Giving Tree Gift Card Tags

The Giving Trees this year have many gift cards to Walmart and Market Basket left to be taken.

So, what’s with all the gift cards?

We have had several questions about why so many, why they aren’t associated with a specific child, and general feelings that maybe providing “just” a gift card doesn’t feel like enough.

First, any donation at all of any kind is always amazing! Please know that above all!

Second, the gift cards are for our community. During times of an unexpected hardship and emergency, the Elementary School and ECLC do their absolute best to ensure that the children have their basic needs met. (coats, shoes, food, etc)

The PTA recently found out that often means that a staff member (or members) use their own money to provide those needs as they come up. While that is a noble cause and one that we appreciate, the PTA felt that we could help to facilitate a program that would take some of that financial burden off of them.

Let’s face it, no one goes into teaching to become a millionaire! The gift card donations in ANY amount ensure that the school and the staff can continue to provide the necessary services without having to pay for it themselves.

So, those gift cards may seem small but their purpose is a noble and needed one! If you haven’t picked a tag yet, please consider picking a gift card tag. It will go a long way in a time of crisis when help is needed the most!!

Thank you!

Giving Tree Program

The Giving Trees are up in the entryways of both BES & the ECLC!

The Giving Tree program partners with other local non-profit organizations. Through those partnerships and your generosity, we are able to grant the wishes of local children and families this season.

Thank you to all the families that have already participated in the Giving Tree this year! I couldn’t believe my eyes when the wish tags were almost all gone already!

We have added lots more tags for additional wishes that need some help to come true. As always, we appreciate your generosity during this season of giving!

Gifts are due back to the school on Friday, December 1st.

If you would like to participate but are unable to come into the school, contact us at We can work together to find a wish for you and have the tag sent home with your student! We also accept monetary donations to fill those wishes that aren’t taken.

Pancakes with Santa!

PWS Facebook Event Cover‘Tis the season people! The Barrington PTA’s Annual Pancakes with Santa event is upon us! 

Find the official event on our Facebook page under our “Events” section and be sure to click “interested”or “going” to get all of the updates to the event as they come in!

Event Registration Flyers (everyone’s favorite things to fish out of your kids backpacks, right?!) will be going home this week!

Holly Jolly Christmas Social Media Post

Discount Card Brochure

The PTA Discount card is such a great gift idea for that person on your list that has everything or for those you aren’t sure what to get! Everyone loves them — give them a gift that saves them money all year ’round!

If any cards you purchase or have already purchased need additional brochures because they are gifts, here is the PDF of the Brochure so you can print it out and include it in your gift wrapping! It has the detailed list of the terms and conditions of the discounts as well as the addresses and websites of all the participating vendors – it’s handy to keep on the fridge or save in your desk drawers!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

2017-2018 PTA Discount Card Brochure