2020 Event Listing for "Love the Bus"

For more information on Love the Bus 2020 in North Carolina, contact:

Kevin Harrison, Section Chief
Transportation Services
NC Dept. of Public Instruction
(919) 807-3579
Email: kevin.harrison@dpi.nc.gov

Event Date(s)
County School Contact Person, Title Event Details
Davidson Midway Elementary Carol Ann Little, Assistant Principal/Bus Coordinator Bus drivers and sub bus drivers will be recognized daily.
Monday: Our drivers go the "Extra" mile. (Extra gum)
Tuesday: Bus Drivers Breakfast
Wednesday: Showing our drivers LOVE (handmade cards from the students)
Thursday: "Hands" down you are the bus bus drivers! (soap)
Friday: "Poppin" in to say thank you for the job you do! (Popcorn and favorite drink)
Washington Washington County Schools Wesley Stokes Appreciation Dinner for all student transporters
Orange Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools Nakia Allen, Director Assistant Lunch for the Bus Drivers
Rockingham  Central Elementary Kelly Nelson-Danley, AP We will be making student Valentine's to give to bus drivers. We will also provide drivers with Valentine's Day thank you treats on this day. 
Chatham Margaret B. Pollard Janice Giles, Assistant Principal  We will have small tokens of appreciation all week. Will host an appreciation lunch for our drivers on 2/14.
Martin Williamston Primary School Jason Myers We are giving the bus drivers and monitors valentines signed by students on 2/13.  We are feeding the bus drivers on 2 days next week.  We also made a Banner and we are going to have all the students sign it this week so that we can display it at the bus all next week.  
Pitt Farmville Central High School Janice Moore We will be celebrating our drivers in the Farmville Schools all week:
Monday--Reese's cups
Tuesday--Goldfish crackers
Thursday--M & M's
Friday--Heart-shaped biscuits from Bojangles
Pender  Pender County Schools Preschool Program Mary Robinson Transportation Manager The Preschool Program students will make cards and give to the drivers along with a Love my bus driver certificate.
Columbus (Whiteville City) Edgewood Elementary School Katherine Hyatt, Assistant Principal We are going to LOVE our bus drivers with an event each day of Love the Bus week.  We plan to have dinner at a local restaurant, send notes from both the primary and elementary school, have a coffee cart, and give them a sweet treat.  We hope they will know how much they are appreciated for their hard work and efforts.
Wake Zebulon GT Elementary Amy Ahart We will recognize all bus drivers each day during the week of Feb. 10 -Fwb. 14 with to go breakfast, snacks, beverages and sweet treats.
Wake Laurel Park Elementary School Raleigh Bame, Principal  We are planning a morning breakfast for our drivers, having students write special thank you notes, and creating treat bags for our drivers. 
Craven West Craven High School Montrell Lee, Assistant Principal Bus drivers will have breakfast with doughnuts, coffee, biscuits.
wake  Martin Middle Veronica Thompson, Asst. Principal The bus drivers will receive a luncheon, gift cards and treat bags as a show of our appreciation for all that they do for our students!
Columbus Tabor City Elementary Shonna Garrell, Assistant Principal, Bus Coordinator We will host a bus driver appreciation breakfast for our drivers and bus garage staff.  We will provide tokens of appreciate to the bus drivers throughout the week.  
Pender Surf City Elementary Ms. Susan Robins, Assistant Principal Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Breakfast will be provided for all drivers after they complete their routes.
Tuesday - Dinner will be provided as a grab and go meal after they complete their routes.
Thursday- Lunch will be provided at 12:00pm prior to beginning driver routes.
Students will be making cards and goodies throughout the week to present to their drivers.
Lenoir Northeast Elementary School Retenner Neal, Bus Designee Northeast Elementary School will celebrate Bus Drivers Appreciation Week "Love the Bus" for our Drivers, by having a Breakfast Appreciation, Teachers/ Students & Parents will prepare cards/gifts for drivers.  A special gift bag will be given to each driver & monitor at the end of the week of  "Love the Bus".   
Forsyth Ashley Academy Scarlet Linville, Principal We are loving on our bus drivers each day of the week by suprising them with sweet treats, love letters and special greetings from staff and students.
Rowan Faith Elementary School Tiffany Eudy, Assistant Principal During the week of 2/10-2/13, students will be making cards/posters for their bus drivers. A special breakfast will be provided to all bus drivers on 2/13 by school administration. School staff was invited to ride a bus with the drivers each day this week! 
Mecklenburg Grand Oak Elementary Lena Saldarini, PTA Staff Appreciation Committee Our students will be giving our wonderful bus drivers love notes on 2/14 Valentine's Day such as:
~Make a Valentine
~Draw a picture
~Write a love note of appreciation:
Complete the phrase: ‘I love the yellow school bus because…” or “I love my school bus driver because…”
Our staff appreciation committee will be giving them a treat!
Davidson Pickett Elementary School Opie Stinson We are making cards and banners for our Bus Drivers. The students will give these to the Bus driver telling them how much they care.
Davidson Charles England Elementary Ms. Waller,  School Counselor Our school is providing custom made hoodies for each bus driver, as well as candy and cards for each bus driver. 
Forsyth Caleb's Creek Elementary Amy Bland AP Monday          Kindergarten- Sweet and Salty snack
