Greenwood Greats

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-9, 2014 and we’re excited to partner with our school community to celebrate!

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Note of Gratitude

All students, staff, parents, and community members are invited to join us in the fun.  Show your appreciation for a teacher that’s making a difference.  Share a story about something inspiring happening in a classroom.  “Raise the praise” for a para that’s showed extra patience and love.  Give a shout-out to a custodian or cook that is making a neat connection with your child.

There are two ways to participate:

  1. Download the “Note of gratitude” PDF above and e-mail your note or hand-deliver it to Mr. Gustafson in the Greenwood office.  We will be hanging up the notes in our main entryway all of next week.
  2. Share in a virtual celebration by sharing your memory or story with us via Twitter.  Use the hashtag #GWgreats to share a positive perspective or experience.  I’ll be posting some neat insights from our students to our school’s hashtag next week, so check back often!

I’m blessed to serve in a school that has a dedicated staff that is unswervingly committed to student success.  Our teachers are humble and typically prefer to put our students in the spotlight, but I feel like National Teacher Appreciation Week gives me a small excuse to shine the light on all the inspiring work our professionals do to make a difference.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this invitation to share a note of gratitude.  Thanks for your continued support of education!



About Dr. Brad Gustafson

I am an elementary principal and author in Minnesota. You can connect with me at or on Twitter via @GustafsonBrad

Posted on April 29, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. We have so many reasons to be appreciative. Our teachers deserve to have some “kudos” for all they do to for our students. Way to go Brad.

    • Bret,
      I couldn’t agree more….the professionals in our classrooms are reason to celebrate! Their countless hours, care, and commitment to student learning is pure inspiration. If the “state of education” is to be judged by the quality of teachers, I’d say things are GOLDEN! I’m humbled and blessed to serve alongside a truly amazing team of teachers. Have a great day, Brad

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