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!
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
It’s almost March 2nd and I am continuing the series “All Things Dr. Seuss” with projects and pictures of how my child’s school celebrates this wonderful day! I would love to hear how you and your children celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Continue reading
Brr, It’s so cold today! I hope everyone is staying warm and cozy on this freezing day! In honor of the glorious winter weather we are receiving in the South, I thought it was only fitting to continue the “Through The Year…A Tale Of A Teachers Lounge” series with the winter theme and a hot chocolate bar! Maybe me writing and you reading this post will help warm us up a bit! Just think happy thoughts…Hot Chocolate, Hot Chocolate, Hot Chocolate!!! Continue reading
Well, it’s Valentines Day once again! I thought what better way to share the love than with a Teacher’s Lounge decked out for this special holiday and how our PTO made it happen.
As many of you know I spent a year as PTO President for my son’s school. I had a wonderful experience and made a lot of new friends! My good friend Jessica once said, “your close friends in adulthood actually turn out to be your children’s friend’s parents”. So true Jessica. The most rewarding part of the experience was raising a ton of money that went toward the betterment of the school. Throughout the year the PTO put on many events and I tried to photo document as many as I could. I thought my blog would be a great way to share all these wonderful ideas and events!