Every year I receive many gifts from students at Christmas and at the end of the year. This year I am thinking of asking the students/parents not to get me a gift. I would much prefer that they donate to a worthy cause instead of buying something for me. I would like to let the parents know how I feel, but I am not sure how to tell them without sounding like I was expecting a gift. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I could write in my next newsletter to explain this to the parents?