Letter: Take time today to appreciate teachersTuesday, May 8, 2012, is National Teacher Day. I would like to encourage everyone in our region to be sure to thank a teacher for making our schools great!
By: Cliff Carmody, Executive Director, SW/WC Service Cooperative, Marshall, Worthington Daily Globe
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, is National Teacher Day. I would like to encourage everyone in our region to be sure to thank a teacher for making our schools great! As we know, few other professionals touch as many lives as teachers do.
National Teacher Day is a good time to stop and thank teachers for their hard work and dedication. How can you thank a teacher? There are many ways, but some specific examples might be to:
* Provide school supplies for the classroom.
* Purchase age-appropriate books for your child’s classroom.
* Donate books to the school library in honor of your favorite teacher.
* Contact your child’s teacher and ask how you can help by volunteering in the classroom.
* Send a “report card” to the principal.
Most importantly, remembering teachers on Tuesday May 8, National Teacher Day, by simply saying “thank you” will go a long way in recognizing the hard work of our children’s teachers. The SW/WC Service Cooperative is proud of all the teachers in our region, and on behalf of our board, I want to publicly thank teachers for all their hard work and dedication.
The SW/WC Service Cooperative provides a variety of services and programs to school districts in southwest and west central Minnesota, and looks forward to our continued partnerships with our member schools and their teachers.