Approximately a dozen students who are part of the Berkshire Local Schools Sparkles Team will host a Holiday Sparkle Shop this year to make gifts for the season to say thank you to our staff and Sparkle student families. Money raised from the event will help to support community-based outings and activities of the group that help to provide our Sparkle students with real life experiences. The Sparkle Staff of Mrs. Brzozowski, Mrs. Huber and Pupil Services Director Dawn Fleming are playing a key role in overseeing the students’ work, who will begin making their gifts during the week of December 2, 2019. Then, during the third week of December just prior to holiday break, students will distribute their presents to recipients. Sparkle Students are using their critical thinking and hands on skills to assemble the gifts, along with the Maker Space resources to create gift labels and stickers. Some of the gifts to be created include Sparkle Snow Globes, Dog Treats, Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornaments and a Sparkle M&M Sparkle Cookie Mix. The excitement and collaboration skills of our Sparkle Students in engaging in the 1st annual Holiday Sparkle Shop has truly demonstrated their individual and collective student growth and achievement. Congratulations to all involved.