It’s back to school time y’all! This year my kiddo starts middle school. What this means, he heads off to a new campus with new teachers and a new schedule. Don’t let me get started on how nervous this makes me. On the other hand, the kiddo is extremely excited…I think it’s the locker. Another big change this year…I’m taking a back seat as an officer on the PTO. After years of big ideas, I want to focus more on ideas straight from a parents point of view. I want to get creative and think of the little things that put smiles on the teacher’s faces. With that being said, I’ve come up with some super cute free printable teacher gift tags and a fun gift idea.
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! I am so excited to finally share with you one of the projects that has kept me partially MIA from the blog lately. As you may or may not know, I’m wrapping up my 2nd year as the PTO president of my child’s school. One of the duties of the PTO is to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and celebrate we did! Let me show you all the fun we had as the pictures guide the way. You aren’t going to believe this but the whole event (besides food) was done for less than $140! It’s time for you to take a trip down the rabbit hole for an Alice in Wonderland Teacher Appreciation Week long Mad Hatter Tea Party!
Hi All! This week is no different than any other week…crazy busy! I am gearing up for many PTO events that will be taking place at the kiddos school over the next few weeks. One of those is Teacher Appreciation Week! As I mentioned in an earlier post, it’s one of my favorite events through the school year! We go all out in a big way to show the Teachers some love. I can’t wait to show you what all we have up our sleeves but not just yet…it will ruin the surprise. In the meantime, I have another fun idea to show the teacher’s some appreciation. A Teacher Appreciation Lunch Ideas Hot Dog Bar!!! This idea literally cost the PTO less than $100! I am also sharing a free printable flyer that you can customize for your event with instructions!
Hey folks! What a crazy busy time it has been lately. School is getting so close to being out for summer and I may be more excited about it than the kiddo! Our Parent Teacher Organization has so many events planned from now until school gets out and it is keeping me on my toes. One of my favorite events of the whole school year is Teacher Appreciation Week! This year it is gonna be over the top…but I can’t spill the beans on the blog just yet, in case one of the teachers read this post. In the meantime, I thought I would share some of the lunch ideas we have done throughout the year over the next few posts. This may help give some of those PTO and PTA mommas browsing Pinterest some inspiration. First on the list…Teacher Appreciation Lunch Ideas Mexican Fiesta! There may be a recipe thrown in too!
I’m on Dr. Seuss overload! If you follow on Instagram you will see I have been up to my eyeballs working on Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebration at the kiddos school. It’s one of my most favorite PTO events through the school year. Being that PTO has had me so busy lately, I needed a quick and easy costume for Garrett to wear during the school’s costume parade. Taking my own advice from last years Green Eggs and Ham costume post, I pulled in a couple of Garrett’s friends and made an addition to a previous costume. That’s where this Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham DIY Egg Costume comes into play!
Valentine’s Day is so close, it’s within our reach. If you haven’t started thinking about Valentine’s Day…now is a good time. I must say, it’s been on my mind for weeks. I have a little project at the kiddo’s school that’s had me thinking for a while now. I’ve done this sorta thing before but wanted a whole new design this year. At this point, you may be wondering, what is she talking about. It’s Candy Grams!
Parents, do you ever rack your brain trying to figure out the perfect gift to give your child’s teachers? One they will actually use and enjoy? I know I do and really, who needs that added stress in the midst of all the craziness of everyday life?!
Well, guess what? You never have to rack your brain again. I’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation with this free printable “We Adore You” teacher questionnaire. You can now get all of the teacher’s favorite things listed in one place.
If you are part of a PTO or PTA, I’ve got you covered too! Keep reading to find out how to combine the whole staff’s favorites all in one place with a shareable link that anyone you select can view anywhere at anytime.
*If you are part of the Wooster PTO there is no need for the printable this year. I will be sharing a link of teacher responses with you soon through email and the PTO newsletter! (You can still pin the form on Pinterest for future years.)
As some of you may know, I am starting a 2nd year as PTO President at my kiddos school. We’ve been super busy getting ready for the new school year. My house now looks like hurricane PTO hit and left total devastation in it’s wake! But really, who cares?! It’s gonna be that way all year! This PTO Survival Kit is one thing that will make my life a little easier this school year.
Being on the PTO is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my life! Nothing compares to the smiling faces of hundreds of kids when you tell them enough money has been raised to buy new playground equipment or new iPads. The kids get equally excited when the PTO fills the halls with the buttery smell of popcorn and they know a snack is coming their way. It is truly something to behold!
All us parents work extremely hard to make our events successful, raise money, and spoil the teachers and students rotten. We can’t forget about those parents who give endlessly to make our schools better for our children. The parents need to be spoiled a little from time to time as well.
Being as I have been the PTO President in the past, I know a few tips and tricks to help one survive the PTO. Therefore, I have created a PTO Survival Kit and free printable to use with the kit. It’s just the right stuff one will need to make it through a year on the PTO.
The PTO set out RVing! They cruised around town and this is what they were seeing!
Massages, gift cards, and food galore…so many places for you to explore!
They collected donations for you to see. It’s a surprise what gift you will receive!
Listen up, cause there are plenty. No staff member will go without any!
Students help your teachers cheer, for the list of prizes you’re about to hear!
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”-Dr. Seuss
It’s All Things Dr. Seuss!
So, let’s jump right in! Yes, I’m doing a Dr. Seuss post again! It’s another round of great big fun, so sit right down and see how it’s done! Just take a seat and put up your feet, I promise you’re in for a real big treat! It’s everything you want to see, thanks for hanging out with me! There’s so much more for us to explore. Costumes and signs, I wonder what else we might find? It’s a little of this and a little of that! What would you do with The Cat in the Hat? It’s the series that will never end! Dr. Seuss’s birthday comes again and again! Continue reading