Sample Words of Appreciation from Teachers to Parents

By Billie •  Updated: 01/18/23 •  9 min read

We’ve compiled a list of examples of how a teacher might express appreciation to parents for their support and partnership in their child’s education.

As educators, teachers understand the importance of building strong relationships with students and their families. After all, they are all working towards the same goal — the success and growth of students.

One way to strengthen those relationships and show appreciation is through the use of words of gratitude and appreciation.

Thank-you note to parents from teacher, at the end of the school year

A teacher might write a letter of appreciation to the parents at the end of the school year to acknowledge their support and involvement throughout the year and to express gratitude for the partnership between the teacher and the parents:

"Thank you, parents, for remembering teacher week with no cookies, and no chip and dip..but thank you for general rude attitude about a job you could never do."
Dear Parents,

As the school year comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt appreciation for all of your support and involvement throughout the past year. Your dedication and commitment to your child's education and well-being has been truly inspiring.

I have been constantly impressed by the level of engagement and involvement that you have shown in your child's education. Your hard work and dedication has made a real difference in their learning and development. I am so grateful for the time and effort you have put in to ensure that your child is receiving the best education possible.

I would also like to extend my deepest appreciation for the trust and partnership we have established in working together for your child's success. It has been a pleasure working with such dedicated and supportive parents.

I am in awe of your ability to balance your busy lives and still make time for your child's education. Your commitment to their success is truly admirable.

Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement of your child, and for your willingness to communicate with me regularly. Your partnership has been essential to your child's success.

I appreciate your willingness to volunteer in the classroom, attend parent-teacher conferences, and participate in school events. Your involvement has helped to create a positive and supportive learning environment for all students.

I wish you and your family all the best for the summer and look forward to seeing you and your child next year.

Sincerely, [Teacher's Name]
There's no tired like teacher-tired.

Note of appreciation to parents after a successful project or event

A grateful teacher might write a letter of appreciation to the parents who have stepped up after a successful project or event, such as a field trip or a science fair, to express gratitude for their support and participation:

Dear Parents,

I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for your support and participation in the recent [event/project]. Your willingness to help out and contribute made the event a huge success.

I am so grateful for the time and effort you put in to help make this event a reality. Your dedication and commitment to your child's education is truly inspiring.

I hope you all had a great experience during the [event/project] and look forward to your continued participation and support in the future.

Sincerely, [Teacher's Name]

Note from teacher after positive feedback from the parents

A teacher might write a letter of appreciation to the parents after receiving positive feedback from them, such as positive comments on a parent-teacher conference or an evaluation. Acknowledgment of positive feedback for a teacher is not as common as acknowledgment of a student’s significant improvement, however.

Note thanking parents when a student has shown significant improvement

A teacher might write a letter of appreciation to the parents when a student has shown significant improvement in their academic performance or behavior, to acknowledge and affirm the support and involvement of the parents in the student’s positive progress.

Dear Parents,

I am writing to express my appreciation for your hard work and dedication in supporting your child's education. I am thrilled to inform you that your child has shown significant improvement in their academic performance and attitude. This would not have been possible without your support and involvement.
I want to thank you for your trust in me as your child's teacher and for the support that you provide to your child and our class. Your partnership in their education is invaluable and has helped to make a significant impact on their progress.

I appreciate your willingness to work with me to support your child's learning and for your open communication and support. Your dedication to their education is truly inspiring.

I look forward to continuing to work together to support your child's learning and development in the future.

Sincerely, [Teacher's Name]

Thank-you note to acknowledge a special effort made by a parent

Parents play a critical role in their child’s education and development, and it’s important for teachers to recognize and appreciate their efforts. One way to do this is by expressing gratitude and appreciation through words.

A teacher might write a letter of appreciation to the parents when a parent has made a special effort to help the class or the school, such as volunteering or providing resources.

