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  • Montera Mardi Gras Auction



    Thank you! Thank you! From Montera Auction Team

    The Montera Auction Team would like to thank everyone who attended the Mardi Gras Auction at the California Ballroom! There were 185 attendees including dozens of Montera staff.  We had a great time and hope you did too!  Thank you also to everyone who bid and donated. The California Ballroom is looking for photographs to put on their website.  Please send any to auction@monterapto.com.
    The Montera Online Auction has also now ended.  Please email Loryn Hudson at auction@monterapto.com to pick up your winning/s. Thank you again to everyone who bid and donated.
    Altogether, we have exceeded our goal of $25,000! Go Toros!!!
    P.S. We have several spots open for upcoming parties.  See below.

    Hog and Oyster Party  40 spots open

    Join friends for a delicious feast of the whole roasted hog, southern sides, and oysters on the half shell. Bring your whole family and spend the afternoon and evening kicking off the new school year together.  Gin and Tonics and wine and beer for adults, lemonade for kids, fun for all!

    Date: Saturday, September 26

    Cost: $75 per adult, $40 per child

    Location: Ashley & Ken’s home

    Hosts: Ashley Dunning & Ken Sorey, Jennifer and Brian Wilkins, Jeremy and Melissa Yoches and Laura and James Eichel


    Ruth Stroup’s Pasta Extravaganza FULL AND POSTPONED

    Join classically trained chef and Oakland's very own "Insurance Lady" Ruth Stroup for an unforgettable dinner! Your evening will include specially chosen wine, antipasti, salad, and a pasta extravaganza!

    With deep roots in the Oakland East Bay, Ruth Stroup Insurance is a community-oriented agency offering customized insurance solutions to business and families. Insurance is about so much more than claims and deductibles: It is a key component to your financial health. We look forward to working with you to understand your needs and anticipate your growth.

    Cost: $75 per person

    Date: Saturday, May 2 6 PM

    Donor: Ruth Stroup




    Pre-Mother’s Day Brunch and Pampering 6 spots open AND POSTPONED

    Come join us for an intimate brunch, craft, and pampering on the day before Mother's Day. Let's celebrate together and sip mimosas while creating a beautiful succulent terrarium to take home. In addition, indulge yourself with a neck and shoulder massage from our onsite masseuse.

    Saturday,  May 9, 10:30 AM -1:30 PM

    Cost: $75 

    Hosted by Loryn Hudson, Kika, Rocha, Ilan Penson, and Karin Gregg



    Oakland As Tailgate 20 spots open POSTPONED

    Come join other Montera families for an afternoon of great tailgating food and drink on August 23, 2020, and then watch Oakland A's beat the NY Mets. You and the other attendees will be treated to an amazing Mexican inspired spread of food and beverages (adult and kid-friendly) while being entertained by music and good company. 

    Date: Sunday, August 23

    Adults $50/person and Kids $40/person

    Hosted by Ken Sorey & Ashley Dunning, Ed & Mary Velasco, and Huey Phan & Hoang Le 

    Beer Making Party 3 spots open AND POSTPONED

    Come help brew a one-of-a-kind beer!  Ryan will walk you through the steps and you can help, or you can just hang out and chat, drink beer, and eat food. This is the fourth year running and not only is it a great time but it also helps Montera. But wait, there's more!  Once the beer is ready, you'll receive a 64 oz. growler to take home and enjoy!

    Date: Saturday, April 11 12:00-7:00PM

    Cost: $50 per person up to 10 people

    Location: Ryan & Kristi’s home

    Hosts: Kristi Johansen & Ryan Bezenek



    Dogs’ Day Out 3 spots open AND POSTPONED

    Join everyone for a fun hike with families and our four-footed friends.  Take a 3-mile trek through Joaquin Miller/Redwood Park that starts and ends at Trudeau Training Center off of Skyline Drive. After the hike, we’ll have refreshments for both pets and people :)

    Date: Sunday, April 18 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Cost: $25 per family, up to 8 dogs

    Hosts: Liz Sakaldasis and Ben Worf


    Book Exchange  30 spots open AND POSTPONED

    "It’s a Lucky Day for Montera Readers!”

