School Holiday Shop
The Holidays are near...and, as a special service, our school is hosting a holiday shop sale. Children will have the opportunity to pick out their own inexpensive, high quality gifts for family and friends.
School Holiday Shop is a program designed for children to shop on their own at school, in a safe, non-commercial environment. They can learn to budget their money and spend wisely, while also experiencing the "Joy Of Giving".
School Holiday Shop will be set up in the school and will be run by parent and grandparent volunteers. Gifts are priced for a child's budget, ranging from $0.25 to $12.00, with most gifts priced between $3.00 and $7.00. There are gifts available for ALL the members of your lil' shopper's family.
Gift Certificates are available and a great option if you prefer to use a credit card instead of sending your child to school with cash. In addition, you can email family members to sponsor your child. A sponsor/family member may purchase the gift certificate online and have it emailed back to your child to use at the holiday shop.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I purchase a gift certificate and my child doesn't spend the full amount?
Gift certificates are redeemed at your schools holiday shop and treated like cash. Any unused portion of the Gift Certificate will be refunded to your child at the school holiday shop with cash.
What happens if I purchase a gift certificate and my child for some reason cannot attend the holiday shop?
If for example, your child becomes sick and cannot attend the holiday shop it is not a problem. All gift certificates are credited to the PTO/PTA that run the holiday shop at the school your child attends. Simply have your child bring the gift certificate to school and the PTO/PTA that ran the event will refund to your child the full amount of the gift certificate.
How and how soon will I receive the gift certificate?
Upon submitting your order a receipt will automatically be generated and the Gift Certificate(s) will be emailed to the parent’s email address. Print the gift certificate and place in your child's budget envelope for your child or children to redeem at their holiday shop.
What happens if my child losses the gift certificate?
Not to worry, certificates are assigned a “Certificate ID Number” which is stored in our system and is compared to the certificates turned in. If your child would lose their certificate we can verify it in our system and re-issue a new one.
Why do you need to provide a parent email address?
The email address will never be used unless your child loses a certificate or if we have a hard time finding your child’s school in our system based on the information you provided. We take everyone’s privacy seriously and we will never solicit or sell anyone’s email address that has purchased a gift certificate.
What if I don't have a printer or it is broken?
Not a problem, write a note and place it in your child's budget envelope that you do not have a printer and include on the note the Child's Name the gift certificate was purchased under the amount of the gift certificate, the Certificate ID Number and date on which it was purchased. The Chairpeople at the school have access in their portal to see and confirm all gift certificates purchased.
What if I purchased the gift certificate and noticed the name on the certificate is wrong?
The name on the gift certificate is more of a feel good for your child, if your computer auto filled your name or you entered another child's name by mistake, it does not matter. The certificate is still valid and will be honored at the school.