Thank You Note to Teacher from Parent

Let’s start by looking at why and how we can say thank you. Then, we’ll apply it to teachers. Saying thank you to someone we believe deserves our praise and appreciation is a true show of compassion.

The two words — “thank you” – combine into one of the shortest, most powerful statements we can say. Receiving those words from a person we trust can instantly change a bad mood to bliss.

Saying those words with utmost sincerity can actually encourage the recipient to do the same act or behavior, an idyllic example of positive reinforcement. (1)

Some of us overestimate the awkwardness and underestimate the power of expressing gratitude. We can shy away, fearing giving thanks will be mistaken as asking for a favor in return. Don’t let these thoughts get in the way. There is no denying the benefits of saying thanks as long as the expression is sincere.

Research has shown that saying your thanks as a token of appreciation will make you feel better. It is good for your health, mood, and general well-being. (2) “If both parties are benefitting from this, I think that’s the type of action we should be pursuing more often in our everyday lives,” writes Amit Kumar, from University of Texas Austin’s McCombs School of Business.

Saying thanks to a teacher

Now, let’s get to teachers — your child’s “parents at school.” He or she deserves praise when doing a great job of teaching and caring for your child.

What to write in teacher thank you card from parent? Giving a compliment is an easy way to show your gratitude. It reflects your approval as to how he or she is helping with your child’s learning. You aren’t seeking preferential treatment. Your note simply means you appreciate having someone you can entrust your child with at school.

A simple straightforward “thank you” note will do. Like these:

Thank You Note to Preschool Teacher from Parents

Support a preschool teacher with one of these thank you teacher messages from parents and include them in your appreciation letter to teacher from parent:

  • “We, parents, may be accountants, scientists, doctors, and engineers – but nothing contributes to the nation’s development more than the sacrifices made by teachers. Thank you.”
  • “The school may have found a teacher in you, but our child found a hero in you. Thanks.”
  • “Teachers should be called Fillers because they fill all the gaps and crevices in a child’s life. Thanks for making our child’s life rounded and complete.”
  • “Your words are the sparks that light up our children’s futures. Thank you.”
  • “For the world, you are one person, but for our children, you are the world! Thank you, teacher.”
  • We know some times, your own children were deprived of your care and attention because you were busy attending to ours. We would like your children to know how awesome you are and implore them to be grateful to have such a person as you.
  • I have you to thank for inspiring my child to come out of her shell. She loves you so dearly, and she seems to think that you are made of magic. Thank you for being so good and so patient with her. I’m so glad for teachers like you who really make a difference in a child’s life. God bless you more and keep up the wonderful work!
  • Thank you for being the guiding light, and for always being nice to our child. Thanks for everything that you do.
  • Teachers like you are one in a million! Thank you so much!
  • Thank you for creating such a fun and educational environment for (name of a child). We really appreciate it.
  • You are not just a teacher. You are a real role model for our children. Thank you for being an incredible teacher and creating a nurturing learning environment for our kids. A big thanks to a wonderful educator.
  • You have been the kind of teacher parents want to assist their children throughout their academic journey. You are such a wonderful teacher and such a blessing for all of us.

Thank You for Being a Great Teacher

Send a thank you note to teacher from parent to express your appreciation and gratitude.

  • “Teachers are probably the most underrated yet the most powerful professionals in the whole world. Their work has a long-term impact on not just the lives of the children they teach but on society as a whole. They have the power to shape generations, impact minds and make the world a better place. Thank you for your contribution.”
  • “Our once introvert child’s personality has bloomed open like a beautiful fragrant flower ever since being tended by a lovely gardener in the form of a teacher like you. Thanks.”
  • “We might not be paid to teach our children the values of life, but your salaries are far too minuscule considering that your words will resonate inside our children’s minds for the rest of their lives. Thank you for taking good care of our child.”
  • “Parents have got the easy job of raising our own kids. They are rewarded for all their sacrifices with the joy of watching their own blood grow up into fine young men and women. Teachers have tough jobs. Their rewards are limited to the hope that their wisdom will make a tiny difference in the lives of children, helping them to be better human beings. Thank you for all your selfless sacrifices.”
  • “As a wonderful teacher, you may not realize that all good teachers have good parental qualities. But as good parents, we realize that we don’t have exquisite teaching qualities like yours. Thank you for taking good care of our child.”
  • We are grateful that our child experienced studentship while with you. Indeed, it has shaped greatness into our child, more than we could have imagined.
  • I may not say this all the time, but your help and guidance to our children are very much appreciated. You are helping us raise them to become such talented, smart, and kind individuals. You are making our work as parents so much easier. Thank you and we appreciate you very much!
  • I’d like to give you the credit you deserve for guiding my child and for making your class a comfortable place for [him/her] to learn and grow into adulthood.
  • It is impossible to put a price tag on the kind of education our child receives because as a teacher, your guidance is truly priceless. Thank you.
  • Dear teacher, the school may have found a teacher in you, but our child found a hero in you. Thank you!
  • You are such a great teacher who has a positive influence on our children’s emotional well-being. Thank you for being a guiding star in our children’s lives. We will be forever grateful for everything you do every day.

