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 is hosting its annual Thank-a-Teacher celebration in a different way this year by going virtual.
Beginning April 29 and continuing through national Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), LPEF is encouraging students and parents to create posters or drawings as a “thank you” message to their favorite teacher or another school employee – and then to share the message through LPEF social media accounts for everyone to see.
Look for a “pinned” post with the following instructions:
- Post a picture of your child with a “thank you” poster or picture
- List your child’s school and the name of your child’s teacher(s) or other school employee you would like to honor
- List your child’s first name and grade
- We will email a copy of your photo and information to the teacher/staff member
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.