We are really busy this week, who isn't right? Anyway, it is teacher/staff appreciation week at the kids' school and the (insane, crazy, annoying) PTC (new version of a PTO) sent home letters detailing every day this week, things the kids should bring in to show their "appreciation." Each day it is something small, like draw a picture of your teacher or write a letter telling them why you like them... but it is every (stinkin') day! Now I do appreciate our teachers and staff, I really do, I was a teacher and my hubby is a principal. Educators are definitely overworked and underpaid so a little appreciation is always well received. My problem is that if the kids see other kids bringing in goodies (even drawings and notes) then they will feel bad if they don't bring something in. Some kids do not have money to send in gifts and others do not have parents who are willing or able to help them with these daily treats. AND our kids are out of school in about three weeks so I am already thinking of our end of the year thank you gifts which I think are more important because I write notes to each person.
We went the easy way and made Hershey kiss bags for everyone. I don't know if they'll like them (I kind of don't care either, sorry, but I don't.) I made these labels, stuck them to the tags and done.
I'm off to help my kids do some drawings and letters. If you do send in goodies for your child's school, don't forget all the helpers... cafeteria ladies, bus drivers, aides, etc. They deserve extra appreciation too!