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Title: Thank you cards
Post by: Jellybelly on November 27, 2020, 11:24:33 AM
Can someone please help me with a generic “lashon” of what to write for gift for morahs and rabbeim?
I’m very bad at it, and I go crazy every Chanukah trying to figure out what to write
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: Lurker on November 27, 2020, 11:26:01 AM
Can someone please help me with a generic “lashon” of what to write for gift for morahs and rabbeim?
I’m very bad at it, and I go crazy every Chanukah trying to figure out what to write

Which language?
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: AsherO on November 27, 2020, 11:27:48 AM
Can someone please help me with a generic “lashon” of what to write for gift for morahs and rabbeim?
I’m very bad at it, and I go crazy every Chanukah trying to figure out what to write

Acknowledge their efforts on behalf of your child and how much you appreciate it. Make it personal and personable by mentioning something specific or a specific area in which they excel and/or support your child in particular.

Bonus points if you can connect the gift/child/teacher/event (Chanukah) to express your attentiveness in choosing the gift.
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: Jellybelly on November 27, 2020, 11:29:05 AM
Which language?
English for morahs and I usually try Hebrew for rabbeim
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: aygart on November 27, 2020, 11:29:38 AM
Dear R, ______

This is a token of our appreciation for all you do for my little mazik my son. I have  no idea how you actually put up with him.


Mrs. Aygart! Please write a thank you note to the Rebbe!
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: Jellybelly on November 27, 2020, 11:29:51 AM
Acknowledge their efforts on behalf of your child and how much you appreciate it. Make it personal and personable by mentioning something specific or a specific area in which they excel and/or support your child in particular.

Bonus points if you can connect the gift/child/teacher/event (Chanukah) to express your attentiveness in choosing the gift.
Can you post a sample...
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: AsherO on November 27, 2020, 11:32:14 AM
Can you post a sample...

Give a man a fish and you’ve fed him for a day, teach a man to write and he’ll communicate better for a lifetime.

Another relevant thought is that it’s more important that your message is written sincerely and from the heart. Simply regurgitating a templated sentiment doesn’t pack the same punch and won’t be received the same way. דברים היוצאים מן הלב נכנסים אל הלב.
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: Lurker on November 27, 2020, 11:33:38 AM
Dear teacher,

Thank you for lighting my child's life b'darkei HaTorah. May you have a lichtige Chanukah!

With much appreciation,
Jellybelly
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: Euclid on November 27, 2020, 11:45:21 AM
A couple of teachers/rabbeim mentioned to me, that gifts/acknowledgements at random times (as opposed to the standard chanuka/purim) make a greater impression on them.
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: aygart on November 27, 2020, 12:08:02 PM
A couple of teachers/rabbeim mentioned to me, that gifts/acknowledgements at random times (as opposed to the standard chanuka/purim) make a greater impression on them.
Very obvious. Been doing that for years. Especially at the very beginning of the school year. "appreciation in advance" is what R Meir Stern called it when he gave me this advice many years ago.
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: YitzyS on November 27, 2020, 12:41:35 PM
It is impossible to adequately thank you for all the hard work that you have done for ******. Your care and devotion was clearly apparent on him when he came home each day, and he has thrived over the last months. Thank you for making your classroom his most anticipated destination each and every day.
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: AsherO on November 27, 2020, 12:57:44 PM
A couple of teachers/rabbeim mentioned to me, that gifts/acknowledgements at random times (as opposed to the standard chanuka/purim) make a greater impression on them.

Isn't that a bit of a solicitation? Or was it in response to such randomly timed gift/acknowledgement?
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: yitzgar on November 27, 2020, 01:04:06 PM
Isn't that a bit of a solicitation? Or was it in response to such randomly timed gift/acknowledgement?
Likely the latter
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: Euclid on November 27, 2020, 01:06:10 PM
Isn't that a bit of a solicitation? Or was it in response to such randomly timed gift/acknowledgement?
Na, these are friends of mine, not my kids' educators.
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: lcm on November 27, 2020, 03:01:16 PM
Aren't there any teachers on here that can chime in and say what they like to hear? :)
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: Lurker on November 27, 2020, 03:08:35 PM
Aren't there any teachers on here that can chime in and say what they like to hear? :)

See, not hear. And the answer is zeroes. Lots of zeroes.
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: YitzyS on November 27, 2020, 03:26:12 PM

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Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: lcm on November 27, 2020, 03:29:56 PM


These to you? Have a favorite?

Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: Lurker on November 27, 2020, 03:41:00 PM
These to you? Have a favorite?

Not to him. His friend. The one who gave the blow up giraffe as a prize.
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: aygart on November 27, 2020, 03:47:44 PM
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Note that all of these were Purim and end of year. The harder one is the note for Succos
Title: Re: Thank you cards
Post by: yitzgar on November 27, 2020, 03:54:59 PM
Note that all of these were Purim and end of year. The harder one is the note for Succos
Thanks for getting _____'s year off to a great start!