Contribution Request: Teacher/Staff Holiday Gifts and Teacher Appreciation- UPDATE with Nina's Phone # for Venmo
Wed, Nov 3 11:38am

Hello La Scuola Families!


The holidays are nearly here and we'd like to show our gratitude and celebrate our La Scuola teachers and staff like they deserve!


Each year, the Parents Association of La Scuola (PALS) requests monetary contributions in order to pool our resources and equally gift our wonderful teachers and staff. 


Like last year, we are making a single request to cover both teacher/staff winter holiday gifts and teacher appreciation in the spring. We are suggesting a contribution of $85 per student. However, any amount that is comfortable and meaningful for your family is perfect. 


We will pool all of the funds collected and distribute 50% to each of the following: 

  • Holiday Gifts for La Scuola Classroom and Specialist Teachers and Staff (in December)
    • Last year each La Scuola teacher and staff member received a $100 amex gift card plus a thermal Yeti mug.
  • Teacher Appreciation (in the Spring)
    • Last year each teacher, including classroom and specialists, were given a $200 Amazon gift card (as a result of COVID).  We are hopeful we can do some on campus treats this year, COVID permitting, as was done in years prior. 



Contributions this year will determine what we are able to gift. Thank you to Nina Gupta, mama di James (2nd Verdi) and Kaia (Grandissimi Verdi) for assisting in this task! 

If you would to contribute, please do so, via Venmo or Paypal, no later than Friday, November 26th.  Please include a message that includes your child(ren)'s name and class.   If you wish to pay in cash, please message Melissa Ippolito at to coordinate. 

Venmo:  @Nina-Gupta-5





Lastly, if you have ideas for or connections to local businesses that we could potentially support and work with for holiday gifting, please let me know. 


Thank you so much for your support! I really hope this creates one less thing for you to think about and if you have questions, please email or reach out directly.