As most of you know, I volunteer at my boys' elementary school a lot, not in the classroom, but more of a general school wide thing...usually craft and creative related. I do it because I enjoy it. I like to see the smiles on the kids' faces when they see a new bulletin board go up. I like the challenge of coming up with new ideas. And I like to make people happy, especially the teachers and staff who put so much of their time and energy into teaching our children.
This week is volunteer appreciation week and on Monday night we had our volunteer coordinator meeting. At the end of it, the vice principal, Becky(she runs the volunteers, and is a friend and neighbor) gave us each a gift card to a local coffee house(gold card below). It was a very nice gift of appreciation.
Then on Tuesday I went in to do the sea life bulletin board and was told to wait a minute in the office. Becky called me into her office and totally surprised and shocked me with these overly generous gifts...
All the teachers got together and raised money to buy me a gift card to a local restaurant(cutest gift card ever!) and a TIFFANY necklace!!!
Here is the beautiful necklace and pendant.... I am blown away with their kindness. It was totally not necessary but I totally love it :)
But I wasn't the only one they thought of.... they also got Mason a big stretchy frog and an awesome board game(it's called North Pole Camouflage and the upper levels are even challenging for adults, it's a fun brain teaser). He is my shadow with school volunteering and they wanted him to know how good and patient he is. Sweet, right?
So to all the teachers and staff at Great Falls Elementary School, THANK YOU!!! You didn't have to do it, but please know that you made this shy and under confident girl feel very much loved and appreciated.
Blessings to you all,