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Ultimate Guide for All Things Teacher Appreciation

No teacher or school staff member would ever tire of hearing you say thank you each and every day, so we’ve rounded up a bunch of ideas to help you do just that!

This Ultimate Guide is designed to be your one stop shop for all things teacher gifts and showing the love to staff and teachers throughout the year.

Because every day is the perfect day to show them how much you are grateful for all they do for the students and the school community!

Appreciation Ideas

How to Plan Staff Appreciation Events

How to Plan Staff Appreciation Events – You won’t be overwhelmed at the thought of planning and putting on a lovely appreciation event for your teachers or staff after reading this fantastic post!

19 Ways to Say Thanks – Say goodbye to ho-hum and worn out ideas to show your appreciation to your PTO and school volunteers, teachers and staff with these fresh ideas.

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Last Minute Teacher Appreciation Ideas – Being short on time isn’t an excuse to skip showing your gratitude for all the teachers do to make your school a better place.

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5 Social Distancing Approved Teacher Appreciation Ideas– Can’t get into school to set up an appreciation event or looking for something a little different to show the teachers love and gratitude? Try these ideas on for size!

Budget Friendly Teacher Appreciation Ideas – It doesn’t take big bucks to shower your teachers and staff with love. This post has low cost ideas they will absolutely love!

How to Make Over the Teachers Lounge– Thinking about revamping the staff lounge to surprise your teachers with a new space to rest and recharge? This post has fabulous ideas for how to pull it off.

Staff Appreciation Themes

Keep things fresh by using a theme to express your gratitude for all the teachers and staff have done for the students and school community.

Look no further for a bunch of ideas for really fantastic appreciation theme ideas and specific plans for an entire week of activities to shower them with love and gratitude:

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Ultimate List of Teacher Appreciation Week Themes – Look no further for a more complete list of themes chock full of ideas for a week long celebration of your school’s staff and teachers!

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Staff Appreciation Themes They’ll Love! – Tired of the same old, same old? Check out this post for some fresh appreciation theme ideas!

Plan the Perfect Beach Party Staff Appreciation Week – Bring the beach to the teachers since you can’t send the staff on vacation.

Camping Themed Appreciation Event ideas – S’mores, campfires and starry night backdrop make for a fun appreciation theme.

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Cheers Themed Teacher Appreciation Events They’ll Love– Steal these 25 ideas for the best cheers to you themed teacher appreciation week. Using these ideas, it’s easy to plan an entire week of events!

How to Put on a Cinco de Mayo Teacher Appreciation Week – So many ideas to stretch Taco Tuesday into a week long week of goodies.

How to Put on a Coffee Themed Staff Appreciation Event – Go beyond a basic cup of Joe to shower your school staff with love all week long.

How to Plan the Perfect Week of Donut Themed Staff Appreciation Events – Who can resist a decadent and delicious donut party?

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Plan a Spectacular Dr. Seuss Themed Appreciation Event – Invite the fun and frivolity of the world of Dr. Seuss with these 27 ideas for a spectacular PTA sponsored teacher appreciation week the entire school staff to enjoy.

How to Plan a Friends Themed Staff Appreciation Week – Thank your staff for being there for you with a week filled with Friends themed fun.

How to Put on a Hawaiian Themed Teacher Appreciation Week – Who couldn’t use a trip to the gorgeous Hawaiian islands? Bring the fun to your staff with these island-dreaming ideas!

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33 Ideas for a Fabulous Hot Air Balloon Theme Appreciation Week – Teachers and school staff will love to be celebrated with whimsical hot air balloon themed events. These ideas make the planning process so much easier and are perfect for getting the creative juices flowing for PTA and PTO appreciation chairs!

How to Plan a Jungle Themed Appreciation Event – Teaching can be like navigating through a jungle, so turn the task on its head and load them up with goodies galore.

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Squeeze Joy into Teacher Appreciation Week: Celebrate with a Lemonade Theme – This year, why not add a twist to the traditional celebration and host a lemonade-themed teacher appreciation week?

How to Plan a Movie Star Teacher Appreciation Week – Roll out the red carpet for five days of move themed fun and treats.

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40 Perfect Paris Themed Appreciation Week Ideas – Oooh, la la! Transporting your school staff and teachers to the beautiful city of Paris for staff appreciation week is such a lovely way to treat them to something special.

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How to Put on a Rainbow Inspired Appreciation Week – Who doesn’t love rainbows? Fill their week with colorful cheer for a week of events they’ll absolutely adore.

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Rock Star Themed Appreciation Week Ideas – Plan a fabulous rock star themed week-long party to celebrate all your school’s staff and teachers do all year long. They will love these ideas and you will have fun with this theme too!

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25 Fabulous Ideas for the Best Super Hero Themed Appreciation Week – Celebrate teachers and staff like the heroes they are!

How to Put on a Survivor Themed Teacher Appreciation Week – Put the little Donna Summer ditty on and go to town decorating the staff lounge with jungle and beached themed elements for a super week of fun.

How to Put on a Western Themed Teacher Appreciation Event – Tell your staff to giddy up to the staff lounge for a celebration fit for cowboys and cowgirls.

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Happy Potter inspired Wizard Themed Appreciation Week Ideas – Treat your school’s staff to a week long celebration of Harry Potter Wizard fun!

Wizard of Oz Staff Appreciation Week of Ideas– Follow the yellow brick road for a bevy of fabulous appreciation week ideas.

Decorating Ideas

Once you learn how to make a balloon arch, you’ll be able to add some dazzle to any event.

Teacher and Principal Gifts

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20 Ways to Dress Up Inexpensive Teacher Appreciation Gifts – Make something more out of small gifts by adding a little something extra.

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13 Fun Teacher Gift Ideas That are Pandemic – Era Perfect – Humor is a fantastic coping method for dealing with a tough situation. These gift ideas are a wink and a nod towards the pandemic.

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12 Gift Ideas for School Principals They’ll Absolutely Love – Heading up a school is no easy feat and a mid year or end of the year gift to thank your Principal for being the perfect parent and PTO partner is a spectacular idea.

37 Fabulous Teacher Gift Ideas You’ve Gotta See! – This post has so many fantastic ideas for teacher gifts perfect for mid-year holiday time, teacher appreciation week or end of the school year.

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21 Awesome Gift Ideas for Male Teachers – Coming up with gift ideas perfect for dude teachers can be hard! Check out these fabulous suggestions instead of wracking your brain.

Best School Principal Retirement Gifts – Send off your retiring Principal with the perfect gift to commemorate their time at your school.

44 Perfect Teacher Retirement Gift Ideas – Mark the retirement of your child’s teacher with a special present that represents your appreciation for all they’ve taught your kiddo.

Summing It Up

Hope these articles give you lots of inspiration to pull of the most amazing appreciation events so you and your PTO can show the school staff and teachers how much you appreciate them!

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