I think we can all agree that over the last year, our teachers (and staff!) are more appreciated than ever before. However your kids have attended school this year, both teachers and staff alike have worked so hard to make this last year possible and successful for our kids, with the help of their parents.
We have been blessed to have our school run in person and I’m so thankful Bryce had such a wonderful Kindergarten year thus far as he finishes it out next month!
As Teacher Appreciation Week approaches next week (May 3-7) I put together a little gift for Bryce’s teachers. They are packed with cute + useful and fun + tasty treats that should put a smile on the face of any teacher.
Here’s what’s in the baskets this year:
-Aldi’s Peanut Butter Cups (these are top notch!)
-Gift card to local business (i.e.- spa/salon or fave restaurant/coffee shop)
-Small gift to make it personal: cute decor item, nice hand soap, etc. I purchased these locally as well!
-Handwritten note from Bryce, with a message from our family too
In terms of the rest of the school, there are several other ways to make it special for all the rest of the staff and teachers. Thanks to the generosity of our school families, it includes fun surprises throughout the week. (Our school is a small, religious school and so we have a smaller student population and staff of about 20. And with COVID restrictions to work around, it certainly affected how the week went vs. the past but I still think it can be done well!)
Every morning that week, everyone gets a small labeled gift, ranging from lotto tickets to food/treats, lotion or plants! Parents signed up to volunteer to cover a day for all of our staff.
We are providing teachers with two catered lunches during the week. They filled out order forms and a local restaurant is delivering them to our school.
Snack trays/grab & go breakfast
Throughout the week, there will be grab and go breakfast items and snack trays for the school staff to enjoy. All of the food was covered by donations from parents that we collected a few weeks prior.
Personalized, decorated baskets will be out on display as students enter the building, where they can drop notes or small gifts to the teachers/staff.
I love the variety of ways we were able to express our gratitude to the teachers and staff, as well as the options for parents to choose their level of involvement based on their preferences and schedules. Looking forward to a fun week ahead!