How do you juggle gift overload?
Whether celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas or both, for many families gift-giving feels like it's gotten out of hand. We're interested in hearing from readers how their families manage.
Do you draw names? Buy only for the kids? Impose value limits? Or do you have other rules to reign in spending or take the commercialism out of the holidays?
Direct your replies by Nov. 27 to Meg McConahey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 521-5204.
Please include your complete name and a daytime phone number.
Schools back in session next week
Santa Rosa City Schools reopening Oct. 27:
—Brook Hill Elementary
—Hidden Valley Elementary
—Maria Carrillo High School
—Piner High School
—Proctor Terrace Elementary
—Rincon Valley Middle School
—Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School
—Steele Lane Elementary
Districts reopening schools Monday:
— Bennett Valley
— Oak Grove
— Roseland (It’s temporarily moving its Roseland Collegiate Prep students to two of its elementary schools)
— Sonoma Valley (except Dunbar, which opens Oct. 24)
Districts reopening schools Tuesday
— Kenwood (tentative)
— Rincon Valley
Districts reopening schools Wednesday
— Geyserville (tentative)
SOURCES: Santa Rosa City Schools, Sonoma County Office of Education