Spring Fling is the annual fundraiser benefiting the three Piedmont elementary schools. This important campaign brings together the entire community to support our children’s education. Funds raised by Spring Fling go directly to the schools, supporting music, science, art, math, computer, library activities and other vital programs.
Save the date! Spring Fling Gala — May 4, 2024
Now, more than ever, our schools are depending on parent and community support. Help us celebrate our schools while raising much needed funds for Beach, Havens and Wildwood. Parent volunteers are needed to make the many Spring Fling parties, auctions, and special events happen. Sign up today to help or email us to learn more.
Thank you Piedmont!
On May 6th, a gathering of 250 elementary school parents took place to celebrate and provide support for Beach, Havens and Wildwood schools. It was an extraordinary evening, and as of now, the combined proceeds from the Gala, Parent Parties, Auctions and Comings & Goings have reached an impressive amount of $235,500 for our schools!
Due to the incredible success of Spring Fling, we are able to secure funding to keep the libraries open at lunch and the expanded mental health counseling at the elementary schools for the next two years. For specific details on the grant, visit our Grants and School Support page.
We express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of Spring Fling by volunteering, organizing events, becoming a parent sponsor, participating in auctions or enjoying the festivities at the Gala. Your support and dedication are the driving forces behind the accomplishments of Spring Fling.
What is Spring Fling?
What is the Spring Fling season?
Spring Fling is a season of events all benefitting Beach, Havens and Wildwood. It includes:
Camp Auction (February): An online auction of fun camp adventures.
Comings & Goings Photography Project (March): Photographs are taken of all Kindergarteners and 5th Graders documenting their “comings” and “goings” from elementary school
Parent Parties (April – June): Hosted theme events for parents & students held throughout the spring
Online Auction (April): Bid on exciting adventures & wonderful items while supporting our schools
Silent & Live Auction at Gala (May): A selection of special events & items will be available to bid on at our Gala
Golf & Tennis Classic (May): A day of golf or tennis at Claremont Country Club
Are sponsorships available?
Yes! We have opportunities for both parent and business sponsors. Visit PiedmontSpringFling.org for details or feel free to call the PEF office at 510-653-1816 to find a sponsorship package that works for you.
I donated to the Giving Campaign. Why should I participate in Spring Fling?
Spring Fling is our ONLY fundraiser specifically for our elementary schools. Every dollar raised goes directly to Beach, Havens and Wildwood to help fund programs vital to our schools. This is our chance to fund items that are important to elementary families. In past years, funds from Spring Fling have supported our music and art programs, purchased chromebooks and classroom technology, and even bought back furlough days.
What does a Gala ticket include?
Your ticket to the Gala includes a cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, open bar and entertainment for the evening. It is a super fun night full of surprises!
Can I sit with my friends at the Gala?
Yes! When you purchase tickets online, you can enter your friends names. We try very hard to accommodate all requests.
What are "Parent Parties"?
Our biggest community builder, each year, parents plan and host smaller themed parties. These parties may be for adults, kids, or the entire family. In past years, these have included the 5th Grade Luau, movie nights, and block parties. Signing up for a party is another great way to get involved and support Spring Fling.
What is the Comings & Goings Photography Project?
Kindergarten and 5th Grade are extra special years for our students. We capture the first year of elementary school and the last in our Comings & Goings Photography project. A professional photographer comes into the classroom to taking a beautiful headshot of our students that are shared digitally and can be printed for framing. To see samples and learn more, visit PiedmontSpringFling.org.
Do your thing for Spring Fling
Spring Fling is successful only because of the support of our wonderful community. Our goal for Spring Fling is 100% parent participation. There are a variety of ways for you to get involved whether by volunteering, sponsoring, donating/purchasing auction items, and/or attending the event.
Please email us at email@example.com to learn how to get involved.