DPN Launches Faculty/Staff Appreciation Effort

‘Tis the season of giving, and the Deerfield Parents Network is excited about a pilot effort to thank and celebrate the devoted faculty and staff who give so much to our children throughout the year.

Once the students head home, the Deerfield community gathers for its traditional Jingle Mingle holiday party on December 21. This year, the DPN is organizing a “free raffle” to show our appreciation to them. 

We are inviting all DA parents to join by donating gifts or services. Potential ideas are: restaurant gift certificates, visits to museums, theater, movies or local spas, frequent flier miles, Visa/American Express gift cards, or the use of a vacation home. However, as a parent-run organization, we want to ensure that any participation in this effort does not impact the Annual Fund, which is crucial to the school’s mission.

Equally important, the DA students are participating and have offered to donate their time to faculty/staff families for free babysitting, dog-walking, ice skating and hot chocolate, and lessons in skating, swimming and squash.

If you think your son or daughter would like to participate in this way, he or she can email us at the address below. No one has signed up to build a snowman with faculty kids–yet!

If you would like to contribute, any gift would be welcome, no matter how big or small. If you are interested or have questions, please email us at DPNteacherstaffappreciation@gmail.com or contact any of the following parents:

Penny Ashford, Nadine Alexandre, Serena Bowman, Missy DeCamp, Kathy Gahagan, Wendy Henderson, Page Growney, Stephanie Ingrassia, Suzy Kjorlien, Ros L’Esperance, Sally Morris, Jennie Murphy, Liz O’Connor, Phyllis Powers, Betsy Swindell, Dana Tananbaum, Margie Ughetta, Kate Upson, Karen Wood.

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