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Question: Back to School Luncheon Ideas for Teachers

Each year the PTO does a luncheon for the staff the week before school starts. I'm new to this and am wondering what ideas you all have for luncheon menu ideas.

Asked by jlmardlin



Community Advice

westsideptopresident writes:
how about subway? we do subs from subway and get a variety of different ones - depending on your teacher-staff count....then get things they like to snack on like chips, soda, cookies...wither that or have some parents make certain things and have a potluck! Hope this helps in some way!

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blueeyes0101 writes:
you can always check with one of your pizza places that do hoagies. We do our staff appreciation from one of our pizza places and they give us a huge deal on hoagies and free oil and vinager. They even gave us a gift card to be raffled off.

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jlmardlin writes:
Thank you for the suggestions, we're looking to do this on a $0 budget, hoping to get parents to donate a dish. Some of the menu ideas we've had are a "salad bar" - 8 or 9 different salads; BBQ luncheon with pulled pork sandwiches; or a Mexican Fiesta. Our theme for the school year is Commotion in the Ocean - and we're not close enough to the coast to get inexpensive seafood. Other suggestions?

Community Advice

hadensmom writes:
During Teacher Appreciation Week we had a luncheon for the teachers. We had an Italian theme and asked parents to make the food. They could choose from salads, appetizers, main dishes, desserts or drinks. I asked anyone that volunteered to bring something in. We had enough food for a week of lunches and the teachers loved it! It didn't cost us anything for food. For our teacher lunch to begin the year we have a family that owns a pizza business and they are donating all the pizza. The rest of us are bringing desserts and drinks. Good luck!

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