This year, in an effort to reinforce this value, we put up a “Giving Tree” in our lobby. For those not familiar with the concept of a “Giving Tree”, it is a holiday tree decorated with tags as well as ornaments. These tags will list the gender and age of a child in need. If one chooses to participate, he or she will take a tag from the tree and purchase a gift for that child. Once the gift is purchased, we ask that you bring the gift wrapped, with the original tag, and please place it under our tree. We began the project hoping to help one or two families in need, however, the parents and children at our school more than exceeded our expectations. The response was truly overwhelming, in that we collected over one hundred gifts for children in foster care that reside in a neighboring town.