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Question about Christmas presents for teachers at school.

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Alli06
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Question about Christmas presents for teachers at school.

My son is at a special Pre-School which he receives services at. This is his first year and I want to get his teachers something. Last year I got his teachers gift cards but there was only one teacher and an assistant.
This year he has two teachers, one assistant, and two therapist for OT/PT. That's a lot of presents. Not sure how much I should give each one if I stick to gift cards. Any suggestions would be really helpful.

Message edited 11/28/2013 8:12:06 PM.

Posted 11/28/13 8:09 PM
 

MorningCuppaCoffee
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Re: Question about Christmas presents for teachers at school.

I would probably give the ones who spend the most time with him a little more (usually the teacher).

$20-$25 is okay IMO.

Everyone else you can do a smaller token gift like $10.00.

I like the idea of gift cards. This is probably what we will do this year too. (I'm thinking Starbucks or Target).

Posted 11/29/13 9:08 AM
 

Domino
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Re: Question about Christmas presents for teachers at school.

Last year we had a teacher, TA, aide, PT, OT, Speech, two bus drivers, two matrons, and social worker. i kept up with the "jones" and it was crazy how much i spent. I am not doing it this year. I am baking cookies and that is it. I am buying a house and simply cannot afford it.

Posted 11/29/13 12:08 PM
 

KarenK122
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Question about Christmas presents for teachers at school.

Buying gifts is crazy. I have a teacher, 6 aides, 2 speech and OT, a consultant, a bus driver and matron. That is not including the art, music, PE and library teachers.

What I did last year for the aides is that I catered a breakfast, just bagels, fruit platter, spreads and had it delivered to the classroom. They really liked that. The teacher and consultant get a $50 gift card and the rest get $10 target gift cards. It's crazy.

Posted 11/29/13 12:40 PM
 

NASP09
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Re: Question about Christmas presents for teachers at school.

As someone who works at a therapeutic preschool, a card and a drawing from your child is just as appreciated as any monetary gift. We just like to know that our hard work is recognized.

Posted 11/29/13 1:35 PM
 

MorningCuppaCoffee
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Allison

Re: Question about Christmas presents for teachers at school.

Posted by KarenK122

Buying gifts is crazy. I have a teacher, 6 aides, 2 speech and OT, a consultant, a bus driver and matron. That is not including the art, music, PE and library teachers.

What I did last year for the aides is that I catered a breakfast, just bagels, fruit platter, spreads and had it delivered to the classroom. They really liked that. The teacher and consultant get a $50 gift card and the rest get $10 target gift cards. It's crazy.




Oh, I like the idea of doing a breakfast for all!

Posted 11/29/13 2:28 PM
 

Alli06
Baby #3 coming this June

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Re: Question about Christmas presents for teachers at school.

Wow! You guys have a lot of people to buy for. Love the idea one of you said of just a card made by my son. I will do that for the PT/OT therapist. I will still probably get a $10 gift card for each though.
So I'm thinking $25 GC for each teacher, $15 for aide, $10 each for therapist. I think that will be good.

Thanks Everyone!!

Message edited 12/1/2013 9:56:34 PM.

Posted 12/1/13 9:54 PM
 

AidansArmy
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Re: Question about Christmas presents for teachers at school.

I bought lunch for everyone who worked in the class last year. I'm not sure what I am going to do this year. He is in district in K.

Posted 12/4/13 1:37 PM
 

adeline27
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Angela

Re: Question about Christmas presents for teachers at school.

I have 7including the bus driver and assistant. Im giving $20 to everyone. Everyone has been so great with him I wish I could afford to give them a bit more.

Posted 12/4/13 10:34 PM
 
 

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