By BARB SMOLEN
Executive Director, Warsaw Education Foundation
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 Wednesday, 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.
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. Honor an Educator packages will be delivered to recipients during Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs from Monday, May 4 until Friday, May 8.
Donations will be used to help fund the Red Apple Grant awards which are monetary grants presented 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, www.WarsawEducationFoundation.org, where you will find a form you can print out and mail postmarked by Wednesday, April 22. Questions regarding the Honor an Educator program can be directed via email at [email protected] or phone (574) 371-5098 ext. 2410.