Ross Road PAC: Christmas Fair!

Dear parents,

So….you can’t spell volunteer without u.  (Get it? u?  U?  As in you?   C’mon, help me out here!    Yes, I know you can spell “stop bothering me with these damn emails” without u, but let’s not go there right now.

Here’s the deal.  The Christmas Fair IS happening on Friday, December 4 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.  It’s always fun – especially on a rainy night when 500 steamy, damp families rampage the halls of Ross Road, full of the Christmas spirit and high on sugar.  There’s always lots to do, it’s a good way to bring out community together and it raises cash for the PAC to buy cool stuff.

As always, it’s hoped (expected?  anticipated?) that parents will chip in and help out in a couple of ways.  Here’s what you can do….

  1.  Donate some gifts to the Holiday Shop ‘n Wrap Room.  We’re talking re-gifts from last year, or new items or even very gently used items (books are good).  The gifts don’t have to be expensive.  The idea here is that the kids get to go into a classroom and buy their very own (affordable) presents for loved ones.  Kids love doing it and it’s amazing what they choose sometimes. Donations accepted from Monday – there’s a box under the stairs.  This is the perfect time to clean out your house of all those little knick knacks you have stuffed in cupboards and don’t know what to do with.
  2.  If you run a clean house with no knick knacks to give, can I come live with you?  Cause that sounds like a nice place to be.  No?  OK, then put that clean kitchen to use and bake up a storm.  There’s a baked goods table at the Fair that needs to be stocked groaningly high with delicious treats.  There’ll be a sign up sheet at the school where you can promise you’ll make something awesome (or buy it if you run out of time)
  3. Are you ‘connected?’ Maybe you know someone who’d like to donate bigger-ticket items, (or services) to a large raffle basket.  That would help too.
  4. Finally, if you’ve got nothing to give, can’t bake and aren’t connected, you’re still awesome as you can donate your time on the night.  (Actually, even if you do do all that stuff, we may still need your help)  All you need to do is put in 30 minutes on the night, and if you get in quick, you can even get first choice at the best gigs.   Here’s the link to sign up.


Have a good weekend.

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