Dear Sturgis East and West Parents,

We hope you will join us at the Ridge Club Pavilion in Sandwich on Saturday, April 8th for an “Around the World in One Night” at the 2017 Annual Sturgis Auction. TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT BY CLICKING THIS LINK. The international themed festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, Silent and Premium Bid Board Auctions, raffles, food stations showcasing US & International cuisines, followed by the Live Auction!

As always, one of the keys to a successful Auction is the donation of many great items. We ask that you consider making a donation. Examples of desirable donations can be viewed on our “Auction Wish List.”  Please watch for our weekly “Wish List Wednesday” emails beginning in February to view an updated list of our auction needs. In addition, we are offering new and exciting advertising opportunities including TV screen advertising at the Ridge Club during our event. Families and businesses can also advertise in our Auction Catalogue. Both are perfect ways to send special messages from your business, pay tribute to a Sturgis faculty member, or send well wishes to your student, their sports team or class. If you wish to make a donation, but are unsure what to send, a monetary contribution can also be made to the Auction.


Last year, we sold out 300 seats at our venue, so please be sure to purchase your tickets early.  Invitations to purchase tickets will be extended further to Sturgis alumni and incoming freshmen parents at the end of February. Tickets are not available for sale at the door.

Let’s make this a night to remember, all for the benefit of Sturgis and our children. Proceeds from the Auction are used to support Faculty and departmental requests, academic programming, scholarships, technology, performing arts, athletics, and more. Join hundreds of fellow parents as we come together as a community to celebrate Sturgis Charter Public School.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 8th. We thank you in advance for your participation.


Kristine Jackson, P’17 and Soraya Shenker, P’18

Sturgis Auction Co-Chairs





A Chance to Give


Boxwood Night!


Sturgis Homecoming Parent’s Social!


ALSO . . .

Sturgis Parents and Alumni Association

Join us for our upcoming

monthly meeting on Monday, November 7th at 6:00pm. Come hear from

Executive Director, Paul Marble, as well as, discuss upcoming school-wide

events, as well as, news about our 2017 annual auction.

Location: East Campus. All current members and new members welcome!

Save the Date! Saturday, April 8th

Sturgis Annual Auction, Saturday, April 8th!

*Stay tuned for more information on this exciting and fun sold out event!

Freshman Folks Hang Out!



SPA 2016 logoWelcome, parents to the Sturgis Community!

The Sturgis Parents Association, also referred to as SPA, warmly welcomes all parents back to Sturgis! For any family new to Sturgis, SPA is a not-for-profit organization made up of current and alumni parents, from both East and West campuses.

In an effort to help parents navigate the upcoming school year, we’ve provided a Sturgis events calendar, along with descriptions, that are organized and sponsored by SPA. Many of these time-honored traditions are eagerly anticipated by our Sturgis students, faculty and families.  These events would not happen without the dedication and support of parents from each Sturgis class; therefore, it is important for parents of both campuses to get involved.

Come be a part of this great community by joining the Sturgis Parents Association, volunteering and supporting our students and faculty.  Together, we will make this a wonderful Sturgis experience for our senior students.  Best wishes for a great academic year!

All the best,

Kristine Jackson

Sturgis Parents and Alumni Association, President


Join our Facebook Groups:

Sturgis Parents Association Group News & Parent Forum

Sturgis Parents Association Carpool Group

The Bridge Bus Parent’s Group (commuter school bus)


Sturgis Parents/Alumni Association Officers – 2016/2017


Kristine Jackson, President                              (508) 736-7761             

Elaine Donoghue, Vice President (West)      (954) 240-7291          

Soraya Shenker, Vice President (East)           (508) 274-5938         

Robyn Hardy, Treasurer                                    (781) 361-1617               

Diane Coellner, Secretary (East)                       (508) 542-8358          

Carol Taylor, Secretary (West)                           (781) 813-3381             

Theresa Collucci, Hospitality Supervisor         (508) 737-4918          

Dianne Smith, Hospitality Chair (East)            (857) 829-0471          

Carmel Watson, Hospitality Chair (East)          (508) 833-2380         

Tina Andre, Hospitality Chair (West)               (508) 572-6935             

Anne Blackwell, Hospitality Chair (West)        (508) 317-6063          

Deb Booth, Hospitality Alumni                          (508) 292-3261            


SPA 2016-2017 calendar

SPA page 3



You won’t want to miss these incredible LIVE AUCTION items:

#1) Special surprise!


#2) David “Big Papi” Ortiz 16×20 Signed Photo, “This Is Our…City” Inspirational Speech – Who is the only Red Sox player that participated in all 3 recent World Series wins? Yes, Big Papi! David Ortiz carried his team through the 2013 World Series being named the indisputable MVP! After the Marathon Bombings the city, the state and the country united in the face of tragedy. This famous photo was taken prior to the memorial at Fenway for the victims when David Ortiz gave his inspiring “This Is Our…City” address, to the fans at Fenway, as well as the entire world.

#3) “Blue Lagoon” Bahamas Vacation – Enjoy a one week stay in beautiful Bahamas! This fabulous home has four bedrooms and sleeps 8. Enjoy incredible amenities including a private sandy beach, gourmet kitchen, flat screen tv, a/c and ceiling fans. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom! Ahhh…..great family vacation or fun for a group!

