Floriana on 17th St. NW has its Christmas/Holiday thing going. For the next two weekends,you can purchase an evergreen tree at the Ross School Holiday Tree Sale. Main location is the school playground at 1730 R St. NW; secondary site is Cafe Saint-Ex, 14th and T Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)
If you’re ready to buy your Christmas/Holiday tree, you can get it at Ross School PTAâ€™s annual Holiday Tree Sale, starting this weekend. The annual Christmas tree sale is a tradition in the 17th Street area and trees were sold for many years at the corner of 17th and R Streets NW. The main location is now on the Ross School playground at 1730 R St. NW with a second location at Cafe Saint-Ex, 14th and T Streets NW.
Proceeds from the school playground go to the PTA while Saint-Ex sales go toward renovation of the Ross School cafeteria. Tax Deductible? Yes, 50% of the purchase price of your tree is tax deductible.
During the first three two weekends of December you can purchase a tree from Ross PTA on the playground at Ross School, 1730 R St. NW. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm and they will deliver the tree to your home. The dates are Dec. 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19. Trees will also be sold at Cafe Saint-Ex at 14th and T Streets NW, including weekdays; details below. You can pre-order your tree online now.
Trees at Cafe Saint-Ex
In addition, trees from Ross PTA will be available for sale at CafĂ© Saint-Ex, 14th and T St. NW, during the first three two weeks of December, weekdays included. Please inquire inside the restaurant for more details or call them at (202) 265-7839.
The main location of the Holiday Tree Sale will be the playground of Ross School at 1730 R St. NW. (Courtesy Ross Elementary School)
Book Fair, Cookbooks
This week, concurrent with the tree sale, the Ross School PTA is running a book fair, and is selling the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets Cookbooks. The cookbooks are $20 each with proceeds going toward the Main Streets program. In addition, Dupont Circle Village calenders will be for sale at the book fair as well.
Ross School is also having an open house from 10 am to noon on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Ross Elementary School is part of the DC Public School System and serves grades Pre-K through fifth. You can get more information about Ross School and Ross PTA from their website. The Nov. 19 Principal’s Bulletin will also provide updates on recent school activities, which included planting bulbs in 17th Street tree boxes (Ross Students Get 17th St. Ready for Spring). Ross School PTA was also involved with first 17th Street Festival held Sept. 25.
In addition to the Ross School PTA, sponsors of this year’s Holiday Tree Sale are OLD CITY green, Borderstan, BaseCamp and CafĂ© Saint-Ex.