Santa’s Workshop

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

This is such a special event! Kids come to school in PJs and visit our very own Santa’s Workshop (the beautifully decorated gym) to select, purchase and wrap presents for their immediate family.  All items are sold for $2.  It is a huge treat for our children to do this independently and actually surprise their family with a gift.  Usually they are the first ones that must be opened on Christmas morning!

To make this wonderful PJ PAC event happen requires a lot of coordinating, volunteering and gifts to be supplied.  This year we are fortunate to have use of a school portable across from the gym to use as our ‘North Pole’ home-base.  Please start bringing in donations early.

Drop off GIFTS
when you
Drop off your KIDS

All your gently-used donations (someone’s future Christmas present) can be dropped off at the North Pole Portable at morning drop off.
Please think of Dads/Moms, teenagers, puzzles, games, books, mugs, sports items, household items (just no used clothing please)
…. did we mention Dads?  We are always short on these items!  More gift ideas are listed below.  We will also need gift wrap items, including jewelry boxes/bags.

Drop Off Donations and Gift Wrap

Mondays in November, 8:45 AM
Nov 6, Nov 20, Nov 27
Every school day in December, 8:45 AM (until Dec 15)

Contribute to the event

Santa’s Workshop is a great community spirit event for our children, but also for us adults. Coming into the school to help out connects you with other parents, and can be a fun way to feel a part of PJ and pass an hour or two getting to know others.

We need help with:
(click on item to sign-up)

Decorating the gym
Laying out the gifts
Helping at the event
Taking down decorations
Packing up un-sold items
Feeding the volunteers
Sorting presents
Washing stuffies
Organizing jewelry

Please think of what you’d enjoy doing and get a friend to sign-up with you.

You can click through on the links above to sign up.


Gift Ideas

Collection of these items will start in November, and can be dropped off any Monday in November from 8:45 – 9:15am, in the school portable across from the gym.

Items will be accepted until Dec 15, but early donations are encouraged so everything can be sorted, stuffies can be washed, etc.

  • Dads and Teen Boys
    • Coffee Mugs
    • Ties, Wallets, Belts, Cuff-links, New Hats, New Socks, Scarves
    • Small Tools, Gardening Tools
    • CD’s/DVD’s, Video Games
    • Tins of tennis balls
    • Sleeves of Golf balls
    • Canucks or any sports related items
  • Moms
    • Vases
    • Jewelry
    • Decorative Items
    • Candles
    • Unused Bath and Beauty Products
    • Serving Platters
    • Kitchen Items
  • General
    • Picture frames
    • Games
    • Books
    • Toys
    • Agendas, Stationary