08Dec

Holiday Giving Guide

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Dear Winn Brook Families,

It is the holiday season, and at this time of year many families wish to show their appreciation for the wonderful staff at Winn Brook School.  You may have already heard from your Room Parents regarding participation in a class gift.  We recognize that some families may wish to give independently of a class gift.  We encourage all forms of recognizing our amazing educators and support staff, and hope families will include all of the wonderful people who make Winn Brook a special place to learn and grow.  

 

We would be remiss, however, if we did not remind parents that while we may wish to give the world to our kids and teachers, there are rules that govern what we may give our staff.  Classroom or “group gifts" may not exceed $150 in a year per recipient, and individual gifting may not exceed $50 in a year.  That includes any gift cards/cash but also any cash value of items gifted.  Please be cognizant of the rules when planning holiday giving. We want to be very careful that we don't put the staff in the uncomfortable situation of receiving money/gifts that they technically can't accept. (For more information click this link).

We also participate annually in a toy/gift drive at Winn Brook School.  This year will be the same, with our collection beginning TOMORROW at our Lost and Found event, from 2:45-3:30 on the hard top.  We will have a collection point there.  Additionally, beginning next week all classrooms will have collection boxes.  Please consider brightening the holiday of another by sending in your child with a new, unopened, unwrapped gift.  This is a wonderful time to teach our children the spirit of giving and generosity that makes this time of year bright.  

And finally, it wouldn't be the PTA if we didn't highlight the need for parent support.  If you have not yet donated to the PTA this year, please consider a donation (you can find the link on our PTA homepage!).  Remember we are tax deductible, so get those donations in prior to the 31st to claim them next year!  

Thank you,

Your PTA