By BARB SMOLEN,
Executive Director of Warsaw Education Foundation
Looking for a special gift for an educator to show your appreciation for their work in the classroom, on the field or court, and at after school activities? The Warsaw Education Foundation will offer a special “Honor an Educator” tribute package to an educator this holiday season. The packages are available now through Dec. 3, and we will deliver them for you to recipients during the week of Dec. 14 up to 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 or 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.
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 NEW 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 to us postmarked by Dec. 3.