The ALL SCHOOL HOLIDAY GIFT COLLECTION is the collection of monetary contributions into a donation pool to fund holiday bonuses for teachers, administrative staff, and support staff (e.g. maintenance, lunch staff, and more), with the significant portion going to teachers.
This all school holiday gift collection is in lieu of individual classroom gifts or individual family gifts to teachers and staff.
In 2012 over 83% of school families contributed to the gift collection and the average contribution was $62.
The amount of your contribution is at your discretion and is kept confidential. Any amount contributed is appreciated and may be tax-deductible (consult your tax advisor).
The disbursement of the funds remains the same as in years past. The teachers and aides in each class of Transitions, PreK and JrK receive a holiday bonus from the pooled contributions that their individual classes made. Teachers from K - 8, specials and administrative staff receive a holiday bonus from the pooled contributions made from the K - 8th grade parents.
On the last day of school before Christmas, each teacher and staff person will receive a gift bag including an ornament, candy, cards or letters from students, and a letter announcing their individual holiday bonus amount.
Please have your child make cards for teacher(s) and staff and give them directly to your classroom's Room Parents by December 13, 2013.
If you have questions, please contact Kathy Barnard at firstname.lastname@example.org