Christmas Fair – December 9th


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We hope you have your calendars marked for December 9th (5-8pm).  You will not want to miss the annual Ross Road Christmas Fair. Some very exciting activities are planned for this year. We need your help to make it happen!

All money raised at the Fair goes back to the kids in terms of new/special activities, events, equipment (sports, technology), etc. and other major items on teacher’s wish lists for improving the education and experience of our kids.

Plus, this is a great community event to kick off the Christmas season. Invite your friends and extended family – everyone is welcome.

We need three things from you:

Sign up for a volunteer shift!

If your class has not been assigned an activity, we still need your help. Please consider donating a half hour or your time on the night of the event. It’s so easy and a great way to meet other parents. (You do not need to register for sign-up genius to add your name to a volunteer time slot).

Donate! If your class has not been assigned a raffle basket to prepare for the fair, we still need your donations. Monetary donations directly to the Fair fundraising can still be given through your class reps.

Additional donations are required for the following:

Holiday Shop N Wrap: Kids only! Shop for gifts for friends and family. Please pitch in to donate small new or nearly-new items. Clear your closets of those candles, books and soaps that you thought you would use. Donate those DVDs that you have viewed and still look new. Socks, toys, bath products, art kits – all of these things will find good homes. It does not need to be brand new – just present-able. (Pun intended!) Drop off in foyer.

Mystery Bags: The children LOVE these fun bags. Bags should have an approximate value of $5 per bag, and everything in the bags should be NEW (please, No old candy or used toys). The bags could include fun holiday- or winter-themed things such as craft kits or supplies, ornaments to colour, kids’ costume jewellery or hair bands, fun kid’s gloves, small puzzles or games, candy boxes or bags, pencils, etc. The “bag” can be anything you like… brown lunch bag, goodie bag, gift bag – with the contents a mystery! All styles are welcome and fun! Please keep the bag unsealed and label the bag as boy, girl, or either, and the approximate grade level as appropriate. Drop off in foyer.

Bake Sale: Please sign-up in the school foyer. Drop off your cookies, brownies, squares, etc.  at the office on Friday December 9th. Where possible, please do not put nuts in your baking. Store bought “baking” is always welcome!

Come and Have Fun! This event would not be possible without you and your kids coming out to enjoy and have fun. Don’t forget to pre-order your meal on the Munch a Lunch Website- don’t be disappointed and hungry. (under the fundraising tab) must be ordered before December 2nd.

And if you are willing to pitch in a bit more, in addition to the online sign-up, we are still looking to fill several volunteer positions as part of the Fair organizing committee. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the following please contact Suzanne Earle (

  • Disco Dance Party Activity Coordinator
  • First Aid Attendants at Fair (valid first aid certificate required)
  • Emcee to announce special activities and raffle basket winners
  • Craft helpers to help students crafts in the classroom to be sold at the fair

Questions about Holiday Shop N’ Wrap can be directed to Jess Howard (

Questions about Mystery Bags can be directed to Jennifer Chiu ( or Nicky Owers (

Questions about Santa’s Craft Workshop rooms can be directed to Cheryl Schreader (

Questions about Bake N’ Snack table can be directed to Shelley Clark (

Please direct other questions and general Christmas Fair questions to Suzanne Earle (

Thank you to everyone for your time, energy, and other contributions!

Have a great week

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