Thursday, May 20, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week 2010

So it is the end of the school year and FUNDS R TIGHT! Not being able to participate in giving the teachers their end of year gifts does not have to suck after all. As long as you can sew, the sky is the limit. This is the list that was provided by the school that was "totally optional".
(Some of the letter has been deleted to keep information - private information.)

To: Parents of Students in Mrs. _________ K Class

From: _____________ (Room Parent)

Hi All - The end of the year is approaching quickly! I hope that this has been a good year for all of you and your children.

As I am sure that you are aware, Staff Appreciation week is May 17-21.

(Details provided in the ______________). Participation is fully voluntary and optional.

Mon - homemade cards / also cafeteria appreciation

Tues – donating classroom supplies *wish list below / also office admin. day

Wed – bring in a single flower to be added to a vase in the classroom / also engineering/plant management day

Thurs – wear your class t-shirt / also related arts day

Fri - Teacher’s special treat day (favorite candy, small gift or gift card) **favorites listed below / also resource/guidance/ instructional coach day

In addition:

* We need 2 volunteers for lunch relief on Monday May 17 and Friday May 21. If those days don't work for you, another day would be great too.

* If anyone would like to send in a vase (or 2) let me know (for Wed., the flower day), please let me know.

End of the Year Teacher gift - If you would like to put in money toward a gift for the teachers let me know. I was thinking that a monogrammed market basket might be a really neat gift for each of them. Any additional money could go into gift certificates for them. Please let me know your thoughts and/or to make arrangements for money collection.


Paper (colored copy, white copy, construction); Brads; Staples; Hole punch (4); Green Ball Point Pens (6); Small Paper Plates; Books with tapes; Big Book Dictionary

Mrs. ______________ replied, "I could go on forever...we have no funds coming in..."

**Mrs. _____________ FAVORITES - FOOD: Seafood, bread, cheese, hot tea COLORS: Peach, coral, cinnamon RESTAURANTS: Panara, Cracker Barrel, All Seafood restaurants HOBBIES: Gardening, landscaping, anything outdoors, reading – all books (not too much murder...)

**Mrs. ______________ FAVORITES - FOOD: Greek and Italian, coffee, tea, chocolate, nuts COLORS: Green & aqua RESTAURANTS: Panara, Olive Garden/ Olympian HOBBIES: Gardening, hiking, walking, travel, reading


Thank you, Lord, for the gift of sewing and being creative. This saves a lot of money. All you who sew for yourselves, you know what I'm saying. We did participate in the homemade cards because luckily I have this kit that is pretty nifty.

I like it a lot. All you need is the card stock paper. I have even used regular paper with it. Just don't rub as hard.

OK, for the supplies list, I sent in a set of 8 dry erase markers that I got for $3.00 a piece. I am doing this for two kids, so that mean I purchased two of them. Nothing else was done. I did, however, make these very special totes for the kids teachers.

The older child is in 5th grade and has one teacher. This was the tote sent to his teacher.
Yes, I know the contrast is upside down. But guess what, it was super too late to fix that when I saw it. You see...I was done. When I put the bag up for the picture...ummm why is that upside down? Easy, Schey, you didn't pay attention to detail. Duh.

My kinder kid has 2 teachers. So, I couldn't send in one bag and have them toss for it. Even though it did cross my mind. (snickering). I made two separate totes for her teachers. They look like this. 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am impressed and inspired! I am copying your ideas for next year if you don't mind. I'm sure those teachers are very pleased. So much more useful than a restaurant gift card.