Guidelines for End-of-Year Gifts from Families

At this time of year, many families and students ask about saying thank you to faculty and staff for a wonderful experience. Our gift policy seeks to foster a safe, equitable and inclusive environment for all families and students. Gifts are not expected by faculty and staff and no family should feel pressured to engage in gift-giving. The Parents Association, on behalf of all families, demonstrates its appreciation of faculty and staff in a variety of ways all year, including breakfasts and special snacks.

Families that do wish to offer gifts to faculty and staff are encouraged to show their appreciation in small ways such as notes, homemade gifts, or baked goods, rather than purchasing gifts. While the school does not strictly monitor this gift-giving policy, we ask that anyone who chooses to bring in a gift leave it in the Front Office clearly marked with the teacher and grade.