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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Parents’ Night Out?

The best party of the year with a very important purpose. Shoal Creek Educational Foundation hosts our biggest school-wide fundraiser. It is a fun-filled night of great company, delicious food, a band, and a live auction to help raise funds for Shoal Creek Elementary School.


How does the school make money?

While some schools charge up to $100 per person to attend, our event ticket costs much less to keep it affordable for you to attend. We don't profit from the tickets; these funds simply cover the cost of the event. Shoal Creek Educational Foundation volunteers have solicited donations from the community and businesses, which will be up for bid. Since these items are donated, SCEF makes money on the items that you will bid on and win at auction!


Who benefits from the auction proceeds?

All proceeds go to the Shoal Creek Educational Foundation which supports the entire Shoal Creek student community.


How does this help Shoal Creek?

Money raised will be used to help fund items or resources not provided by the district or state; such as a music teacher, impact teachers, math and science supplies and much more.

What is the Opportunity Drawing and where can I buy tickets?

We will be doing an Opportunity Drawing on the night of our PNO event. Opportunity tickets are just $5 each and the owner of the winning ticket will receive a $500 cash prize. You don’t have to be present at the event to win. Opportunity tickets can be purchased with the form attached to the PNO invite your student will be bringing home, at the April and May Friday Flag events or during the evening of our PNO event.


What will be auctioned?

We have a variety of items donated...something for everyone. Some packages include: date night packages, family activities, entertainment tickets, sports tickets and items, luxury items, personal services and much more!


What is the difference between the online auction and live auction?

The online auction is open for everyone to bid - even those who are unable to attend can find some great deals to support the school! The live auction will be held at the event and will consist mainly of larger ticket items. 


When should I buy my tickets?

If you don't want to miss out on the fun, please purchase your tickets at today. 


What should I wear?

Dress up or dress down - just come ready to have fun in your summer gear!


When will the list of auction items be sent home?

The items included in the online auction can be found on the auction site directly (visit and click on the auction link). This allows you to "shop" in advance by reading the description of the items including the value, donating company, expiration date etc. If you purchase tickets to attend the event, you will receive more information about the items that will be included in the live auction before the event.


When will I get the items that I win at the auction?

You will take home any items /certificates from the live auction that night after check-out. You will also be able to take home any teacher baskets that you won that night. Online auction items will be available for pickup from the office the week of May 16th. 

Thank You Sponsors!

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