PLEASE NOTE:
THIS IS SIMILAR TO A LETTER THAT WAS SENT BY ROOM PARENTS IN DECEMBER OF 2011.
IT WAS AN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL EFFORT:  ALL OF THE SUPPLIES ON THE WISH LIST WERE COLLECTED!
PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THIS LETTER INTO AN EMAIL, BUT MAKE SURE TO PERSONALIZE IT WITH YOUR TEACHER’S NAME AND THE NAMES OF THE ROOM PARENTS BEFORE SENDING IT TO PARENTS.

Dear Parents,

We have received several emails with thoughts about a class gift for [TEACHER’S NAME].
NPS has some pretty specific rules about gift-giving to teachers, as a result, the PTO has worked with Ms. DiBella and the classroom teachers at Cabot to come up with some gift ideas that abide by the guidelines and that the teachers will really appreciate.

[TEACHER’S NAME] HOLIDAY GIFT
We will be giving a donation of classroom supplies to [TEACHER’S NAME].
[TEACHER’S NAME] has a posted a wish list of supplies that are needed in her classroom.
Please sign up to purchase one or more of the supplies at signupgenius.com.

SPECIFICS AND LOGISTICS

  • Please DO NOT wrap, write a special message, or personalize the supply donation.
  • If you plan decide to purchase supplies through Amazon please use the Amazon button on Cabot’s website, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Cabot PTO.
  • Please drop supplies off at my house by Wednesday, December 18.
    Please leave them in the large box on the porch marked Cabot.
    I live at  [ROOM PARENT ADDRESS], just a few blocks from school.
  • We will festively box up all of the supplies and the students will present them to  [TEACHER’S NAME] during morning meeting on Friday, December 20.

We thank you in advance for your generosity; this gift will be greatly enjoyed by [TEACHER’S NAME] and her students.

Best,
[ROOM PARENT NAMES]