Babysitting Being Offered at DHS During Holiday Marketplace

From the German Dept at DHS…

Guten Tag! The German department at Decatur High School is excited to offer you a fantastic opportunity for holiday shopping for you AND your children. Leave your children with our qualified-babysitting students at DHS from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 7th while you have a Bummel around town. You can get a head start on your gift purchasing, begin your gift wrapping or house decorating, or just enjoy a few hours to yourself. You could also choose to stroll through Clairemont Elementary’s Marketplace (
Your children will take part in some German holiday experiences such as German songs, crafts, movies, and Fussball outside (weather permitting). We will also offer a Kids’ Holiday Shop, where your children can shop for gifts for you on their own (with help from our friendly student elves, of course). All proceeds will go to support our students as we begin our inaugural German exchange to Bavaria in June.

Here are the parameters:
We will babysit all 3 to 11 year olds (sorry parents, all children must be potty trained).
Children will be divided into different age categories.
Each parent will bring a sack lunch and a toy (for those children 5 and under) to share and play with classmates.
Each babysitting room will consist of two teenagers and one adult.
Check in will be at 9:30 on December 7th.
The Kids’ Holiday Shop will offer appropriate gifts ranging from $3 to $10 for your child to select from, based upon a budget you will set at drop-off.
Your child will help to wrap the gifts they select from the Kidsí Holiday Shop, and you can pay for the purchase when you pick your child up.
Babysitting Costs:
$20 for 1 child
$30 for 2 children
$40 for 3 children
-Of course, any other donations will be graciously accepted.

Please RSVP here at:

First-come, first-served. Please hurry before babysitting places reach capacity.

4 thoughts on “Babysitting Being Offered at DHS During Holiday Marketplace”

  1. I love this town. This is almost a Garrison Keillor cliche–high school students earning money for a trip to Bavaria by offering child care at an elementary school holiday marketplace, complete with German folk songs and Fussball. Wie nett!

  2. We had chance to spend time with the group visiting from Germany this fall and see many of the DHS kids working toward going to Germany. They were a great group. This is a neat idea to help them get there. I love that it fits in with the German theme and gives something families can really use right now.

Comments are closed.