Gift Giving Guidelines

St. John administration, faculty, and staff are so very grateful for our community.  Your partnership, generosity, and support inspire us, especially during these uncertain times – thank you.

During the holidays, individual families may want to show teachers their appreciation outside of or in addition to class gifts and scrip.*  To keep our community safe and healthy, we ask that, at this time, you follow these guidelines:

Drop Off:  Cards and/or gifts may be dropped off in the Parish office vestibule on the following days (look for a box marked “Faculty and Staff”):

        • Monday, 12/14, 10-2pm
        • Wednesday, 12/16, 10-2pm
        • Thursday, 12/17, 10-2pm

If you would prefer to mail a card, please address it to your teacher, c/o St. John School, 120 N. 79th St., Seattle, WA 98103.

  • On-Campus Learners may deliver cards and/or gifts directly to teachers.

    Homemade Baked Goods:  While we love your cooking, the school kindly asks, for this holiday season, that you do not gift homemade baked goods.  Though there is currently no evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 through food, to minimize risks, we cannot accept food made in private kitchens at this time.

*Historically most grades have gifted Scrip credit as Christmas gifts to faculty and staff.  The hospitality chair(s) typically coordinate and collect donations from parents to create a larger pool of funds, which is distributed to faculty and staff as a Scrip gift.  If you are unsure if your grade is doing this, please check with your room parent.