Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Digging the Denim

Happiness is carefully rationing out your casual day coupons so you have enough left to wear jeans for the rest of the school year.

Yeah!

For the uninitiated, at The School, The Principal requires that we dress professionally - henceforth, no jeans. However, on occasions we will have a "free" casual day as a reward (for example, the day after parent/teacher conferences). We have also figured out that selling casual day coupons to teachers (at $5 a pop) is a great fundraiser. These things are like gold.

And the best ones? They're the ones that an admin will randomly hand to you for doing things like always being in the hallway during class changes. Sort of a reward for doing your job right.

I love casual day coupons.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

That is AWESOME. I love that for so many reasons. Sounds like you have some great administrators!

J said...

I think that's a fantastic way to raise funds! Kohl's did the same thing. Every Friday was Jeans Day, but a few times during the year we would sell those Lance Armstrong bracelets for $5 a pop, with all the funds going to Cause XYZ. Those who bought one could wear jeans that entire week. Best $5 spent ever.

J

HappyChyck said...

That's a really cool idea! The middle school where I teach has special occasion days for the students to be out of dress code (solid-colored collars, etc.), and the students love it. Sometimes students can BUY their way out of dress code, and it's a great way to raise money.

I can totally see how this kind of incentive would appeal to adults, too!