Noche Newsletter

Noche Newsletter

Your weekly source for Sandia Prep's Noche de Celebración Gala!

Save the Date!
Noche de Celebración Virtual Gala

Sandia Prep's most important fundraiser of the year!

Saturday, April 24, 2021
Pre-show: 5:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Live event: 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. 

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Noche Newsletter: Issue 1

Thoughts from our Chair

Let's come together and celebrate an extraordinary year where we’ve seen our faculty, staff, students, and families come together like never before.
This fully virtual event will celebrate our school community and raise funds for the Prep experience.

Enjoy live and pre-recorded appearances by Head of School Bill Sinfield and our students.

Casually dine in with a fresh Italian meal prepared by local favorite Campo at Los Poblanos.
Log on to take part in live and silent auctions, and a special call to action at the conclusion of the event

Meet the Noche de Celebración Planning Committee
Jackie Apodaca
Apryl Begay
Fatih Begay-Holtrop, Chair
Kellie Brito
Michaela Chavez '00
Julie Cook
Crystal Carrasco 
Melissa Besante Dineen '97
Courtney Dornburg
Susan Przekurat Epstein '91
Lisa Garcia
Tracy Henderson
Jennifer Hubbard
Sara Mannal
Lisa McCulloch
Kim Motola
Kelly Ross
Annie Tekin
Anna Volkman

Silent Auction Items Needed
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We are putting together seven grade-level baskets that will be open for bidding during our online auction! Each basket has a different theme and will carry a minimum value of $500. A suggested donation amount is $25 per basket, but any amount is greatly appreciated. 

Grade Level Basket Coordinators
•   6th grade: Jackie Apodaca and Courtney Dornburg

•   7th grade: Apryl Begay
•   8th grade: Anna Volkman
•   9th grade: Annie Tekin
•   10th grade: Kelly Ross
•   11th grade: Faith Begay-Holtrop
•   12th grade: Kellie BritoSusan EpsteinTracy Henderson

To donate, please contact a Grade Level Basket Coordinator or click here.


There will be more than 50 bottles of wine, spirits, and craft beer growlers up for grabs during the silent auction. Wine and spirits donations must carry a minimum value of $30 each. We suggest two beer growlers per donation.

For more information, please contact Noche de Celebración Chair Faith Begay-Holtrop.


Auction donation ideas include:

  • Professional services: financial advising, orthodontics, landscaping, interior design, house painting, handy work, hauling, tree services
  • ACT/SAT tutoring services
  • Mountain vacation home
  • Yoga classes
  • A trip to a vacation home
  • Jewelry or fashion accessories
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Exercise equipment: Peleton, treadmill or bike, weigh set, kayak

Click here to donate an item for the silent auction or email the Sandia Prep Development Office.