Like, WOW! When this year’s PTA Auction, “Back to the Future: An Evening of 80s Icons,” got up to 88mph, we saw some serious action. We stepped into the past at Rockefellers Houston with Principal Thomas McFly to help save the present AND the future. Thanks to each and every member of our Auction team: Phil Teague (Auction Chair), Masha Phillips (VP-B Fundraising), Jenn Danburg (Gala Captain), Rebekah Baker (Sponsorship Captain), and Amanda Tchakarov and Jessica Taylor (Donations co-Captains). Our Travis family owes ALL of them a debt of gratitude for the legacy they leave behind. We also owe major props to all our volunteers, sponsors, and donors, including our Travis teachers. It wouldn’t have been a party without them.

The PTA Auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and accounts for 85-90% of our annual budget. Those funds help us pay for things like teacher assistants, Writers in the Schools curriculum, the Garden instructor, science lab supplies, and field trip admission and transportation, to name only a few.

Thanks to each of YOU for Backing the Future for PTA and for Travis!

Party hosts will be in touch with more specific details, but if you need a cheat sheet of dates for all those parties you signed up for, check this out:

5/2 – Ice Cream Social: Enrichment, 3-4pm
5/4 – Garden Morning w/Ms. West, 9-11am
5/4 – May the FOURTH be with You, 2-4pm
5/5 – Food Fight! (3rd – 5th), 2-4pm
5/5 – Nachos and Margaritas, 3-5pm
5/8 – Dad's Night Out at Heights Theater , 7pm
5/11 – Shake, Sip and Shop at Barre, 12-2pm
5/11 – iPadel Paddle Party, 2-4pm
5/13 – Mom’s Night Out Disco Skate Party, 7-9pm
5/18 – Pizza and Pool Family Party, 4-8pm
5/19 – RIDE for Travis, 2:30pm
5/19 – Farewell Pool Party for 5th Graders, 3-5pm
6/8 – Kindergarten Cool-down, 9:30-11:30am
6/21 – Set Sail in Seabrook, 3-10pm

2/28 – Ice Cream Social: 5th grade, 3-4pm
3/7 – Ice Cream Social: 3rd grade, 3-4pm
3/21 – Ice Cream Social: Admin & SPED, 3-4pm
3/21 – Teacher vs Student Kickball (3rd – 5th), 3-4:30pm
3/22 – Wacky Wigs, Wine & Walls, 6:30-9:30pm
3/23 – Pinot Experience with Papapietro Perry Winery, 6pm
3/23 – Kupcakes and Karaoke, 8-10pm
4/12 – Game Night with Travis and Harvard moms, 7pm
4/13 – Pilates and Prosecco, 2:30pm
4/13 – Mommies and Margaritas, 7pm
4/23 – Ice Cream Social: 1st grade, 3-4pm
4/25 – Ice Cream Social: 2nd grade, 3-4pm
4/26 –Nice Winery Wine Tasting, 5pm
4/27 – Nerf Gun , 3-5pm
5/2 – Ice Cream Social: 4th grade, 3-4pm

Thanks to our totally awesome 2019 sponsors!

Sponsors are a vital part of auction as they help subsidize the cost of the party, so we can put all dollars earned right back into our school. Sponsorship forms were sent home in Tuesday folders, or you can sponsor online HERE. Contact Sponsorship Captain Rebekah Baker with any questions.

Caroline Schlemmer, Realtor
First Imperial Mortgage
Fixtures International
Jennifer Gangeri Sotheby's Realtor
Powers Law Group, P.C./Burak and Ruby Powers
Sara Black/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties
The Banchetti Family
Will and Claire Wilshire and Family
Amanda McMillan and Benjamin Holloway
Electronic Services Unlimited, Inc.
Elizabeth Blake Designs
Greenwood King Properties
Industrial Fire Equipment & Services, LLC

Sport Clips - Chris & Tracy Martin
Susan and Joey Watt / Itsy Bitsy Boutique
The Anello Family
The Lewis Family
The Snyder Family - Dixie Chemical Company
The Tull Family
Sofia and Nancy Nikolovski
The Davis Family
The Grant Family
The Santee Family
The Silva Family
The Smedley Family
The Tamminga Family
The Welch Family

And a very special shout-out to our official Auction catering sponsor, BCK Houston Heights!


OUR 2019 DONORS are rad!

You might say donations are to the auction what Crockett was to Tubbs. Or Goose was to Maverick. Or Cagney was to Lacey. In other words, you can’t have one without the other! Donors provide products and services available for bidding in both our live and silent auctions -- the bread-and-butter of this whole operation. We’re grateful to the max! Have something you or your business would like to donate? Download this form or contact the PTA Donations Captain Jessica Taylor. BTW, Travis PTA is a non-profit organization and your donations are tax-deductible (to the extent allowed by law).

