This Teacher Appreciation Week teachers deserve our thanks more than ever. CEA Treasurer David Jedidian, President Jeff Leake, Secretary Stephanie Wanzer, and Vice President Tom Nicholas say thank you to CEA members for all that they do every day.
It was a cloudy, cool, and damp morning outside of Morley Elementary School in West Hartford, but children entering the building yesterday carried bright pops of color—flowers to give their teachers as a way of saying “thank you.”
Some students brought flowers from home and others purchased flowers from a PTO fundraiser. Together with their classmates, students created bouquets for their teachers and raised money for their school.
“Each and every day the teachers here give so much to our students. They’re very dedicated,” said West Hartford parent and PTO member Sally Mancini. Read more
Teachers often eat on the run. They multi-task, juggling paperwork and email responses while they grab a bite for lunch.
But today that was not the case at East Windsor Middle School.
The teachers were treated to a sumptuous salad bar buffet—replete with mouth-watering desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth.
The luncheon was the PTO’s way of saying showing their appreciation for all the teachers do.
“Teachers work so hard throughout the year to provide so much for students, both during and after school. They certainly deserve a thank you,” said East Windsor Middle School PTO member Kate Carey-Trull. Read more
Parents and students are grateful for the hard work of educators each and every day, but the first week in May gives them an important opportunity to make sure teachers know just how much they are appreciated.
The National PTA has designated the first week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week since 1984, and NEA has long celebrated National Teacher Day on the Tuesday of the first full week of May.
Different schools have different ways of celebrating. Many PTAs and PTOs plan lunches or special snacks for teachers, and students often bring in notes or drawings thanking their teachers. Read more
Teachers have a renewed spring in their step this week at Uncas Elementary School in Norwich thanks to the thoughtful efforts of the school’s PTO. Parents honored educators during Teacher Appreciation Week with fabulous events and tokens of gratitude that left the teachers feeling valued and supported.
“It was just so great,” said kindergarten teacher Meghan Campbell. “It really boosted morale, and teachers were really happy. It shows how much the parents appreciate what we do every day.” Read more