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Retiring Teachers

15 years 10 months ago #143301 by elfdunn
Replied by elfdunn on topic RE: Retiring Teachers
Does anyone have any great "poems" or articles for a retiring principal? She has been great to work with, and need a thank you from the PTO. Hoping someone can help instead of surfing the web all day! Thanks! You can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. please put subject line: PTO
15 years 10 months ago #143275 by getinvolved
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We purchase books for our school library that are favorites or used for that teacher's grade level and put a book plate inside them. The kids think this is really neat when they check them out of the library. Then for them personally we give them a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant or something they really like.
15 years 10 months ago #143151 by mseg16222
Replied by mseg16222 on topic RE: Retiring Teachers
We have a tree plaque in our lobby with 100 leaves on it. We have their name placed on it and position. It is more of a staff plaque for those that retire from the building. The teachers really appreciate it. It has in the corner that it is in remembrance to all staff for their years of hard work and it is from the PTO. The plaque was over 1000.00 to start but well worth it
15 years 10 months ago #143113 by momofjo
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Last year we had three teachers retire and we got them Tiffany and co. tear drop pendants they were only $130 each and it is was so nice parents actualy thought we spent way more than we did. This year we have two teachers retireing, both have over 30 years so we are getting them Tiffany and Co necklaces with apple charms engraved with thier initials. they cost $ 130 and $10 for engraving. I don't know what you budget is like but we always keep $600 in a slush fund for retirement, administrative proffesionals day, nurses day or just incase god forbid theres an unexpected death. We did a small fundraiser to start the slush fund and know we just budget it in every year. It comes in handy!

Good luck
15 years 10 months ago #143099 by slazerlee
Replied by slazerlee on topic RE: Retiring Teachers
We have a similar situation in our elementary school - the principal just announced she's moving on after several years. Some of the better online gift registry's like let visitors contribute to a Cash Gift Fund for someone.. and we may end up trying that.
15 years 10 months ago #143034 by PresidentJim
Replied by PresidentJim on topic RE: Retiring Teachers
How about working with the Principal to put a dedicated plaque, gifted by the PTO, up in the main lobby. A personal, simialr plaque can be provided to the individual, but the fact that that dedication will remain for years will truly mean something to that person.

This is similar to something that we did for the Principal who retired two years ago. The Library was named in her honor, with a dedication ceremony, name painted above the Library, and even reginstered in the town's records.

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