JSSPVA Giving Tree
The Sears Giving Tree Fund was created to ensure that all teachers, faculty, staff, including all of the "behind the scenes" employees at JSS are shown appreciation on behalf of the families at the Sears School.
How it works: Families have the option to contribute to The Giving Tree Fund during the first part of the year and the money collected will be used for a monetary holiday gift in December for all classroom teachers, associates who float between multiple classrooms, specials teachers (PE, Music, Art, & Foreign Languages), student services teachers, and administrative staff and custodians who work and interact with our children each and every day.
Contributions of any amount are appreciated, however, the JSSPVA suggests a donation of $40 per student. All donations are optional and every one is appreciated!
Ways to Donate:
PayPal @JSSPVA (select Giving Tree & cover fees)*
*If paying by PayPal, you can select a combination option to pay your applicable grade dues and donate to the Giving Tree all at once ($30 grade dues + $40 Giving Tree = $70 single payment). Please note you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay via this method.
Checks payable to the JSSPVA are also accepted. Please write “Giving Tree” on the memo line. Drop off at the school office or mail to: The Sears School Giving Tree JSSPVA, 542 Abbotsford Road Kenilworth, IL 60043
We hope you will join us as we show our gratitude for the hard work of all of The Joseph Sears School Teachers, Faculty and Staff!
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIVING TREE FAQ
WHAT DO MY CLASS DUES SUPPORT?
At the beginning of each school year, room parents at The Joseph Sears School collect class dues. These dues cover class parties.
HOW DOES THE JSSPVA DISTRIBUTE THE FUNDS?
The JSSPVA distributes the funds once a year in December. The entire fund is paid out, maximizing gifts to all teachers, faculty and staff. For questions regarding the program, please contact the Giving Tree Chair at email@example.com.
CAN I GIVE MY TEACHER A GIFT DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND AT THE END OF THE YEAR?
The JSSPVA encourages all parents and students to warmly acknowledge and support our teachers and staff with notes of appreciation during the year. In addition, the JSSPVA supports our Sears employees with various monthly treats throughout the year. If you would like to purchase additional gifts as a thank you, we encourage you to do so!
WHY DID THE JSSPVA CREATE THE FUND?
The JSSPVA executive board feels it is important to acknowledge all the staff and employees that make our school so special. In previous years, parents gifted to their child's core teachers. The school community is made up of wonderful support staff and floating teachers, staff and custodians and we wanted to acknowledge the community as a whole. In addition, the JSSPVA was interested in reducing the burden on parents purchasing gifts at the busiest time of year and providing comfort knowing gifts are given to all Sears teachers and staff.