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Themes for Teacher Appreciation Luncheons

16 years 7 months ago #65689 by mom2four
Replied by mom2four on topic RE: Themes for Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
Thought I would post something for this upcoming event! Last year we did a Mexican theme and had decorations and serving things all along the mexican theme! We served a buffet style so that the staff could help themselves. We had tacos, refried beans, enchilladas, empanadas--from a local mexican restaurant, chips and salsa, etc. The teachers thoroughly enjoyed it and we look forward every year to it.

To go along with the theme we also had pinatas for the grades whose teachers knew the most about their students. We are a small K-8 school so we split them by building K-4 and 5-8. The teacher with the most correct responses gets a pinata for their class.

To go along with the rest of the week--we have parents that volunteer to send dinner home one night for each teacher, we do classroom appreciation and we give the teachers a personalized gift basket at the end of the week--we had them fill out surveys at the beginning of the year as to some of their favorite things!

Hope this helps! Good luck this year! We are doing a luau! Love the alohafriends.com website--Thanks!
16 years 7 months ago #65690 by ptolisa
I am wondering where to find all the dates for special days throughout the year for these events. Ex. Teacher Appr.Day, Volunteer week, things like this? I do remember seeing it once.
Thank you.
16 years 7 months ago #65691 by Renee S
Replied by Renee S on topic RE: Themes for Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
We've brought meat/cheese platters from our local grocerey store along with rolls, mayo, mustard, & crackers. A few of us would bring in the desserts.
For a theme... go 'flash back to the 50's' You can hang up old records as decorations, have music playing, use the red checkered tablecloths.... Good luck & have fun!!!

[ 02-27-2006, 08:07 AM: Message edited by: Renee S ]
16 years 6 months ago #65692 by dubbledee
Replied by dubbledee on topic RE: Themes for Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
Hello again -- it's time once again to think about another theme for Teacher and Staff Appreciation which is slated for the first week of May. We have moved to the high school level now, so there are more individuals (esp. men) to feed at a luncheon or buffet. The Garden Party Theme that we used last May was a big hit! Thanks to everyone who helped with ideas. I'm curious about the 50's flashback idea that was mentioned. Aside from the decorations, what might be served (in keeping with this theme) to a large group (~100)? These folks will come to the Teachers Lounge in staggered shifts during lunch? Any more great ideas out there to tie into a 50's theme? :cool:
16 years 6 months ago #65693 by Renee S
Replied by Renee S on topic RE: Themes for Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
ice cream sodas, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, fish & chips...drive-in style maybe, & serve on roller skates (just kidding, maybe)
16 years 6 months ago #65694 by dubbledee
Replied by dubbledee on topic RE: Themes for Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
Thanks for the suggestions. I was hoping to get donations of food items from parent volunteers. I'm not certain that I can get people to come in and do the grilling for so many staff members. Have you done this theme? How did you handle the food preparations?
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