We would like to remind you about two gifting opportunities to share your Christmas cheer.
#1 is Toys for Tots: Now through Dec. 15th, we are holding our annual toy drive for Toys for Tots. For the competitive folks: There is a prize on the line for the students in the house who collects the most gifts. For those with a giving heart, there are Pin Oaks families who will benefit greatly from your generosity. Please give until it hurts so we can help these families this Christmas. Please send new, unwrapped gifts and toys with your child to place in boxes in their particular House Commons to ensure that house gets credit.
#2, Now through Dec. 10th, the NJHS is sponsoring collection of non-breakable gifts and non-perishable foods for our troops overseas at Christmas. Who of us would choose to be away from home, away from family, and possibly in harms way by choice? That is exactly the decision our men and women in uniform are making every day. We owe our safety and our freedom to the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and the rest. Please visit the school and PTO website for ideas such as granola bars, nuts, beef jerky, fruit snacks, maybe a harmonica, or travel games, or card games and consider picking up some things for your student to bring to school next week. You might consider a picking up a book or two at the Barnes and Noble store on Holcombe and Kirby where 20% of your purchase will be donated to Pin Oak PTO. As you shop, enjoy performances by our Pin Oak students. We have decorated collections boxes just inside the front foyer of the school where your donation may be dropped.
Thank you for your time. We thought you might like a reminder about these opportunities so you could shop this weekend. And as you shop, just think, “How can I make someone’s Christmas merry?”
Have a great weekend.