Teacher Appreciation Week

National Teacher Appreciation Week is a week-long celebration in recognition of teachers and the contributions they make to education and society. It is held in the first full week of May every year and provides an opportunity for students, parents, community members, and school and district administrators to show their support and appreciation to these hard working individuals.

We Love our Teachers

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Deals & Discounts


Check out a list of local and national businesses that are offering deals, discounts, and freebees in honor the heroes working in our schools everyday. 

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Celebrate

Ideas to Celebrate


Schools/PTO:
  • Short thank you video
  • Thank teachers and staff during morning announcements
  • Duty coverage
  • Posters or signs of appreciation
  • Handwritten notes of appreciation
  • "Room Service" offering with choice of gift or snack
  • Gift school staff with some gear to show school pride! 
  • Grab and go snacks/coffee/meal
  • Desk succulents
  • Organize parents/community members and write an open letter of support to the teachers/staff – have it published in the local newspaper’s opinion section
  • Gift bag of goodies- candy, hand sanitizer, school supplies
  • Raffle off prizes donated from local businesses 
  • Create a Word Cloud or Wordle with words describing staff
Businesses:
  • Consider sponsoring a giveaway or drawing
  • Offer a discount or free item with purchase
  • Thank you message on business sign, window, lawn, or social media platforms
Anyone:
  • Deliver doughnuts and coffee one morning
  • Send an email just to say thank you or to express gratitude
  • Thank you message on social media 
  • Create a virtual card
  • Record a video message 
  • Email a digital gift card 
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What We Are Doing


All week long the Maine Department of Education will be posting shout-outs to past and present Maine educators who have made a difference in their lives and the lives of the people around them. Be sure to check out the messages on Maine DOE's Social Media pages with the hastag #Thanks4TeachingME: