Get Online and Bid! Live Auction is 4 Days Away!

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Bid Now!

The Annual Peralta Auction is just 4 short days away – we hope to see all of you there, eating, drinking, dancing, and enjoying yourselves.

Start Your Bidding!

We are continuing to receive great auction items that you can — and should — bid on right now! Online bidding runs through Saturday March 5 at 8pm, and includes items such as…
  • Great local restaurants and bars like Toast, Pizziolo, Casaer, Penrose, Flora, Kronner Burger, Tupper & Reed, Marc 49, and many, many more.
  • Weekend excursions such as special tastings at wineries like Peju and Concannon, and family getaways at Great America, Raging Waters, Claremont Hotel, and many others.
  • Hundreds of goods and services ranging from Legos and kid’s hair cuts to classes, museums, theater tickets and the opera.
Don’t miss out on your chance to grab a deal — and help Peralta in the meantime! Please share with your friends, family and coworkers – You don’t have to be a Peralta family to participate!

Pay to Plays and Class Gifts

Among the most sought-after items are Pay to Play events, and Class Gifts. Pay to Plays will ONLY be available at the auction this Saturday, and class gifts will available for bidding on Saturday at 5pm. If you HAVE to attend a particular Pay to Play, but cant make the Auction party, have a friend or family bid for you. 

Early Bird Tickets are Going, Going…

Auction event tickets are on sale now for $25, but will be raised to $30 day-of and at the door — so get them while they’re hot! You can also purchase Sponsor Tickets, which pay for Peralta teachers and staff to come to the event. If you cannot afford a ticket, don’t be deterred — reach out to Laura Mytels at and she can provide a discount code.


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Bidding is Now Open!

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Hello Peralta and Friends!

We’ve lowered the plank, and it’s time to start bidding 
on some of the wonderful items we’ve procured for you this year. We are continuing to receive donations, so check back often – we will be updating on a regular basis.

Check out some of the current highlights (many more surprises and fun items to come!):

  • Peralta AuctionByington Vinyard – Winery Tour and Tasting for up to 10 people! Located just 20 minutes from downtown Los Gatos, the Byington Vinyard staff will take you on a tour of the production facility and unique wine cave. The tour guide will keep you well lubricated with a selection of current releases.
  • Cal Academy of Science – 4 GA Tickets to the Academy. Take the family out for a fun-filled day of exploration and learning at the Cal Academy of Sciences.
  • Cline Cellars Tour and Tasting – 4 person VIP tour and tasting, including 1 bottle of Sonoma Syrah.
  • Warriors Tickets – 2 tickets to the Warriors vs. Portland Trailblazers on Sunday April 3. Come see NBA champion Golden Start Warriors play the Trailblazers – a scintillating experience, to be sure!
  • Great America – Two 1-day Admission Tix. If you love roller coasters and exciting rides, then this is the bid for you! Spend a day in our backyard at Great America.
  • Rockridge Food Tour – Enjoy two free tickets to any regularly scheduled Sunday Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Tour. This includes 6 tasting locations and a guided tour through Rockridge.
  • Semifreddis Bakery – Gift certificate for a year of bread, one loaf per week valid at their 2 east bay retail bake shops. Get your carb on with delicious Semifreddis bread every single week for a year!
  • St. George Spirits – Tour and Tasting for 4 at St. George Spirits, artisan distillers located in Alameda.
  • Tahoe Donner Ski Area – 2 All Day downhill pass vouchers, valid all days except Saturday. Enjoy one of our best winters in recent memory by shredding some gnar up in the mountains!
  • Urban Sitter – $75 babysitting gift card. Who can’t use an extra night out? Enjoy one with your children in expert hands!
  • Washington DC Condo – Available for a long weekend (or 4 days mid week), this comfortable and light-filled one bedroom English basement with exposed brick has a true city feel. The apartment is located in the historic district of Capitol Hill in a beautifully restored, 1916, Wardman-style rowhouse.

Start Bidding Now!

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Job Posting: PAID Auction Helpers Needed!

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The position may be well-suited for a young person (16 and over, please) looking to earn some pocket cash, but all and any are welcome! Our Auction Support staff should have good people skills and be comfort working with technology (the auction software will be on iPads).

The training portion can be done virtually (phone and computer required) and will take 1-2 hours. Night-of support will be 6-7 hours onsite at the event at Uptown Body and Fender. Food will be provided.

Please contact Doug Alexander at, or call 510-545-3684 if interested.



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Peralta’s Biggest Fundraising Party Drops Anchor March 5 — Get Your Tickets Now!

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Ahoy, Peralta Families and Friends!

We, the auction committee, are pleased to invite you to the 2016 auction — The Peralta Cruise — to be held March 5, 2016 and Uptown Body and Fender in beautiful Oakland, California at 401 26th Street! Please plan to come aboard around 5 PM, and stay as late as 11 PM.

We’ll have delicious food, awesome auction items, and great music to keep you up and dancing. If you show up before 6 PM, then we’ll give you a FREE drink ticket for being fashionably on time!

We’ve created this website to provide you with all the information you will need to have a most epic cruise — instructions on setting up your financial information for bidding through to announcements about food, entertainment, and all the other fun stuff. If you are interested in helping out, donating, or anything else, then please send an email to




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