A Night at the Museum: Explorers Learn, Grow, Thrive!

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at All Souls Fellowship – East Decatur Station

Thank you to everyone that donated, sponsored and came out to support our great school!  The 2013 auction raised a stunning $115,000 for The Museum School of Avondale Estates!

The fifth annual auction, A Night at the Museum: Explorers Learn, Grow, Thrive!, was a huge success, with more than 300 attendees and 20 business sponsors, including presenting sponsors 102 Group and Georgia Power.

All of the proceeds from the auction will go directly to the school, and specifically the $29,000 raised in the Fund-The-Need portion of the evening will be allocated to upgrading and integrating technology for the students – throughout the classroom and curriculum.  Promethean and Juice Studios generously agreed to match $3,800 and $250, respectively, to the fund-the-need cause – bringing the total raised for new technology to $33,250!

The evening’s other highlights included:

  • Raffles and games that raised more than $5,500, with lucky winners going home with great prizes that included a week-long Disney vacation and a Big Green Egg.
  • Grand art made by local artists and Museum School students that fetched more than $6,500 at auction. With an additional $3,000 raised from classroom art!
  • Teachers and School Partners created unique experiences for our bidders that raised more than $5,000 for the cause!
  • A Southern Dinner and drinks provided by Leon’s Full Service, with desserts by Revolution Donuts and Sweet ‘N Sinful Bakery in our new event location at All Souls Fellowship in East Decatur Station.


The Avondale Education Association hosts our annual auction to benefit The Museum School of Avondale Estates (TMS).  TMS is a public DeKalb County charter school that opened its doors in 2010. The museum-school concept is a proven model founded on research about how children learn best: through personal exploration and hands-on experience fostering exploration, discovery, and creativity. The community school has been a “dream come true” for families in the TMS attendance zone, with the students growing academically and socially each and every day.

Proceeds from the auction support the school’s various student and teacher enrichment programs.  These enrichment programs are an essential part of the proven school model of project-based learning. However, support for these programs is not part of the state and county funds provided per student. These programs and partnerships have made TMS a leading charter school ranked in the top 6% of Georgia schools statewide.