WISH UPON A STAR 2017
Presented by St. Rose of Lima Academy
"A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS"
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017
STONE HOUSE AT STIRLING RIDGE
50 Stirling Road | Warren, NJ 0705
Win 4 Uptown Grandstand Tickets (General Admission) to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,
featuring the best of America's High School and College marching bands, dazzling floats, our world-famous giant balloons and,
of course, the one and only Santa Claus. With 3.5 million spectators lining the streets of NYC and over 60 million watching on NBC,
you and 3 guests can be front and center to see this magnificent spectacle march on by!
Play your instrument of choice and/or sing along side our very own Danny Solazzi and his band, The Characters, at a concert to be given to the entire St. Rose Community at SRLA this Spring; Friday, May 19th 2017. Select your song in advance (must learn from the band's set list) and get ready for your big debut! OR if you really want the spotlight, grab a couple of friends and open up for the Characters! Donated by Danny Solazzi and The Characters. Open to both kids and adults.
Meet the smartest neuroscientist in the room with two tickets to a private event with David Eagleman on March 23rd at Bell Labs. Dr. Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author. He heads the Center for Science and Law, a national non-profit institute, and serves as an adjunct professor at Stanford University. He is best known for his work on sensory substitution, time perception, brain plasticity, synesthesia, and neurolaw. He is the writer and presenter of the international PBS series, The Brain with David Eagleman, and the author of the companion book, The Brain: The Story of You.
A music afianados must-have night with mesmerizing melodies by singer, songwriter and musician Beatie Wolfe. Two tickets to the launch of Beatie Wolfe's new Album # 3 at the historic and "without echo" Anechoic Chamber at Bell Labs on May 1st. Beatie Wolfe, known for a voice that possesses the husky sweetness of Stevie Nicks and earthy tones of Nina Simone is hailed as the definition of a 21st century artist with a classic sound.
Get ready for summer with Tory! Contents feature the Tory Burch Kerrington Square Straw Tote & the Perry Zip Continental Wallet. The tote is richly textured, with contrast-color floral detailing and trim. The design features smooth handles, an interior zip pouch and a D-ring at the front for attaching keys. It’s easy and bohemian-chic — great for trips to the farmers’ market or weekends away. Tory Burch's sleek and sophisticated continental wallet holds your financial essentials with style no matter where you are jetting!
Get the latest from Amazon.com – included in this basket is the Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire HD Tablet, Amazon Fire TV Stick and a $75 Amazon gift card. The Amazon Echo is a voice-activated, always- on speaker connected to a cloud-based voice service, and provides information, answers questions, plays music, reads the news, checks sports scores or the weather, order pizza, and more—instantly! The Amazon Fire HD Tablet has a beautiful 8" dislplay and 32GB. The Amazon Tap is an Alexa Enabled Portable blue tooth speaker. The Amazon Fire Stick is a powerful streaming media player with the Alexa Voice Remote. The whole family will enjoy this basket! Donated by the 1st Grade.
Step into Spring with the Henri Bendel Rivington Convertible Tote in Estate Blue. Expertly crafted in pebbled leather, this luxury handbag is designed to keep your every item organized and easily at hand. The front flap pocket ingeniously detaches to serve as the perfect clutch or cross body companion. Add a pop of color with the West 57th Single Snap Wallet in poinciana and Bouquet Skinny Mini Scarf. Finish your look with the Signature Wrap Bracelet in navy. Designed with an adjustable buckle closure, this versatile bracelet decorates the wrist or moonlights as a chic choker depending on the day (or night!).
Pamper yourself with $250 worth of salon services with former SRLA parent and salon owner, Ampy Moreno (appointment required; winner to call (908) 265-5009 for an appointment).
Attorney Naim Bulbulia, a Harvard Law School alumnus, offers his services in estate planning. Certificate entitles holder to a complimentary preparation of wills, health care documents, and powers of attorney. Offices are located in Short Hills and Manhattan.
