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“Teacher Appreciation Week” Starts May 5th


Being a teacher in these times of recession and budget cuts comes with a low to moderate paycheck and around the clock hours. As another “Teacher Appreciation Week” approaches, now is the perfect time to personally thank your students’ teachers for their sacrifices and support for your children throughout the year. While appreciation alone will not reduce the challenges that Lafayette teachers and staff face, it will let them know that their efforts are not going unnoticed.

Here are some of the ways you can honor Lafayette’s teachers and staff:

  • Write letters and cards of appreciation to your students’ teachers throughout the week and ask how you can support them throughout the year.
  • Coordinate with your room parents for classroom gifts or surprises.
  • Volunteer for the staff breakfast or luncheon. Sign-ups coming soon.
  • Nominate your students’ teacher for an award!
  • Show your support by volunteering in your students’ classroom.
  • Don’t forget about the administrators and the other teachers in the building (Music, PE, Computer, etc). Hint: The administrators like “Bear-Claws”.
  • Brag about your teacher on Facebook or Twitter.
  • For more teacher appreciation ideas, see Pinterest.

To sign up for the festivities contact Rachel Hagenson and Diana Palmer.


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