Many ways to thank our teachers

Teachers are living proof of the significant difference one person can make in the lives of many. That’s why we are thrilled to be celebrating national Teacher Appreciation Week. From parents and students to the Mayor and the SF Giants, our community is showing their appreciation for the dedicated educators who help our young people grow and learn. Here are some ideas for ways to appreciate teachers this week and beyond:

Vote in local, state and federal elections

To check the status of your voter registration, register to vote, or update your information for the June 5th, 2018 Primary Election, you can visit the San Francisco Department of Elections website.

Write a note

Whether it’s a small note, email, text or nominating teachers for more formal recognition such as an SFUSD RAVE or the Mayor’s Teacher of the Year award, taking a few minutes to express your gratitude can make someone’s day. Teachers share that feeling valued and respected for the contributions they make is one of the job’s greatest rewards.

Contribute funding to an educator-driven project

Teachers have innovative ideas that can transform their students’ learning. The San Francisco Education Fund awards grants to teachers and many educators raise money for specific projects using websites like DonorsChoose.

Create a care package

There are just certain things most teachers can never have too much of: healthy snacks, dry-erase markers, sharpies, red pens, sticky notes, and chart paper show up on many lists. You can also share your appreciation with giving them something they can use when they get a break - like a gift card to a nearby coffee shop or restaurant.