District Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with Help from PTA

District Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with Help from PTA
Posted on 05/11/2020
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When State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor proclaimed the week of May 4-8, 2020, as Teacher Appreciation Week in Wisconsin, she noted her gratitude to teachers, especially during the temporary statewide school building closures due to COVID-19.

“Teachers have the incredible responsibility of educating our youth, preparing them for tomorrow’s world, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning,” Stanford Taylor said. “As many have seen through the ongoing public health emergency, the ability of teachers to adapt and support their students is invaluable. Teachers dedicate countless hours to helping students succeed, preparing them for further education, and teaching them important life skills.”   

Throughout the week, our schools celebrated teachers in a variety of ways.  First, teachers received thank you card (above) to post in their window.  Next, the PTA helped students and parents send virtual  appreciation “gifts” throughout the week.  Finally, school leaders recognized teachers with cards, videos, and Zoom meet-ups.

“We worked to find a variety of ways for parents and students to send their thanks online,” said Mrs. Daphne Leigh, President of the PTA Council. “We collected and shared over 850 Staff Shout Outs from across the district highlighting teachers and support staff at every school.”

Students and parents also got busy making videos, writing messages, and taking pictures.

“We were amazed and thankful for the incredible response to our ‘virtual’ celebration.  Our teachers do incredible things each and every day.  Teacher Appreciation Week is an important time for us to recognize them,” added Leigh.