Hey, did you know it’s Bus Driver Appreciation Week?! Although we don’t have any bus riders here at CampClem, I have a deep appreciation and respect for what bus drivers do, escorting precious ones to and from school each day. And you know how I love a theme!
So, when I was asked by our PTO prez to help with treats for them, I was thrilled to jump in!
And it’s not too late for you to show a little love to your children’s bus drivers. A $5 Starbucks or Sonic giftcard, a hand-written note of thanks, or a few homemade brownies could go a long way to show your appreciation.
For our elementary school’s bus drivers, bus riders, and substitute bus drivers, a few moms joined forces to put together goodie bags.
Here’s what we did & how we did it:
If you have a network of other school mammas, it is pretty easy to get some volunteers to bake up some goodness. I asked the moms who volunteered to provide thirteen individually wrapped and labeled treats (one for each of the thirteen bus drivers, riders, and substitute drivers).
Here’s a sampling of the yumminess. It’s got to be some sort of miracle that I didn’t sample the goods!
Next, I googled school bus images and chose a cute one to include on the tags I set up in Word. I printed four to a page onto cardstock.
I cut the pages into quarters, then clipped the top corners and hole-punched the tops.
Next, I set up an assembly line of thirteen lunch sacks and filled them with all the treats.
Then Big Bro and I folded over the bags, stapled and hole-punched them, and added the tags tied on with ribbon.
Finally, simply load them all up and drop them off at your school’s office (I got a list of names from our PTO president and labeled each bag with a name).
Of course, if you have a bus rider, and you are doing this for his/her specific driver(s), you could send the treats on the bus with your child to deliver personally.
And it’s not too late: it’s Bus Driver Appreciation Week all week long!
So anyone else going to send in a little treat tomorrow or Friday to show the love? Wheeee!