Ben-Hem Exclusives

Exclusives are class baskets, experiences and homemade items donated by administrators, teachers, staff and classrooms. Some of the items will be placed in silent or live bidding but others will be flat-rate -- first come, first served. This items are only available at the auction.  Overall value?  Priceless.

All donations, prizes, games and activities are subject to change before or on the night of the event due to availability or unforeseen circumstance. Details on this website do not constitute a legal description or depiction of actual events, auction items or prizes. No refunds will be issued. Once purchased, it is up to the buyer and company or service provider to administer, negotiate and/or fulfill the agreement.

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 Principal for the Day

One student can become "Principal for the Day" where they will take on Principal Karen Ghilani's duties and inspect the campus with Superintendent Sanchioni.   Live Auction item.

 Lunch with the Kindergarten Teachers - Ms. Killorin, Ms. Kruszewska, Ms. Mitchell, Ms. Muller and Ms. Zajdel

Your kindergarten student will have a great time enjoying a special pizza lunch with all of the Kindergarten teachers in the teacher's lounge. First come, first served. 3 students per classroom.

 Ben-Hem DJ

Ready to rock the school? Students can pick their favorite G-Rated song and blast it over the school intercom as our bobcats gather their homework, backpacks and coats for dismissal. Songs must be approved by school administrators. 5 DJ spots available.  First come, first served.

 VIP Experience at Family Fun Night

Tired of fighting the crowds at Family Fun Night?  You won't have to! With a reserved parking spot, paid entrance, and a VIP tent, you'll be in the perfect spot to enjoy the night with family and friends. Plus, your children will be able to pick a song for the DJ to play and receive a Fast Pass that will bump them to the front of the line on their favorite attractions or concessions.  This is going to be a HOT item!  

Available for 1 family. Includes 1 family entrance fee to the event for the auction winner. Limited to no more than 3 Fast Passes. Each Fast Pass allows the user to move to the front of the line 4 times.  Live Auction Item.

 VIP Parking Spot for Family Fun Day

Didn't win the VIP Family Fun Day Experience? You can still snag a VIP parking spot and avoid parking mayhem. You'll have a reserved spot, empty and waiting for you, near the entrance. 1 spot available.  Live Auction Item.

 Baking With Kids Basket

Estimated Value - $42

All the supplies you need for an afternoon of family baking!  3 cookie cutters; cupcake tin; measuring cups; measuring spoons; liquid measuring cup; wooden spoon; wooden spatula; flexible pastry mat; mixing bowl; whisk; cupcake holders cake mix; cookie mix; frosting; and sprinkles.

Coordinated by Nadia Orr for Mrs. Wraight’s class

 Are you smarter than the 3rd grade teachers?

Challenge the 3rd grade teachers to a popular trivia game. The winner and 5 friends will spend an hour after school testing their knowledge, showing their brain power, and having a blast! Date TBD.  Silent Auction item.

   Roller Coaster Lap Quilt 

Each student in Ms. Briones' class drew themselves in a roller coaster car. Their drawings were used to print custom fabric to create a one-of-a-kind lap quilt that you will treasure for years to come.  Silent Auction Item.

Coordinated by Jen Little and Linda Aber for Ms. Briones's class

 Wine Basket

Estimated value - $200

A variety of red and white wines including a fun Sangria, an Italian Rose, a popular Malbec and a Chardonnay created by Michael J. Fox and Kendall Jackson to benefit Parkinson's Disease. 

Donated by Top Shelf, Beacon Hill

Coordinated by Heather Barry for Ms. Killorin’s class 

   Pick the theme for the next Spirit Day

Your child can pick the theme for the next Spirit Day.  Should we have pajama day? Crazy hair day? Choose your favorite Spirit Day for a school-wide repeat. Or pick a theme we haven't even thought of yet! Requires Principal approval. First come, first served.

 Music Sharing by the Slice with Music Teacher Ms. Weaver

Enjoy a special music share with Ms. Weaver that will include your child's favorite song, musical instrument or other music-share and every kid's favorite...a few slices of pizza, water/juice and dessert (if allergies permit). The Sharing by the Slice will occur Thursday, May 4 from 2:41PM (right after school) to 4PM. Each student can bring a friend! 10 spots available. First come, first served.

 Become a member of the NHS Football Team as an honorary waterboy/girl

Become an honorary water boy/girl for a Natick High School Football game. The winner will have the opportunity to meet the Redhawks and will also have their name announced on the loudspeaker as the "official waterboy/girl" when the team takes the field. Members of the team will sign a football or jersey for the winner.  Silent Auction Item.

 Woven Art Project

Each student in Ms. Craig’s class created a water color painting that was cut into strips and woven into one colorful piece of artwork. This vibrant keepsake is ready to hang in an 18” x 22” frame.

