Announcing SteamPUNKed: the 2017 STEM K-8 Auction!

Steam·punk ( ˈstēmˌpəNGk) 


  1. an inspired movement of creativity and imagination with a backdrop of either Victorian England or America’s Wild West at hand – modern technologies are re-imagined and realized as elaborate works of art, fashion, and mechanics;
  2. modern technology – iPads, computers, robotics, air travel – powered by steam and set in the 1800’s; or
  3. a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.


  • April 1 from 5:30pm-11pm
  • Hall at Fauntleroy 9131 California Ave SW

Why does STEM have an Auction?

PTA’s support basic education in Washington State. The Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA supports both basics (library books, gym equipment, art supplies) and “extras” (Project Based Learning supplies, scholarships for before & after school clubs, technology equipment, PTA events like Back to School Bash, and Pi Day). With your support, our students get the basics AND the extras which is what makes STEM awesome!


Available in 2017.

Volunteer & Dessert Dash

We couldn’t pull this off without volunteers! Help is needed in the days leading up to the auction, for event setup, and during the auction itself. Sign up will be available in 2017.

Upcoming Auction Committee meetings are 7-8pm Uptown Espresso in the Junction Feb 9, March 2, March 16, and March 23.

We need 25 donated desserts to cap off the evening. Don’t like to bake? Purchased desserts are welcome. Each dessert must serve 8-10. To donate a dessert, send us an email.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship is another great way to support the auction! Levels range from $100 to $5,000 and include a variety of great benefits. Contact auction@stemk8pta.org for information on becoming a sponsor or in-kind donor.


We are on the lookout for wine donations and color printing services.

Room parents: Feel free to organize (or ask for a parent to organize) a class basket. Pinterest is full of ideas, or contact us for ideas about class gifts – it’s an easy, fun way for classes to contribute to the auction.

Fill out a procurement sheet and return it to us by February 28, 2017. 


Little black dress, anything steampunk, jeans – everything welcome.


Contact auction@stemk8pta.org

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