Gift of Thanks Online for Holiday Giving

As the holiday season approaches, we are continuing with our traditional Gift of Thanks program online for staff gift giving.  This program provides a convenient way for you to express your gratitude to the dedicated staff that teaches our children.  Your contributions are pooled and converted into gift cards selected by the staff.  Participation is not mandatory, and families are welcome to give individual gifts if they prefer.  The intent is to simplify holiday gift giving for families and allow the staff some flexibility.  The WFES PTA then receives a percentage of every gift card purchased.

Here is how the program works:

  • Choose how much you would like to give the staff members.  Any amount in $1 increments is appropriate.
  • Follow the payment instructions.  You can pay with credit card or check.
  • If you choose to pay with check, make payable to WFES PTA and deliver the printed copy of your confirmation form with your check to your child’s teacher in an envelope marked “Gift of Thanks”.
  • Staff members will receive a certificate with the total amount of gift card dollars they can redeem from an extensive list of retailers.  Each contributing family is recognized on the certificate by name only, not amount given.  The Gift of Thanks coordinator will be the only person who sees the individual contribution amounts and will ensure that each staff member who receives donations will not receive less than $10.

If you would like to contribute to the staff holiday gift card program, please use this link:  

2016 Holiday Gift of Thanks

The deadline is Monday, November 28, at 6:00 p.m.!  In order for the staff to receive their gift cards before the winter break, this will be a firm deadline.  If you are choosing to pay by check instead of credit card, please make payable to WFES PTA and deliver the printed copy of your confirmation form with your check to your child’s teacher in an envelope marked “Gift of Thanks” by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29 (your order must still be placed online by 6:00 p.m. on November 28.)  If we do not receive your check by this time your order will be deleted.

The staff loves this program!  If you have any questions please contact Chris Vee at chvee1@gmail.com.