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Teacher Appreciation Week – Wild West Style

We were treated to another over-the-top week full of appreciation, love, and fun surprises from our parent community. Come along and see what the parents did for us teachers this year. Welcome to Teacher Appreciation Week – Wild West Style.

As you can see, Monday morning started off with a decked-out staff room, decorated classroom doors, a breakfast bonanza, and special ordered coffees hand delivered to all the teachers and staff.

I love all of the details… The hanging garland of clothes-pinned bandanas and cowboy hats were a colorful touch strung across the ceiling of the staff room.

The table centerpieces included leather “barbed wire.”

The Monday morning chuck wagon was chock full of breakfast goodies.

While the watering hole staged a yogurt and fruit bar.

So many details were attended to in the staff room. I loved the bathroom door aptly named the outhouse, mops turned hobby horses sat in the corners, and flowers tucked into mason jars sat all around the office.

We all especially loved the refrigerator that was stocked all week with healthy snacks.

On Tuesday, the parents arranged to have a giant trailer-hauling wood-burning pizza stove to campus for fresh made pizzas. Seriously! I have never seen anything like this!  The pizza oven came from The Grove, Léal Vineyards. So cool and so delicious!

On Wednesday it was even more food! The parents hosted a sit-down hometown BBQ lunch in the gym. The food from Trail dust BBQ was delicious!

We were even treated to new staff t-shirts! I love my new t-shirt with this quote from John Wayne, “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” Words that we all can live by.

Thursday were more sweet teacher treats! The Sugar Fairy delivered her famously delicious sugar cookies.

We were also provided a Happy Trail(s) Mix bar to help get us through the day.

Friday was Taco Time – a taco truck that served us lunch. Unfortunately, I missed the Friday festivities as I had an out-of-town funeral to attend, but my friends, colleagues, and even my sub for the day had a wonderful time. A good friend sent me a few pics, so I would have them to share with you.

We saw the Wild West spirit all around campus with each classroom door decorated by the parents.

I am simply in awe of the creativity and time that goes into transforming our school each year. We never really know what is coming until we receive our notice of festivities the week prior. Last year was an Aloha theme and the year prior it was Lights, Camera, Appreciation. Our parents are the best! All week long we were pampered and made to feel special. Students brought me flowers, delivered hand written notes, and gifted me a very nice gift card.

The end of the school year gets really crazy with state testing, project deadlines, and spring fever. Our parents really know how to ease the burden and show us the love. Thank you to our school community for all that you do!

(2) Comments

  1. Hi, I would like to do this theme at work, is there any website I can order it or any ideas on how to do it.. thanks

    1. Stacey says:

      Isn’t this great?! I love the creativity of our parent community. I know that they purchased items from Oriental Trading and Party City. The classroom doors were done by room parents, so each on was unique. Graphics were designed by individual parents. It really was a community effort.

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