During the holiday season, many families have expressed an interest in thanking the staff at Newmark K-8 and High School who work with their child. It became evident that so many of our staff members play a pivotal role in your child’s education that the thought of providing a gift for all was a bit daunting. As a result, the Newmark Holiday Appeal was created so parents could simply donate in honor of the staff member(s) they wished to recognize by name. It has become a Newmark tradition.
However, in light of the effects COVID-19 is having on small business and local communities, we wanted to be a bit more creative this year and hopefully help local businesses as well. This year we want to offer parents several ways to acknowledge staff.
If you wish to express your gratitude to your child’s teacher or one of the many staff members who make a positive impact on your child’s life, please consider shopping locally for your child’s teacher and help support your local merchants or donate to the Newmark Holiday Fund in honor of your child’s teacher. Of course, there is no obligation to participate. A simple personal “thank you note” from your child to their teacher is always appreciated!
If you choose to donate to the Newmark Holiday Fund, these monies support teachers in planning creative and innovative projects for students. Please include a message so that we can share with the recipient on your behalf. If you choose this option, the Holiday Fund ends Monday, December 21, 2020.
Here’s how you can participate:
- Shop locally and send your child’s teacher(s) a gift.
- Donate to the Newmark Holiday Fund and honor a teacher or staff member(s) with a special message.
- Donate online
- Donate by check payable to NextMark Foundation and return the Holiday Acknowledgement Form to Newmark
- Send your child’s teacher a simple personal “thank you note” or picture from your child.
From our “family” to yours, thank you and Happy Holidays!