#4) West Graduation Tickets – Six Seats in the Front Row

You’ve had a front-row seat for every milestone in your child’s life. How can you take a back seat at the 2016 Graduation? How about 6 reserved front row seats at West Graduation for you and your family to enjoy this special day!

#5) East Graduation Tickets – Six Seats in the Front Row

You’ve had a front-row seat for every milestone in your child’s life. How can you take a back seat at the 2016 Graduation? How about 6 reserved front row seats at East Graduation for you and your family to enjoy this special day!

#6) “Camelot” Private Reception for 70 guests at the JFK Museum Hyannis

After graduation, how cool to bring the whole clan over to the museum for a graduation party!   Or plan a rehearsal dinner, anniversary party, cocktail party, artist workshop, or class reunion here.

#7) Sturgis Cornhole Board Set –

Summer is cornhole season! Show your Sturgis school spirit at your next backyard gathering with this quality set made by a Sturgis dad, Bob Glover! Boards are hinged and handled to attach with the bean bags stored inside.

#8) “Watch the Game from behind the Owner’s Seats” 4 Tickets Boston Redsox vs Texas Rangers on July 4th!! What a great way to spend our Country’s birthday!

#9) “Star Wars, The Force Awakens” Autographed Glass Framed Movie Poster

“The Force, it’s calling to you…” Let it in with this exciting movie poster! Glass framed poster of “The Force Awakens”, autographed by all the original cast members and George Lucas! Feel the force and make this a great addition to your Star Wars collection or start one!

#10) “Dirty Dancing” One Week at Smugglers Notch Summer 2016!

Spend your summer vacation in beautiful Vermont at this all-inclusive family resort! Enjoy a seven day stay in this spacious 2 bedroom/2 bath condo which sleeps up to 8 guests and includes full use of all the facilities and full day camps for kids with all the amenities. Best vacation ever!!

#11) Wanna be a Star? Be a Fictional Character in a Young Adult Book!

Ever read a book and thought a character was a lot like you? Well, now that character can really be like you with the help of Cape Cod’s young adult author Kate Conway! Get your name in print in her next upcoming book!

#12) Pesky’s Pole! Two Tickets Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins

The “price” is right and Ramirez continues to impress at first base! Catch them and the rest of the Boston Red Sox live on Sunday, July 24, 2016 sitting in right field by Pesky’s Pole!

#13) “Batman Returns” Autographed Framed Photo of the Four Leading Men

Between 1989 and 2015 there have been four different actors that have starred in the lead role in the Batman movie franchise.  Each of these actors has an amazingly accomplished resume in cinema with three of them having won at least one Academy Award.  They all have won other awards and critical recognition in various acting roles, as well as some with directing and producing.  It would be an honor to have a photo on your wall with any one of these actor’s signatures.  It is truly rare and unique to have this one photo, and this singular role, carrying four legendary performers with their autographs!


#14) “Skyfall” Autographed Adele Sheet Music “Hello”

“Hello” attained international commercial success reaching number one in almost every country it charted in, including the United Kingdom, where it became her second UK number-one single.  In the United States, “Hello” debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Adele’s fourth number-one on the chart and breaking several records, including becoming the first song to sell over a million digital copies in a week. You must have this on your bedroom wall!

#15) Celtic Pride! Two Tickets Celtics vs. Miami Season Finale

Calling all Celtic basketball fans! It’s the last game of the regular season! Come cheer on the Celtics as they turn up the “Heat” against Miami!

#16) “Sherlock Holmes and Watson” Autographed Photo by Benedict and Martin!

Which episode is your favorite? The Hounds of Baskerville? The Sign of Three (Watson’s Wedding)? Any episode with Mycroft in it? This BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has taken this side of The Pond by storm since its inception in 2010. With subscription services through Netflix and Amazon this show will be around forever. You can proudly prove you were an early adopter by displaying this handsomely framed photo of these two leading men on your wall. You definitely know someone who has to have this! (Benedict held this with his hands.)

#17) “Breaking the Plane!” Gronk!

On 11/21/11, Gronk scored his 20th career touchdown and his second TD of this Monday night game after taking a Brady pass in the flat and rumbling 20 yards through, under and over three defenders. Classic Gronk. Challenge your friends and relatives at the next gathering to see if they remember that Monday night smack down of the Chiefs. Many say that game cemented Gronkowski as a nationally recognized top tight end in the league. You need this picture on your wall! A massive 16” x 20” full color hand signed photo. Beautifully framed so you can legitimately call it art! Poetry in motion, baby!


#18) “Slapshot” Autographed Photo of Brad Marchand Scoring On the Way to the Cup

In Marchand’s first full season in the NHL he was a driving force in getting the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals, but he didn’t stop there. In the finals he caused fits for the Canucks scoring 5 goals and two assists as well as harassing the Sedin twins with his scrappy, aggressive play. In a dramatic game 7, Marchand assisted on the Bruins first goal by Patrice Bergeron and scored two more goals in a 4-0 shutout in Vancouver. Last year Marchand was the lead scorer for the Bruins and this year he hasn’t slowed his pace. You need to own this amazing illustration of tenacity, a working man’s hero, and huge fan favorite!


#19) “Perfect Storm” 360 degree Full Mission Coast Guard Cutter Simulator

Want to know what it feels like to navigate a 100′ Coast Guard Cutter Vessel through a storm? You and 4 of your guests can have the experience of a lifetime in this full mission simulator at Massachusetts Maritime Academy!