OT- but I got the idea directly from you guys. I wrote an email to our elementary school principal describing my appreciation for the teacher of my youngest dd. My eldest also had her two years earlier. I cc'd the teacher as well. I spend Fridays with her correcting tests, inputting grades, and organizing the Friday folders for home. Of coarse, we were gone last Friday, so I wasn't there. Apparently, the principal felt the need to forward the letter to the superintendent and he visited her classroom on Friday. I hope the attention the letter garnered was all positive and a help, not a hindrance. That being said, I feel it was definitely a better teacher appreciation 'gift' than an apple coffee cup! Thanks!