Union Elementary gets jump on holiday shopping
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Poland Union Elementary School kindergartner Julia Schneidmiller and her mom, Lara, shopped together at the school’s annual Santa’s Workshop Dec. 11.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Carrie Ogden (left) and Lori DeCore co-chaired this year’s Poland Union Elementary School PTO Santa’s Workshop. They checked out purchases made by the students Dec. 11.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Poland Union Elementary School and Poland Union Preschool students showed off several gift items available for purchase at the school’s annual PTO Santa’s Workshop Dec. 11.
By ABBY SLANKER
Poland Union Elementary School students got a jump on the holiday shopping season during the school’s annual PTO Santa’s Workshop Dec. 9-12. The variety of items, which included flashlights, calendars, holiday items, puzzles, coffee cups and pet items, were all priced at $1.
Lori DeCore and Carrie Ogden served as co-chairs of the event.
“Everything here is $1. Santa’s Workshop is not intended to make a profit. It’s fun for the kids to shop for their families, teachers and pets,” DeCore said.
Parents are invited to help the students shop and several PTO volunteers are also on hand to help the children choose their gifts.
S & T Engraving and Awards was also at Santa’s Workshop selling Poland spirit wear.
“S & T Engraving and Awards is here this week, too and they are donating 10 percent of their sales back to our school,” DeCore said.
Poland Union Preschool students were also invited to shop at Santa’s Workshop.