arcadia pto sincerely appreciates our teachers
Thank You PTO Volunteers!
On the Thursday before break, PTO volunteers provided chili, salads, desserts to teachers and staff. Mt. Oympus was festively decorated for the occasion and nineteen different crockpots of chili were prepared by PTO volunteers (Yum!) Multiple salads, breads and delicious desserts were provided, too.
Each and every AHS staff member also received a holiday gift and a handwritten note with heartfelt words of appreciation. Thanks to the many, many parents who volunteered to make this possible.
A Note from Principal Slater
On behalf of the entire Arcadia faculty and staff I would like to thank you for all your efforts all year long. The chili the Thursday before break was tremendous, the handwritten notes were thoughtful, and the gifts were incredibly generous. We are so lucky to have such an amazingly supportive parent group and we are all very much appreciative. Thank you all again on behalf of Arcadia High School. Go Titans!
A few words of thanks from our teachers...
People in the United States started celebrating National Teacher Day in 1953 when Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded Congress to set aside a day to recognize educators. The origins of the idea for a day are unclear. They date to the early 1940s. But some references cite the advocacy of a Wisconsin teacher and other references credit the efforts of a teacher in Arkansas for first working to establish a teacher appreciation day. One of these teachers is thought to have written to Eleanor Roosevelt, urging her to take up the cause.
It didn’t become a national day until March 7, 1980, after the National Education Association (NEA) along with its Kansas and Indiana state affiliates and the Dodge City, Kan., local chapter lobbied Congress. People continued to celebrate the day in March until 1984, when the National Parent Teacher Association designated the first full week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week. The following year, the NEA voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.
ARCADIA'S PTO IS PROUD OF 2015'S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK:
Here are the events the Staff Appreciation Committee planned to recognize our wonderful educators and their support people:
Monday, May 4, 2015 - BREAKFAST IN CONFERENCE ROOM
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - CINCO DE MAYO - RUBIOS LUNCH
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - EARLY RELEASE - HONEYBEARS BBQ
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - SALAD LUNCHEON IN CONFERENCE ROOM
Friday, May 8, 2015 - SWEET SHOP
THESE CELEBRATIONS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE PTO AND
ALL THE ARCADIA COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO MADE DONATIONS - THANK YOU!
ALSO, A BIG SHOUT OUT TO KIM BROWN AND HER COMMITTEE FOR THEIR CREATIVITY AND HARD WORK IN EXECUTING ALL THESE
WONDERFUL, FUN AFFAIRS.
IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD DAY TO BE A TITAN; LET'S THANK THOSE WHO MAKE THAT TRUE!
teacher appreciation luncheon - 12.15.16