Eagle Clan Hikes Mt. Baker
Hello Pathfinder Families!
Are you ready to make and sell some wreaths?
I am very excited to be your new wreath chair. My name is Cecelia Lehmann and I have a 2nd grader in Octopus clan and another daughter who will be in Kindergarten next year. I absolutely LOVE wreath season. My first year at Pathfinder I really got to know a lot of my fellow parents making wreaths. For those of you new to Pathfinder you are probably wondering what I am talking about.
During November and December Pathfinder sells wreaths to support our outdoor education programs. Funds help pay for camp costs, like lodging/camping, food and equipment. It keeps the cost of camp for each family low, and provides scholarships for kids who are not able to pay.
What sets us apart from many other wreath fundraisers is that we make the wreaths. Most of our wreath makers are parents and guardians of students but we also have some amazing grandparents, aunts, family friends that will come and help out. All are welcome.
The week before Thanksgiving we will be setting up the wreath workshop in the play court outside the gym. We will place a combo lock on it that will be given out to parents so they can get into the wreath workshop whenever they want. That’s right, if you want to come at 5am and make wreaths once we are up and running you are more than welcome to do that.
We also will have clan nights from Nov 28-Dec. 4 where clans will sign up to have some dedicated time in the wreath workshop. The teachers watch the kids in the classrooms while the parents work on wreaths. Each class organizes supper for kids and volunteers. Potluck or pizza are popular choices. Be watching for communication from your child’s teacher about your clan night.
Don’t worry if you have never made a wreath. We will show you. There are often many experienced makers in the workshop who are glad to teach and we will have instructions in the workshop if you need a bit of a refresher.
This year I’m planning on having at least one beginner’s workshop and we are also going to have a bow making workshop. Check out the dates on the PTSA website Wreath page.
We will once again be selling at the farmer’s market. Dates will be Nov. 27, Dec. 4, and Dec. 11.
In addition to selling at the farmer’s market we will do pre-orders or direct sales. If you have someone that wants a wreath, stop by the wreath workshop and pick one out or custom make one.
During wreath season the breakdown of earnings is as follows, 40% goes to the maker’s clan, 40% to the seller and the remaining 20% is divided among expenses and credit to people performing miscellaneous tasks like gathering greens and bow making.
Tuesday Nov. 15th will be the official wreath kick-off at the PTSA meeting. I hope you can join us. I will be there to answer any questions and pre-orders will also go live that day. If anyone has any questions feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out more wreath details here.
Looking forward to seeing you in the wreath workshop.