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Grant Students Enjoy Choosing Gifts at 'Secret Shop'
Students at Grant Elementary School had an opportunity to do their holiday shopping at very special "Secret Shop" set up at school.  The Secret Shop is stocked with donated holiday items and students choose two items to give as gifts to adults in their lives. Donations are collected from staff members of Grant School, staff members throughout the Sheboygan Area School District,  and other organizations in the community. 

The shop is staffed by retired Grant School teachers. These "teacher elves" stock and inventory the donations and put the gifts together. When students choose their gifts, the teacher elves help to wrap and label the presents. This wonderful opportunity allows students to experience the "gift of giving,” of choosing, wrapping, and presenting something special for a loved one who will be thrilled to receive it from the child.

Retired "teacher elves” (from left) Karen Urban, Judy Dietzo, Jill Rechtfertig, and Wynne Stranberg. Photo taken by a member of the Grant School Photography Club under the direction of art teacher, Michele Konrad.  
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 21, 2013