Thank You Letter to Teacher from Parent

A teacher’s lot isn’t easy. Thank your children’s teacher with the help of a heartfelt thank you message.

  • “A good teacher is everything a parent can never be. Thanks, for being one.”
  • “Thanks for giving our LITTLE one BIG dreams.”
  • “Every word you say, every class you take, every paper you grade – goes on to change lives. Thanks for being a great teacher to our kids.”
  • “My child has become a better person because of a wonderful person like you. Thanks.”
  • “Our children are safeguarded from all of life’s negative influences because teachers like you shower their love in ton and not just ounces. Thanks.”
  • “Google, Wikipedia, Wikihow, Seventeen and Encyclopaedias have no place in our child’s life because of awesome teachers like you. Thanks for being our child’s one-stop helpline.”
  • Dear Mr./Mrs. …,
    Thank you for all your hard work this year. (Name of a child) loves school and it’s easy to see why. We hear all about the dynamic way you deliver lessons and encourage participation and are pleased that our daughter/son is learning so much.
    Enjoy the rest of the school year. You’re doing a fantastic job!
  • We look back with appreciation to you as a brilliant teacher, and with gratitude to you, who touched human feelings of our children. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of them.
  • You’re everything a teacher should be — kind, compassionate, patient, brilliant—and so much more.
  • Thank you for being an excellent educator! We know teachers like you are not easy to find. We appreciate your time, your patience, your ability to make a dry subject interesting.
  • Thank You for all the extra efforts you make to help our children grow, and the challenges you encourage them to face to help them become who they are.
  • Thank you for playing a crucial role in my child’s development. You help my child grow and learn. Only such an amazing teacher can help my child succeed in life.

Thank You Messages for Teachers from Parents

Send a thank you message for teachers from parents if you can’t visit the teacher in person.

  • “Technology will keep evolving but nothing can replace the power of a teacher’s inspirational words.”
  • “As the years fly by, technology will change, society will change and education will change… but one thing that will remain constant is the value of a good teacher. Thanks for being one.”
  • “As parents, sometimes we worry because our child never comes to us for advice and guidance. But our worries are soon laid to rest when we remind ourselves that our child seeks advice and guidance from the best source possible – a teacher like YOU. Thanks.”
  • “As parents, we try and give our child the best of everything at home. We rest easy because we know our child will get the best of everything at school – thanks to wonderful teachers like you.”
  • “You seasoned our children very well, and now that they are ready to go out in the real world, we want to say thank you for all the effort!”
  • The school year has now come to an end. I’d like to express my gratitude for your dedication and patience You have given to my kid during her/his school year in your class. Thank you!
  • We have met many teachers of our child and truly, you are outstanding. Thank you for being special, especially to our child.
  • Although you are not their parent, I can feel your genuine concern, love, and pride for your students. You are there for them every step of the way. You help them accomplish things, and you make them believe in what they can do. You understand and listen. They are so lucky to have a teacher like you who truly loves and cares for them. Thank you for everything that you do!
  • Thank you for helping my child to explore new ways of doing things—you’re such a wonderful person!
  • We are so grateful for everything you’ve done for (name of a child) this year.
  • Thank you for being an extraordinary teacher. Thanks to you, our children get not only quality education but also wonderful memories.

Thank You Note for Teacher Appreciation

Here we have some words of gratitude for teachers from parents for the best teachers you know.

