Call out for Silent Auction Donations and Volunteers


If you have items to donate, please bring them in by Thursday, Nov. 16th. PLEASE EMAIL US if you have a donation that may be coming in after that date. Thank you so much to everyone who has already brought in such amazing donations! We are so appreciative of your generosity in support of our school.

HELP! SILENT AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! A HUGE call out for volunteers for the Silent Auction. There are LOTS of vacant positions that we need to fill to make our night a success. We can’t do this without you, please click on the links below to see the openings that still need to be filled:

WINE RAFFLE DONATIONS The raffle relies on wine donations from Pape parents – the more wine we get, the bigger the prize! If you would like to contribute a bottle, please contact Erin Hartnett at mailto:erin@erinhartnett.comor 647-828-8556.

Donations will be collected November 20-23 in the school office.

We are also still looking for more vases and tea lights for the event. Let Ania or Tonia know if you have any to lend! Please contact Ania Humphries ( or Tonia Babstock ( with any questions about the Silent Auction.

GET SOCIAL with us on Facebook and Twitter @PapeCouncil to find out what exciting items are up for grabs at the event. New items will be revealed DAILY so don’t miss out!

Don’t forget our hashtag: #PapeSilentAuction We hope to see you at our Silent Auction on November 24th @ 7pm for a fun-filled night in support of our school.

Pape Parent Challenge

Check your kids backpacks for our Parent Challenge Letter:


Last year, our “After Dark” Silent Auction was such a success, we raised over $13,000!

This year, WE once again CHALLENGE each Pape family to come up with at least ONE silent auction item for donation.

The silent auction helps ensure ALL children enrolled at Pape Ave. Jr. School:

–     can participate in ALL school excursions and events regardless of financial obstacles;

–     have access to safe playground and gym equipment;

–     have access to current technology to support classroom learning,

–     have exposure to enhanced learning programs like Scientists in the School and Artists in the classroom.

Think BIG!!! Do you, or any of your personal or professional contacts have the ability to donate items or services? How about event tickets? Games? Movies? Massages? Haircuts? Lessons? Artwork? Personal Training? Or maybe you have a new, unopened gift or toy that’s looking for a home?
*Please note the Silent Auction is an evening event for Parents, Friends and Neighbours of Pape School. The date is Friday, November 24th from 7-10:30pm – so book a sitter!

Donations may be dropped off at the Pape School office from November 6 – November 15. Please include your contact information and estimated value of the donation attached to the item. Let’s ALL WORK TOGETHER and give a HOOT!

Many thanks,

Ania Humphries


Tonia Babstock



It was so wonderful to see so many people having a great time at the Hoot and Howl on Saturday, despite the rain!

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our Hoot and Howl fun fair such a success.  Special thanks to Melissa Syme and Elizabeth Dawn Snell (co-chairs of the Hoot), to Laura Reynolds (volunteer coordinator), to Lisa Srisuro (raffle chair), and to Helene Michael and Romi Mainolfi (bake sale coordinators) who put in many, many, MANY hours of hard work ensuring that this year’s Hoot was a success.

Special thanks to all the dedicated volunteers, without whom we couldn’t have a Hoot at all. Despite many other commitments, you showed up and made time to support Pape school and our children. Your help is so appreciated! To the parents, teachers, staff, caretakers, Karen Jordan, Rose Marie Hall, high school volunteers, Pape students, sponsors, the list goes on: We are so lucky to have such a generous and supportive community to help make the Hoot a success.

If anyone has containers from the bake sale that still need to be picked up, you can retrieve them from the tables in the foyer outside the gym.

SILENT AUCTION – Friday November 24th @ 7pm Now that the Hoot is over, we are quickly turning our attention to November’s Silent Auction. It’s shaping up to be a great event that you don’t want to miss – so mark your calendars and book your babysitters!

PARENT CHALLENGE: We need all of your help to collect enough donations for the Silent Auction. We have a group of individuals helping solicit local businesses, BUT can you help add to our donations? Can your work help donate a prize or service? Do you know a company who would like to promote their business or do you frequent a local store or service.

Please help us add to our donations by soliciting in your own networks, THANK YOU! Please contact Ania Humphries ( or Tonia Babstock ( with any questions about the event, or about donations.