MES TEACHERS – WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!
Holiday Appreciation Gift
It is MES tradition to give a Holiday Gift to teachers just before the Winter break. This is the first opportunity to say “thank you” to our teachers through a class gift. The gift is typically a combination of a gift of monetary value (collected via class donations) and something personal, liked homemade goods from the class. This gift is given the last week of school before the winter holidays. For 2015, this is the week of December 14th. See guidelines below for gift giving ideas!
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is observed annually during the first full week in May. In 2016, this is the week of May 2.
What happens during Teacher Appreciation Week?
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
The annual MES Teacher Appreciation luncheon takes place during this week, on Wednesday, May 4th at 1:30 pm. This luncheon is a wonderful way for our school community to show our teachers (and staff) how much we appreciate all they do for our children. This 100% volunteer participation event involves parents bringing in home-baked food as well as volunteering time to help plan the event, serve food, and clean-up.
End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift(s)
This is the second, and final, opportunity to say “thank you” to our teachers through a class gift. Like the holiday gift, this gift is typically a combination of a gift of monetary value (collected via class donations) and a creative gift from the students. See guidelines below for gift giving!
Guidelines for Class Gift Giving
Please follow these guidelines when considering gifts for your teacher:
How to Collect Donations for Class Gift:
Make it easy for people to contribute and also allow them to actively decide yes or no, or how much they want to contribute.
How to Collect Donations using PayPal:
1. Here is how to create a donate link, with no specified dollar amount:
First log in to PayPal, then go to the “create donation button” form:
2. You can also ask parents to make a contribution via PayPal withing incurring a transaction fee. Here’s how it works:
You need to have a PayPal account, then click on “Merchant Services”, click on “Create payment buttons for your website”, the next window has a pull down menu: pick donations, the rest is easy. It will produce a web and email link. Click on the email tab, copy and paste into the email you send to the class.
You can then ask parents to login to their PayPal account and use the “send someone money” link and send their payment to your email address that is linked to your paypal account.