Each year the Winthrop PTO coordinates a holiday “Giving Tree.” This is a completely anonymous process that is supported by both the families of Winthrop and the staff. This year’s tree was unveiled at the Holiday Bazaar and has been well received, but there are still ornaments if your family is interested in helping out. Feel free to stop by the school and chose an ornament, or if you can’t get into school, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will pick one for you and send it home with your student. We will continue to collect until December 20th, 2011.
It’s been a great start to the annual Holiday Bazaar – students in Kindergarten and 1st grade have completed their shopping, and 2nd graders are just getting started! The younger students have shopped with the help of their older “book buddies” and the amount of parent volunteers selling, manning the cash registers, and wrapping presents is awesome. It’s a great day to be a student at Winthrop Elementary School!