I admit this ecard is a little bit of an exaggeration,
but thought it was a great introduction to my next topic.
Class Celebrations and Parent Donations
Gone are the days when I ask each and every child to bring in a treat for a class celebration. For the last few years, I've sent an email to each family with a small request. I never want parents to feel obligated to send in a treat. This method allows each parent to pick and choose when it is a good time to volunteer (if ever) to send in a treat.
The letter below is an example of an email I have sent to the students' parents. It's amazing how fast parents reply to this email. Once I have enough donations, I send out another email thanking everyone for their generosity. Super simple and non-confrontational. (My favorite part)
We will have a small classroom Halloween celebration THIS Thursday. Please let me know if you would be willing to send in any of the items below. I want to make sure we don't receive duplicates, so I will reply with a "confirmation email" to verify your donation.
** a bag of apple slices
** Halloween themed-Oreos (or other Halloween type cookies)
** a bag of popcorn (already popped) (You can buy these at Publix in the Deli section.)
** 16 juice boxes
Once again, please know how much I appreciate any and all donations. Your generosity will make our Halloween Party a success!!!