Sunday, May 12, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week: Merci Beaucoup!

Our PAC did it again!
They pulled off an absolutely amazing and beautiful Teacher Appreciation week!
The theme this year was French. . ."Merci Beaucoup!"
Here is their Staff Room Pendant. . .
their foyer bulletin board
their staff room table décor
and some of the daily gift baskets to be won.
And I actually won one this year! Woot woot! (Mine isn't pictured though. . .it was made by a mom of one of my students, and contained handmade rustic-ish décor. . .so now I have to re-paint our ensuite to match, of course!) I NEVER win these things, so I was thrilled! (And that the one I was eying hadn't been scooped up yet by another lucky winner before me!)
Students brought in adorable little notes and encouragements for us teachers and all who work at the school. They are so sweet!
The PAC--they spoiled us!
Monday--an invite to the staff luncheon on Friday, a visit from some French servers gearing up the students and serving a bubbly fruity treat
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday--treats in the staff room every day! These were wonderful, and ranged from things like brie and baguettes to crepes to fill.
They also treated us to mini candles, chocolates, and verse to encourage us each day. Some included:
Ruth 2:12: "May the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done." (NLT)
Zephaniah 3:17: "The Lord you God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing."
1 Corinthians 9:8: "God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."
Friday--and of course, Friday included a wonderful and delicious lunch of croissants, quiches, fruit and pies/torte for dessert. . .complete with the PAC taking over outdoor duty responsibilities!
They spoiled us!
Our families own little gifties to the teachers . . .
bath bombs (bath fizzies) with adorable printables and homemade cards.

As a mom, I appreciate what the teachers of my kids do, and as a teacher, I LOVED the encouragement and appreciation I felt by the parents and students of our school. Thank you!

Mother's Day

 Mother's Day this year. . .
 the tradition of the kids making a hanging basket . . .
the tradition of the kids making Oma and Grandma gifts (and the visits with them) . . .
the tradition of getting a beautiful hand-made card from the kids (with super adorable letters inside!) . . .
the tradition of the K necklace (not shown) . . .

 and the tradition of releasing salmon fry into the creek . . .

 I love my family . . .
God has blessed me richly!