7 Acre Wood
AD Players
Advantage Pro Services
Ali and Justin Kirby
Alice Blue
Alina Schrom — Rodan+Fields Consultant
Alliance Fencing Academy
Andrea Mitchen
Avante MediSpa
Backstreet Cafe, Caracol, Hugo's and Xochi
Backwater Boutique
Bailey Oaks Farms
Barnaby's Cafe
Batterton Chiropractic
Becks Prime
Big Blue Whale Toys
BIG Power Yoga
Bliss on 19th
Blossom Massage
Brownie Troop 122286
Cactus Music
Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry Group
Camp North Star
Cane Rosso-Heights
Carmalita's Cuisine
Carter & Cooley Co. Sandwiches
Central Market
Chick-fil-A Sawyer Heights
Children’s Museum of Houston
Classical Theatre Company
Clutch City Foundation
Colorful Houston
Concise Closets
Conmigo Spanish
Constable Alan Rosen
Cypress Trails Equestrian Center
Da Camera of Texas
Dairy Ashford Roller Rink
Dentini Pediatric Dentistry
Dewberry Farm
Discover Gymnastics
Emerson Rose
Erin Chang
Escape Hunt Houston
Eureka Heights
Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship
River Oaks Country Club
Fil Nenna
Fit Athletic Club
Floyd's 99 Barbershop
Fringe Salon and Color Bar
Galveston Railroad Museum
George Ranch Historical Park
Gigi Whitehead
Gymnast Factory
Hai Hospitality, Uchi and Uciko
Hair by Saint Rose
Heights Cigar Lounge
Heights Hammerheads Swim Team
Heights of Health
Hot Yoga Houston
House of Blues/Live Nation
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston Dynamo
Houston Panic Room
Houston Polo Club
Houston Zoo
Hugs and Donuts
Hunter Dance Center
Huntington Learning Center of Memorial
InStep Pilates-Sharon Stinson
Joanna Smith
Kaboom Books
Kendra Scott
Kevin James McCrea Photography
Kids Fun Camp
Kidventure Camp
Koko Fit Club
Lambert Bridge Winery
Language Kids
Laurenzo's El Tiempo Restaurants
Lessons in Your Home
Liberty Kitchen

Linear Salon
Local Foods-Heights
Main Street Theater
Mairi Cox, Blissful Indulgence
Mary and Moss
Mastrantos Restaurant
Mercury Chamber Orchestra
Messina Hof Winery
Mildred's Umbrella Theater
Momentum Indoor Climbing
Nanno Childcare
Natran Green Pest Control
Natural Bridge Caverns
New West Records
Oil Ranch
Opera in the Heights
Orange Artichoke Kitchen
Oriental Trading Company
Panera Bread
Papapietro Perry Winery
Paul Carr
Pedal Party
Phil Teague
Pier 39
Private Figure Skating Coach-Josie Logbotche
Pure Barre-The Heights
Rae Wellness
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Rashmi Bapat
Redbird Lettering
Red Dessert Dive
Ride Indoor Cycling
Rita's of Houston Heights
Robin Jackson Photography
ROCO-River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Rover Oaks Pet Resort
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Saint Street Swim
Salata Heights
Scoop Le Poop Pet Waste Removal Service
Sensia Studio and Japanese Day Spa
Sessions Music
Shelly Anello
Shine on Heights Salon
Skydive Spaceland Houston
Soccer Shots
Sports Clips-Chris & Tracy Martin
Stages Repertory Theatre
Sugar Creek Country Club
Sweetwater Country Club
Texas A&M
Texas Art Supply
Texas Renaissance Festival
Thairapy Salon & Spa
The Axelrad Clinic
The Be Good Bunny by Lea Ann Bratcher
The Boardroom
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Health Museum
The Heights Grocer
The Holasek Family
The Houston Youth String Orchestra
The Hoyle Family
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Nice Winery
The Sugar Land Skeeters
The Tamminga Family
The Taylor Family
The Tchakarov Family
Three Dog Bakery
Timbergrove Sports Association
Today's Vision Sawyer Heights
Trader Joe's
Travis PTA Spirit Store
Twisted Paintball
Uphouse Manor B&B
Urban Float
Urban Jungle Self Defense
We Olive and Wine Bar
Wiley Robertson
Willowind Studio
Winks and Kayla Illustrations
Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts Gallery

Frequently Asked questions

Q. What is the auction?

A. The Travis PTA Auction is our most important fundraiser of the year as it accounts for 85-90% of our annual budget.  Auction proceeds allow the Travis PTA to meet its mission of creating opportunities for education and engagement for Travis students, families, faculty, and community members.

Q. Why does the PTA fundraise?

A. The Travis PTA is directly responsible for funding many of the key programs at Travis. For example, the PTA pays for all science lab and garden supplies, teacher aides, the Garden Instructor, Spanish curriculum and instruction, Writers in the Schools creative writing program, field trip transportation and admission, and much more.

Q. What are the class projects?

A. Every class produces a group project for sale at the auction.  For example, in the past we've seen a picnic table group project painted by each student in the class, framed art work of a big butterfly made up of the kids' fingerprints, or a giant Jenga game containing blocks painted by each student. These projects result in some serious bidding wars and bragging rights.

Q. I've heard people talk about signup parties. What are they and how do I buy one?

A. Signup parties are one of the most popular items at the auction event. Signup parties are private parties, events, or experiences donated to Travis and hosted by families and other community members. Party tickets will be available for online purchase regardless if you attend auction in person, giving everyone a chance to get in on the fun.  There are always numerous sign up parties for both adults and kids.  Some examples include an 80's themed bowling party, sailing in Seabrook, an Italian cooking class for kids, and a hayride through the Heights. Each party has a defined number of spots that are sold for a set price on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Q. What are school experiences?

A. School experiences are donated and hosted by the teachers and staff of Travis. While some of these opportunities are exclusive to the auction event and are awarded to the highest bidder, a limited number of set-price experiences will also be available for purchase online for anyone, regardless of auction attendance.