When my daughter was in elementary school some of the parents put a questionaire together in the late fall asking their child's grade school teacher about her favorite things, like restaurants, stores she like to shop at, if she likes movies, if she enjoys reading, any hobbies she has. Then we asked the teacher to complete it and give it bk to the home room Mom. It was distributed to all interested families with her responses; those interested purchased gift cards from her favorite places and it was made into a gift card basket for her for the x-mas holiday and then again as a thank you at the end of the yr. She liked them so much and was overcome with the thought put into the gift.
As for a question, maybe does she have any pets? Where was she born?
Does she have any children? What is her favorite food etc.
If you and some other parents want to do the giftcard basket you may want to wait a few months to give her the favorite places/ interests questionaire,
I bet her 1st few wks of school with a new class are busy. Hope this helps