Join us for our biggest fundraising and community building event of the year!
Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064)
(Just a few short blocks from Washington Yu Ying on the Catholic University of America Campus)
UPDATE: Register now for babysitting at Yu Ying
Gala Babysitting is being offered at Yu Ying from 6pm-11pm. It is a pajama party with pizza, movies, crafts, and more! Don't forget to pack your pajamas and sleeping bag!
The cost is $25 for the first child and $20 for siblings (Yu Ying students only please). You must register by May 4
and you will be billed through REEF's online payment system.
No Drop Ins or Cash at the door please.
Pre-Gala Preview of Auction Items
Exciting news -- Preview Gala Auction items Now! Just click on the Online Auction link below.
This year ticket holders can bid early and set bid increments and a maximum price for the Silent Auction
items. You will be notified if you get outbid at any time before the Silent Auction closes.
Online bidding for the silent auction categories will open daily starting April 30. You must have a ticket to start bidding.
Dates Categories will open for bidding
Sunday, April 30 - Class Projects
Monday, May 1 - Vacations, Ticketed Parties
Tuesday, May 2 - Eating & Drinking, Experiences & Entertainment
Wednesday, May 3 - Yu Ying & You, Health & Wellness
Thursday, May 4 - Camps, Classes & Parties, Merchandise
Live Auction Items will only be available for live bidding at the Gala during the Live Auction.
Tickets, Sponsorships, & Teacher Tickets
To purchase your tickets, support Yu Ying at a Sponsorship level, or make a donation toward the price of a teacher's ticket, please scroll down this page to the "Events" section. Choose "View Event" under "Tickets" and follow the instructions. Please include your child's class at Yu Ying.
*If you are a Yu Ying teacher or qualify for free or reduced lunch please see Ms. Emily at the front desk for your complimentary or reduced price ticket.*
The theme this year is the Roaring 20s. Think The Great Gatsby and the Jazz Age and then gussy yourself up as much as you want and join the fun!
The Gala brings together Yu Ying parents, staff, teachers, family, and friends to celebrate our community and raise funds to benefit our school and our children. In previous years, Gala funds have been used to make dramatic improvements throughout the campus including the playground, nature center, and technology in the classrooms.
Now that many of Yu Ying's physical needs are in place, the Gala funds will now be used to support the heart of the school - our teachers!
Why Support Our Teachers?
Our school's powerful model combines an effective Chinese language immersion program with the inquiry-based curricula of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. We know this model helps students succeed. But, for it to work, Yu Ying needs smart, talented, passionate, and experienced educators. Not only that, but our model requires us to retain native Chinese speakers. To do this, Yu Ying spends a significant amount of money and time working with lawyers and government agencies to obtain necessary work visas for many our teachers.
The bottom line is this: hiring and keeping excellent teachers is a financial investment.
As a school community, our continued success is reliant upon finding and retaining amazingly talented and dedicated teachers. We must all work together to support this mission.
Why Support Washington Yu Ying?
Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School aims to spark the fire of lifelong learning by providing a world-class education for students in our nation's capital. We are an educational gem worth your investment. We are one of only a handful of public Chinese immersion programs in the nation. We're on the leading edge of elementary education, with more than 540 students (pre-K3 through 5th grade) from all 8 Wards in Washington, D.C.
Yu Ying is also a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so your ticket purchases and donations of money and auction items are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Family or Friends can't make it to the event, but want to help? We happily accept financial donations. To Make a Financial Donation
, please use the blue Make a Donation
button at the top right of this page.
On behalf of the entire Yu Ying community, we greatly appreciate your support.
The 2017 Gala Committee