Christmas Market information

Ecole Mountview School

Christmas Market

Ecole Mountview’s Parents for Mountview Council is excited to host a Christmas Market this Holiday Season!  The purpose of this market is to fundraise for the courtyard in the school and school bussing transportation costs.  We hope to strengthen our school and community spirit while we work together!

 

We are asking that every Mountview family joins us in working together to make the Christmas Market a big success by donating items for the Market that will then be purchased by students as Christmas presents for their family members on Monday, December 18th.

 

In order to ensure that we have enough items, we ask that each family donate at least as many items as there are members in their immediate family and as many items that their child(ren) will be purchasing.  Items do not need to be new but can simply be things found in your home that are gently used and would be “like new” to someone else. If we have an abundance of items we will keep the market open for families to come and shop afterwards. This info will be shared via Remind 101 and other social media – please sign up if you haven’t already! Any items that are not purchased will be donated to local charities.

 

There will be a Gift Checklist coming home with students during the week of Dec 4th or you can pick one up on our Parents for Mountivew bulletin board located in the hall between the Office and Staff room.  Parents and students are to fill out this Checklist indicating which family members the student will be purchasing gifts for.  Then fold the paper into an envelope, insert payment and return it to school between Dec 11 – 15 along with their gift donations.  This is to eliminate the opportunity for lost items.

 

We are also asking for donations of gently used gift bags and tissue paper that you may have at home as we will have gift wrapping stations set up. Only gift bags and tissue paper please as we need to wrap each gift in a timely manner. For every gift that your child is going to purchase, please send the same amount of gift bags along with your household donations. Donations of extra gift bags and tissue would be very much appreciated! We will be wrapping over 1500 gifts which means we need over 1500 gift bags & tissue paper!!  

 

Lastly, we are looking for many volunteers to help set up and run the Christmas Market (Sunday and Monday, Dec. 17 and 18).  It is a great opportunity to spend some time in your child’s school, to see them smiling and laughing while maybe getting and extra hug!  We will need many helping hands to make this a success for our children, please come out and help whenever you can, many hands make light work ☺

 

If you are interested in volunteering please send an email to: parentsformountview@gmail.com or call

Krystal Mooney 403-872-5566.

 

Merry Christmas and thank-you for your support!

Parents for Mountivew Council


 

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Important Dates to Note:

 

Monday, Dec 11 through Friday, Dec 15 – Collection Days (gifts and Gift Checklists with money)

*   Donations can be brought to the school.  Please send them with your child or drop off between 8:00-8:40. A bin will also be located in the Office for drop-offs.

 

Sunday, December 17th – Market Set Up

*   Volunteers needed for set up, specific time to be determined.  More info to follow.

 

Monday, December 18th – Christmas Market Opens!

*   Volunteers needed to help assist children and wrap gifts, escort classes and cleanup, 8 am – 4 pm.

 

Ideas for Donations:

 

We are looking for a variety of donations for a variety of people as children will be buying gifts for their parents as well as their siblings.  Donations should be clean and in good condition.  We ask that there is nothing too large donated as children will need to be able to carry these gifts home. Below are some ideas to help you out:

 

For Mom…

Candles / candle holders

Ornaments

Unused bath products

Stationary items

Picture frames    

Knick knacks

Costume jewellery (no earrings)

Kitchen items

Scarves

Journals

Books

                

For Dad…

Books

DVD’s

CD’s

Desk accessories

Golf accessories (tees, balls)

Sports memorabilia

Stationary supplies

Key chains

Mugs

Small tools

Ties

*Please note that our ‘Dad’ table could be very short of items to choose from and anything extra that you can find would be very appreciated.

 

For Siblings…

Toys

Books

Stuffies (for hygienic reasons

ONLY NEW stuffies can be accepted)

Outdoor play toys

Complete puzzles / board games

Movies

Mittens

Coloring supplies

Crafting materials

Stationary supplies

Posters

 

…these are just a few ideas to get you started!  

 

We are very excited about this venture, and hope that with participation and support from all of our families at Mountview we can raise money for our school and donate to charities this Christmas all while sharing in the spirit of the Holidays!

 

Sincerely,

Parents for Mountview Council