    Join us for a fun Shamrock-inspired event to share the love of reading at Montera, and to grow teacher and student libraries too! Attendees pay $25/each, except Montera teachers and current & prospective Montera students attend for free. Families may select 1 book of their choice for every 2 middle school level books they donate to the event (vouchers provided at the door); Montera teachers may select 5 books each for their school libraries. Please bring all lightly used quality “young adult” literature (fiction & non-fiction) that you are willing to donate to our teachers, students & school library. Light snacks will be provided. Wear something green to be entered into the Bonus Book Raffle!

    Date: Saturday, March 21, 1:30-4:30 PM Montera Library

    Value: Attendees pay $25/each. Montera teachers and current & prospective students attend for free.

    Hosts: Ashley Dunning, Mike Louden, Meredith Leong, Jessica Neighbor, Candace Johnson, & Maggie Rogers



    Poker Night! 8 spots open AND POSTPONED

    Come join the Litchy/Munoz Family for a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament-style poker party in their home. Hang out, enjoy the adult beverages, buffet-style dinner, and go up against the poker sharks of Montera. No kids. There is a $30 additional buy-in the night of the party, which you exchange for chips, with the top three players winning all the $$$ at the end of the night.

    Location: Sandra and Ruben’s Poker Pad 3PM-?

    Date:  Saturday, May 30th

    Value: $50 per person, up to 20 people

    Hosts: Sandra Litchy and Ruben Munoz


    Tootsie’s and Crush Shopping, Apps, and Drinks

    Join us at Tootsie's Shoe Boutique and sister store Crush Clothing Boutique on College Avenue for a fun Girls Night Out to mix, mingle, drink, eat some lite bites, and shop. Montera daughters are invited to attend for free. For anything you may select from Tootsie’s fabulous women’s shoe selection or the latest fashions next door at Crush, they will generously donate 20% of the sales proceeds to the Montera PTO. You can also just come and catch up with friends.

    Location: Tootsie's Shoe Boutique & Crush Clothing Boutique          

    5525 College Avenue

    Date: Thursday, August 20 7PM-9:30PM

    Value: FREE EVENT

    Hosts: Loryn Hudson,Rori Robison, Sarah Jarrett, Kika Rocha, Tania Webb, and Ilan Penson


    Oaklandish Cornhole Tournament 10 spots open AND POSTPONED

    Head over to the Entrekin's’ backyard for an Oakland-style cornhole tournament. This party will feature food from local restaurants, plenty of drink to fill your cup (including local beer, Mai Tais, and Greyhounds), and of course a playlist from home-grown artists such as Blackalicious, The Coup, and Tower of Power, to name a few. The tournament will be single-elimination and prizes for tournament champion and runner up will be Oakland-themed. Please arrive promptly so teams can be chosen and play can start right away. Participants are encouraged to come styled in their favorite Oakland gear (A’s, Raiders, Warriors, or the Oaklandish Tree) to represent love for the best city by the bay.

    Hosts: Jess and Caleb Entrekin, Kourtney and Ek Wilson, Mary McQueen and Ehren Peake, Jessica Neighbor and Paul Martin

    Date and time: May 17, 3:00-6:00PM










  • Donations and Sponsorships

    Do you have items, services or a party to donate for Montera’s 2020 Auction? Would you like to be a sponsor? Contact Loryn Hudson at auction@monterapto.com or click here to complete the donation form online

    Auction Item Ideas: New sports equipment or memorabilia, a week in your vacation home, tickets to sports games, art, professional services, restaurant, museum gift certificates, and gift cards.


    Community Party Ideas: Movie Night, Karaoke Night, Books and Bellinis, Craft Get-Together, Mom's Brunch, Family-Style Olympic Games, Cooking Lesson, Dinner Party, and other unique experiences and community get-togethers.