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Teacher Appreciation week is a time of the year when parents and PTA groups thank educators who are making a difference in the lives of our children and community at large, with small gifts of appreciation. There are 1000+ teachers in our area who are working at Title 1 schools. Generally speaking, Title 1 schools are serving the children of economically challenged families and communities.
We realize Title 1 teachers are making a big difference in the lives of our children and community at large. We also realize these teachers deal with some tough situations on a daily basis. Our goal with this initiative is to simply come alongside these teachers and provide lunch, snacks, small gifts and t-shirts with school logos as a way of saying, "We appreciate and value the difference you're making in the lives of children in our community."
This initiative began in 2016 and has continued every year. In 2019, we pulled together people and resources to appreciate the faculty and staff at 23 of the most challenged Title 1 schools in our area. Needless to say, these educators felt appreciated and valued.
**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Teacher Appreciation initiative was cancelled; and all of the resourcess were reallocated to support our Drop-Knock-Leave food relief initiative. These teachers were all supportive and touched by this decision, as it provides weekly food relief to the families of children who were receiving free breakfasts, lunches and weekend take home food from schools. **
Once we have an idea about what school will look like post-pandemic, we will resume this initiative. We have opportunities for schools, corporate, faith-based and civic groups to participate. Send us an email at to learn more.
Together, we will make this HAPPEN again! Stay tuned..................
2016-2019 Annual Teacher Appreciation Initiatives