Coordinated by Sharon Guerin for Ms. Craig’s Class

 Lego Basket

Estimated Value - $106

An assortment of Legos for every builder!  Lego Minecraft Cave; Lego Architecture Venice; Lego City: Fire Starter set, Lakeside Lodge, and Beachside Vacation; Lego Friends:  Andrea’s Musical Duet.

Coordinated by Vanessa McGrath for Mrs. Goldwait and Mrs. Huse’s classes

 Crafts and Cupcakes With Ms. Curtis  

Does your student love arts and crafts? Do they dream of enjoying delicious cupcakes as an after-school snack? Then, this is the perfect "exclusive!" Our art teacher, Ms. Curtis, is hosting a crafts and cupcakes party after school. Date TBD. The class will last 1 hour.  8 spots available. First come, first served. 

 Grow Some Family Time

Estimate Value – $140

$100 gift card to Russell's Garden Center in Wayland; 6 boxes of flower bulbs;  6 vegetable seed packets; one adorable watering can; 2 kids sun hats; 4 pairs gardening gloves; 1 kids gardening tote; kid and adult sized shovels; trowels; hand rakes; 1 kneeling pad.

Coordinated by Sara Grossman for Ms. Muller’s class

 Kickball and popsicles with the 2nd grade teachers

Enjoy time in the sunshine with an exciting game of kickball with the 2nd grade teachers, followed by popsicles to beat the heat. The game will take place right after school. Date TBD.  20 spots available. First come, first served.

   Parents' Night Out 

It's time for a Parents' Night Out!  The winner of this auction item will receive:

     * $40 Gift Card to see a movie at the Showcase SuperLux in Chestnut Hill

     * $100 Gift Card to enjoy a delicious dinner at Aquitaine in Chestnut Hill

     * Up to 5 hours of babysitting services by K1 room parents: Krissy Fernandes and Shubee Kalra

And while the parents are away, the kids will play!  Krissy and Shubee are fun, craft loving room parents.  They will show up at your house with fun activities to keep your kids entertained and happy.  Silent Auction item.

Coordinated by Krissy Fernandes from Ms. Mitchell’s class

 Hand/Heart Photo Collage

“All you need is love.”  This beautiful piece of artwork features the hands of each student in Mrs. Kruszewska’s kindergarten class in the shape of a heart.  This treasure comes in a 17” x 21” frame.

Coordinated by Jessica Long for Ms. Kruszewska’s class

 Margarita Basket

Estimated Value - $175

Arrogante Blanco tequila, Casamigos Anejo tequila, tequila salt shooters, 4 margarita glasses, jalapeño margarita mix, traditional margarita mix, agave nectar, lime juice, red & green margarita salt, glass rimmer, and 3 bottle pouring tops.

Coordinated by Michael Beville for Ms. Nemeskal’s class

 Rainy Day Family Fun

Estimated Value - $40

A variety of board games and puzzles: Dominos; Yahtzee; Pocket Farkel dice game; Left, Center, Right game; Uno; Connect 4; Toss Up; Family Feud Disney; Hungy, Hungry Hippos; Travel Monopoly; Make your own balloon animals; 2 puzzles.

Coordinated by Chrissy Fabiano and Kerri Ruffin for Ms. Dewing’s class

 Shadow a Veterinarian for an Afternoon

Does your student LOVE animals? Do they want to be a Veterinarian when they grow up? This is a unique opportunity to shadow a Wayland veterinarian for an afternoon and see what the profession is all about. Parent must accompany child at all times.  Silent Auction

 Scratch tickets

Estimated Value - $70

How much will you win with a basket of MA Lottery scratch tickets!

Coordinated by Sarah Bell for Ms. O’Brien’s class

 Ice Cream Sundae Basket

Estimated Value -$110

4 Cake Boss porcelain dessert bowls and 4 melamine kiddie bowls (glazed porcelain and melamine); no-drip standing ice cream scoop; Toppings- caramel and hot fudge sauce, magic shell, rainbow sprinkles, and nut topping; 4 mason jars with M&Ms, mini marshmallows, Reese's mini PB cups, and Nestle buncha crunch; $25 gift card to Stop and Shop to buy ice cream.

Coordinated by Michelle Barbin for Ms. Zajdel’s class

 Crayon Art and Ice Cream with Ms. McVicker

Ms. McVicker, first grade teacher, will get your child's creativity flowing with a scoop of ice cream and a bucket of crayons. Date TBD. First come, first served.


 Candy Bouquet

Value: $70
Satisfy your sweet tooth!  Small and large Dubble Bubble gumballs; Airheads in assorted flavors; Rock candy in assorted flavors; Large swirl stick lollipops; Small, medium, and large swirl lollipops; medium glass fishbowl.