The Leipold Design Group will provide a 60-minute professional interior design consultation to bring your home ideas to life! Generously included are fashionable home accessories such as a linen lumbar pillow with leather detail, Roca Home wool throw, Devil Designs marble tray, pair of hammered metal vases, herringbone pattern horn frame, herringbone pattern wooden box, and more.
Are you eagerly awaiting a return to spring and a refocus on your well-being? This navy Fitbit Blaze, S'well water bottle in Opal Marble and hip duffle bag will be your best motivators!
Get Hamptons-ready with this basket full of glamorous accessories. Be bold or go incognito with the new Tom Ford Ivana Sunglasses. Also included is a coordinating caftan, a beautiful wide-brim beach hat and an oversize jute beach tote, plus magazines for beach reading!
Coffee lovers have their coffee different ways depending on the time of day. This basket will meet all your coffee needs with a sleek Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee Maker (with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother) to get you started. Have your cappuccino in the morning while you do the NYT Crossword puzzle. Sip afternoon coffee with delectable chocolates. And take your evening dessert with satisfying liquors to accompany your Nespresso coffee. No matter how you like your coffee, this basket has something for every coffee lover in your home. Also included are a Nespresso $50 gift card, Able Baker $50 gift card, Nespresso Pure Espresso and Cappuccino sets, Pod storage and much more!
Headed on Spring Break or to the beach this Summer? Look your best in these new designer his/her sunglasses, throw your soft new beach towels into your beautiful Henri Bendel canvas tote, and be the envy of the beach! Also included is a $50 gift card to Words book store so you can load up on beach reads before your trip! Armani Sunglasses for him are matte pale gold metal aviator style fram with gradient brown lenses. Prada sunglasses for her are Gray Havana oversized round plastic butterfly fram with gradient lenses.
The POWERbot Essential is packed with technology and is 10X more powerful than the leading robot vacuum brand*. It rolls right over most vacuuming obstacles thanks to its EasyPass™ wheels. It also automatically transitions from carpet to hard floors with ease to provide the right type of cleaning action for whatever surface it’s on.
A fitting and style appointment with Sharon Grazioso-Bianchi and J.Hilburn Menswear. Includes: one J.Hilburn custom-made shirt made with beautiful Italian fabric from the best mills in Italy and personalized by you; one custom-made leather or suede belt made in the USA…you select leather/suede and thread color; a $150 J.Hilburn gift card to use toward a made-to-measure suit or sport coat made with top Italian fabrics and designed the way you like to wear it; a pique knit polo made of 100% cotton that will mix well into your spring/summer wardrobe; a bottle of fine “Bianchi” wine to sip and finish off your look.
Start your day off with a movie at the Millburn movie theater, then enjoy a delicious dinner at Common Lot, the very popular farm-to-table restaurant around the corner. After dinner it is time to head to the Paper Mill Playhouse! You have two tickets to "Million Dollar Quartet" this spring. The smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Featuring a score of hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” and more (show runs from March 29-April 23, 2017). Voucher for the show is valid for 2 tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday evening. The basket also includes a $100 gift certificate to Common Lot restaurant, a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine and Millburn movie theater voucher.
Take your spouse, mom, sister or friend to see Sara Bareilles star in the Waitress on Broadway. For a limited engagement, the Tony and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter who composed the music and lyrics will take over the starring role of Jenna at Joe’s Diner. A waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town. Included are two (2) tickets for Sunday, May 21st at 3pm, Orchestra Seats (Row E), a $100 Visa Gift Card to put towards dinner after the show or lunch beforehand and the CD Sara Bareilles, Songs From the Waitress to help immerse yourself into the music before you head to the show!
