Thank you letter to teachers

Posted on: Tue, 08/26/2003 - 1:19am
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

I have an idea to try and start the school year out with the right attitude among the staff at my ds school. They will all undergo training on the first day of school.

I was thinking it might help to write a letter to them and thank them for getting trained and thanks in advance for watching out for him, etc. I would also like to get a little personal and explain how scary this is for us.

I am hoping this would make them see we arent being difficult, just trying to keep our child safe.

Has any one done this or have any ideas what I should say??


Posted on: Tue, 08/26/2003 - 9:40am
LaurensMom's picture
Joined: 05/23/2001 - 09:00

How about a poem? - Something like
A Parent's Thank you
I know part of being a parent
Is realizing the fear
That our children are only on loan to us
And can be taken at the drop of a tear
So think of the basic necessity
Of a child eating to live each day
And the very food that sustains that life
Is the same food that can take it away
Imagine a child who had no idea
That the food upon the table
Contained tiny traces of peanut
That were missing from the label
And as his throat begins to close
Panic told him what would happen
If he didn't get his shot
Of prescription epinepherine
Imagine the trip to the hospital
And the ambulance ride
And having him see the panic

Posted on: Tue, 08/26/2003 - 12:41pm
leslief's picture
Joined: 07/22/2003 - 09:00

Oh my gosh, first a great idea for a letter and second, what an amazing writer you are Laurasmom. You captured it beautifully, thank you for sharing your poem with us.

Posted on: Tue, 08/26/2003 - 12:45pm
deeanne26's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

Great idea. I have to write a letter to the parents of my PA daughters preschool classmates letting them know of her allergy. She is four. The thank you note is a perfect way for me to start my letter to the parents. I would start by letting them know how much you appreciate them helping your child stay safe. Let them know you are always available for questions - maybe do a quick Q&A for them. Volunteer to be room mom if you can. I know I will. Good luck! What a great idea. Your idea has helped me too.

Posted on: Tue, 08/26/2003 - 1:35pm
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

Laurensmom, wow, you completely captured exactly the feelings I was trying to express! Did you use this, and how was the response? Thank you so much for sharing.

Posted on: Tue, 08/26/2003 - 1:38pm
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

deeanne and leslief, thanks for your input. I know what I want to express to them I was just having trouble finding the words. Getting started writing is hard for me.
Like I said I also want it to be emotional, but you dont want the whole faculty to think youre a nutcase!
Thanks again everyone.

Posted on: Tue, 08/26/2003 - 4:27pm
LaurensMom's picture
Joined: 05/23/2001 - 09:00

Not an amazing writer, just maybe a lucky hit, if you like it. Never wrote a poem in my entire life.
No momma2boys, I didn't use this. I wrote it in the car on the way home from work thinking about your post.
Feel free to use and if you do, I would be curious at the response.
Good luck.

Posted on: Tue, 08/26/2003 - 11:01pm
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by LaurensMom:
[b]I wrote it in the car on the way home from work thinking about your post.
Feel free to use and if you do, I would be curious at the response.
Good luck.
My goodness! You are such a sweetheart!
I love this board!

Posted on: Sun, 08/31/2003 - 3:42pm
SkyMom's picture
Joined: 10/27/2001 - 09:00

Such graciousness on this board! It's nice to see, these days it's not the norm. LaurensMom, that poem was beautiful. Would you mind if I used the poem for my daughter's teacher?

Posted on: Sun, 08/31/2003 - 10:51pm
LaurensMom's picture
Joined: 05/23/2001 - 09:00

I'm glad you like it. No, go right ahead and use it.

Posted on: Mon, 09/01/2003 - 5:15am
brimor's picture
Joined: 06/09/2000 - 09:00

WOW - that put tears in my eyes.
That really captures how I feel, and although I had never come up with the idea of a thank you note (and boy do they deserve it!), I cetainly think it's a great idea and plan on doing several of them (and probably a few catch-up ones as well)!
Thank you for sharing that with us.
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