The faculty and administrators at Alta Vista School share their passion and love of learning with our children every day. We parents love to find ways to show them how much we appreciate their skill, hard work, and care. The AVS Parent Group helps the parent community thank our staff in several ways throughout the year.
We ask that parents refrain from giving any type of monetary gift (e.g. gift cards, money, or store-bought gifts) directly to staff members, although children are more than welcome to give handmade cards or pictures to show their appreciation to faculty and administrators. It is our hope that by giving a monetary gift of equal value from the Parent Group there will be no feelings of unfairness or inequity among our faculty and administrators and no pressure for parents to make monetary gifts.
During the COVID Pandemic, the Parent & Family Group gives monthly staff appreciation gifts to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of our faculty and staff.
Individual parents and the Parent & Family Group contribute healthy snacks and drinks to stock the kitchen at each campus and fuel our educators throughout the day.
Each December, the Parent & Family Group pools parent contributions for holiday gifts for AVS faculty, staff, and administrators. Children are welcome to make cards or pictures if they choose to do so, but we ask that parents refrain from giving any type of monetary gift (e.g. gift cards, money, or store-bought gifts) directly to staff members.
We post staff birthdays in an online birthday calendar available to parents and staff. Children are welcome to make handmade cards for staff members, and everyone is encouraged to relay birthday wishes to staff.
The Parent Group gives staff members gifts in celebration of life events (e.g., getting married, becoming a parent).
The Parent & Family Group organizes a luncheon for faculty and administrators to celebrate the end of each school year. When it's not possible to gather in person, each member of staff receives a monetary gift from the Parent & Family Group.
If you would like to help out with any of these Staff Appreciation activities, or if you have ideas to share, please let us know.