2020 Thank a Teacher Day goes virtual

The buildings in La Crosse public schools may be closed, but schooling continues — through the heroic efforts of teachers, administrators, support staff, cooks and many others. To recognize those efforts, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation hosted its annual Thank-a-Teacher celebration in a different way this year by going virtual.

During national Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), LPEF encouraged students and parents to create posters or drawings as a “thank you” message to their favorite teacher or another school employee – and then asked them share the message through LPEF social media accounts for everyone to see.

Since 2015, LPEF has hosted an annual Thank a Teacher Day event, delivering fresh fruit, donuts and muffins to each school as a treat for about 1,000 employees of the School District of La Crosse.

Funding is provided via grant support from the La Crosse Community Foundation’s Carol Taebel “Thank a Teacher” Fund.

When school resumes this fall, LPEF will again host a special day to deliver treats in person for teachers, teaching assistants, food service staff, custodians, administrative assistants, nurses, principals and other staff who make a difference every day in the lives of La Crosse school children.

Here is a gallery of photos submitted, along with the messages that were posted.