By BARB SMOLEN
Executive Director, Warsaw Education Foundation
WARSAW — Let the Warsaw Education Foundation help you recognize your special educator during Teacher Appreciation Week by participating in the Honor an Educator Program. The special Honor an Educator tribute packages are available now through Friday, April 22.
This special gift for an educator provides you the opportunity to show your appreciation for their work in the classroom, on the field or court, and at after school activities. Honor an Educator packages will be delivered to recipients during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6.
With a contribution to the Warsaw Education Foundation in honor of any Warsaw Community Schools’ educator, the Foundation will send an “Honored Educator” pennant and engraved pin for workplace display and your personal note to the honoree. Educators can include teachers, bus drivers, secretaries, custodians, principals, cooks, school nurses or volunteers within Warsaw Community Schools.
Members of the community are invited to thank a friend or neighbor who is an employee of Warsaw Community Schools. WCHS seniors may want to consider a tribute to an educator who has helped or encouraged them during their WCS career. WCS staff members may want to consider a “Thank you” to a fellow staff member who has been a mentor to them or assisted them in some way. Retired teachers and staff may wish to offer words of encouragement to their former coworkers.
Donations will be used to help fund the Red Apple Grant awards which are monetary grants presented twice each year to Warsaw educators for projects that advance enrichment opportunities, provide innovative and inventive teaching, and promote academic exploration in Warsaw Community Schools.
The Warsaw Education Foundation also relies on gifts to help fund the N.E.W. Opportunities Workshop, Warsaw Schools’ Chess Tournaments, WCS Summer Enrichment Camp scholarships and the Partners in Education school/business mentoring programs. A community non-profit organization, the Warsaw Education Foundation champions academic innovation and excellence in Warsaw Community Schools.
To participate in the “Honor an Educator” program, visit the Warsaw Education Foundation website, where you will find a form you can print out and mail to us postmarked by Friday, April 22. Questions regarding the Honor an Educator program may be directed to Barb Smolen via email at e[email protected] or phone (574) 371-5098, extension 2410.