Presented by Francophone Charter School of Oakland

Le Cirque de Francophone

4th Annual Gala

March 10, 2018 | 5:30–10:00 pm

Elks Lodge, Alameda

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Celebrate and support the students and teachers at Oakland’s only French immersion public school. Enjoy a seated dinner, open bar, and silent & live auctions with a wide variety of items to bid on. Music, mingling, and fun with friends new and old throughout the night! All proceeds benefit the growth of the school.


Now until January 31, 2018: $125 per person
February 1 to March 1, 2018: $145 per person

Online Auction

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Featured Auction Items

Gift basket filled with Fentons products from Myrtle’s Lodge
A basket of products and souvenirs from this popular classic ice cream parlor and restaurant (and its sister shop across the street, Myrtle’s Lodge). An East Bay institution!

$25 gift card to Gregoire
Every season is also a new dining adventure at GRÉGOIRE. The entire menu (with the exception of two side dishes) changes in rhythm with nature. For Jacquet, it’s an on-going quest to find the finest, precise ingredients for his evolving repertoire of original dishes. Making it possible are the long-term relationships he has cultivated with a dozen or so equally-passionate purveyors – all small or family-owned businesses – who share his zest for perfection and continually search the horizon for what’s new in natural and organic products on his behalf.

$50 gift card for dance classes at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center provides Bay Area dance students of all ages and levels with high caliber training in both contemporary and traditional movement forms in a welcoming, non-competitive environment. 

Three nights in Tahoe
Enjoy 3 nights in Lake Tahoe in style. This 2,000+ square foot, 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath condo is located at the entrance of Squaw Valley (Tavern Inn complex). In the winter, relax by the wood-burning fireplace or in the summer on one of the three decks. Take the bicycle path to Tahoe City or walk down to the beach at the lake–it’s right at the front of the property! Enjoy all Tahoe has to offer, any time of year! This condo is large enough for one family to really spread out, or share with another family for a fun-filled vacation.

Gift certificate for four (4) weeks of either Lil’ Kickers or Lil’ Sluggers classes
Our mission is to inspire! Lil’ Kickers is an award-winning child development program that uses soccer to help children ages 18 months to 12 years tackle important developmental milestones through age-appropriate and fun-filled activities. We inspire kids to be active, strong, confident and well-balanced in order to unleash their awesome both on and off the field.

Admission to Gilroy Gardens for two
Gilroy Gardens features 21 rides, 27 attractions, 6 majestic gardens and world famous circus trees. Gilroy Gardens mission is to educate and inspire families, especially children, to appreciate horticulture and the importance of trees in our lives by providing fun and memories in a beautiful garden setting.

Book Package: Girls Code
Two hardcover books:
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World
Age Range: 10 and up / Grade Level: 5 – 6

Code It! Create It!: Ideas & Inspiration for Coding
Age Range: 8 – 12 years / Grade Level: 3 – 7

One box of produce from Farm Fresh to You
One home delivery of fresh, organic fruits & vegetables of any regular Box type. We grow and harvest organic produce and deliver it directly to your home or workplace. You are able to choose the box type, size and delivery frequency that best fits your lifestyle and family size.

Free North Oakland/South Oakland Little League registration
Free registration for spring 2019 or Fall Ball program (value $150)

Check back here for more information as we build our live and silent auctions!

Dinner and Drinks

Wine is provided throughout the evening by DeNovo Winery.

Light appetizers are passed during the silent auction. Dinner is seated, the menu will be revealed as it’s finalized.

More Information

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Make auction donations: please email Pascale Schmidt at

All other inquiries: please email

Thanks to our Sponsors