Red Ball auction. My son is in kindergarten, so the whole fundraising scene is new to me and a bit baffling (those of you will older kids in school are probably rolling your eyes). Basically, you have the kids make a piece of art and then the parents get the privilege of bidding on it. Despite my initial confusion with how all this fundraising works, the school is amazing, and the auction pays for all kinds of wonderful "extras" that really should be in all public schools (like art, PE, and music teachers).
Plus, didn't the children do amazing work? The wall art they made above (titled "Bloom") is formed from 56 metal petals the students collaged with all kinds of vintage papers. I'm really proud of all the work they did and how it turned out. Lots more details and photos here, if you're curious.