Tuesday         1st grade- Treat bags with goodies
Wednesday    3rd grade -Sweet treat
5th grade- World’s Finest Chocolate bars
Thursday        4th grade Doughnuts and Coffee
Friday             2nd grade Candy bars and student made cards
Biscuitville biscuits
Admin team- Biscuits one morning for all drivers and their favorite soda.
T shirts for each driver- PTA providing on School Spirit Day Friday
AP asked Drivers for a list of their “favorite things”- soda, candy bar, snack and t shirt sizes
Chick Fil A of Kernersville donating coupons for all the drivers
Biscuitville providing biscuits on Friday morning
Wake Reedy Creek Elementary School James Philippart --Assistant Principal We do something everyday of Love the Bus Week!  Monday the drivers received a gift from McDonalds along with a coupon for a free dinner.  Tuesday will be sweets day with all the drivers getting bags of sweet treets.  Wednesday we will provide donuts, and Thursday we will provide sausage biscuits.  Friday the drivers will receive cards from the students, telling them how much we love our drivers!
Mecklenburg Mallard Creek High School James Cowart, Assistant Principal Monday - Thursday small thankyou notes and treat bags will be left in the busses for the drivers.  On Friday we will have a Pizza Lunch for drivers, hang up a thankyou poster that students have all week to sign, and possibly invite central office and government representatives to ride the bus with them.
Wake Millbrook Magnet High School Duane Flowers, Assistant Principal We will celebrate our drivers with treats all week. We will provide lunch for our drivers on Thursday.
Chatham Silk Hope School Angie Brady-Andrew, Principal - Announcement made over intercom
- Announcement made to families via Sunday call home
- Breakfast
- Treat: We are "nuts" about our drivers (package of nut trail mix)
- Treat: Thanks for getting our students to and from school. This is how we "roll." (package of Rollo candy
- personal notes from the students to their bus driver
Lincoln West Lincoln Middle School Justin Lunsford AP Bus drivers will receive a basket with a shirt, pop socket, gift card, drink, snack, and candy.
Columbus Acme Delco Elementary Mr. Jamie Faulk/Ms. Ingrid Graham Drivers will get incentives throughout the week, cards from students, certificates, lunch will be served on Thursday.
Brunswick Lincoln Elementary School Dr. Amy Callahan-Hayes, Assistant Principal We are going to LOVE our bus drivers with an event each day of Love the Bus week. 
Monday - A "Love the Bus" banner displayed in our entry way with all of our bus drivers names and bus numbers"
Tuesday - sweet treats
Wednesday - breakfast provided for our bus drivers and monitors by the North Brunswick Kiwanis Club.
Thursday - special gift for each driver
Friday - Valentines from the students
We hope they will know how much they are appreciated for their hard work and efforts!
Wake Swift Creek Elementary ShaRhonda Smith, Assistant Principal During Love the Bus Week, Swift Creek Elementary has partnered with the SCES PTA to show our appreciation for our amazing bus drivers by giving them gifts of LOVE every day of the week!  Friday, February 14th will end with a gift bag of goodies for them!  
Wake Millbrook Magnet High School Duane Flowers, Assistant Principal We will be celebrating our drivers with treats every day of the week. We will also provide our drivers with lunch on Thursday.
Brunswick Waccamaw School Jane Grey Browning, Assistant Principal Each day at Waccamaw School, we are providing sweet treats, gift cards, and thank you letters from the students.
Brunswick Leland Middle School Bobby Taylor HSM’s annual school bus driver appreciation breakfast. This year in Brunswick County. Drivers will be treated to breakfast, entertainment and even a snippet of training.
Chatham Perry W. Harrison Elementary School Dr. John Brian Heath, Assistant Principal On Monday, February 10, we held a luncheon for regular route drivers, substitute drivers, and field trip drivers. This event was well received. On Tuesday, February 11, we distributed bus themed gift bags, that included a school bus lapel pin, a school bus shaped stress ball, and a school bus shaped magnet. Later this week, we will have breakfast for drivers and a bus themed cake, which has been a tradition at our school for several years. We've also included bus facts on the morning announcements. We shared how the first motorized school bus in North Carolina operated in Pamlico County in 1917 and how "school bus yellow" came to be in 1939 at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Anson Morven Elementary Abril Leak Showing appreciation by providing lunch or breakfast and a special gift every day of the week for the bus drivers.
Edgecombe Coker Wimberly Elementary School Melonee Hunter Showering Love For Our Dolphin Bus Drivers: Gift bags and lunch for all our drivers. Scholars write “Thank You” cards to their Bus driver.
Pasquotank JC Sawyer Kema Gallop Love Bus Bag for Appreciation
Stanly North Stanly Middle and High Barbara Massey Monday - This is how we Roll with a sweet treat - swiss cake roll
Tuesday - M & Ms Thank You for being Marvelous and Magnificent letters from kids
Wednesday - Cards made by the kids You are all that and a Bag of Chips
Thursday - We Donut know what we would do without you, cards from kids and donuts
Friday - Treat bags for drivers and cards from the kids
Wayne Dillard Academy Charter School Carole Battle, Principal Transportation Appreciation Breakfast
Brunswick North Brunswick High School Bobby Taylor Distribute breakfast biscuits to all drivers and monitors on Thursday morning.