DNPA Update: Week of 4/11

THANK YOU to Barak Ben-Gal (Wood duck dad) for organizing this past weekends CPR and first aid class!



TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE - Invite family and friends!

Click here for more details and RSVP form. Once you RSVP and hit "submit," click the online payment link to purchase event tickets, raffle tickets, and childcare.
If you're unable to attend, please consider making a donation using the same link.
(Please contact the Office to discuss alternate payment options if needed! We want all families to be able to join us!)

When:  Saturday, 5/14 at 6:30pm-10:30pm
Where:  Donkey & Goat Winery (1340 5th St, Berkeley, 1 block from the school)
Tickets:   $25/person
Raffle:  $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $40 for 10
Childcare:  6:15pm-11pm, available at Duck’s Nest, $30 for one child, $25 for additional children.
Food/Drink:  Ebbetts Good-To-Go Food Truck and complimentary local beer and wine
Fun/Entertainment:  Silent & live auctions with live performance by Destani Wolf, Ducks' Nest parent!

Check out this song written and performed by Destani *about being a mom :)


Our auction item coordinator, Heather Gahan (Puddleduck mom), is working with a group of people soliciting from local businesses. In addition to these items, we are continuing the tradition of auctioning off family hosted parties. These parties are a great way to meet and hang out with other families, all while supporting your school! Example parties include:

  • Game Night! 10-15 people, Enjoy and good fun and "Apples to Apples" with other parents...drinks and appetizers included.
  • Mom's Dark and Stormies 10-15 moms invited to drink cocktails under the stars with heat lamps with delicious appetizers!
  • Kids Cookie Baking Party - 6 kids invited to bake cookies with their friends. Ingredients and decorations provided.
  • Hair Braiding Party Up to 6 kid/parent duos. Learn how to braid your child's hair, including how to do an Elsa french braid!
  • Homemade Beer Party - 6-8 adults. Learn about the beer-making process.

To donate a hosted-party, please fill out this form by April 25th:

Other Auction Items to Donate: You can also use this form to donate other items such as a stay at your family vacation home, behind the scenes tour at that awesome company you work for, or tickets or passes, etc. Deadline is also April 25th.

AND, don't forget to volunteer! We especially need people the day of for set up and the day after for cleanup. Click here to volunteer online.


In addition to the silent and live auction the Gala will have 2 raffles!

Raffle #1: 1st prize: FULL MONTH OF FREE TUITION (for one child), donated by the Duck's Nest Administration. 
2nd prize: 6 MONTHS of FREE PNO for one child (or 3 months free for 2 kids), donated by the Duck's Nest Parent's Association!
Raffle #2: Wine Cellar! Over 40 bottles of wine to bring home and enjoy!
Each classroom will be tasked with donating a total of 10 wine bottles at a $15 or more value. The winner will take home the entire collection!

Click here for more event details, RSVP form and online ticket and childcare purchase. 

The DNPA organizes community events and outreach programs, as well as fundraisers to foster educational enrichment and community. Events organized by the DNPA are structured to pay for themselves or to create a positive financial contribution back to the Duck’s Nest community and school. By participating in the DNPA and volunteering for an event, you are making a valuable contribution to your children and your community.