Each division at MPOW has a parent association that works relatively separately from the other two divisions' parents. Obviously, there is carry over as older and younger siblings go through the school, but each group arranges their own celebrations of both students and faculty. In February the Upper School parents throw a really incredible breakfast and luncheon for us, complete with a gift and raffle tickets. Later in the year, seniors have a raffle for various items to help raise money for Prom and their gift. Why mention this?
My first year, I won a Trader Joe's gift card.
My second year, nothing.
My third year, I won a dining gift card from a group of Very Fancy restaurants.
My fourth year, I won Celtics tickets.
My fifth year, I won a spa gift card.
This year, the parents raffle was held in May. This week, in fact. The Middle School librarian won a gift card. The Upper School librarian won a gift card. The Library Assistant won a card drawn during a "random recipient" drawing.
Me? Nothing. Everyone in my department won something except me. My assistant won something he hadn't even entered to win. That's how much they didn't want me to win anything this year.
I better win something next year. Or else.