National Teacher Appreciation Day May 7, 2013
1. A letter to staff placed in every teacher's mailbox:
Dear Normandin Teachers,
This week is National Teacher Appreciation week (May 6-10, 2013) and an appropriate time for me to share how much I appreciate what you do. Recently our students participated in a survey about our school with a large majority reporting that they have teachers that are positive role models, who believe in them, and expect them to be successful. These student beliefs remind me of the quote "Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care" and there is clear evidence that you care!
Love, compassion, trust, empathy, discipline and accountability are the cornerstones of a healthy family and the foundation of the greatest schools. On a daily basis I witness our teachers taking the time to build relationships with our students, one child at a time. I would like to thank you for coming in early, staying late, buying materials with your own money, calling parents on your own time, paying for students' lunches, volunteering, correcting papers at home, making our students and other staff smile, offering a hug, loving what you do and being extremely good at it! I appreciate you all tremendously and value your hard work in the most difficult, yet fulfilling of all professions - teacher. I am proud and humbled to be your Principal.
2. A breakfast celebration for our teachers from the Admin Team!
3. A small token of our appreciation hand delivered to each teacher by our Admin team
Sticky note holder/calendar
Cover States: Normandin Middle School "A Place Where Great Things Happen" 2013