Many ways to thank our teachers

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-11, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every educator in our school district. While we appreciate our hard-working teachers all year, next week we encourage students and families to let their teachers know what makes them special and why they are appreciated.

Here are a few ways to thank your teachers:

Write a note

Whether it’s a hand-written note, an email, or nominating teachers for more formal recognition such as an SFUSD RAVE, taking a few minutes to express your gratitude can make someone’s day.

Contribute funding to an educator-driven project

Teachers have innovative ideas that can transform their students’ learning. In addition to helping to raise funds your child’s school or classroom, you can find many educators’ specific wish lists using websites like DonorsChoose.

Create a care package

There are some things most teachers can never have too much of: healthy snacks, dry-erase markers, sharpies, red pens, sticky notes, and chart paper, to name a few. 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.