Appreciation Day

National Days

If you like celebrating special days then The National Days Calendar acknowledges  unusual and quirky holidays just for fun.  Is it a day off from work?  Absolutely not!  It just reminds us to take a moment to remember that special place, time, person or thing. 

Custodial Appreciation Day

Custodial Appreciation Day

We thanked our custodial staff for the first time on Custodial Appreciation Day for beautifying our school.  Even though it is their job, it was our job to be thankful for a dedicated group of men and women who work hard day in and day out to clean up after our messy little ones.  To show our appreciation, we created a bouquet of scratch-offs that was overwhelmingly appreciated with gratitude.  The smile on their faces was priceless and we hope to continue making them smile each and everyday.  If you want to create the best little gift for under $15, this is what you will need:

4 bottles of water secured with packing tape

10 skewers or straws with scratch-offs at different heights

10 $1 scratch-off (or any amount)

Tissue Paper

Cellophane Wrap

Ribbon

Now isn't that easy!  And who doesn't love scratch-offs?

Sunshine Day

Just A Little Pick Me Up

The power of a smile! Putting a smile on someone's face is priceless and one of the best ways to make someone smile and spread a little sunshine is with a beautiful gift! For less than $15 you can give a little pick me up that will warm anyone's heart.  So turn that frown upside down (so Cliche) with a gift that speaks volume, showing that you care and are thinking about that person.  Yes, it is easy to pick up a bouquet of flowers or order a fruit basket, but making something a bit more personal can also be the best non-prescription medicine that eases the pain for the moment and creates an everlasting memory of how much you care. So, here is what you will need:

4 bottles of water secured with packing tape

10 skewers or straws with scratch-offs at different heights

10 $1 scratch-off (or any amount)

Tissue Paper

Cellophane Wrap

Ribbon

Now isn't that easy!  And who doesn't love scratch-offs?

Hospital Care Package

While You Wait

Your colleague is taking the day off to sit, worry and ponder in a hospital's waiting room as their loved one receives medical attention.   What can we do? We are always thinking about what we can do to help and give during this time.  A really great idea is to prepare a "While You Wait" goodie bag with some of their favorite snacks, jokes, and magazines.  This means a lot to someone whose mind is occupied with everything else, but themselves.  This little care package sends a strong message and lets that person know that others are thinking of them.  You can add anything to the gift bag and here are some essential items:

Water

Sweet Snack

Fruits

More Snacks

Utensils

Jokes

Snacks

Games

Gossip Magazines

Itunes Gift Card

Principals' Day

Snack And Go

Finding the perfect gift to show your Principal or Assistant Principal how much you appreciate them for all of their kindness and leadership can be quite challenging. You want something personal and thoughtful, but not over the top either.  So we have a really cool gift idea that he/she would love for less $30!  This gift requires you to observe their eating habits and to listen carefully to things they like.  Our principal loves all kinds of fruit such as grapes, strawberries and berries. He also love fresh mozzarella!  Our assistant principal loves dried fruits, nuts, and yogurt. Knowing what they like helped us create a SNACK-n-GO package with their favorite food items. A Snack-n-Go is the perfect to gift idea for anyone on the move!  You can add anything to the snack and go but here are some essential items: 

Principal’s Gift

Fruits

Utensils