Coordinated by Francesca Tramboulakis for Ms. Hays’ class


Red Sox Fan Basket

Estimated Value - $190

2 grandstand Red Sox tickets are the centerpiece of this basket! (May 4th game against the Baltimore Orioles) Also includes a bottle of Chardonnay; Men's fleece pants; Women's t shirt; Kids’ hat; fleece blanket; peanuts and cracker jacks;;Red Sox kids book; and giant beanie ball.

Coordinated by Allison Lauretti, and Michelle Barbin for Mrs. Mavrikos’ class.

 Ben-Hem Runs on Dunkin!

Estimated Value:  $150

Enjoy the following items donated by Dunkin Donuts:  4 boxes of K-cups; 4 boxes of tea; 2 travel mugs; 1 cold brew kit; coffee treats.

Coordinated by Holly Chin for Mrs. McShane’s class

 Ride a Police Cruiser to school

Go ahead turn on the lights. Hit the sirens. And, let your child be the envy of all their classmates as they arrive to school as an honorary member of the Natick Police Department. The winner of this prize will be picked up at home by a police cruiser and driven to Ben-Hem by a Natick police officer. Roger that!  Silent Auction

 Let them eat cake...birthday cake!

The winner of this item will receive one custom cake (or cupcakes) created by Rachel Stevens, a parent in K3. Ms. Stevens loves creating cake and frosting. A typical cake will feed about 20-30 people, depending on size. She will customize a cake to create something just for you. In the past she has created R2D2, BB-8, fire trucks, pirate ships, and sports themed cakes. Silent Auction

Coordinated by Rachel Stevens for Ms. Krakauer's class

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 “Our World” Photo Collage

Each student in Ms. Barbato’s class took a picture to include in an 18 x 24 collage which will showcase all the interesting things encountered in our world. 

Coordinated by Andrea Judson and Kim Winslow for Ms. Barbato's class

 Out of Girl Scout Cookies? That’s a crime!

Estimated Value: $112

Cookie season is over, but Ben-Hem’s Girl Scout troops have you covered! Enjoy 19 boxes of girl scout cookies (4 Thin Mints, 3 Caramel deLites, 1 Lemonades, 1 S’mores, 6 Shortbread, 2 Thanks-a-lot, 1 Peanut Butter Patties, 1 Peanut Butter Sandwiches), a girl scout cookie cookbook with delicious recipes on how to incorporate your cookies in pie crusts, milkshakes and other delicious desserts, a cookie/wine pairing bookmark and “19 Crimes,” an Australian Red Blend wine.

Coordinated by Troops 72197, 88205, 62385, 72198


Lunch with the 4th Grade Teachers in the Teachers' Lounge

Join the 4th grade teachers in the mysterious teachers lounge for a pizza lunch. Pick the Date TBD. First come, first served.


Sophisticated Sugar

Estimated value - $80

A basket of treats for the more sophisticated pallet!  Chuao Chocolatier Potato Chip Chocolate Bar; Chuao Chocolatier Sweet & Salty Chocolate Bar; Taza Chocolate Bar 70% Dark; Lindt Extra Creamy Milk Bar;  Lake Champlain Chocolate Truffles; Darrell Lea Black Licorice; Chocolate Biscotti; Godiva Hot Cocoa; Toblerone; Cocoa Santé Hot Cocoa; Vivra English Garden Chocolate Bar; Sonny’s Sweet Sensations Handmade Chocolate Bark; McCrea’s Caramels; and Woodpecker Toffee Pretzels.

Coordinated by Kara Bettigole for Ms. LaPlante’s class

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Family Game Night

Estimated value – $125

Fun for the whole family complete with snacks!  Beat the Parents; Scrabble; Solitaire; Bounce Off; Speak Out; Otrio; Stratego; popcorn; chips, salsa, and brownie mix.

Coordinated by Debbie Forte for Mr. Silverberg’s class 


A Cook’s Tools

Estimated value - $100

A basket of invaluable cooking tools selected by Chef Helen Rennie from “Helen’s Kitchen Cooking School”.  8-inch chef’s knife; Accusharp knife sharpener; microplane grater; Edlund tongs; bench scraper; and a meat thermometer.

Coordinated by Charline DeLorme and Helen Rennie for Mrs. McVicker’s class

 Summer Fun

Estimated value - $100

Get ready for summer with this basket of warm weather goodies!  Gift Certificate for boat rental at Charles River Canoe & Kayak; Kite; sidewalk chalk paint, water balloons; water gun; dive rings; light up beach ball; sunflower grow kit; water bottle; jump rope; splash balls; sunscreen; bubble wands.

Coordinated by Jessica Long for Mrs. Holt’s class