  • “The biggest compliment a teacher can get is when a pupil goes home and says ‘Mom I had a great day at school’ Our child does that every day. Thanks.”
  • “For giving our kids much needed advice, for educating the youth today, for shaping the future generation, for showing our lost kids the way. For making sacrifices aplenty, for taking up a profession so selfless, for letting us parents breathe easy, for being a teacher so flawless – Thank You.”
  • “More than putting children in good schools, parents should think about putting kids in the hands of good teachers like you. Thanks for everything.”
  • “If all teachers are like you, every child will be well-educated, with proper values and conduct. Thank you, ma’am!”
  • “You encourage our child to grab every opportunity along the way. That learning will make them triumphant in life. Thank you!”
  • Before the school year even started, when I heard such nice things about you. Based on popular opinion, I expected great things this year– and I have not been disappointed. (Name of a child) always has positive things to say about your class, from your animated storytelling to your funny dog stories to your kindness on the playground. It’s comforting to know that not only is our kid getting a great education, but he/she is happy at school as well.
  • It’s so comforting to see that someone like you is around to keep an eye on my child’s safety and ensure that they are happy and entertained while I’m away. Thank you so much for going above and beyond.
  • You are not only our teacher but you are also our friend, authority, and guide, all rolled into one person. We will always be grateful to you for your support and kindness.
  • We know how easy it could be for our child to have forgotten to mention this. But, we wish to show our gratitude today to you for all that your teaching stands for.
  • We are so grateful to you for all the things that you taught our child this year/semester. Thank you for understanding and always helping him/her. You’re a great teacher.”
  • “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams. I am sure you will always have a profound influence not only on my child’s education but on his value system.

Sample Thank You Notes for Teachers

Parents know exactly what it is to be a role model. Teachers often have years of experience and know how to be the kind of person kids look up to. Remind them with teacher appreciation notes from parents like these:

  • “A million thanks to you! I noticed that my child has improved when it comes to his learning. My child can now read short phrases and words. I know his/her big achievements are because of your dedication. Thank you so much for nurturing my child’s future!”
  • “Thank you, Teacher (name) for being my child’s teacher. I know my child is currently in the level of building foundation when it comes to his/her academic learning but since you are a good teacher, you have been successfully imparted so many things that my son/daughter needs to know. As a parent of your pupil (name), I simply admire you and thank your mam/sir!”
  • “I just want you to know how much I appreciate you every day. I know as a teacher to my nursery kid is not an easy task but my kid loves you. Thank you for teaching my son/daughter what he/she needs to know at his/her every young age. You are amazing mam/sir! Thank you!”
  • “Thank you, teacher! It feels so good to know that my little kid has a teacher like you. I have witnessed your dedication and love in teaching your nursery pupils and I’m so blessed that my child is in your class. Thank you, teacher, and may you continue the good work!”
  • “When it comes to knowledge, our child trusts you not only more than us but also more than Wikipedia. Thanks for educating our child just like how a perfect teacher should.”
  • Thank you for all your patience day in and day out. Thank you for the many tears that you have wiped away, for the tiny hands that you hold protectively, for all the stories that you have read, dirty tables that you have wiped, and reassuring hugs that you have given. Thank you for your wisdom and heart, and all the sweet things that you do for our children. I will always be grateful to you for being there for my child.
  • Thank you for paying close attention to my child’s emotional problems and for not hesitating to bring them to my attention. You’re an awesome teacher!
  • We are grateful to you for being a teacher of our children because those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
  • Our children have come so far this year, thanks to your guidance and encouragement.
  • We feel so lucky to have gotten you as a teacher this year. Our child loved your class from the start and never grew bored. You helped her/him get organized, motivated, and above all, interested in learning, which is no small feat. The whole family thanks you!

Thank You Quotes to Teachers from Parents

Let the teacher know you see his or her efforts to understand your child. A heart touching message for teachers from parents will help you with it.

