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Back to School

Posted by  ·  August 15, 2007  ·  Last Updated: May 26, 2016

I can’t believe summer vacation is over. My kids headed back to school today(well two out of three ain’t bad). I sent them each with a little hand lotion or hand soap  (on sale now at Bath & Body) for their new teachers and a note that said, “If I can give you a ‘hand’ this year, please don’t hesitate to call me,” and then included my home and cell number.


I just think this is a great way to start the year and open the lines of communication. This is our first year to have a man teacher. I was going to fill a work glove with candy for him, but I decided that since he has a sink in his room he would still probably appreciate some hand soap.


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  1. alcohol free hand sanitizer brands
    Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
    You can certainly see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how they believe. All the time follow your heart.
  2. Zoe
    Sunday, March 15th, 2009
    In all my years of teaching, I have never had a parent give me gift at the beginning of the year. What a treat, and what a lovely way to connect right away and let the teacher know that you appreciate his or her effort!
  3. Kara
    Sunday, December 7th, 2008
    I wish I had your child in my class!!!
  4. Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
    What a lovely and thoughtful idea, Cindy! You're so good at that -- I still remember the fantastic thank you note ideas you posted for teachers appreciation week. I'll be sure to use some of those ideas when my daughter goes to school.
  5. Saturday, August 25th, 2007
    i'm TOTALLY doing that when they hire griffin's official teacher!

    you don't mind my copy-catting, do you?
  6. Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
    What a great idea and the packaging is beautiful!
  7. Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
    That is a great idea. Awesome -- and it makes the kids feel special too -- every time they wash their hands they'll think (mine would say) "my mom bought this soap" What a gift.
  8. vespabelle
    Monday, August 20th, 2007
    what a cool idea! School starts for us after labor day. Of course, with the state of our schools, I still don't know who my daughter's teacher is! nor do I have a school supply list! argh!
  9. Thursday, August 16th, 2007
    It was great to meet you.

    And I'm totally stopping by B&BW today on the way to Kindergarten. LOVE it!

    Cheers! LA
  10. Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
    totally stealing this idea. thank you very much!
  11. Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
    I can't believe it is already back-to-school time! The gift is a good idea. We still have another month before parents-day-out starts back up...
  12. Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
    There you go again with the gajillion great ideas. Guess who will be stopping by Bath & Body Works on the way home? Our first day got pushed back (grrr...) to Friday. I hope it really will be Friday and not Monday.

    So good to actually meet you on Sunday. Again? Soon?
  13. Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
    You are a VERY special lady!
  14. Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
    That is just too cute, I am sure that the teachers will appreciate the gift and the opening of the line of communication. :)
  15. Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
    That's a great idea! I'll be borrowing this one from you too. : )
  16. Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
    wow! way to start off the year on a friendly note. Great idea!

    By the way, have I stopped by to say I enjoyed meeting you? I really enjoyed our chats. Can't wait for another opportunity...
  17. Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
    Cindy- you are just so good.

    I think I'll be doing well to drop him off tomorrow without melting into a blubbering mess.