This week is Classified Employees Week in the schools. Classified employees are all staff who work in the schools who aren't licensed teachers. That's a TON of people! And we can't NOT celebrate them! They are the cooks who work in a hot kitchen everyday and the instructional assistants who help all of our students in the classrooms and on the playground. Classified employees are the secretaries who have to deal with mad and irate parents everyday (yes, believe it or not, they do) and the custodians who have to clean up puke and all the mess from 600 kids eating lunch. So not saying thank you is just wrong. Right?!
We've made some fun gifts over the years as thank yous that are easy and quick but mean so much to the person receiving it.
This is a fun way to package a gift card to the local coffee stand!
And who wouldn't love a "sweet gram" covered in candy bars?
This fun pencil holder would be perfect for the school secretaries or instructional assistants.
This is a fun way to say thank you - a sucker bouquet.
This is such an adorable flower pot from Kids Craft.
Tell them that they are o-fish-ally the best!
Domesticated Lady made these cute popcorn gifts. Just substitute (ha! no pun intended) "teacher" with secretary or cook, etc.
I just love these cups!
I'm so stealing this idea from Pens and Needles!
I wish a parent would give me this cute idea! An apple and dip!
And who wouldn't want a delicious baked good with this cute printable tag?
Another cute idea from Room Mom 101.
The Fickle Pickle made these cute gifts out of juice and too cute tags!
Nothing But Country made this cute idea and has free printables to go with it! (This one says family but there are also tags that say "Star of our School".
This idea is so simple and so cute! And there's even a free printable! Yah!
Another simple but super cute idea (with printable!) from The Hip Mamma's Journal.
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