Northwest Iowa — This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Since 1984, the National Parent Teacher Association has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children.
In our area, school districts are celebrating the outstanding contributions teachers make in several ways. For instance, at Sheldon Community Schools, Superintendent Robin Spears tells us that the teachers will be getting treats and a personalized notepad. He says each building does their own thing and they also recognize the teachers as a district. At MOC/Floyd Valley, teachers will get a special note from the superintendent, plus recognition by others in the district. At George/Little Rock, their administrators will be sending treats to all the teachers’ lounges, and they will receive other recognition as well. At Central Lyon, teachers and staff will be served a special meal during school on Wednesday.
The National PTA organization says there are ways that you can appreciate teachers too. You can give them certificates, share photos and your activities during the week by using the hashtag #ThankATeacher on social media, and they suggest that on Thursday, you could upload a “Throwback Thursday” “#TBT” picture of you and your favorite teacher and thank them by using the official hashtag #ThankATeacher.