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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!



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