MAGIC CARPET RIDE! Take your fam ily on a m agic carpet ride to discover a whole new world at ALADDIN the hit Broadway musical on Saturday, June 24th, 2pm. Center Orchestra tickets for four (4) people. The timeless story of Aladdin, is a thrilling production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, breathtakingly spectacular. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
Four (4) tickets to Broadway's The Lion King. Experience the stunning visual artistry, the unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon – one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life on stage. This voucher offers six different evening and Matinee performances to choose from in Fall of 2017 (both weeknight and weekday dates available). Enjoy lunch before the play or dinner afterward with a $300 Visa gift card to use at your favorite Times Square restaurant. Finish the day with a trip to the Disney Store where your children will take home a memento of their adventure with a $50 gift card. This basket is everything your family needs for an amazing Disney NYC adventure!
Revolutionize your kitchen! For a commercial-grade, use-it-everyday, can't-live-without-it blender, the Vitamix Professional Series 500 is unparalleled! Whether it's your morning smoothie, a healthy concoction for the kids, soup for supper, or drinks for dessert - you're covered. We've also got the fresh food (Whole Foods $75 GC), accessories and cookbooks to take your blending expertise to the next level, as well as some high quality tumblers to showcase your new creations. Trust us...it's not just a blender.
Whether for everyday cooking or elegant entertaining the All Clad Gourmet Slow Cooker with All-In One Browning is what your kitchen needs! More than simply a slow cooker, this all-in-one machine also steams food, browns and sautés, and cooks rice to tender perfection. Prepare meals on your own schedule at the touch of a button thanks to a programmable 20-hour timer and keep-warm feature. From braises and stews to soups, chili and one-pot rice dishes, come home to a delicious, bubbling-warm dinner that's ready to serve. Also included in this basket are everything you need to get cooking; two fabulous cookbooks, an Acacia wood spice grinder, spices, ladle, tongs and much more!
Private wine tasting at Mount Salem Vineyards. Mount Salem is an estate vineyard and winery located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Your party of 8 will enjoy a 90 minute private sit down with the wine maker and a tasting of all 6 of their Austrian, French, and Northern Italian varieties of wine. Discover for yourself why Mount Salem Vineyards is known as a hidden gem! Included in this great prize is a selection of the vineyard's wines for you to enjoy. The winner will schedule the tasting with the winemaker for a mutually convenient time.
Oh what night! This stellar culinary experience includes a Chef's Tasting Dinner for two at the newly reopened West Village restaurant, Mas Farmhouse. This Four Course Dinner and Wine Pairing will be custom planned and prepared by Chef Galen Zamarra.
Dinner for four at Tavern62 by David Burke, six wines personally chosen by David Burke and a signed copy of his latest cookbook! Chef David Burke is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and is a 25 year culinary visionary who is respected for his skill, creative whimsy and philanthropic efforts. He is also a frequent guest on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. Tavern62 by David Burke is his newest collaboration with ESquared Hospitality. Dinner to be used by February 18, 2018.
Enjoy a year’s supply of Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil! Imported from Italy, Colavita's extra virgin olive oil is the perfect everyday oil with the right balance of fruity and spicy notes. Take home 12 one-liter tins.
You deserve to get away and leave your worries behind at the Woolverton Inn, a secluded B&B just an hour's drive from SRLA, it is perched high above the Delaware River surrounded by 300 acres of rolling farmland and forest. This Stockton, NJ inn provides the seclusion of a grand country estate with the countless activities of New Hope and Lambertville just five minutes down the road. Whether you enjoy antiquing, gallery viewing, biking or boating along the Delaware this area has it all. After a full day of activity or just relaxing at the inn, plan a dinner at the acclaimed Sergeantsville Inn or nearby Lambertville's Hamilton Grill. Basket includes a $400 Gift Card for the Woolverton Inn, $100 American Express gift card and a bottle of Champagne.
This basket includes everything you need to capture your underwater adventures! Whether at the Jersey Shore or swimming the Caribbean reefs; this snorkel, mask, flippers, and Canon PowerShot D30 Waterproof Digital Camera can keep up with your adventurous lifestyle. The tough and sporty PowerShot D30 is also the ideal choice for bikers, hikers, skiers and climbers. It's time to start documenting your family's outdoor adventures with this basket.
