Teacher appreciation week is a funny thing when you’re a teacher, a parent, and VP on the PTO. There are lots of hats to wear and lines to consider.
Each year the PTO organizes a week of lunches and treats for the teachers. As VP I did a lot of the logistics and organizing for this. I mentally refused to bake or supply food though. :) I did set up a “thank you note” station in the library and had all of the classes write thank you notes for teachers and staff. Fortunately another parent was kind enough to bundle them together and I arranged for the Standing O winners deliver them to teachers. I was a little stressed going into the week, but parents stepped up nicely and there was a great spread for lunch each day. I was thrilled to walk into school on Thursday morning and find this:
It was thoughtful and sweet and (most importantly) not organized by me! I still have no idea who did it. There were hearts and flowers drawn all over the walkway. It definitely made me smile.
Friday I allowed myself to relax and consider it a week well done.
Next year I will be just a teacher, no longer a DBS parent (*sniff*) and no longer on the PTO. I bet the week will look and feel a little different for me.