Our Booster Team tries to have something for all the staff every day of the week for Teacher’s Week. This year, it’s a Wall of Fame and Body Search on Monday, breakfast on Tuesday, goodie bags on Wednesday, desserts on Thursday and coffee on Friday.
We decorated Friday after school for Monday. The Wall of Fame is a star for every staff person, with their name and location. I stamped stars under the glitter paper for every year they’ve worked here. Not everyone replied to the query, so some don’t have year stars. They are put on the wall ranked by how many years they’ve worked here. It was surprising to see how long some people have been here, and some that I thought had been here a while are actually pretty new! I left the stamp and ink pad at the office in case anyone wanted to add their years to their star. The other thing we did was the “Body Search.” We did this last year, and it was a hoot. Diecut bodies (either generic figure or gingerbread style) are decorated with the staff picture and name of every staff person. This year the theme is “Rock Star,” so I printed a generic guitar clipart and glued it on. The bodies are hidden all over the school for the kids to find on Monday. They turn in the body for a treat – this year we got free ice cream cone coupons from McDonalds! It’s a bit chaotic in the morning, but the kids have fun with it. Now that most of them have been found, we can put them on the wall with their stars so we can tell who is still missing!
Breakfast on Tuesday was strawberries, bananas, pineapple, granola, plain yogurt, flavored yogurt, instant oatmeal and muffins (all from Costco). They have a commercial coffee maker (purchased by the Booster a few years ago), so I didn’t worry about making anything to drink.
Wednesday goodie bags are labeled with staff names so there’s no confusion over who gets a bag (everyone). They had Starburst, Moon pies, Pop rocks, Erin Baker mini cookies, and magnetic bookmarks that I made. See my previous post for more details on that!
Thursday the non-teachers are hosting lunch. We’ve put out a call for people to bring in desserts.
Friday is Espresso Day! A local mobile coffee joint, Queen Bee Espresso, brings their trailer to the school early in the morning. I handed out tickets to everyone, even the morning bus drivers, and they get a medium drink “on the house.” They have their choice of placing the order in person or writing it on the coupon and dropping it in a box in the lounge ahead of time. I made the coupons with labels and location so we know where to deliver the drinks, the end is hole punched to slide over a coffee straw and perforated to tear off. I used my sewing tracing wheel to perforate below the sticker. The body of the coupon stays at the trailer and we just count them to know how many drinks we pay for (flat rate). Everyone seems to enjoy it, and on sunny days there will be a line of people waiting outside to get their drinks in person. I’ll make up bags with apples and cookies for the afternoon bus drivers.