Come fly! Take to the sky in a romantic hot air balloon ride for two over the lovely rolling hills and valleys of Hunterdon County and the Delaware River. Alexandria Balloon Flights offers memories of a lifetime and an experience you will not forget! And that's not all - stay overnight at the Lambertville House just a half hour away. You will relax and reconnect, stroll over the toll bridge, check out the galleries, watch the river and explore the historic sites. This will be the most lovely getaway for two with a bit of a thrill and a lot of romance!
Enjoy a portrait session by Peter Wallburg Studios, a family-owned photography studio located in downtown Summit. Peter Wallburg Studios have been photographing families, individuals, business professionals, weddings, and special events since 1962. This package includes a portrait studio session plus a 16 x 20 print.
Get right behind home plate and see the team play up close and personal with two tickets for Calendar Day on April 15 vs the Cardinals. Section 20, row 1, seats 9&10.
4 tickets. Date TBD
Two (2) weeks free camp registration (when you register for 4 weeks or more) at New Horizons Day Camp at Brooklake School in Florham Park. Programs are offered for children Kindergaten-9th grade. Sessions run June 26-August 18, 2017, from 9:15am-3:45pm. (This prize is valid for new families only - may not use this certificate if you are already enrolled or are a returning camp family. Cannot be combined with other discounts/certificates).
One (1) week of On the Ball Soccer Camp at Memorial Field in Summit. Program offered for boys and girls ages 4-12, from June 26-July 21, 2017. KinderKickers 9:00-11:30am (ages 4-5), Skills and Drills 9:00-1:00pm (ages 6-12).
At Acting With Emily, the instructors love what they do, and are what they teach. If you turn on your TV, go to the movies, listen to the radio, or go to a Broadway show, you will see and hear their instructors. Acting With Emily offers professional performing arts classes and corporate coaching for all ages, abilities, and aspirations. This prize entitles you to one Spring Group Class. Spring session starts in April.
Sleek, stylish and stellar sound! Play different songs in each room, or the same song in both rooms in crystal-clear HiFi sound at any volume. Stream all the music on earth from an app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer straight to this sleek, compact system that fits any space.
Wow, Just Wow! Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle includes Xbox One S Special Edition 1TB Console, full game digital download of Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, military green stand and controller, HDMI cable (4K capable), power cable, and a 14 day Live Gold Trial. Also includes the Hellfighter Pack, Red Baron Pack, Lawrence of Arabia Pack, and a new visual appearance of the Behemoths, and 5 Battlepacks.
Tenney Grant, of the American Girl Dolls is in the house tonight! Tenney is a 2017 addition to the family and she is ready to make great music and do it just by being herself! Take her home as a beloved gift to your favorite big or little girl. Tenney also comes with a $200 gift card for the American Girl Doll store for all her musical needs and accessories!
Cruise along the open water when you hop on the Body Glove Performer 11i Stand-Up Paddle Board. For Parents, kids, dogs, yoga enthusiasts… the whole family will be excited to add this to their summer adventures. The Performer 11 is designed for adventure, family, fitness, and travel. The triple-fin and light-weight design is 34 inches wide and makes for an extra stable platform making paddling with kids and even paddleboard yoga easy. Don't let this auction item float away from you, it is ready for you to take to the ocean or lake this summer. Included are an adjustable travel paddle, high-pressure hand pump, bungee tie-down, leg coil/leash, dry bag, durable backpack and repair kit.
