How does the money raised during the Spring Party support Doss PTA?

The money raised at the Spring Party is an integral part of our PTA’s fundraising. Every year the PTA pays for and supports many programs, events, educational tools & resources as well as staff salaries which help make a fantastic educational experience for ALL Doss students.

 

Here are just a few of the many programs that the Doss PTA supports:

  • Salary and benefits for a full-time technology specialist to run our computer lab, keep software updated on school computers, maintain the Elmos and AV equipment, and provide technical support to all teachers and staff.
  • Salary for a part-time reading specialist to help keep all students at grade level reading proficiency.
  • Host Daughter and Son events. These events are FREE to all students thanks to PTA funding.
  • Teacher allowances to purchase classroom supplies and teaching tools.
  • Special areas enrichment funds.
  • Provide books for literacy libraries in classrooms.
  • Bring guest authors to Doss to encourage and inspire reading.
  • Playground improvements.
  • And much, much, much more – here’s a complete list of all the programs the PTA supports

 

I purchased tickets online. Where do I pick up my tickets?

No tickets needed!  Your name will be on the attendee list at the door. When you arrive at Doss City Limits, you will receive your nametag and bidder number to use for bidding on auction items.

 

Can I buy a ticket at the event?

Yes, ticket prices at the event will be $95/person.

 

What and where is the venue?

Doss City Limits will take place at the The Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at UT.  The Alumni Center is located across the street from the Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium at 2110 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78712.

 

What is the best way to get to the party?

FREE ROUNDTRIP TRANSPORTATION is included in the price of your ticket! Buses will leave from the front of Doss every ½ hour beginning at 6:00 pm (for VIPs) and 6:30 (General Admission) and run on a continuous loop until the end of the party. We have 3 large buses booked for the evening.

 

If I don’t want to ride the bus, is there parking at the UT Alumni Center?

There is not parking directly at the UT Alumni Center, but the closest garage is The San Jacinto Garage located at 2401 San Jacinto Blvd.

 

What’s the dress code for the party?

Austin Chic.  Just come dressed as you would for a fun night out in ATX!

 

What will we do at the party?

Come ready to eat, party, bid on live auction and raffle items and dance the night away! There will be a full fajita dinner buffet, CASH Bar (CASH ONLY, NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED!) and the AMAZING Hip Hop Hooray Band.  You won’t want to miss the Live Auction beginning at 9pm featuring amazing local packages, get-aways and an adorable lab puppy.  There will be a raffle table of exciting items and the opportunity to sign up for the Doss-famous buy in parties, and teacher treats!

 

Why should I go to the VIP party?

Be a VIP at Doss City Limits!! The VIP party attendees get early access to the PARTY including ONE HOUR OF OPEN BAR, early access to Buy In Party and Teacher Treat Sign Ups, a swag bag containing special VIP gifts and other fun stuff, and $25 discount on ONE ADULT buy-in party. Sign up early for buy-in parties and then relax and enjoy the rest of your night!

 

What is 100 for $100?

NEW this year is the 100 for $100 Raffle! Purchase a Live Auction Raffle ticket for $100 and if your name is drawn, you choose ANY LIVE AUCTION PACKAGE!! The winner will be drawn at 9:00pm to kick off the Live Auction.  Winner MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Don’t miss your chance to choose ANY package for only $100! We will only sell 100 of these tickets!

 

What are the $10 Raffle tickets and how do I get them?

NEW this year is the $10 Raffle table! You can pre-purchase (or buy at the party) $10.00 Raffle tickets. There will be a table of 10+ Raffle Items at the Spring Party and you can put your tickets in whichever raffle box you choose! No limit on the number of tickets you can purchase or put in one box. Raffle items include a 3 nights stay in a condo in Santa Fe, 2 nights at the Kessler collection Bohemian hotel in Orlando, Liza Beth Jewelry, a day in a Tesla, Spin Classes, a family photography session, golf for 4 at Hyatt Lost Pines, a full set of braces and more! Lots of lucky winners and you choose your potential prize!

 

What is Heads/Tails?

For just $25 you can enter to win our interactive game of Heads or Tails and the chance to win the DOSS PARKING SPOT FOR 1 YEAR!  Test your skill at predicting the coin toss by guessing “Heads” (put your hands on head) or “Tails” (put your hands on tail). After each flip, winners advance to the next round and the last one standing gets a reserved parking spot at Doss for 1 year. Heads or Tails will start the auction evening at 8:45pm.

 

What is a class photo book?

Class photo books are different than the Doss Yearbook. Photobooks are specific to your child’s classroom and contain pictures taken throughout the year in your child’s classroom only. Each class has it’s own photobook for sale, so you can see your child’s class in action (as well as their cuteness).  Your child receives a great keepsake and will remember their year through pictures!

This year you can save $10/book if you buy your photo book before the party.

 

Can I buy a class photo book if I can’t make it to the party?

Yes!  You can buy class photo books through the PTA online store before the event beginning on March 20th.

I ordered a photo book online or at the Spring Party. When will it arrive?

All photo books will be delivered in May.

 

How can I get a Doss City Limits T-shirt or Hat?

Doss City Limits T-shirts and Hats (both adult and youth sizes) are available to pre-order before the party. The Merchandise Order Form is available until March 18th and your items will be delivered in early April. You may also order t-shirts and hats at the event.

 

What is a Buy-In Party?

Doss-Famous  BUY-IN PARTIES are hosted by Doss parents for other Doss Parents!   A Buy-In Party is when a few Doss couples or families (or a group of Moms or Dads) agree to host an event some time after the 2017 Spring Party (on a set, specific date after 4/8/17 and before the 2018 Spring Party.)  At the DOSS CITY LIMITS Spring Party Silent Auction, you will pay a set amount to “buy-in” and reserve your spot as a guest to these events ($75-$125/couple or family and $30/child for kid parties).  The hosts and hostesses of the Buy-In Parties incur all of the costs related to hosting the event. Thus, the Doss PTA receives 100% of the party’s sales!

Most buy-in parties have specific themes, AND there is absolutely something for everyone.  The price is preset – if you bid, you get to go, unless the party has already reached the guest limit!

 

What are Teacher Treats?

Teacher Treats are great experiences that our amazing Doss teachers and staff donate to the event. Doss Teachers and Staff determine their donation experience and how many children can participate. Parents bid on these special treats to create unforgettable memories for their kiddos.

 

I forgot cash for the CASH Bar? Is there an ATM nearby?

This year the Cash bar is CASH only, no credit cards accepted. Please come prepared! However, if you need cash, there is an ATM located at the corner of San Jacinto and 21st Streets on the Southwest corner of the Alumni Center Building.

 

What if I can’t attend the party? Can I still bid on items?

If you cannot attend the event, you can still bid on items by purchasing a bid number. Contact Sarah Baker, treasurer@dosspta.org, to purchase an absentee bid number.

 

Are any of my Spring Party purchases tax deductible?

Yes!  Most of your purchases are tax deductible to some extent.

The following are the fair value amounts that can be used to determine how much of your purchase is tax deductible:

Individual Ticket Purchase: $50

VIP Package Purchase: $160

Pre-K thru 4th Photobooks: $20

5th Grade Photobooks: $30

Heads/Tails: $25

100 for $100 Raffle:  $100

$10 Raffle Tickets:  $10/each

The difference between what you paid (which can vary depending on the date of your purchase) and the fair value shown above is tax deductible.  You will need to save your receipt for your purchases.

For auction purchases (including live auction, adult/kid buy-in parties and teacher treats), the fair value of the item will vary based on the item purchased. Please refer to the invoice you received and save that receipt for tax purposes.