At this time each year, the Davis and Lane parent communities show our appreciation for the hard work of the "behind the scenes" support staff at each school with a small gift.
While not part of the classrooms, the office staff, nurses, custodians, assistants, cafeteria workers, and crossing guards all assist in making our children's days run smoothly and successfully. During the winter holiday season and again at the end of the school year, we give a small gift to each one of these staff members.
Through our Appreciation Fund, you can choose to donate once for the entire year, or make smaller donations towards each initiative. For those donating just for the holiday gifts, it is our hope that each family will make a contribution of $5 per child. This donation is seperate from the teacher/assistant gifts collected by the Room Parents for individual classes.
When considering how much to donate to the Appreciation Fund for the entire year, remember that it covers funding for the following programs:
- Holiday and Year-End Gifts, for non-classroom support staff in December and June.
- Teacher Supply Reimbursements, for which classroom teachers receive up to $100 towards reimbursement for supplies purchased out of pocket.
- Teacher Appreciation Week, where we provide special meals and gifts for our teaching staff.
- Hospitality Meals, where we provide four catered meals during the year for the entire school staff.