaf of their freshly baked, award-winning bread. Valid for 12 months. Expires 03/2012.


HP Deskjet D2660 Inkjet Printer (donated by Printsmart; Franklin, MA)

The features of this printer are: Easy set up and use; Three one-touch buttons for easy operation; Up to 28 ppm black, 21 ppm color and Print-cancel button that quickly stops unwanted prints.


Fitness Together; Franklin, MA (donated)

Use this Gift Certificate towards 3 private personal training sessions and get a workout designed for you.


Music Class with Mr. Morris (donated)

There will be 2 classes each lasting 1 hour and held from 3-4PM. One class will be for 10 children in grades K-2 and the other for 10 children in grades 3-5. Each class will consist of age appropriate songs that help children develop good vocal production and will incorporate movement and rhythmic skill development. Copies of the songs will be provided for each student to take away with them. Names will continue to be drawn until there are 10 children from each grade range.


My Optics; Franklin, MA (donated)

Use this Gift Certificate towards 50% off a new pair of glasses. Includes frames and lenses. Can not be combined with any other offer.


Fast Track 2 Fitness; Franklin, MA (donated)

Get in shape with this Gift Certificate good for one 1 hour personal training session.


Delux Tux; Franklin, MA (donated)

This Gift Certificate is good towards $50 off any Tuxedo rental in stock. Not redeemable for cash. Not valid with any other offers, specials or coupons.


Sarapaan; Franklin, MA (donated)

This $20 Gift Certificate can be used to purchase any items in their store. They have a vast selection of beads, jewelry supplies and handcrafted jewelry.


Lake Compounce; Bristol, CT (donated)

Whether it's chills or thrills that make you happy, this has the best of both and then some! Play all day on rides like Boulder Dash, Zoomerang and Thunder N' Lightning. Chill near the lake in Anchor Bay, Clipper Cove and Mammoth Falls. Little thrill seekers will enjoy Circus World - perfect for ages 3 -10, and families can enjoy their newest addition Zoomer's Gas N' Go. These 2 tickets are good thru 09/05/11.


Planet Fitness; Franklin, MA (donated)

This Gift Certificate is good towards one 3 month membership. Must be redeemed before June 30th.


Swan Boats; Boston, MA (donated)

Take a walk through the Public Garden in Boston and stop to enjoy a ride on the Swan Boats. These 5 complimentary tickets each have no expiration date.


St. Cyr Sports Performance Academy for Adults; Franklin, MA (donated)

This Gift Certificate is for 10 sessions of Adult Cross Training (ACT), which promotes universal health and wellbeing for the enthused beginner to the seasoned fanatic. Each session is set up to accommodate all levels of fitness (in a group venue) a addressing flexibility, coordination, balance, posture and overall stature. There is no heavy lifting or awkward (un-natural) movements.


St. Cyr Sports Performance Academy for High School; Franklin, MA (donated)

This Gift Certificate is for 10 sessions of Advancing Athlete II training, which is structured to enhance specialized athletic performance for single or multiple sport athletes in high school. This inclusive training model emphasizes not only strength, power, speed, agility & stamina but focuses on injury prevention strategies: including flexibility, balance, coordination and joint stabilization. There is also a strong component for developing interpersonal and leadership skills, camaraderie, discipline and mental fortitude while developing overall stature for increased physical/mental health & wellbeing.


Elizabeth Bagels; Franklin, MA (donated)

Their bagels are made from scratch, kettle boiled the old fashioned way and have no added preservatives. Come and taste the difference by using this $25 Gift Card. Also includes a travel mug.


Providence Children’s Museum; Providence, RI (donated)

Investigate the awesome power of air, explore a wet and wild playscape, solve bridge-building challenges full of hands-on fun and more with these 5 Admission passes. Come play, come learn! Expires 04/30/12.


The Butterfly Place; Westford, MA (donated)

This is where you will see hundreds of butterflies all at once. Also see caterpillars, chrysalids & cocoons. Good for $35 Admissions and/or Merchandise.


John Smith Sports; Milford, MA (donated)

Use this $25 Birthday Party Gift Certificate and throw a party for your child. There is a minimum number of 10 people for all birthday parties and the gift certificate cannot be used with another coupon. Also visit the Zig Zag Zone and use the 2 Gift Certificates which entitles the bearer to Pay for One Child and the Second Child is Free.


Blue Hills Trailside Museum; Milton, MA (donated)

From the rocky summit of Great Blue Hill, the highest of the 22 hills in the Blue Hill Chain, you can see over the entire metropolitan area. This pass is good for 2 adults and 4 children. Good any Thursday through Sunday 10am - 5pm. Expires 04/02/12.


Fantastic Cars

One Year Family Memberships to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum; Brookline, MA (donated)

This membership provides unlimited access to the museum and their newly renovated Automotive History Research Library and Media Center, but offers discounts at the museum store, free admission to lawn events and special exhibits and invitations to "member's only" events such as the annual Members Party.

East Central Street Car Wash; Franklin, MA (donated)

"Protect your investment" - Acid rain stains the finish of your car. Wash it off with this book of 5 coupons each good towards a House Special Wash.


JFK Presidential Library & Museum; Boston, MA(donated)

These four "2 admissions for the price of 1" coupons give you access to their three theaters, period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits. Enter the re-created world of the Kennedy Presidency for a "first-hand" experience of John F. Kennedy's life, legacy, and leadership. Valid thru 12/31/13.


Bernie & Phyl's Furniture; (donated)

Go furniture shopping with this $25 Gift Certificate good towards any purchase!


Children's Museum in Easton; North Easton, MA (donated)

The exhibits at this museum invite children to touch, feel and play in new exciting ways. Use this Gift Certificate for 4 Free Passes and let your child guide you in their creative play, as you go from area to area and floor to floor. For regular Museum admission, Tuesday through Friday 9-5, Saturday and Sunday 12-5. Not Valid during Special Events.


Fruitlands Museum; Harvard, MA (donated)

This One Year Complimentary Household Membership is good for 2 adults and 2 kids under 17. Discover our heritage at three renowned galleries of Native American, Shaker and American Art; Stroll nature trails and enjoy their spectacular views of the central Massachusetts landscape. Your membership will be honored at the Consortium of New England Community Museums.


Pizza & Bowling

1 Free Hour of Bumper Bowling at Ficco's Bowladrome; Franklin, MA (donated)

Offers cannot be combined. Not for League Play. Shoe Rental Not Included.

2 Gift Certificates for Pizza at Central Pizza; Franklin, MA (donated)

Certificate entitles the bearer to rent a free large cheese pizza.


Dinner & A Movie

$25 Gift Card to British Beer Company; Franklin, MA (donated)

This restaurant delivers the atmosphere of a great British, Irish or European "local": the center of town life, a place to relax, refuel the body and spirit, share news and be entertained.

2 Admission Passes to Showcase/Multiplex Cinemas and/or Cinema De Lux; (donated)

Not valid for special engagements. Expires 12/31/12.


Popcorn for the School Year

Do you ever forget to give your child a quarter on popcorn day? If you win this raffle item, your child will received free popcorn for the next school year.


Updated: February 10, 2012  

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