Adventure Awaits Art
 
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Apart from being something fun to do, three main reasons: retention, recruiting, and fundraising. With February just ahead, our hearts can grow cold to the mission of our school. We want to put on a fun event that will give currently-enrolled families opportunity to rekindle the flame!
 
We also want you to invite friends you know who might be interested in Petra to come for a nice dinner and an evening featuring many of our students, staff, and parents.
 
WHAT’S THE ATTIRE?
Attire is business casual, but we’d encourage everyone to dress up and have some fun with it. With our international travel theme, perhaps you and your friends could dress up as a favorite world traveler! The possibilities are endless, and we’ll be sure to highlight those who go the extra mile with some creativity to their outfits.
 
HOW DO TICKETS WORK?
Purchase your tickets using the button above and to the right. Your first two tickets are $15 each; additional tickets for guests (and you can bring as many as you like) are $10 each. We only have 200 tickets available, so first come, first served!
 
WHAT’S THE ITINERARY?
Here’s the tentative timetable for Adventure Awaits:
 
5:30-6:00
Doors open: tours and hors d’oeuvres (show your guests around!)
 
6:00
Welcome and dinner (five different food stations with cuisine from around the world)
 
6:40
Program begins (on two stages!)
  • elementary recitation
  • parent testimonies
  • scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • video interview with teachers
  • student testimonies

7:50
Silent auction closes/Live auction begins

8:25
Closing thoughts and thank yous

8:30
Departure (optional tours)

FIVE REASONS TO COME TO ADVENTURE AWAITS

  • Connect with current and prospective parents
  • Enjoy food from around the world
  • Hear from students, parents, and teachers
  • Enjoy live music and student performances
  • Bid on live and silent auction items

First two tickets are $15 each; additional tickets are $10 each. For each prospective parent you bring who is new to Petra, you will be entered into a drawing for $500 off next year’s tuition!

 
WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN?
We’re opening the Atrium wall and combining it with the Performance Hall to create one giant room in which there’ll be multiple food stations with cuisine inspired by different parts of the world. There’ll be a combination of student art projects and silent auction items scattered throughout the hall, as well as two stages on which we’ll treat you and your guests to musical, dramatic, and inspirational presentations from students, staff, and parents stemming from their experience of classical Christian education at Petra.
 
This will not be your typical “seat and eat” kind of banquet; rather, we’ll have 15 high top tables for folks to mosey to and from, as well as round tables with chairs when you need to take a break. We want you and your guests to be up and mobile, socializing as you go, checking out the silent auction items, enjoying one another, and making introduction to the Petra community.
 
We’re bringing in Russell Dam (the in-stadium announcer for the MSU Bobcats) to serve as our emcee, and you’ll love auctioneer Nicholas Bennett, who will finish the evening with live auctions ranging from a five-day trip to Lake Tahoe, to a weekend in a Yurt, to Disney passes (and that’s just the beginning). Our goal for the silent and live auctions is to raise $22,000 for our Petra scholarship fund. You and your guests don’t have participate in the auction, but we think it’ll be fun and you might want to anyway.
 
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. so you can show your friends around the school, and we’ll keep them open afterward for a post-dinner tour as well. All in all, it’s going to be a great way to show off Petra, and you’re the key to your friends enjoying the evening.
 
WHAT ABOUT SCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY RECITATION THE NEXT DAY?
While school will begin at the normal time the day after (Friday, March 1), there will be no homework assigned that Thursday for Friday in any of our classes (Pre-K through 12th grade).
 
Also, as announced at our February elementary recitation, due to the proximity of the celebration, we have cancelled our March elementary recitation scheduled for Friday, March 1. Our next elementary recitation will be Friday, April 5.