Every year I rack my brain for ways to thank my parent volunteers. This year I have two dedicated women who graciously visit my classroom on a regular basis to help me prepare everything I need in order to do my job. Week after week they show up and complete all the tasks in my "Parent Volunteer" bin. I always tell them to do what they can and that I will do the rest, but even if it takes them 2 (or more) hours, they stay until they get it all done. One of them even pops in throughout the week since she subs at our school on a regular basis. With this level of dedication, I feel it is necessary to show my thanks. So, here is what I came up with:
InTouch magazine (because we all need a little mindless celebrity news now and then)
Yummy smelling lotion from Ulta (Dragonfruit)
Insulated cup that can be frozen to keep drinks cool
A chocolate mask
Nail polish and nail files (don't judge the color shown, it has personal significance to the recipient and orange is just plain awesome-I got some for myself too!)
Cute small frame to match the color scheme of the bucket
Now, obviously this gift might not be for everyone. At first glance it seems like it probably cost a lot, but it didn't! I don't really want to say exactly how much, that just seems weird. I grabbed things on sale and collected items over the last few weeks.
The other bucket I made is a turquoise and lime green theme-the colors of each bucket were picked with the recipient in mind. They are both adorable and I kind of wish I made one for myself-ha! I truly hope that I am able to show these two women just how appreciative I am of everything they did for me this year. Without them, it would have been extremely difficult to keep my head above water.
What do you plan to do for your parent volunteers this year?