Every spring, the school holds a community-building, inclusive, celebration and fundraising event. This year’s WMS Spring Gala will be held at the Inglewood Golf Club on Friday, May 4, 2018. We will announce the theme at the Gala Kickoff Event held on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Amidst the fun, friends, and food, we will have a live auction, including a Raise-the-Paddle, an auction of classroom art masterpieces and the highly sought-after Head of School for a Day opportunity.


  • Donate an auction item
  • Host a Party Buy-In event
  • Help underwrite or make a general financial donation
  • Volunteer

The Family Alliance Gala Committee organizes the WMS Spring Gala, chaired this year by WMS parents Darcy Hardy and Gena Schirer. Email auction@woodinvillemontessori.org or speak with a chair to get involved.


  • Live Auction
  • Raise the Paddle
  • Online Auction
  • Classroom Art Masterpieces
  • Teacher Time
  • Raffle
  • Party Buy-Ins
  • Wine Wall

WHAT IS THE EVENT FORMAT? The event usually includes a cocktail reception and entertainment followed by a sit-down dinner with a live auction. The evening is topped off with dancing to great music provided by a DJ.

Guests are encouraged to dress to fit the event’s theme or come as they are. All are welcome! Opportunities to purchase tickets, buy-ins and raffle tickets are announced as we approach the event.

WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT THE AUCTION? General questions and volunteer opportunities, please email auction@woodinvillemontessori.org.

2017 Bollywood Gala

In spring of 2017 we presented a Bollywood-themed gala, complete with dancing from students and staff. It was a great success!—Photos courtesy of Ellery Charlson