Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pearl Party

Friends join me to learn about pearls and leave sporting their own handmade pearl bracelets. A perfect day.

Monday, December 22, 2008

J Dock Celebrates

J Dock Celebrates Friends and Good Cheer with a gathering around the dock box.

Friday, December 12, 2008

We Did It!!!

December 21, 2008
"Dear Fran,

Due to all of the snow and nasty weather, I really had to rush this past week to make sure that as many things as possible were able to go home with the kids. It was amazing that every time I was worried we might not have enough of something, the perfect amount would show up.

Last Tuesday, when the weather up here was bitterly cold (11 degrees with a wind chill of -2), I was able to divide up and give out all of the gloves. You and your amazing elves were able to collect enough gloves that not only all of the elementary students in grades K-6 got a new pair of gloves, but I was able to give out gloves to all of the Head Start students and to the middle school kids as well!

Then, on Wednesday when the weather was so bad that the kids had to be sent home after just 2 hours of school, I was able to give out a new hat to every student K-6 to help beat the cold. The box that you had ordered of hats arrived at just the right time. Now, when we do get back to school after the holidays, I will be able to pass out the rest of the new crayons, markers, and other gifts as a fun way to start the new year.

Again, thank you for all of your support and hard work to get these things for our students.
It really could not have come at a better time!
Happy Holidays!
Dawn Walker - second grade teacher Lummi Nation School"

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You,
This would not have been possible without each and every one of you. I put 3 huge boxes in the mail today filled to the brim with gloves, hats, markers, crayons, coloring books. I spent your money to fill in any gaps for each grade level.
Every single child will receive gloves, hat and at least one other item.
(crayons, markers, coloring book, books)
As more checks arrive I will continue to order items the children need. I expect to be mailing another big box on Monday from Cedar Wood Elementary, the staff there helped out as well. You have made a lot of children very happy this year.

You did good!!!

Elf Fran

Both of these online companies are the places I ordered from. They offer great deals .

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Santa needs some serious helpers!!!

Dear Friends and Family,
Today I had the opportunity to provide science training to teachers at the Lummi Tribal School. At lunch the discussion led to Santa letters. It seems that many of the children's letters asked Santa for gloves, hats, color crayons (they could call their own) and coloring books. Over hearing this discussion I couldn't help but feel the pain these teachers have on a daily bases as they watch these little kiddos go without so much.

So how about we help them out!!!
The Fred Meyer in town is selling gloves for $1.20. The local Dollar Stores have gloves as well. I would love to get a box of gloves in the mail by Thursday so that the teachers can wrap and distribute the gifts from Santa's helpers, Us.

Here are the needs:

(figure about half boys/ half girls for all grade levels)

Kindergarten- 40 kids, 1st grade 30 kids, 2nd grade 20 kids,- 3rd grade 30 kids,

4th grade 30 kids, 5th grade 25 kids, 6th grade 30 kids

K-3rd grade --children's sizes 4-6th grade-- adult sizes.

  • You can get your items to me and I'll mail them

  • You can mail them to the school yourself

  • Or if you want to make a donation, I'll go shopping and take care of all the details

Think how much joy your small gift will mean to a child of 6 who is only asking Santa for gloves!!!

Mail items to:

Dawn Walker (Santa's Helper)

Lummi Nation School

2334 Lummi View Dr.

Bellingham, WA 98226

What do you say we help these kids out and provide a small bit of cheer.

If you feel you would like to do more think about adopting a full grade level and sending a package of coloring books, markers, crayons, pens, or pencils. Remember if you do this we need to make sure every child in that grade level receives something.

Thank you everyone in advance for your generosity. No money can go directly to the school, only items.