|Get ready for a fun, unique experience and indulge your inner artist with Mrs. W at A Sip of Art. Two (2) students, Grades 2 through 8, will bring home the artwork that they create with paint on canvas. Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 10:45 AM – 1:15 PM, at A Sip of Art in West Orange. Snacks and sips included.|
|Four (4) students will have a BALL (A BOWLING BALL!!) with Mrs. Fonte and Mrs. Thiemer on Friday, April 28th at Madison Lanes. We will "SPARE" no time afterwards as we run over to the pizzeria for a yummy dinner. We will join with Mrs. Carangelo, Ms. Kepler and Ms. DiTullio for this "STRIKINGLY" fun excursion|
|Two (2) students will have a BALL (A BOWLING BALL!!) With Mrs. Carangelo on Friday, April 28th at Madison Lanes. We will "SPARE" no time afterward as we run over to the Pizzaria for a yummy dinner. We will join up with Mrs. Fonte, Mrs. Thiemer, Ms. Kepler and Ms. DiTullio for this "STRIKINGLY" fun excursion!!|
Four (4) students will have a BALL (A BOWLING BALL!!) with Ms. Kepler and Ms. DiTullio on Friday, April 28th at Madison Lanes. We will "SPARE" no time afterwards as we run over to the pizzeria for a yummy dinner. We will join with Mrs. Carangelo, Mrs. Fonte, and Mrs. Theimer for this "STRIKINGLY" fun excursions. Donated by Ms. Kepler and Ms. DiTullio.
|Join Mrs. DiQuinzio and Mrs. Halo (along with Mrs. Alfano and Mrs. Rippo) for a fun-filled afternoon at Kidz Village in Kenilworth, NJ. Kidz Village is an exciting indoor playground and ultimate kids’ fun center. Kids can climb, play and explore in a clean, bright and colorful world filled with slides and bridges, kids’ fun and games, and creative theme rooms where their imaginations can take flight. There is a fun variety of themed play rooms like a movie theater, beauty salon, tool shop, 50s-style play diner and more. With this much fun, your child is sure to build up an appetite! A pizza lunch is included! We only have 2 slots, so hurry up and sign up. The date of the trip is Wednesday, April 12th from 12:30pm to 3pm. (The half-day before Easter recess.)|
|Join Mrs. Alfano and Mrs. Rippo (along with Mrs. D and Mrs. Halo) for a fun-filled afternoon at Kidz Village in Kenilworth, NJ. Kidz Village is an exciting indoor playground and ultimate kids’ fun center. Kids can climb, play and explore in a clean, bright and colorful world filled with slides and bridges, kids’ fun and games, and creative theme rooms where their imaginations can take flight. There is a fun variety of themed play rooms like a movie theater, beauty salon, tool shop, 50s-style play diner and more. With this much fun, your child is sure to build up an appetite! A pizza lunch is included! We only have 2 slots, so hurry up and sign up. The date of the trip is Wednesday, April 12th from 12:30pm to 3pm. (The half-day before Easter recess.) Donated by Mrs. Alfano and Mrs. Rippo. Value: Priceless|
|Up to four (4) SRLA students (Grade 3 through 5) will join Mrs. Alexander on an orienteering hike and picnic at Hacklebarney State Park in Chester, NJ. Tentative Date: May 6th from 11AM - 2PM (rain date May 7th). Each student will receive a fanny pack, canteen, compass, and trail snacks to start their adventure. Please pack sandwiches for the picnic lunch. Learn how to use a compass, properly count your paces, and follow marked trails. You will never get lost again!|
|Up to eight (8) students, Grades K through 8 will join Mrs. Tyler and Ms. Weakley for an afternoon of baking fun! The party will be held from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM on a Monday or Friday after school. Students attending the party will learn how to make their own hot pretzels. They will make their treats at school and hopefully bring some home! Date to be mutually agreed upon.|
One (1) student will spend the day helping Mrs. Underwood run the school!
|Is your child ready for a fun day filled with laughter? One (1) lucky student will spend the day teaching computers with Mr. Miller for the day|
Get your whistle ready! One (1) lucky student will spend the day working with Mrs. Machen teaching PE for the day. Donated by: Mrs. Machen.
