Contribution Request: Teacher/Staff Holiday Gifts and Teacher Appreciation
Mon, Nov 14 12:45pm

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)
  • Teacher Appreciation (in the Spring)



Contributions this year will determine what we are able to gift. Thank you to Nina Gupta, mama di James (3rd) and Kaia (Kinder Arancioni) for assisting in this task! 

If you would to contribute, please do so, via Venmo or Paypal, no later than Friday, December 2nd.   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 over the holidays  and if you have questions, please email or reach out directly.