It’s Bus Driver Appreciation Week! {show some love}

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:

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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).

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Here’s a sampling of the yumminess. It’s got to be some sort of miracle that I didn’t sample the goods! šŸ˜‰

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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.

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I cut the pages into quarters, then clipped the top corners and hole-punched the tops.

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Next, I set up an assembly line of thirteen lunch sacks and filled them with all the treats.

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Then Big Bro and I folded over the bags, stapled and hole-punched them, and added the tags tied on with ribbon.

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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!

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9 responses to “It’s Bus Driver Appreciation Week! {show some love}

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for posting this. I am now retired, but I drove a school bus for many years. The drivers are often overlooked and under appreciated. I always felt like I was seen as the “fast food worker” of the school experience. The fact is we are very well trained and must go through a rigorous process to obtain and maintain our license and certifications. So thank you! šŸ™‚

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    • I deserve ZERO of the credit–our amazing PTO president has a real heart for others and got the ball rolling. But it is so nice to hear that something like this is appreciated. Awesome!

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  2. Individuals really appreciate links to the images used or better yet if you provide your design as a printable. It will drive traffic to your blog as well šŸ™‚

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  3. I LOVE this printable!! Would you consider sharing it? I’d love to use this for my end of the year bus driver gifts. Thank you!

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    • Sadly, I cannot because it is not my image (but if you google “school bus,” you will be able to locate it easily. Then I used simple WordArt in Word to lay it out. Hope that helps! Sorry I cannot provide the full printable!

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