|One (1) lucky student will spend the day working with Mrs. Byers teaching music to each grade. Together they will collaborate and choose a song to work on with different classes. This experience also includes a one-hour Guitar Chord and Strum Lesson to be arranged on a Monday after school.|
Join us for a backyard cocktail party to celebrate the end of the school year. Share your vacation plans, sip cocktails and enjoy some tasty hors d'oeuvres at the Zabik family home as we kick off the summer season in style. Cheers! Saturday, June 3, 2017 $120 per couple/$60 per person. Limit 25 couples (50 guests).
|Come watch our Resident Rockstar Danny Solazzi and his band, The Characters, perform live! Danny and his band have played along with rock royalty such as The Kinks, Joan Jett and a Beatle – Ringo Star! And now it's your chance to see them live, sing along to the songs you know by heart, and embarrass your kids with your dance moves. Some lucky SRLA students or adults will make special guest appearances and rock out alongside this legendary band. Have some pizza and sing along to some great tunes with some real Characters! Donated by Danny Solazzi and The Characters. May 19, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30. $45 per family. Unlimited Guests|
Come to school dressed to support the Ravens! Date TBD. $10 per child. No guest limit.
THIS YOU CANNOT MISS! Join St. Rose as we take over Moonshine bar in Millburn for a true white lightening night! Mrs. Underwood will be bartending with a few surprise bar backs. One Wednsday or Thursday in April we will fill the bar, have some apps and support our school! $30 per person. No guest limit.
Mom's can reunite from the summer break! Pour a glass and sit back at the fireside pit! Kick off the school year with a ladies only night of chatting and relaxing on Nancy Dufner's Patio. Nancy Dufner and Kit Madigan sponsor this event late September or early October, date to be announced. $60 per person. Limit 15 guests.
Grab your swimsuit and goggles for an end of the year pool party. Enjoy swimming and lunch with your best friends on the last day of school. For grades PK-3 through 8. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. $45 per child, includes parent. No guest limit.
It's a holiday party at the Williams' home! Join us for a little bubbly and good cheer as we toast the holidays and New Year! Join us December 2, 2017. Time TBD. $120 per couple ($60 pp). Limit 25 couples (50 guests)
Don't let the kids have all the fun this Halloween! Join us for a reprise on last year's wickedly fun party at a new haunted venue. Wacky and kooky or just plain spooky, all are welcome to join us for costumes, cocktails and bites at the Arrufat's home on Saturday, October 28th. $120 per couple ($60pp). Limit 20 couples (40 guests).
|Tweens will love the visual nature of this ‘Coaching Game’ engaged activity three hour session. Using images and powerful questions, we’ll create an atmosphere ripe for leadership skill building and personal development, with an emphasis on authenticity and confidence. Includes positive and inspiring workshop, 1 yr private online journal access for each participant. Fall 2017. $30 Per Person. Suggested age 10-14. Limit 10 students.|
Want a free ride? Yes, please! Always wanted to sail through a school year tuition free? Now you have the opportunity to recieve full tuition good for one (1) student. Pre-sale your tickets and have them waiting for you at check in at WISH.
Try you luck! The Lucky Draw features a great selection of goods representing local businesses from Millburn/Short Hills, Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Springfield and Summit. These gift baskets, valued between $50 and $300, may be won by purchasing a sheet of Lucky Draw Tickets and dropping your ticket with the basket of your choosing the night of WISH. At the end of the night one ticket will be selected and the winning ticket numbers will be posted. Find your winning ticket number and claim your prize!
Toss in your ticket for the creme de la creme of Lucky Draw! Deluxe Lucky Draw consists of ten top-of-the-line, high value baskets, from portrait packages to elegant jewelry. The Deluxe Lucky Draw baskets, valued between $200 - $500, may be won by purchasing a sheet of Deluxe Lucky Draw Tickets and dropping your ticket with the basket of your choosing the night of WISH. At the end of the night one ticket will be selected and the winning ticket numbers will be posted. Find your winning ticket number and claim your prize!
New this year! Want to walk away with a barrel of bareware, mixers, liquor & more? Purchase your tickets and have the chance to win this highly coveted prize. It's sure to keep your bar fully stocked for quite some time!