The Candy Cane Shoppe offers FCMA students an opportunity to purchase reasonably-priced holiday gifts to surprise family & friends. Each class will have a designated time to shop during the week of the sale. Gifts purchased will be wrapped and labeled and sent home with your child the day they buy them. Simply make a list of people your child wants to shop for, along with the amount to spend, and send in cash or check (payable to Parent Guild) with your child on their designated shopping day to pay for their purchases. Shopping dates will be Monday afternoon 12/3- Friday 12/7. The Shoppe is closed during lunch and dismissal time. Click here to view this year’s schedule.
New this year:
The Parent Guild has added a ‘donation in kind’ element. Students will have the opportunity to make a donation to a charity in someone’s name. If students choose to make a donation, they will receive a postcard to present to the recipient stating, ‘A donation was made in your honor to: _______(Charity Name).The charities the Parent Guild chose are:
- Heifer International https://www.heifer.org/about-heifer/index.html [heifer.org]
- The Detroit Zoological Society https://detroitzoo.org/about/your-detroit-zoo/ [detroitzoo.org]
- Make-a-Wish Michigan http://michigan.wish.org/about-us [michigan.wish.org]
- Most of the shop’s inventory this year comes from donation and crafts from the FCMA community. Expect to see unique gift items.
- Personalized ornaments will be offered! For a small additional fee, students can have ornaments personalized at the time of purchase to include a (sur)name and the year.
- We will also continue sticking fair trade craft items.
Please note that a blank shopping list and envelope for bringing in money to spend in the Candy Cane Shoppe will be sent home in your child’s Friday folder. There will be volunteers to help the little ones with the whole process! Please visit the following Parent Guild website to view the shopping schedule for each classroom: fcmaparentguild.com
If you would like to volunteer or donate items to the Candy Cane Shoppe, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44aeae2eaafc1-2018
Thank you for your support in this Annual event!
Candy Cane Shoppe Workshop
Welcoming all crafters- kids, adults, friends! Bring a craft to make or bring supplies: Glue guns, corks, cardstock, yarn, nail polish, markers, empty boxes or bins to store finished items, etc.
Citric acid, epsom salt, cornstarch, ice cube trays (bath bomb craft); solid-colored tee-shirts (scarf craft); thick round magnets (bottle cap magnet craft)
Cannot attend? No worries, the next one will be Thursday, November 29th in the evening. Location to be determined.
Please read the minutes (linked here) from our latest meeting. We are gearing up for the Candy Cane Shoppe! There is a sign-up genius to attend workshops or to donate crafty items to stock the Shoppe. Be on the look out for a volunteer & wrapping donations sign-up in the next couple weeks. Classroom shopping schedules have not been determined yet. Stay tuned!
Toyology Shopping Kickback Day
Toyology is hosting a ONE DAY ONLY Holiday Shopping Kickback Day where they have bumped up your kickback an additional 5% to 25% earned instore cred when you mention your school’s name at checkout. This special holiday shopping day is Friday, November 16th at all four Toyology Toys locations. The kickback program cannot be combined with other coupons or sale items.
See flyer here.
CANDY CANE SHOPPE 2018
**Calling All Crafters & Artists**
FCMA’s Annual Candy Shoppe is scheduled for 12/4-12/7 during school hours. This event gives the students an opportunity to shop for small gifts for their families.
This year, we are seeking donations from our FCMA community (and extended friends) for items to sell in the shoppe. We would also like to host a few Candy Cane “workshops”, where parent volunteers can help make a few simple crafts to sell (dates TBD).
Example Craft ideas: refrigerator magnets, DIY infinity scarfs, candle holders, snow globes, crotched items, ornaments, jewelry, picture frames, etc.
If you or someone you know would like to be a part of this awesome event, can donate items or have a simple craft we can gather volunteers to help make, please let us know.
The sign-up here is to express interest in helping to stock the shop or ideas of crafts we could make during ‘workshops’. Alternatively, you may reach out to the above emails to express interest in helping out with the event.
Box Tops are a great passive fundraiser for all families to participate in. Simply cut the
Box Top label on items you are already purchasing! Please remember to cut neatly and make sure the expiration date is still attached. A Box Top collection basket can be found in the Herbert Street entrance foyer for you to conveniently drop them off. We collect throughout the school year, however, we are focusing on Box Tops for the month of October. October 29th is the deadline.
There is also a box top app that helps double the points we earn. Download the app, add our school information then scan your receipts. If every student brings in 25 labels we have can achieve our goal of $1000 for the school year!
Thank you for your support!