Penguin Patch

The Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe is an annual event that we hold about 2 weeks before Winter break.  It gives our students a chance to buy affordable gifts for family members and friends.

For many, it’s their first experience shopping on their own.  It’s a great way for kids to learn about budgeting and spending.  It’s also an opportunity for kids to do odd jobs around the house to make a little money on their own (plus, it helps getting housework done!)

The event runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during lunch/recess.  Volunteers are always needed to help little shoppers figure out how much they have and what they can purchase.  Other volunteers help students gift-wrap their purchases.  It’s a very energetic event that the kids look forward to every year!