Shoal Creek Parents Night Out

Given these unprecedented times, we have made some changes to the plans for Parents' Night Out as well as our online and live auctions in an effort to provide opportunities to support Shoal Creek in ways that meet this moment. 


Auction - Teacher Services and Class Baskets

We have replaced the teacher experience items on the auction site with re-vamped virtual experiences. Our Shoal Creek teachers are excited to host these events for your kids! Many of these virtual experiences are flat fee opportunities with a final purchase date of 5/31/20. Some have limited space so check them out right now

We have also added the class baskets, which are usually auctioned off at the live PNO event, to the online auction for bid. We are excited for you to check out the creative collections our amazing room parents have put together. Please visit the auction site today to check them out! 

Auction - Community Donated Items & Opportunity Drawing

The items donated from the community for our online and live auctions are mainly experiences, and due to Covid 19 are currently limited. These items will be held until a later date when they will be able to be confidently used by you and your families. If you bid on items already, please be assured your credit card has not been billed and you will not be charged. We are clearing those bids and ask when we relaunch the auction at a later time, you come back to re-bid should you wish to win the item.


Our Opportunity Drawing will also be on hold until we are able to hold a live auction event at a later date. All tickets that have already been purchased will be kept and used in the eventual drawing.


Parents' Night Out is now Parents' Night In

While we are postponing the live auction until another time, we are excited to celebrate the end of the year with a Parents' Night In. We are currently finalizing the details of this virtual event to support our school and bring the community together while we are apart. Tickets will be $40. If you previously purchased tickets to PNO they will be applied to this event. If you paid more than $40 (either non early-bird prices or VIP), the balance of your ticket price will be rolled into a credit for the auction. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ted Dawson at More information with the date and event details will follow shortly. 

Frequently Asked Questions
What is Parents Night Out?

This is a schoolwide fundraiser hosted by Shoal Creek Educational Foundation. It is a fun-filled night of great company, delicious food, a band, and a live auction items 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 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?

For the first time this year, the silent auction items will be placed online so that anyone is able to participate - even those who are unable to attend can find some great deals to support the school! The live auction will be held at PNO 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 today. 

What should I wear?

Dress up or dress down - just come ready to have fun!

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 an email with 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 March 30th. 

Online & Live Auction


For the first time, silent auction items will be placed online so that everyone is able to participate - Friends, Grandparents, Neighbors, co-workers and your favorite Costco check out person can find some great deals to support the school! The live auction will be held at PNO. Here is a sampling of the great items available!


LIVE AUCTION (available only at PNO for attendees) items include: 


  • Big Bear Weekend - 3 Days/2 Nights at a luxury, recently remodeled 4 Bd 3 Bath Big Bear Cabin. ShuffleBoard, hot tub, Internet, BBQ, walking distance of the lake, park, & playground.

  • Epic Padres Experience - Watch batting practice right next to the Padres’ dugout, enjoy a buffet as you see Padres players warming up, & watch the game from behind home plate where the TV cameras catch you, while indulging in unlimited food and beverages (includes alcoholic).

  • Party on the Water -- 4 hour Catamaran rental for up to 12 ppl. Equipped with paddleboards, kayaks, waverunners, a lily pad and catered food/drinks from Mission Bay Sports Center 

  • Guitar and Lessons -- Yamaha Acoustic Junior Guitar from Bertrand’s Music and 5 guitar lessons from Mr. Atkins! 

  • Hottest Dinner Ever -- Dine with some amazing firefighters on a decadent meal prepared by the firefighters and then get a behind the scenes tour of the station.

  • Principal for the Day in May 2020

  • VIP Reserved Parking Spot for the 2020 - 2021 school year 

  • 5th Grade Promotion VIP seating and parking 

ONLINE AUCTION (bidding open now) items include: 

Activities for Kids and Families 

  • Summer camps and a variety of athletics and art lessons 

  • Laser tag, trampoline passes, paddle boarding and much more 


Date Night Packages 

  • Tickets for the theater & live shows 

  • Dinner and movie packages 

  • Dining certificates all over town 


Household Items and Services 

  • Photography packages 

  • Gift cards to grocery stores 


Sporting Events and Items 

  • Green fees for golf & other activities 

  • Exercise and fitness programs 

  • Registration fees for Little League and Sports Camps


Luxury Items 

  • Hotel Stays

  • Airline Tickets

  • Spa treatments, hair salon certificates and other pampering 

  • Class baskets, jewelry & other gift items 


This is just a small list... we have so much MORE! The online auction opens March 1st and more items are going to be added each week leading up to the event so come check out the latest! 

A Special Thank You To Our Donors: 


Jersey Mike’s

Knotty Barrel Gastropub

The Smoothbar

Chroma Nails Lounge and Spa

The Natural History Museum 

Pacific Pizza 

Mira Mesa Lanes 

San Diego Repertory Theatre

North County Gymnastics / The Gyminny Kids

Rancho Arbolitos Swim & Tennis Club

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Wheel Fun Rentals

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad

San Diego State Athletics

Sombrero Mexican Food

Cygnet Theatre

Flagship Cruises & Events

USS Midway Museum

The Paintball Park @ MiraMar

Decorated Confections

Velocity Paintball Park


The Belly Up

Evergreen Nursery

Campland on the Bay

Maritime Museum of San Diego

San Diego Junior Theatre

Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Birch Aquarium

Hamburger Factory

SoCall TTC

Invasion Laser Tag

Panera Bread

OC Parks

Barona Resort & Casino

Belmont Park

Angelika Film Center

San Diego Firehouse Museum

Save Our Heritage Organisation

Little Artist Poway

Drawn 2 Art

Villa Capri

Kidz Tyme

Sim Kakar (Tory Burch and Kate Spade Jewelry)

The Hue Goddess

Aquatic Aviation

Master Sports

Club Pilates

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

CorePower Yoga

Discovery Cube

Big Frog

Murder N' Mayhem

The Dailey Method

Camp Bow Wow

The Stronghold

Emerald Isle Golf Course

Wines for Humanity

Hsiao Law Firm

Brain Balance

Step By Step Dance

Pier 39

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Sky Zone

North County Repertory Theatre

Photography by Cori Nichols

Noonan Family Swim School

Dream Dinners

Nutmeg Bakery and Cafe

Best Pizza and Brew

Touch of Class Auto Care

Community Chiropractic Center

Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness Center

San Diego Zoo

Helen Woodward

De Leon Dynamics

Manna's Martial Arts

PRP Wine International

Granite Lion Cellars

Bambino Sitters

Pivot Tutors