Support the Jingle Mingle!

In the spirit of gratitude and with the holidays upon us, I’d like to enlist your support for this year’s “Jingle Mingle” to show our appreciation and recognition for Deerfield’s faculty and staff. After our students leave campus each December, Academy employees gather for the traditional “Jingle Mingle” holiday party. This themed party with dinner, music, and dancing is much anticipated by the adult community on campus.

Five years ago, the DPN began offering a “free raffle” at the event to show our gratitude for the faculty and staff who give so much to our children throughout the year. With donations from school families, the DPN organizes baskets that include gift cards, local restaurant gift certificates, and bottles of wine, amongst other fun and festive gifts. At the event, employee names are randomly drawn “from a hat” with the holiday gift baskets as prizes. In addition, all employees will receive a Jingle Mingle party favor.

Interested parents and guardians are encouraged to contribute to the Jingle Minglefund to recognize teachers and staff in lieu of giving individual gifts to Academy employees during the holidays (which the school requests that we avoid doing). We have had amazing support from school families in the past as this is a wonderful way to say thank you to Deerfield’s outstanding faculty and staff!

We’ve simplified the process to allow DA families who wish to participate to donate directly online. Any donations over the amount needed for the raffle and party gifts will be used for unexpected faculty- or staff-related needs (e.g., emergencies) throughout the year at the Head of School’s discretion.

Please make your donations online by Thursday, December 13. If you have any questions, please email me at

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Happy Holidays!
Julie Halloran and the Deerfield Parents Network

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