I am on the PTA Board and part of the Hospitality Committee at my boy's school. Every month, we try to give the teachers and staff members small gifts to show our appreciation for everything they do for our kids. I just finished making the gift bags for January and I thought I'd share them.
Tomorrow we are starting our 3rd quarter for the year. It gotten fairly cold, at least for North Carolina, so we decided that we would give each staff member a packet of hot chocolate mix, and 2 cookies. We wanted to package them in coffee cups, but were unable to secure a donor.
When we do things like this in the PTA, parent donations are vital. We had parents donate the cookies, and a couple of boxes of the hot chocolate mix. Luckily, we already had some hot chocolate mix and out of our small budget for Hospitality, we bought bags and labels to print.
The teachers and other staff members appreciate little tokens like this. We chose tomorrow to hand these gifts out because we want them to start the new quarter realizing how much the parents appreciate them. Most of the time, they don't care how things are packaged, whether or not they look designer, and they definitely don't expect parents to spend a lot of money of them. Just a little note of thanks every once in a while does wonders for a teachers outlook on the day.
Here are some more ideas for Teacher Appreciation if you'd like to use any. I'd love to see some of your ideas!