February 10-16, 2019
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week will be held Feb. 10-16, 2019. NLFSC encourages our membership to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and care our teachers and support staff gives to our children on a daily basis.
Teachers and our school staff have some of the toughest jobs. They are there for our children day in and day out, often under
Without the hard work of teachers, Canadian scientists, artists, and political and business leaders would not be among the best in the world. Many education leaders suggest that the most effective way to improve education in this country is to give our educators and school staff the support they need and deserve
Recognizing our teachers and school staff, for all they do, does not need to be time-consuming, expensive, or reserved for one special week during the year. One of the greatest ways parents can show their appreciation, to those who work in our schools, is by being actively involved in their child’s education all year long.
Parents should establish a good
Talk to your children’s teachers on a regularbasis, not just at scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Find out how you can help with homework assignments and reinforce at home what is being taught in the classroom. By being an involved parent, you are showing your respect and appreciation for your child’s teachers and the school.
When parents and teachers establish open communication and good working relations, great things get accomplished for students.
Thank Them for Being Teachers. Teachers play a critical role in the lives of our children. It takes a lot to give a lot. Patience
Teachers also play a very important role
Be sure to tell teachers and our school staff how much you appreciate who they are and what they do.
Here are a few ideas and suggestions to assist with the celebration of TSAW week:
Monday – Hang a “We Love Our Teachers/Staff” banner on the front of the school. Place a red apple with a note from the Home and School Association/School Council in each mailbox or on each desk.
Don’t forget the
bus drivers and custodians. – Make a daily draw for a donated prize.
Tuesday – Hang a
collage made of photos of teachers/staff and students at work and
play and decorate the halls with balloons and paper apples on which
the students have written stories, poems or drawn pictures. Serve
coffee and treats in the staff room. – Daily draw.
Wednesday – Place
flowers in staff room. Serve a buffet lunch. Be sure to arrange for
supervision so all teachers and staff can attend. – Daily draw.
Thursday – Have
cheese platters and a fruit basket in the staff room. Give each staff
member a bag filled with pens, notepaper, etc.- Daily draw.
Friday – Hold a Teacher/Staff Appreciation Tea/lunch. -Daily draw or draws depending on the number of prizes that have been donated by local businesses. – Raffle grand prize winner draw.
The celebrations and ideas don’t need to be costly. A heartfelt homemade card, notes on classrooms doors, and banners also go a long way in making your school staff feel appreciated. An email message or face-to-face “Thank you” will never be forgotten.
For more ideas please visit our Facebook page and take a look at the photos, submitted by members, during past TSAW celebrations.