A note from Mrs. Vella and the Office staff.
Dear Jack Callaghan Students and parents.
We have made it to November!! Thank you to the parents and students that have been so patient and so understanding throughout the last two months. Thank you students for following our social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing protocol. You are all SUPERSTARS!
Everything is strange and new and scary. We have traveled roads that we have never traversed before. We are missing our family and friends not in our bubble, and some of us have lost our jobs and our incomes due to this spreading virus. We need to keep helping each other.
We are a community of love. We have always helped each other when anyone was in need. As you know, each year Jack Callaghan discretely selects 3 or 4 of our own school families to help them get through Christmas.We provide them with a full Christmas dinner, coats, boots, snow pants, diapers, baby formula and home essentials.
This year with the coronavirus we have been asked not to distribute clothes or other items to families because of the possible transmission of the virus. Sooooo… this is my thought.
Kate Lowes (Mom and volunteer) and Jennifer Ormiston (Mom and volunteer) and myself, are going to combine the “Fundscrip” gift card online program and distribute much needed gift cards to these families in need. At the same time, you can buy the gift cards for yourself and your family with all profits coming back to the school.
There are 2 ways you can purchase gift cards, whatever is easier for you to do.
- Go to the school’s website and find the “fundscrip donation” area and donate directly. Here you can even use your debit or visa card and we will use these funds to purchase Gift cards for the families in need.
- You can order independently online. This way you can have the order sent directly to your home and if you use the group fundraising code NJEWKH all of the profits will go directly to Jack Callaghan School.
We know that things are tight this year, and that if you usually give to a charity or family in need it might be harder for you to do this year. We are here to help you spread your love.
Thank you so much for your support. And please please have your donated gift cards in by November 25th, 2020. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the office at 705-324-9931.
Keep safe, keep your distance, keep your mask on and wash your hands.
I can see you all smiling under there! Together we can get through this.
Mrs. C. Vella
Assistant Secretary Tues/Wed/Thurs
Jack Callaghan Public School