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Themes for Teacher Appreciation Luncheons

14 years 4 months ago #152417 by Dawn
We are having our teacher appreciation luncheon on Cinco De Mayo this year. I need some ideas for a favor or gift for the staff. HELP!!!!!!!!!
17 years 6 months ago #65712 by Number1Dad
Replied by Number1Dad on topic RE: Themes for Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
We did a Pirates of the Carribian theme. This was a huge success. Especially since the movie was such a hit with the kids and parents.
17 years 6 months ago #65711 by <rubinatl>
Replied by <rubinatl> on topic RE: Themes for Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
I am also planning Staff Appreciation Week (in Feb 07) and I'm looking for a theme. But our themes revolve more around thanks than the meal. Examples of what we've done: A World of Thanks - similar to around the world, Thanking you from the Bottom of our Hearts - hearts/valentines, Peace Love & Thanks -sixties, we've also done the Star/Hollywood one. Does anyone have any theme ideas that might have a thank you type slogan that would work with it?
17 years 6 months ago #65710 by diemsellersares
last year our budget for Teacher luncheons was $1000, this year it's $750. We have about 20 parents signed up. We do it the first friday of each month. We do staff birthdays every 3 months (just cake and balloons).

last year they did: Italian, potato bar, sandwich days.

this year we've done: Aug: Italian, Sept: Potato bar with chili, Nov: Thanksgiving feast, and for Dec, I'm stumped.

We have plenty of salads for our veggie eaters.
We get TONS of desserts.

We did soup and salad during teacher conferences on late nights.

the High Shchools once did "spud and a rub". they had a potato bar and 2 massage chairs and a sign up sheet for every 5 mins from local college kids in training.

hopes this helps!
17 years 7 months ago #65709 by <rubinatl>
Replied by <rubinatl> on topic RE: Themes for Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
boysmom is definitely a seasoned one here with great ideas! We have done the mexican, the spud one, the italian and the crockpot soup one--her descriptions are right on target! We have also done a salad bar -- very similar to the potato bar idea. As you can get people to doante the items, the cost is less to the PTO as a whole, especially on a limited budget.

We have also done breakfast with juice, coffee, casseroles, breads and bagels to start the morning off right. The most recent idea we have done is "Sweet 16th" -- we provided homemade desserts available during lunch time on the 16ht of the month. Something a little different and still yummy.
17 years 7 months ago #65708 by ttnc4me
These theme ieas are great. However, can some of you post what kind of budget you're working with, and for how many teachers?
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