Teacher Appreciation Week
Tue, Apr 14 12:21pm

Dear Bugbee Families,

We hope that this correspondence finds you healthy and safe. We miss being together as a school community, but understand that it is more important than ever that we continue to social distance and follow the recommendations from the CDC and our West Hartford leaders.

We want to let you know that Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4th- May 8th. As many of you may know, we typically do a ‘week-long’ celebration for our teachers. However, this school year, given our absence from Bugbee due to COVID-19, we are keeping things simple (the celebration will be formally acknowledged on ONE day, Tuesday, May 5th) and participation, as always, will be encouraged, but strictly voluntary.

Here are the details if your child or your family wishes to participate:

  • The celebration will take place on ONE day, Tuesday, May 5th.
  • Before Tuesday, May 5th, your child is invited to create ‘an act of appreciation’ for his/her teacher. Take a photo of the work.
  • Email your child’s work to the teacher on Tuesday, May 5th.

Below, you will find some suggestions for ‘acts of appreciation’ to email to your child’s classroom teacher, but feel free to send along your own creative idea! Also, if your child is interested, he/she is also invited to email ‘acts of appreciation’ to specials teachers, special education teachers, interventionist, paras, TAs, and/or other Bugbee staff! For your convenience, at the bottom of this email, you will find specials teachers’ emails. If you need other email addresses, please contact Maggie Sullivan at: maggie_sullivan@whps.org.

Some possible ideas for students to create and email to their classroom/specials teachers:

  • Draw a picture or make a card for your teacher
  • Create a paper bouquet of flowers for your teacher
  • Write a note to your teacher
  • Use sidewalk chalk to create picture/or message for your teacher
  • Record a video message for your teacher

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email Pam Borer at psborer@gmail.com.

Many thanks,

The Bugbee PTO


Specials teachers' emails:

Elizabeth_Bianco@whps.org  (art)

Heather_Schweiger@whps.org (music)

Mario_Lopez@whps.org (PE)

Liz_Nascimento@whps.org (library)

Elizabeth_Thibodeau@whps.org (Spanish)

Lauren_Bilello@whps.org (orchestra)

Angelica_Ansbacher@whps.org (band)