Teachers in Blanco and in communities across the nation will be recognized the week of May 5-9 during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Teacher Appreciation Day began in 1953 when Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day that would serve the purpose of celebrating teachers across the nation. Parent and teacher organizations have established Teacher Appreciation Week the first full week in May of each year.
Teacher Appreciation Week is a great time to let teachers know how they have touched you and your children’s lives. Very few professionals influence as many people as teacher do. National Teachers’ Week is a good time to learn about the contributions educators make to our community every day. Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity for all of us to reach out and say thanks.
Special events will take place throughout the week at each campus in Blanco as we take time to thank our teachers for all they do.
The activities are planned and implemented by the Blanco PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee and the vice presidents for each campus. The Blanco PTO, which covers all three campuses, is currently 248 families strong with increasing numbers each year.
The following events will be planned at the elementary school by PTO volunteers:
Monday: Thank you note written by the kids to their teachers.
Tuesday: Kids bring something the teacher can use, i.e., markers, hand sanitizer, tissue, etc.
Wednesday: Kids pick and bring flowers to their teacher and wear yellow to show the teachers that they are the sunshine that helps our children grow.
Thursday: Kids trace their hand, decorate it and tape it to the teacher’s door in the morning to give the teacher a round of applause.
Friday: Wear blue and gold to show Panther Pride.
PTO volunteers also have some other events planned to thank our teachers for all they do.
Several different events are planned at the Middle School by PTO volunteers, including a potato bar lunch set for Friday and other special treats and surprises each day of the week.
PTO volunteers at the high school served lunch to the teachers on Tuesday, along with other activities throughout the week.
Public schools are the heart of any community. Let us, as a community, thank our wonderful teachers in Blanco.