Arcadia pto sincerely appreciates our teachers!
** For more detailed on-campus Teacher Appreciation, go to the tab PTO PROJECTS: Teacher Appreciation
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 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK:
Here are the events the Staff Appreciation Committee planned for 2017 to recognize our wonderful educators and their support people:
BREAKFAST IN CONFERENCE ROOM
EARLY RELEASE - HONEYBEARS BBQ
SALAD LUNCHEON IN CONFERENCE ROOM
THESE CELEBRATIONS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE PTO AND
ALL THE ARCADIA COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO MADE DONATIONS - THANK YOU!
IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD DAY TO BE A TITAN; LET'S THANK THOSE WHO MAKE THAT TRUE!