The Garfield High School PTSA announces its 7th annual all-school auction, “Raise the Woof!”, on March 31 beginning at 5 pm at the UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE. Friends and community members can support the Garfield Bulldogs, recipients of the 2011 KCTS Golden Apple Schools of Excellence Award, by donating goods, services, or certificates by March 9, and also by attending our lively event! Please visit http://garfieldauction.blogspot.com/ to learn more, donate, and register to attend, or stop by the school office for a donation form. You will also learn how you can enter to win a new Nissan Leaf and support the reopening of a student college and career center, lost to budge cuts two years ago. The auction will feature delicious food by star chefs Thierry Rautureau of Rover’s and Luc and John Platt of St. Clouds, talented performers from across the student body, and a video highlighting students and staff. All funds raised at the auction support the wide-ranging needs, interests, and talents of our richly diverse student body. Last year we funded over 50 programs and needs, including Writers in the Schools, science equipment and field trip scholarships, the Scholars Program, College Access Now, outdoor education, visual arts, music for all students, Read Right tutoring, the Messenger student newspaper, and an after-school study center. Donors will be listed on our highly visited auction website and in our catalog. Your donation is tax deductible and sends the powerful message to our students that generous community members believe in them and are vested in their success.