The Angel Tree program holds a special place in the hearts of the Good Shepherd community during the holiday season. Embodying the true spirit of giving, students, faculty, and staff eagerly anticipate "Adoption Day," when they can select ornaments from our Angel Tree to support local families in need.
Students must have a SIGNED permission slip in order to “adopt” an ornament from the tree. The permission slip can be accessed in several ways and is due back on or before Friday, Nov. 10.
- PDO, Early Childhood, and Lower School: A printed copy will come home in RED FOLDERS on Monday, Nov. 6.
- Middle School: A digital copy will be posted to Schoology on Monday, Nov. 6 and can be completed online.
Please submit only ONE permission slip for your child – digital or printed, not both.
Friday, Nov. 10 - Permission Slips Due
Thursday, Nov. 16 - Adoption Day
Each class will visit the Angel Tree and students will select an ornament representing one of our charity partners. They will receive a packet with details for the charity they have chosen.
Thursday, Nov. 30 - All Gifts Due
Tuesday, Dec. 5 - Celebration of Giving
Good Shepherd students will celebrate with charity representatives at an all-school gathering on campus.
|Name||Those They Serve||Mission||Angel Tree Ornament||Gifting Needs|
|The Salvation Army Angel Tree||Children ages 14 and under.||To help families that are struggling financially provide Christmas gifts, because every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning.||Angel||Specific to each child.|
|Mi Escuelita||Children ages 2.5 - 5.||To provide free or low cost, high quality preschool education aimed at preparing children to succeed in kindergarten.||Green Mitten||Play-Doh, books, puzzles, alphabet toys, Amazon gift cards.|
|Voice of Hope Ministries||Children ages 5 - 16.||To provide Christian-based nurturing and training to children through strong character modeling, life skills coaching, and educational support in West Dallas and surrounding communities.||Red Stocking||Educational games, board games, sporting goods, retail store gift cards, sweaters sized Youth 5 to Adult Small.|
|Super Santa||All ages.||A GSES-led program meant as a catch-all to support the largest needs for Salvation Army, Mi Escuelita, and Voice of Hope.||Blue Hat||Gift cards to Target, Walmart, Amazon, Academy Sports, Old Navy, Tom Thumb, Kroger, and Albertsons.|
We're thrilled to carry on this cherished holiday tradition at Good Shepherd Episcopal School, and we eagerly anticipate your support in spreading the joy of Christmas to those in need through our gifting efforts.
For questions about our Angel Tree program, please contact Elizabeth Bilton or Sarah Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org.