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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio has announced that the week of May 7-11 has been designated National Teacher Appreciation Week. Florio stated that “Cheshire is fortunate to have excellent teaching staff that brings energy and educational rigor into the classroom each and every day. The reputation for quality education in Cheshire is due in great part to a teaching staff that is dedicated to ensuring our students' academic success.”
To acknowledge Cheshire teaching excellence and to thank our teachers for a job well done, the following activities will take place during the week:
*A letter of appreciation from Central Office administration will be sent to every teacher.
*In honor of teachers and staff, the Darcey PTA and the Administration will hold a number of events throughout the week. Included in the week's events are a staff luncheon, a breakfast, and a token of appreciation.
*Chapman School will honor teachers and staff with “thank you” notes and tokens of appreciation for all that they do for Chapman's students and their families. The Chapman PTA will provide a luncheon to thank teachers and staff.
*The Doolittle School teachers will receive a note of appreciation to thank them for all they do for the Doolittle community. The Doolittle PTA will host a breakfast for all staff on Tuesday, May 8, as well as provide special “treats” throughout the week to show appreciation.
*The Highland School staff will receive a note of appreciation with a small gift from the administration for all that they do for Highland's students and their families. The PTO will host a “Staff Appreciation Luncheon” on Tuesday, May 8, as their way of saying “thank you” to the staff for teaching and caring for their children.
*The Norton School staff will receive a small gift with a “thank you” note of appreciation from the administration for all that they do for Norton's students and their families. The PTA will provide refreshments, including home baked goods for staff to enjoy throughout the week.
*Dodd Middle School will honor their teachers with a note of appreciation. Students from the Future Educators of America Club will provide an all-school announcement regarding National Teacher Appreciation Week. The announcement will encourage students to look at teaching as a career option. The FEA will also provide a faculty breakfast on Monday, May 7 to thank the staff for all their dedication. The Dodd PTA will provide breakfast to their staff on Thursday, May 10 in appreciation for their support of Cheshire's children.
*Cheshire High School PTO will be providing pastries and bagels for staff.