This year, at the suggestion of Krystina, our Special Education Services team of teachers and paraprofessionals (and our wonderful councilor, Lisa) decided to treat them to a warm meal made with love, a cozy table setting to eat and have fellowship before beginning their shift, and gifts of appreciation for Christmas. The pictures below were taken by Krystina, my wonderful friend, of the teacher's lounge before they arrived for their night shift.
Now before you judge on the paper and plastic, let me tell you some thought went into this choice. You know I'm kinda green and using disposable anything makes my heart beat too fast, but we really didn't want them to feel like they had to do dishes when they were finished eating.
We made plenty of food so that they could bring home leftovers of the Chicken Spaghetti ( I made enough for 2-8x8 casseroles, but put them in a large foil pan) , salad, and bread.
There was also dessert, sweet and un-sweet tea with ice, and containers for them to pack up a to go meal.
We collected so many nice little treats that extra large gift bags were needed. There were candles and lotions, gloves and cookies, gift cards and candies, and all kinds of goodies. Okay, I know it's a cheesy rhyme, but it's Christmas.
Thank you Krystina, Andrea, all 3 Janets, Lindsey, Sandra, Sara and Sarah, Paula, Shelby, Stacie, Sharon, Lisa, Leslie, and Elizabeth.