I 💚CTES Silent Auction

Opens Friday, March 18th at 8:00 am

Closes Tuesday, March 29th at 11:45 pm

 

www.32auctions.com/CTESAuction2022

 

Your CTES PTA is hosting its first ever online fundraising auction and we hope you will participate. All proceeds from this fantastic auction will go directly to the CTES PTA to support our school!!

 

Fact: Most Silent Auction participants win items that sell for a higher price in a retail setting. So, participating in our auction means you have the opportunity to save money on something you and your family will enjoy, while 100% of the proceeds directly support CTES. A true win-win!!

 

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?  

Visit www.32auctions.com/CTESAuction2022 today and all this week to preview the fantastic items we have available. See something you like? Click the “Watch” heart shaped icon. On your next visit you can just click the pink heart at the top to view all your favorites!

 

Bidding opens Friday, March 18th at 8:00 am, and closes Tuesday, March 29th at 11:45 pm.

 

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

Throughout the United States, government funding for every public school system is very limited. Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) does what they can, but they are stretched very thin.

 

That’s where Parent Teacher Associations come in! Your CTES PTA raises money so we can fill the gaps and provide the additional curriculum supports our students need to enrich their education.

 

During the pandemic we were not able to actively raise funds, but it was very important for us to continue financially supporting the growth and development of our students. As such, our reserves are now dangerously low, and we really need your help.

 

Fact: Every elected PTA Board member is a CTES parent, just like you! We all have the same mission, which is to ensure every CTES student has access to the very best programs and supports.

 

Here are just a FEW of the ways your participation in this auction will help us continue our mission:

  • Technology and Innovation Labs
  • Developing STEAM resources
  • Classroom enhancement funds that directly benefit our teachers
  • Quaver Music Program
  • Playground Equipment
  • Family Events
  • Assemblies and guest speaker

 

I 💚CTES Silent Auction: Instructions and FAQ

 

LOGGING ON: Users can view items any time without registering! To bid on an item, it will ask you to register, but you do not have to enter payment info at that time. If you forget your password, follow the steps on their website to reset it.

 

BUY NOW OPTION

There is a buy now option under the Next Bid option. BUY NOW closes bidding and you win the item at the listed BUY NOW price. This is a great option to use if you know you must have that item and don’t want to chance getting outbid.

 

EXACT BID

An exact bid is the amount you want the items’ current selling price to immediately jump to.  Your bid amount will not change as additional bids are entered on the item. To enter your exact bid, enter your bid amount, click the EXACT BID button, and submit your bid. 

 

WHAT IS A PROXY BID?

A proxy bid allows you to enter the maximum amount you’re willing to spend with the goal of winning the item at the lowest possible price.  The system will bid for you, up to your maximum proxy bid amount, as additional bids are entered on the item. To enter a proxy bid, enter your maximum bid amount, click the PROXY BID button, and then submit your bid. For more information on how exact and proxy bidding work, visit the website below: www.32auctions.com/pages/help.html#bidding_4

 

HOW DO I CHANGE OR CANCEL A BID?

To change your bid, go to the item bid page, and update your dollar amount.  Choose an exact bid or proxy. To cancel a bid, or lower a bid, please contact Shannon at 512-535-8856

 

WHAT IF TWO BIDS ARE THE SAME?

Anytime the system receives 2 bids which are the same, the first bid entered into the system wins.  When the bid history displays 2 bids of the same amount, the bid which was placed first is a proxy bid.  When someone submits a second bid of the same amount, the first bidder continues to be the winning bidder because they were first to bid that amount.

 

WHAT IS EXTENDED BIDDING?

The extended bidding option automatically extends the end time of an item by 3 minutes when it receives a bid during the final 3 minutes.  This process repeats until no new bids are received during the final 3 minutes of the time bidding window or the auction has been extended for a maximum of 30 minutes beyond the original end time.  When an auction is extended, you’ll see EXTENDED BIDDING messages displayed throughout the auction with a link for easily viewing all of the extended items. 

 

CAN I BID FROM MY PHONE?

Yes! The 32auctions site is completely mobile friendly for all auctions without the need to install an application.

 

HOW DO I FOLLOW ITEMS I AM INTERESTED IN?

For a quick way to check the status of the items you are interested in without scrolling through the whole auction, add the item to your Watchlist by clicking the heart on the item so it turns pink. You can view the items which are in your Watchlist by clicking the heart button on the auction bar (located at the top of the auction page next to the Search box). To see the items you are actively bidding on, click on the yellow star located at the top of the auction page next to the search box.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN?

Once the auction has ended and all the extended bidding has closed out, you will be able to view which items you have won by clicking on the yellow star and clicking view your items this will take you to your invoice. You will also receive an email from 32 Auctions that lists the items you won along with a link to your invoice.

 

You may pay online with a credit card through PayPal there will be a link in the invoice to pay using PayPal. CTES PTA will incur a credit card processing fee for every payment done online, so please consider paying via cash or check at the in-person Auction Item Pickup.

 

HOW DO I CLAIM THE ITEMS I WON?


TEACHER EXPERIENCES: You will be contacted by the host teacher in the weeks following the conclusion of the auction. You do not need to do anything to claim these items. However, you do need to pay.

 

If you wish to pay by cash or check, please bring that to the auction checkout on March 30th or 31st.

 

If you are paying by credit card and your only items were teacher experiences, simply pay online and wait for the host teacher to contact you. (You do not need to come to the in-person auction checkout)

 

CLASSROOM BASKETS/DONOR BASKETS/GIFT CARDS: Baskets and Gift cards will be available for pickup at CTES the following dates and times:

 

March 30th, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

March 31st, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

 

**Please pick your child up first, then continue through the pick-up line and follow the signs to the CTES PTA Booth in the parking lot.

 

HOW DO I PAY FOR THE ITEMS I WON?

  1. IN PERSON - Cash or Check made out to CTES PTA This is the preferred method, as CTES PTA will incur a processing fee for every credit card payment. Please have your cash or check ready when you arrive at the PTA booth to ensure a fast and smooth pickup.
  2. ONLINE - Credit or Debit on the 32 Auctions website. You will receive an email from 32 Auctions with a link to view and pay your invoice. If you have items to pick up, please be prepared to show your online payment receipt from 32 Auctions on your phone or as a printout.

 Bidding Starts on March 18th!!

 

For questions please contact Shannon Lucas - VP Communications at ctescommunications@gmail.com

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