Any ideas for a teacher \"thank you\" letter?

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2006 - 5:09am
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Hi everyone,

Well, the school year is almost over and I would like to compose a "thank you" letter for my DD's 3rd grade teacher. She has been exceptional in keeping my DD safe at school, as have all the school staff. I have so many thoughts that I'd like to convey, but I think I could use some help with getting started. I did do a search here and found Laurensmom's poem, as well as a thank you she composed some time ago. They were very helpful...thanks!

Any other thoughts?
Thanks!
Lisa

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2006 - 7:44am
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DS is moving on to another school next year. We have been so very happy with his school that I really want to thank them. I thought of this a few months ago, and haven't sat down to write it yet, but will by the end of the school year. I decided I would write a thank you letter to the editor of our local paper. That way, not only do the teachers and staff get to see it, but it shows the community how great they are.

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2006 - 1:54pm
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lillielady, welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
If you do a search, you may find some thank-you letters that have been used - I'll try to get back to do a search and see if I ever posted mine.
Depending on my mood at the end of the school year, I would do a thank-you to each of the children in my son's class.
When he was wee, along with the thank-you letter also went a BE A PAL certificate signed by the principal to each student and copies of the Alexander the Elephant That Couldn't Eat Peanuts colouring book.
Other years, the thank-you note has also included a very clear promotion of a "peanut free" company - such as giving each child in the class a box of Smarties.
Jimmy's Mom, also, when we lived in a small town and the first one my son went to school in, we also had a thank-you letter published in the local newsletter thanking the school community.
Try a search - I know I used to have them on my computer, but I'm working with a new one now so my copies would be lost in the old tower.
And I'll try to get back in to see if I ever did post them.
Trying to remember also if vic posted her thank-you letters - I know she posted her introduction letters for the beginning of the school year.
(Edited to add my apologies - I see you already did do a search [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] )
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.
[This message has been edited by csc (edited May 16, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 4:23am
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Thank you, csc...
I think the idea of a PAL certificate for the kids and a PA-safe treat would be terrific...do you mind if I "borrow" your idea?! My DD is in 3rd grade and I think her classmates would truly appreciate a "thank you" from Sara directly. They all have been so thoughtful and considerate about her allergy.
I've written a portion of a "thank you" to her teacher, nurse, and principal...I was in a letter-writing kind of mood today!
Thanks, again, for the great ideas.
Lisa

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 4:38am
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lillielady, no, go right ahead. It probably wasn't an "original" thought of mine anyway (meaning I got it here). [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
What I found WONDERFUL with the BE A PAL certificates when I handed them out when my son was in JK, SK and Grade One was, well, you should have seen the faces on children, 4, 5 and 6 years of age. So pleased that they had been recognized for doing what they had done to ensure my son's safety. It was really a heartwarming experience for me because I remember seeing that young children could really "get it", sometimes a lot better than their parents did, and wow, when they were recognized for it, they were just so happy.
The cool thing with the BE A PAL certificate also is that the principal signs it, so it's not just from your child (and your family), but from the school as well. I found it an empowering thing for my son's classmates.
I probably won't be doing a thank-you note this year because my guy is older, but I had thought about sending in the new "peanut free" Quaker Chewy Bars for his class at the end of the year - just to promote that product and as a thank-you without a note (if that makes sense [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] )
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 6:11am
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Yes, I agree. I think kids benefit from being recognized for the efforts they make, just as adults do. Why not thank them and make a big deal of it...it is a big deal! Even though my DD is 8, I think her classmates will get a kick out of the certificate and treat. Although the school experience has gone really well each year (she was diagnosed in 1st grade), this year's teacher, and class as a whole, were super.
I must say, though, I'm glad the school year is almost over (shhh...don't tell my girls!). I'm looking forward to the relaxed pace of the summer!!
Take care,
Lisa

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 2:07pm
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I loved Lauren's Mom letter from this thread. We used it for the teachers in Kindergarten...
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/001114.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/001114.html[/url]

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 11:15pm
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Thank you, Nuttermore.
I found that one as well...wonderful poem.
Lisa

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2006 - 7:44am
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DS is moving on to another school next year. We have been so very happy with his school that I really want to thank them. I thought of this a few months ago, and haven't sat down to write it yet, but will by the end of the school year. I decided I would write a thank you letter to the editor of our local paper. That way, not only do the teachers and staff get to see it, but it shows the community how great they are.

Posted on: Tue, 05/16/2006 - 1:54pm
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lillielady, welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
If you do a search, you may find some thank-you letters that have been used - I'll try to get back to do a search and see if I ever posted mine.
Depending on my mood at the end of the school year, I would do a thank-you to each of the children in my son's class.
When he was wee, along with the thank-you letter also went a BE A PAL certificate signed by the principal to each student and copies of the Alexander the Elephant That Couldn't Eat Peanuts colouring book.
Other years, the thank-you note has also included a very clear promotion of a "peanut free" company - such as giving each child in the class a box of Smarties.
Jimmy's Mom, also, when we lived in a small town and the first one my son went to school in, we also had a thank-you letter published in the local newsletter thanking the school community.
Try a search - I know I used to have them on my computer, but I'm working with a new one now so my copies would be lost in the old tower.
And I'll try to get back in to see if I ever did post them.
Trying to remember also if vic posted her thank-you letters - I know she posted her introduction letters for the beginning of the school year.
(Edited to add my apologies - I see you already did do a search [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] )
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.
[This message has been edited by csc (edited May 16, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 4:23am
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Thank you, csc...
I think the idea of a PAL certificate for the kids and a PA-safe treat would be terrific...do you mind if I "borrow" your idea?! My DD is in 3rd grade and I think her classmates would truly appreciate a "thank you" from Sara directly. They all have been so thoughtful and considerate about her allergy.
I've written a portion of a "thank you" to her teacher, nurse, and principal...I was in a letter-writing kind of mood today!
Thanks, again, for the great ideas.
Lisa

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 4:38am
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lillielady, no, go right ahead. It probably wasn't an "original" thought of mine anyway (meaning I got it here). [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
What I found WONDERFUL with the BE A PAL certificates when I handed them out when my son was in JK, SK and Grade One was, well, you should have seen the faces on children, 4, 5 and 6 years of age. So pleased that they had been recognized for doing what they had done to ensure my son's safety. It was really a heartwarming experience for me because I remember seeing that young children could really "get it", sometimes a lot better than their parents did, and wow, when they were recognized for it, they were just so happy.
The cool thing with the BE A PAL certificate also is that the principal signs it, so it's not just from your child (and your family), but from the school as well. I found it an empowering thing for my son's classmates.
I probably won't be doing a thank-you note this year because my guy is older, but I had thought about sending in the new "peanut free" Quaker Chewy Bars for his class at the end of the year - just to promote that product and as a thank-you without a note (if that makes sense [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] )
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 6:11am
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Yes, I agree. I think kids benefit from being recognized for the efforts they make, just as adults do. Why not thank them and make a big deal of it...it is a big deal! Even though my DD is 8, I think her classmates will get a kick out of the certificate and treat. Although the school experience has gone really well each year (she was diagnosed in 1st grade), this year's teacher, and class as a whole, were super.
I must say, though, I'm glad the school year is almost over (shhh...don't tell my girls!). I'm looking forward to the relaxed pace of the summer!!
Take care,
Lisa

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 2:07pm
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I loved Lauren's Mom letter from this thread. We used it for the teachers in Kindergarten...
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/001114.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/001114.html[/url]

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 11:15pm
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Thank you, Nuttermore.
I found that one as well...wonderful poem.
Lisa

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