Dear Parents,

I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the special effort that [parent's name] has made to help our class and school. [He/She] has generously donated [specifics of the donation] which will greatly benefit our students and make a positive impact on their learning experience.

Your willingness to give back to the community and support our school is truly admirable and deeply appreciated. Your generosity and kindness will be remembered by both myself and the students.

I also want to thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in your child's education. Your dedication and commitment to their success is truly inspiring.

I appreciate your willingness to work with me to support your child's learning and for your open communication and support. Your partnership in their education is invaluable and has helped to make a significant impact on their progress.

Thank you again for your generosity and support.

Sincerely, [Teacher's Name]

Appreciation letter from teacher to parents to express gratitude for a particular gesture or act of kindness

Parents often save the day! A teacher might write a letter of appreciation to the parents when they have done something particularly kind or generous, such as bringing snacks to the class, donating books, or organizing class parties.

Dear Parents,

I am writing to express my appreciation for your support and understanding during a difficult time for our class. Recently, we had to cancel a planned field trip due to unforeseen circumstances. But thanks to your efforts, the class was able to have a pizza party as a replacement.

I want to express my gratitude to the parents who stepped up and organized the party. Your willingness to go above and beyond to make sure the children had a good time is truly appreciated. The party was a great success and I know the students had a wonderful time.

I also want to thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in your child's education. Your dedication and commitment to their success is truly inspiring.

I appreciate your willingness to work with me to support your child's learning and for your open communication and support. Your partnership in their education is invaluable and has helped to make a significant impact on their progress.

Thank you again for your support and understanding, and for making the pizza party a memorable experience for the class.

Sincerely, [Teacher's Name]

You may amend the templates to suit your circumstances. A teacher might write a letter of appreciation to the parents to acknowledge their support and understanding during a difficult time, such as during a school crisis or a family emergency.

Overall, a teacher might write a letter of appreciation to the parents to acknowledge the support, involvement and partnership that help to make a positive impact on the student’s education.

Short thank-you note examples to parents from teacher

More example words of appreciation that a teacher might personalize to recognize the support and involvement of parents:

  1. “I would like to express my deepest appreciation for all of your support and involvement in your child’s education. Your dedication and commitment to their success is truly inspiring.”
  2. “I am constantly impressed by the level of engagement and involvement that you show in your child’s education. Your hard work and dedication is making a real difference in their learning and development.”
  3. “I am so grateful for the time and effort you put in to ensure that your child is receiving the best education possible. Your willingness to work with me to support your child is truly appreciated.”
  4. “I would like to extend my deepest appreciation for the trust and partnership we have established in working together for your child’s success. It is truly a pleasure working with such dedicated and supportive parents.”
  5. “I am in awe of your ability to balance your busy lives and still make time for your child’s education. Your commitment to their success is truly admirable.”
  6. “Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement of your child, and for your willingness to communicate with me regularly. Your partnership is essential to your child’s success.”
  7. “I appreciate your willingness to volunteer in the classroom, attend parent-teacher conferences, and participate in school events. Your involvement helps to create a positive and supportive learning environment for all students.”
  8. “I want to thank you for your trust in me as your child’s teacher and for the support that you provide to your child and our class. Your partnership is invaluable to their education.”
  9. “I am so grateful for your positive attitude and willingness to work together to support your child’s learning. Your open communication and support is greatly appreciated.”
  10. “I want to express my sincere appreciation for all the effort you put in to support your child’s education. Your commitment to their success is truly inspiring and makes a significant impact on their learning.”

These words of appreciation can help to acknowledge the support and involvement of parents and show them that their efforts are valued and appreciated, and it would help to strengthen the relationship between teacher and parents. And parents might reciprocate with a letter of appreciation to a stellar teacher, too!

Billie

I like to climb mountains, read Nietzsche, and explore the West Coast. I have a BA from York University and yet on this site I sometimes spell like an American (know your audience). Thank you. Thank you very much.

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