• Malika Kounkourou

PVS dedicates week to its teachers

Pleasant View School dedicated a week to teachers with their "Teacher's Appreciation" week last week due to National Teacher's Day landing on Tuesday May 9, 2017.

The Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) worked to provide daily breakfast and lunch for the teachers, as well as planned ways for students and parents to get involved in the process throughout the week. "A lot of planning ahead is needed for any special event which requires parent and student involvement," said Shampa Mannan, the head of the PTO.

Many meetings took place and a lot of time was put into planning "Teacher's Appreciation" week. The PTO made sure to take into account the amount of time that the different activities require on behalf of the parents.

"We know how busy our parents are and what is the level of parent involvement at our school so we plan out simple and fun activities that most of our parents and children can get involved in," Mannan said. To start off the week, students were told to bring cards to their teachers.

Farhana Chowdhury, a teacher at PVS, said her favorite part of the week was that "some kids actually recognized and expressed their gratitude orally or written in a card." Towards the end of the week students began bringing in gifts for all of their teachers. "We appreciate all those parents who participated and brought special treats for our teachers and staff," Mannan said. Some students collaborated with their classmates to get their teacher something together. The 10th graders made a jar of chemistry jokes for their teacher. Some students wrote poems dedicated to their teachers. The 11th graders bought their homeroom teacher a customized cake. "The teacher's deserve to be appreciated for all the work they've done," said 7th grader Jana El-Abiad.

Poster for "Teacher's Appreciation" week.

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