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thank you gifts for volunteers?
Old 06-08-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Every year I always have this problem. I always buy a little something for my parent volunteers. My ? is do I buy one for the mom who only came once? I have several parents this year 15+ who came and helped. When I was looking at my list I had 4-5 who only came once or twice the whole year. These were parents who were supposed to help 2x a month. What do I do? I should add I haven't seen these parents since X-mas time. What do you do?


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Old 06-08-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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I would do a thank-you card (maybe signed by the kids too?) for those who only came in 1-2 times. I'd do a better gift for those who came ALL the time.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:13 AM
 
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I only give gifts to parents that come in frequently- which was my room-mom and that is it. I do send thank yous to the other parents. I gave my room-mom a small gift from bath and body works.
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I agree with NY shopgirl. A card signed by the class is good for those who only showed up 1 or 2 times. This year I did a small terra cotta planter for my dependable helpers with a flower (bought in 4- or 6-packs at the grocery store) and
attached a note: You have helped my students grow and I have watched them bloom. Thank you for being a helper in my classroom.
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You can also take a look to this page:

www.lasmanualidades.com

it has great ideas thou is in spanish they are so easy that you can get the idea of the craft


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Old 06-09-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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I have a class picture and put it on cardstock paper. My class signs around it and I write a special message to the parent.
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i agree that a photo of the class, especially if it is signed by the students is a good enough gift. my parents usually only ever come one time, but i feel like any parent who puts in any effort deserves to be acknowledged. i always give them a thank you card with a photo of the parent and class or of the parent and child. i also post those pictures outside of the classroom because students feel good about seeing that. it's another way to thank the parent
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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I write a thank you note and include a packet of flower seeds in each card. Simple but nice.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:09 AM
 
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I got this idea from the internet...Take a class picture and have some students in the picture holding letters that spell out "Thank You." Put the picture on cardstock, fold like a card and let all of the students sign their name around it. Inside, write a message such as...Thank you for all you did to help KA this year. I gave all of my parents and classroom assistants one at the end of the school year. I feel like anything that a parent did...getting your child to school on time, getting homework in, sending snacks for the class each month (and in some cases it was a hardship), reading a story, volunteering for a fieldtrip, etc. is worth recognition. The card is so-o-o- cute and it almost brought a male volunteer to tears this year when he recieved one in an actual store-bought picture frame.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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a thank you card is all i would give to a volunteer who didn't meet his/ her commitment. they may have good resons but a gift for showing up once is too much.


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