The teachers at the kids' school and the 3rd graders got together to set up a thank you treat for the PTA. We had cards from most of the teachers thanking us for all the PTA did for teacher appreciation week. Each day the teachers received something, with a luncheon at the end of the week. The teachers were very appreciative, especially since our school was the only one out of the four to do something for our teachers that week.
The thank you treat for the PTA members was an appetizer bar and dessert bar. We had fruit, pretzels, meat and cheese, brownies, cake, cookies, and drinks. Sadly none of those drinks were alcoholic! Each of the 3rd graders made a place mat that all said things like "You rock" and "Thank for all you do". There were some funny ones, like the place mat with a picture of a broken crayon. The tagline read "You can fix anything with your magic". O the appple that said "Thanks for helping us worm our way out". Not sure what that meant, but I chuckled!
The final PTA meeting of the year was to follow our luncheon. The seven of us who are regulars (four of those being officers - sad) were joking that more people would show for the meeting because of the free food. We were surprised that only two other people showed. What amazed me was that they left after eating and didn't stay for the meeting.
Out of the 250 students in the school, almost all of them have at least one parent who is a PTA member. When it comes time to help for events and activities within the school, there are maybe 12 people who volunteer to help. For the meetings, I'm shocked when there are more than 7 people there. But offer free food and they come out of the woodwork.
The nerve of some people!
Until next time....