Bus Driver & Bus Aide Appreciation Week is in Full Swing at the Manchester Twp. School District!
Bus Driver Appreciation Day in New Jersey is celebrated on May 27 but in Manchester, we are taking the whole week to celebrate our drivers and aides! The staff and students at each of the Manchester schools have been surprising our bus drivers and bus aides in a special way to thank them for their hard work at transporting 3,000 students safely and kindly each and every day.
The earliest morning bus runs to Manchester Township High School were made extra sweet when drivers and aides were welcomed by a coffee and donut bar as they arrived:
Whiting Elementary and Manchester Township Elementary students and staff made beautiful and personalized signs that welcomed the drivers and aides during their morning routes. They then welcomed drivers and aides in for coffee, tea, and a special treat:
The small group instructional classes at Manchester Township Middle School operate The Mustang Joe's Coffee cart as a part of their curriculum. This cart helps students to learn how to run a business. In the afternoon, students greeted and thanked them for their service. They then served their "famous" Mustang Joe's lemonade and iced tea and a selection of treats while handing out student-made thank-you cards.
Regional Day School and Ridgeway Elementary School have had daily, theme-based greetings for each driver and aide every morning. They gave thanks for making the student's ride so "sweet" with candy, cookies, and cards. Goldfish snacks were a big hit too reminding drivers and aides that they are "O'Fishally the Best!"
We will close out the week with a few more treats and surprises tomorrow, too. Thank you to the Manchester Township School District Bus Drivers and Bus Aides for all you do!