On Monday, December 4th, 2017
West Riverview Elementary School
Annual West Riverview Elementary School
SANTA'S GIFT MART
What is it you ask?? Santa’s gift mart is a day when we transform
the gym into a shopping center for the children. Then, class by class, they get to come into
the gym to purchase “gifts” for their family members. Our WRES Elves will be there to help all the
students with their “shopping”. Gifts
are reasonably priced (average $1.00 -
$5.00), and will be gift-wrapped, before going home with your child so that he
or she can give them to their family members on Christmas morning! You will be
amazed at what they pick up for you on their own!!! J
the gifts come from? The
gifts are actually donations from you.
We are asking all families to donate gently used items from home. Here
are some examples: toys, books, DVDs,
mittens, scarves, ornaments, candles, etc.
These are just a few examples of things you may have around home. If you feel that you would rather go out and
buy something for the event, please buy from the local dollar stores. However, we are sure that every home has some
items that can be donated, we all have those items we are not sure what to do
(We ask that you please only donate hats or stuffed animals
if they are new!)
gifts should I send in? Every
family is kindly asked to send in as many gifts as their child needs to buy.
For example, if in your family, you have four people that your grade 2 student
needs to buy for, you would donate a minimum of 4 items. If every family
does this for every child they have at WRES, then we will have enough
for every child to purchase something at the Gift Mart. If you have an abundance of gently used
items, and feel you would like to contribute more than the minimum, we will
gladly take them off your hands! J While you are collecting your items, we ask
you to also please set aside cereal boxes, gift bags, gift tags, tape,
etc. Any item that we could use to wrap
the presents with, will be put to good use!
Gifts for Dads are always in
November 20th until Nov 24th – Donation of Boxes, Wrapping paper,
gift tags, tape, gift bags etc.
27th - December 1st
Donation of Gifts*
December 3rd - Set up for Gift Mart (Anyone is welcome to help!)
Monday, December 4th – it’s the 7th
ANNUAL SANTA'S GIFT MART!!!
(Donations can be sent in with your children. They will be instructed where to bring them
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Last year’s success was due
to the great volunteers that we had! We couldn’t have done it without them!!!
This year, we need assistant shoppers, wrappers, decorators and people to help
set up and clean up. Any amount of time will help. It’s so magical to see the looks on the
children’s faces, that you will love giving up some time for this wonderful
If you have any questions, please contact Santa’s Gift Mart Co-ordinator,
Christina Dobson @ firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank everyone in advance for your cooperation to make
this event another GREAT success!