It’s no secret that we love our teachers at Traverse City Christian. They connect with their students and student families on so many levels – school, church, neighborhood, sport, even Costco – that they’re seen more often as friends rather than simply instructors of children.
With that in mind, PTO really got behind this year’s celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week. National Teacher Appreciation Week began in 1953 when Eleanor Roosevelt convinced members of Congress to set aside an official date to honor and recognize educators. In 1984, the National Parent Teacher Association designated the entire first week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week.
The TC Christian PTO rallied their teams of volunteers and spent the week blessing and pampering our staff. Activities included a mid-week pop-up lunch featuring Fireside Subs in the Teacher’s Lounge, Amazon gift certificates to every staff member, and a beautifully catered event at week’s end that was simply amazing. To pull that off, the PTO had to cover every class across the school with parent volunteers while the staff enjoyed delicious treats from the Grand Traverse Pie Company. Weight Watchers has been contacted for an intervention.
What a marvelous week! Thanks to to our PTO and their dedicated volunteers who gave both of both time and resources so generously. Some pictures of the luncheon are available here.