PUSD Teacher Appreciation Week

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 to 8, by recognizing the teachers, educators, administrators, certificated, and classified employees of the school district who work tirelessly to provide a “caring, engaging, and challenging educational experience for every child, in every classroom, every day.”

“With the physical closure of schools, the impact that teachers have on the lives of children and families is clear,” PUSD said in a statement. “Our teachers are doing great work with distance learning to ensure that students reach their full potential. This week, please join with us in recognizing the work of teachers, educators in schools and district offices, and all certificated employees.”

The California Department of Education (CDE) also extended its greetings to teachers throughout the state via Twitter.

“Thank you to all California teachers for all the incredible work you do! Classrooms may be empty right now, but we appreciate you doing the best you can with the tools you have, and supporting students during this time,” the CDE said.

Throughout the United States, organizations such as National PTA, are launching initiatives to help students, parents and other stakeholders show their appreciation for their teachers.

“Teachers do so much more than teach. And in these challenging times, we’ve all gotten a pretty clear glimpse at the immense work they do and the immeasurable impact they have on our children’s lives,” Leslie Boggs, president of National PTA, said in a statement. “Now more than ever, we can all appreciate just how much teachers do, and it’s even more important that we take the time to say thank you.”

The group said anyone can show their appreciation for teachers by sharing photos and stories of teachers on social media using #ThankATeacher, sending letters, cards and messages of appreciation; creating artwork, poems and video messages; recognizing teachers with awards and certificates, and using special virtual meeting backgrounds and social media profile picture frames and post templates.

The National PTA website has a downloadable Teacher Appreciation Week toolkit with which any site visitor can create thank-you cards, certificates, flyers, web ads and social media graphics.

For more information, visit www.pta.org/home/events/PTA-Teacher-Appreciation-Week.

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