WARSAW — Those looking for a unique gift for an educator this Holiday season to show their appreciation for their work in the classroom, on the field or court and at after school activities have an opportunity with the Warsaw Education Foundation.
The Warsaw Education Foundation will provide the opportunity to recognize educators with an “Honor an Educator” tribute package for the holidays. The packages are available now through Dec. 2 and will be delivered them to recipients during the week of Dec. 16, right before Christmas break.
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, said a news release from the WEF.
Educators 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 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 financial gifts to help fund the N.E.W. Opportunities Workshop, Warsaw Schools’ Chess Tournaments and WCS Summer STEM Camp scholarships. As a community non-profit organization, the Warsaw Education Foundation champions academic innovation and excellence in Warsaw Community Schools.
Forms for the Honor an Educator program, are available on the Warsaw Education Foundation website, www.WarsawEducationFoundation.org, and must be postmarked by Dec. 3. Questions regarding the Honor an Educator program may be directed to Barb Smolen via email at [email protected] or phone (574) 371-5098 X 2410.