It’s been a tough year. For you, for students…and most definitely for teachers. Here at Cheddar Up, we’ve seen a big increase in Teacher Appreciation Week collections being made by classroom parents and PTAs ranging from “Teacher Flower Grams” to “Teacher Appreciation Lunches” to “Staff-wide Teacher Donations”.

Looking for ideas? Here are three of our favorites.

Three great Teacher Appreciation Week collections

Check out how these three PTAs are using Cheddar Up to say “thanks” to teachers and staff.
school spiritwear masks
Flower-Gram delivery
Wilson School PTO in Sayreville, New Jersey created the perfect way to say “thanks” from a distance! For only $3.00 their families can have a flower and personal message delivered to any of the staff. A beautiful way to celebrate staff and spring!
superhero staff
Marlton Elementary PTA really knows how to add pop to their fundraising. They’re creative Teacher Appreciation Week collection benefits the ENTIRE STAFF (teachers, special services, related arts, custodians, office staff, bus drivers, cafeteria staff) with lunch snacks and a gifts. Parents can contribute any amount to their chosen “Superhero Teams”.
Boxed lunches and a raffle
Mountview Road School PTA combined their Teacher Appreciation Collection with a door prize raffle  (Valentino Bag, anyone??) to entice even greater participation in their Covid Safe Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Collection.

Top reasons to use Cheddar Up for Teacher Appreciation Week


You can create an online collection page in 45 seconds

No, really. We timed it. For a speedy classroom collection, hop on our app and check it off your list! For a staff-wide collection, it’s almost as quick, depending on if you want to include a way for parents to donate to individual teachers and staff members. See how West Middle School raised over $17,000 to distribute among the faculty and staff with EVERY single staff member receiving a gift of at least $25.

Online Payments = More Money

Moving payments online is a no-brainer. Our data shows a nearly 70% increase in the amount collected when payments are moved online. Enter Cheddar Up. Cheddar Up allows PTAs to collect for free. By default, all processing fees are passed along to payers. Over 90% of our PTA users choose to pass fees on to payers simply because our e-Check processing fees are the lowest in the industry.

You can share your link everywhere!

After you create your online collection page, you can include the link to contribute on all of your materials: your organization’s website, digital newsletters, facebook posts, emails, texts… The sky is the limit!

Make paying ridiculously easy for parents

This is Cheddar Up’s core focus! “Click and pay” is what we like to say. Just share a link with your community—there’s no need for them to download an app, create an account or remember login credentials. Parents can always pay as a guest! And with most parents on their smartphones 24×7, Cheddar Up’s 100% mobile-friendly and responsive paying experience will mean cheers from your community and increased contributions for your teachers.

Ready to make your teachers and staff feel appreciated?

Create a Teacher Appreciation collection from your classroom or school community in minutes with Cheddar Up.