With the holidays just around the corner, I would like to get <TEACHER> a group gift from the class and will be taking up a collection if you are interested in participating. In the past, parents have generally contributed <SOME AMOUNT>. However, please give whatever amount you feel comfortable with if you choose to go in on the gift. (It will most likely be a gift card plus a little something). Contributions can be sent to school in a sealed envelope addressed to <YOUR CHILD’S NAME> and she will bring it home to me. (If you include your name & email address, I will send you an email to confirm receipt of the contribution.)
I would like to purchase the gift in the next week and present it to <TEACHER> on <DATE>. To that end, I would appreciate it if I could get the contributions by <SOME DATE>.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best, <YOUR NAME>
下面这些东西达咩，No No No
礼卡最实际，但送现金则是下策。一是很奇怪，二是有贿赂嫌疑。不排除个别老师有明示暗示学生送 cash 的情况，如果我遇到这种老师，我首先对她的师德就产生疑问了，然后我会去查 teacher’s code of conduct，或者询问校长这种行为是否允许。能用一张礼卡解决的事儿，为什么要用现金呢？
小孩子三句不离 shi 尿屁，比如 Target 就有卖仿真的大便玩具，但这些玩具绝对不能送给老师！孩子觉得只是开玩笑，收到礼物的人却会觉得被冒犯了。