  • “You have no idea how grateful we are for helping our daughter cope up with the pressure of her midterms. She might have studied hard but we all know that the credit for her progress doesn’t go to those classes but to a helpful teacher like you.”
  • “It is impossible to put a price tag on the kind of education our daughter receives because as a teacher, your guidance is truly priceless. Thank you.”
  • “Thanks for believing in our daughter and helping her believe in her own abilities.”
  • “We knew our daughter had the best teacher in the world when we were on a holiday and she said ‘Mom I miss going to school’ Thanks for making our child look forward to getting a good education.”
  • “As the years fly by, technology will change, society will change and education will change… but one thing that will remain constant is the value of a good teacher. Thanks for being one.”
  • Somehow, you assumed the role of parent and teacher for the students. We say thank you for doing both really well. Our child is better for it.
  • As a teacher, you give the best of yourself to others to advance them and give them better prospects for their futures. We’re so grateful our child could be in your class and get to experience the marvel of having you as his/her teacher. Thank you.
  • For guiding our children and helping them realize what’s right or wrong, for teaching them what they need to achieve their dreams, for making everyone feel welcome in your classrooms, for making daily sacrifices, for keeping our children safe, and for allowing us parents to breathe a little easier whenever they are at school, a huge thank you!
  • Thank you for making my days stress-free and for caring for my child while I’m at work. You have no idea how much that means to me. Thanks so much!
  • Putting a child in a good school can never compare to finding a child a great teacher. We are so blessed that you`ve accepted our child as your student. Thank you!
  • Thanks to teachers like you, children will forever receive education that is truly appreciated. You are an awesome teacher with a great personality.
  • You inspire children and show them that everything is possible if you start putting effort into things. Thank you.

Short Thank You Note to the Teacher from Child

Positive, creative and funny teachers always inspire their charges. Here are some ways to help your child write some heartfelt words to thank a teacher. You can use them to send a thank you note for teacher end of school year from parents.

  • “Thank you for all the encouragement you have given me in the last school year. I don’t know what I would have done without your endless support and cannot thank you enough.”
  • “Teachers like you should be immortalized so that we can forever receive the education that is truly prized. Thanks.”
  • “The most wonderful time of the year, teacher, to tell you that you are an amazing person. Thank you for all the hard work you have put in to make our lessons interesting and fun. I hope you and your family have a happy holiday.”
  • “You’re not just my teacher, you are my guide, my friend, and my second parent. I’m grateful, and will always be, for your kindness, love, and support. Thank you!”
  • “I just want you to know that you are the best teacher. You simply stand among the rest. Please accept my gratitude for everything you did for me. I feel so blessed to have an amazing teacher like you in my life. Thank You.”
  • If I hadn’t had you as a teacher, I don’t know where I’d be. You may not know it, but your classes have given me the self-confidence to follow my dreams. Thank you for that and know that you will be in my heart forever.
  • I feel so fortunate to have been placed in your class. You have amazed and inspired me daily and for that, I am thankful because you are truly a wonderful teacher.
  • My teacher, I’ve learned much more than the ABCs from you. Because you’ve Always Been Caring, you’ve helped me to be more knowledgeable as well as a better person. Thank you.
  • The words won’t be enough to describe how thankful I am for the guidance and inspiration you gave me. I know being a teacher is not easy at all, but you have always supported and took care of your students as if we were your own children. Thank you for all the work.
  • By far you are one of those people I look up to. Not only are you a wonderful and talented teacher but also a role model for your students. Thank you!

Words of Appreciation for Teachers from Parents

These simple ideas can inspire a teacher. Try sending a thank you message for class teacher from parents.

  • “As parents whenever we get credit for our child’s achievements we just say ‘Our child has the best teacher’ Thanks for bringing out the best in our child.”
  • “No matter how hard parents try to give their children the best of values, they will ultimately grow up to be young adults whose personalities are shaped by teachers like you. Today we want to show gratitude for the way you have looked after our child, we know you really care because every time he has come back from school he has smiled. Thanks.”
  • “As parents, we try and give our child the best of everything at home. We rest easy because we know our child will get the best of everything at school – thanks to wonderful teachers like you.”
  • “As parents, we have lost because you are a bigger influence on our child than us. But this is one race we are happy to lose. Thanks for imparting the best lessons to our kid.”
  • “Great teachers like you aren’t always the ones who have fancy degrees and qualifications. They are the ones who have a big heart and a desire to make the world a better place one kid at a time. Thank you.”
  • We feel so lucky that our kid got you for a teacher this year. We certainly hit the jackpot in the teacher department!
  • No card could ever hold all the thanks we want to give to you for your mentorship. Thank you for being a teacher and friend for our children.
  • Thank you for sharing your gift of teaching with us!
  • Thank you for the sweat and tears you have invested in our child. You went over and beyond your pay cheque. In fact, there is no amount that can pay you back enough.
  • You cannot imagine how much comfort your support has given me while I’m away from my [son/daughter] for hours. Thanks for making me feel at ease while I’m away!



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  2. ‌Ducharme, J. (2018, August 31). Why You Should Write More Thank You Notes. Time; Time.

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Last Updated on June 26, 2023