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Teacher Appreciation Week – May 4-7th (updated April 30th)

Show and tell your teacher how much you appreciate her or him next week! We’re super excited to celebrate our teachers and staff next week, and would love for you to join in the fun. Of course, all of these activities are optional, so do what is best for your family.

Here are the details:

May 4 – Dress up in your uniform, draw a picture and have your parent take a picture of you to email or post to Schoology. Use your own paper or print out this flyer: taw-2020-fillable-flyer

May 5 – Write a personal note to say Thank You for all your teacher is doing or maybe write about a special memory you have of them. You can also make a video of yourself and your message! Or, make your own card or print out this card and write your message. taw-2020-ty-card Email it, post it to Schoology, or mail it to the school (4456 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116)  and we’ll make sure they get it.

May 6: Decorate a door or window. Here is one idea, #AWorldofHearts. PTH would decorate the teacher’s doors at school; now you can decorate your own door at home or a window. Maybe you create a message or picture on your door, something your teacher would like. Decorating a window would allow your neighbors to see your appreciation for your teacher, too.

You may also drop off a special homemade treat (stay safe at home by not going to the store) and drop off the treat in a clear plastic bag at the front of the school in the bin. Don’t forget to ring the bell so we can take it inside. All treats will be evenly distributed among the staff.

May 7: Thank you Parade! This is optional for both families and teachers! This is going to be a very special day for students and teachers. We’re going to say Thank You to our teachers from OUR OWN CARS! Students and parents will drive down Genesee Street, turn right or left onto 41st Avenue and enter the Lowers through what is normally the Exit to avoid traffic build up on Oregon St. You will then drive VERY slowly through the lowers where the teachers will be lined up and practicing social distancing so you can wave and say hello and thank you! Exit the lowers onto Oregon Street, and if you can take a right instead of a left to keep traffic going. See Parade route graphic.

But, we have to follow some very important rules:

  • This is an OPTIONAL activity for both families and teachers. Not all teachers will be present for the parade, but you can still celebrate the school staff. However, if your family does not feel safe to go out, please remain home with our blessing. We completely understand.Drive slowly to be safe
  • No one is allowed to get out of the car. This is very important. Traffic must keep moving and we must practice social distancing.
  • Avoid handing things out the window of the vehicles. If you have something to give to a teacher please deliver to the school before Thursday with their name on it. We’ll make sure they get it.
  • Teachers will wave and say, hello but will not be able to touch or high-five so that we can be safe.

Families can plan to drive the parade route based on the times below:

  • 9 – 9:30 AM Preschool
  • 9:30 -10:00 Elementary (K5 – 5)
  • 10 – 10:30 Middle School (6-8)

Other ways to say Thank you to Teachers:

  • Email heartfelt letters, cards and messages of appreciation
  • Create artwork, poems and video messages to celebrate your teachers
  • Send your teacher a virtual award
  • On Thursday, upload a #TBT of you and your favorite teacher and thank them using #ThankATeacher.