First of all, thank you to all parents who helped contribute quotes for the teachers and staff at Saklan. It is so touching to see the thoughtful, sweet, funny things that the students have to say about us. What a lovely reminder of not only how connected we all are, but of how we have no idea what small moment or simple gesture will be meaningful or memorable for a student.
Second of all, thank you to all the parents who brought food all week long to feed us lunch. Summer BBQ Favorites on Monday, Special Family Recipes on Tuesday, World Food Tour from Home on Wednesday, Holiday Favorites on Thursday, and Aloha Breakfast from the Lo Family on Friday – we are full of food and love and appreciation. THANK YOU! Nothing brings more joy for teachers than having lunch prepared for them during the week – we had so many smiling faces. 🙂
Third of all, thank you to the parents who came to help decorate the school over the sweaty weekend! Specifically, thank you to Sandy and Myron Lo, Erin Moorhead, Shannon O’Connor, Lindsay and Huntley Montgomery, and Tara Grammer for taking time out of their Saturday to decorate the school for us. It was so joyful to walk in on Monday morning to see all the sunshine, love, and appreciation greeting us. THANK YOU! It means SO MUCH!
Additional helpers behind the scenes were Eric and Shira Lompa (they donated ALL the printing work via their print shot ScanArt!), Diane Bode, and Eze Wachuku. Thank you!
Last but not least, a special thank you to the Teacher Appreciation Week Committee that helped plan this amazing week of gratitude and goodies: Sandy Lo, Erin Moorhead, Shannon O’Connor, and Lindsay Montgomery. You set the bar high and made this such a memorable week for all of us!
If the past fifteen months have taught us anything, it is how important true connection is and how much we have missed it. The sweet notes, the wonderful food, and the incredible effort brought us not just a sense of appreciation but one of connection. THANK YOU! As we move into next year, we feel loved, appreciated, and connected.