Annual Gobble Grams continue virtually

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Hannah Gonzalez

Gobble Grams are notes showing appreciation for district staff members, which are sent and collected leading up to Thanksgiving. This year, student council has switched the Gobble Grams to a Google Form.

Gobble Grams are notes showing appreciation for district staff members, which are sent and collected leading up to Thanksgiving. This year, student council has switched the Gobble Grams to a Google Form instead of the traditional handwritten notes in years past to minimize contact with the collection process of the notes.

“It’s a perfect opportunity for students to show their appreciation to their teachers and administrators, and they probably wouldn’t have without them,” senior and student council vice president Ashlyn Carty said.

To write Gobble Grams, students were given a QR code to the form.

“I think Gobble Grams is important because teachers and staff deserved to be recognized for the endless hours of hard work they put forth for students, especially in these hard times of taking care of both online and in person students,” senior and student council president Lia Hopkinson said.

Once the responses to the Google Form are gathered, the student council prints them out, puts them in the new simplified bag design and delivers them to the specified teachers. 

“Gobble Grams has a huge impact on the teachers,” Hopkinson said. “They absolutely love them. I personally know teachers who have never gotten rid of any Gobble Grams they have received. They really enjoy receiving gratitude for their work.”

Student council is considering keeping some of the changes made this year in future years, such as using premade brown bags instead of the handmade brown bags used in previous years.  

It has been a highlight each year for teachers to read those quick notes, and reflect back on some of the ones we have collected over the years,” biology and student council teacher Theresa Dollinger said. “I still have mine from all the years in the past, and they make me smile each year I look back on them.”