LEWISTOWN – Indian Lake Elementary students are learning the value of a dollar by doing some Christmas shopping. The PTO Holiday Shop is open at Indian Lake Elementary School through Monday, Dec. 14. The annual event in the gym allows students to shop for family and friends, choosing items ranging from 25 cents to $10. Parent volunteers and Indian Lake High School Key Club members are available to help the children decide what items to purchase based on the money they have to spend. Parents are welcome to shop with their students as well.
PTO President Stefanie Hoffman says the holiday shop serves as a fun learning event: “It’s the perfect opportunity for the children to set a budget, then make choices based on that budget. The students are so proud to be able to make their own decisions and give a gift that they picked out!”
The shop even offers free gift wrapping, so kids can keep their purchases a secret until Christmas morning.
Funds raised help the elementary PTO support special activities like the COSI on Wheels visit in the fall and the jump house activity on Field Day in the spring.
Holiday Shop hours continue this Friday and Monday during school and Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ILES gym.
Submitted by Indian Lake Local Schools.