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Christmas is coming which means it’s the time of year where the PTA transforms our school library into our very own Santa Shoppe! This is an opportunity for the children to purchase inexpensive gifts for their family and friends. As a PTA, we always look forward to providing this service to our students. It is definitely one of the biggest highlights of the year for the students, the teachers and staff, and the PTA volunteers! The Santa Shoppe is a lot of fun!
It’ll all begin on Tuesday, December 4th, where the students will get to visit the shop with their classmates and preview everything that our store has to offer. They will then have the opportunity to create a wish list that they will bring home with them for you to look over.
On Wednesday, December 5th, and Thursday, December 6th, each child will come into the store during their class’ assigned time, and will be able to buy gifts (ranging from ten cents to five dollars) for their family and friends. This is the time students will need to have money to purchase their Christmas gift items. Please note that we try to provide lots of options for the students to purchase, but supplies are limited to what we have on hand. We try our best to accommodate all of the students’ wish lists, but if your student has their heart set on something, it is best to send money with them for their class’ assigned shopping time on Wednesday or Thursday. By Friday that item may not be available if parents wait to purchase it themselves. However, we do have a lot of really fun merchandise so shopping on Friday is a great way to purchase gifts for those people on your shopping list.
As mentioned above, the Santa Shoppe will also be open on Friday, December 7th, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. so that students can purchase any additional gifts. Adults are also welcome to make purchases during that time, as well as on Thursday afternoon, from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m.
Finally, as many of you know, the Santa Shoppe is a huge endeavor and therefore requires many volunteers. Every year, those who have chosen to volunteer have always said that this is the most rewarding volunteer experience of the year. We have parents, neighbors, and friends of the school who still come back and volunteer at the Santa Shoppe every year just because it is so fun! Each student is accompanied by an adult in the shop so that they can keep track of their purchases, how much money they have, and who they are shopping for. This one-on-one interaction is really fun and rewarding, but we need everyone to help! Please look for an email with a sign-up link that shows when we need volunteers. We’d love to have everyone help! It’s a low commitment, but a fun way to be a part of our school community and give some Christmas cheer to our awesome Spring Creek students.
We can’t wait to see you all there!
Ashley Rayback Olivia Goldman PTA Co-Presidents