Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thank Goodness for... The PTA!

Teaching is not an easy job. Luckily we have a lot of people helping and supporting us throughout the year. From secretaries, custodial staff, teacher aides, parent volunteers, and many others, teachers don't have to do the job all on their own. 

This week my love is going out to the PTA!

It has been Teacher Appreciation Week at my school and our PTA have done an AMAZING job at making us teachers feel appreciated and loved! They have given us little presents in our teacher boxes every day, fed us delicious lunches, provided yummy snacks all day long, and they even decorated the school, including each teachers' door. 


The theme for the week is 'I Teach, What's Your Superpower?' and the whole school is decked out for the occasion. Just look how our PTA decorated the front offices!



They hung this giant balloon arch near the front doors, welcoming everyone as they come to school.


These are the cute center pieces that sat on the tables. On Tuesday, the teachers were treated to a delicious brunch of belgian waffles, fresh strawberries, homemade caramel syrup, and whipped cream. During that time, PTA volunteers came into the school to watch each class while the teachers were able to have a 30 min break. 


This is my door. My friend {and PTA member} decorated this for me and I love it so much. All day long students have been walking by and stopping to take a look at it. The Minions are a big hit with everyone!


Thank you, PTA members everywhere, for the things you do to help us teachers! We appreciate everything you do throughout the year to help us feel appreciated and supported! 

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10 comments:

Keep Calm and Love First Grade said...

This is AMAZING!!! I cannot imagine the time this must take them. These parents must really take pride in your school. AWESOME!! Love your door...
Melissa
Keep Calm and Love First Grade

Stacy said...

WOW! You and your colleagues must be doing an awesome jib to inspire that level of appreciation. Kudos to all! ~Stacy @ http://new-in-room-202.blogspot.com

Tammy Ferrell said...

That looks amazing!!! Your PTA Rocks!!! Your school is so lucky to have that support :)

Tammy

”Dots” of Fun!
1...2...3...Teach With Me

AndreaG said...

Wow that is amazing! Please be aware though that many many teachers are doing this job on their own with no support. PTA's don't exist, parents don't show any support, etc. I haven't been "appreciated" in any way from a parent, administrator, etc since my first year teaching 11 years ago. No handwritten notes, not a verbal thank you, let alone a gift or a meal.
Don't make a blanket statement that teachers have support- many of us are doing it all on our own in a very thankless state. Please know how very lucky you are and its hard to watch from those of us really in the thankless and unappreciated trenches.

Jacqueline Harbison said...

Wow, more teachers and staff should be recognized in the way you all were! You must all be wonderful teachers! What a great group of PTA members! Enjoy this special time!

Jacqueline
I is for Inspire

Angela Hevron said...

Oh my gosh! That is SO cute! I have never had a PTA that did anything like that for us. I've even been at schools that had no PTA. Teachers should absolutely be appreciated more than we are.

Angela
Southern Fried Teachin’

CaseyJane Cooper said...

What a groovy PTO! I can't imagine the energy that put into your school... especially during the long and cold months in the middle of the year. Color me jealous!
WigglingScholars

Jenn Bates said...

WOW! You have an AMAZING group of parents! I LOVE your door! I am happy for you.

Jenn
Finally in First

Rachelle said...

That's so unfortunate that you don't feel supported. Even if my PTA wasn't active, I would feel like I was a super hero STILL because I'm doing what I love. I'm teaching and inspiring young minds. Maybe if your school doesn't have a PTA or no one is patting you in the back... Maybe YOU could start doing that? Could you start a "pay it forward" note writing at your school?

My Carolina Classroom said...

Too cute!! What a fabulous PTA!!

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