Thanksgiving is a great time to reach out to people one has not been in touch with for some time. But Thanksgiving is not just a time for family and friends. Nowadays, it is quite the norm for employers to write to employees, teachers to parents, and coworkers to each other. As a teacher, you can reach out to your students’ parents and wish them Thanksgiving, in addition to providing them with details of Thanksgiving events being organized at school.
Such a letter will be written in a simple and straightforward manner, with some personal angle to it. A Thanksgiving party, especially in class, will require a lot in terms of decorations and food – in your letter to the parents, provide information of what food or decoration that their children are required to bring. The timings, date and venue of the party must be highlighted in such a letter, as well information on when the children need to be picked up – or if the parents are also invited.
In essence, a Thanksgiving party letter will serve two purposes – reaching out to the parent body, and showing the school’s tender side. Usually, a letter of this sort is written by a school administrator but teachers are also often asked to write them. Here is a sample that you can follow:
November 23, 2016
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, we at Bradley School have been busy teaching our students the value of the holiday and all that it stands for. As part of our festivities, we are organizing a Thanksgiving party next week, the details of which are provided below:
Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Venue: School Amphitheater
To help our students understand the essence of this day, we will be holding a huge feast in a traditional manner. While the customary turkey and gravy will be arranged by the school administration, we request you to send one item of your choice along with your child on the day of the party, for him or her to enjoy with his or her friends. A list of possible Thanksgiving feast food items is enclosed with this letter.
Please note that all students must enter and exit from Gate 5, and must be accompanied by at least one adult. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school office at (000) 584-4152 or infor@ bradleyschool . edu.
Class Teacher – Grade 3
1039 Vine Road
Providence, RI 19998