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Reframing Valentine’s Day

February 6, 2019

Valentine’s Day is Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Although the focus is heavily weighted on romance, it doesn’t have to be.

Let us reframe Valentine’s Day and focus on our loved ones, close friends, people in our support network and/or our co-workers/colleagues.  You know you appreciate them, but do they know?

Take this one day this year:

  • To send your co-workers/colleagues a Cheers Card and warm their heart this Valentine’s Day.
  • To send your loved ones, etc. a Valentine’s Day card to say you appreciate them.
  • On CBC this morning, a transit rider wants you to give a Valentine to your bus driver so they know you appreciate them.
  • Has someone been on your mind lately? Pick up the phone and give them a call.

Happy Valentine’s Day to You

Reminder, we also have the Warm Your Heart promotion running for the rest of February.

 

Tips for writing a “valid” Cheers for Peers card:

In order to preserve the quality and integrity of the program, it’s important that cards meet some basic criteria. We call this writing a “valid card.”  The Staff Appreciation and Recognition Committee (SARC) has approved the following criteria:

  1. Date is legible
  2. Sender’s full name and department are complete and legible
  3. Receiver’s full name and department are complete and legible
  4. At least one College value is checked
  5. Accolade is legible and refers to a specific action or actions

Questions or feedback about the Cheers for Peers program? Send us an email and be entered in a draw for a $10 RED Card! We’ll respond to you. And, with your permission, your feedback and or questions may be highlighted in a Cheers for Peers All Staff News Submission! E-mail . Want to learn more about the Program?  Visit the Cheers for Peers information site.

 

Show Appreciation to our Regional Campus Friends and Colleagues

February 4, 2019

This February, all Cheers for Peers cards written to or by a Regional Campus RRC colleague will be entered into a Regional Campus Only draw for some treats specific to their area (Prizes TBD – depends who wins and which campus they are from).

Mark on your Cheers Card – Regional Campus Staff (or something similar) to help our Cheers Champs know who is from a Regional Campus.

Reminder, we also have the Warm Your Heart promotion running for the rest of February.

 

Tips for writing a “valid” Cheers for Peers card:

In order to preserve the quality and integrity of the program, it’s important that cards meet some basic criteria. We call this writing a “valid card.”  The Staff Appreciation and Recognition Committee (SARC) has approved the following criteria:

  1. Date is legible
  2. Sender’s full name and department are complete and legible
  3. Receiver’s full name and department are complete and legible
  4. At least one College value is checked
  5. Accolade is legible and refers to a specific action or actions

Questions or feedback about the Cheers for Peers program? Send us an email and be entered in a draw for a $10 RED Card! We’ll respond to you. And, with your permission, your feedback and or questions may be highlighted in a Cheers for Peers All Staff News Submission! E-mail . Want to learn more about the Program?  Visit the Cheers for Peers information site.

Warm Your Heart with Cheer

February 1, 2019

This January and February, “Warm Your Heart with Cheer” with a Cheers for Peers card!  Every Cheers for Peers card through February, will be entered to win a chance to choose a “soup of the day” at Notre Dame Campus, name the “soup of the day,” and a RED card to both winners so that you can try your soup (that day or other day).

Here’s a quick recap on how the program works:
• Write a Cheers Card
• Put the yellow copy in the Cheers Boxes around Campus
• Give the white copy to the person it’s written for
• Enjoy the feel good feeling of gratitude and appreciation

The winning nominator and nominee will be announced in March.

Tips for writing a “valid” Cheers for Peers card:  In order to preserve the quality and integrity of the program, it’s important that cards meet some basic criteria. We call this writing a “valid card.”

The Staff Appreciation and Recognition Committee (SARC) has approved the following criteria:

  1. Date is legible
  2. Sender’s full name and department are complete and legible
  3. Receiver’s full name and department are complete and legible
  4. At least one College value is checked
  5. Accolade is legible and refers to a specific action or actions

Note: If you’re making reference to a student in your Cheers card, please avoid the use of specific names to protect confidentiality. Our Cheers Champions are responsible for reviewing cards and confirming validity. Once validity is confirmed, the giver and receiver both receive points.

If a card is not deemed valid (and this does NOT happen often!), the copy is forwarded to the SARC Co-Chairs who will reach out to the sender with feedback. In this situation, we can’t assign points but the card will still be forwarded to the recipient’s manager – this way, both the recipient and the manager still get to see the positive intent behind the card!

Questions or feedback about the Cheers for Peers program? Send us an email and be entered in a draw for a $10 RED Card! We’ll respond to you. And, with your permission, your feedback and or questions may be highlighted in a Cheers for Peers All Staff News Submission! E-mail . Want to learn more about the Program?  Visit the Cheers for Peers information site.

Give the Gift of Thanks – December 2018 Winners

January 15, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions or feedback about the Cheers for Peers program? Send us an email and be entered in a draw for a $10 RED Card! We’ll respond to you. And, with your permission, your feedback and or questions may be highlighted in a Cheers for Peers All Staff News Submission! E-mail . Want to learn more about the Program?  Visit the Cheers for Peers information site.

 

Cheers for Peers Does Halloween – Find the Roaming Jack o’Lantern!

December 3, 2018

During this spooky fun Halloween month, look for the Roaming Jack o’ Lantern (aka Joel Artiga, Postal Clerk with his mail cart) on Freaky Fridays at the RRC Notre Dame Campus.

For the month of October, give your Cheers for Peers cards to Joel (Fridays only). The Cheers team will make an additional special draw with those cards at the end of the month!

For other RRC campuses, all Cheers cards submitted on October’s Freaky Fridays will also be included in a special month-end prize draw.