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Staff Appreciation Week: May 1 - 5

Castle Rock Elementary is home to a wonderful group of teachers and staff! Join the PTO during the week of May 1-5 as we share our appreciation for all of their hard work! Each day of the week, students will have the opportunity to participate in simple gestures that will share their gratitude towards their teachers and support staff here at CRE! 

Monday, May 1st:  

Tell your teacher one thing you appreciate about them!

Tuesday, May 2nd:

Bring your teacher a flower today!

Wednesday, May 3rd:

Bring your teacher a note or a picture you made for them!

Thursday, May 4th:

Support your support staff:  Send notes, cards, and letters of appreciation to the people behind the scenes who are there for us all every day!

Friday, May 5th:

Bring your teacher their favorite treat!


You can also check out our list of Staff Favorites to help make the week extra special by bringing a treat your teacher is sure to love! Simply click the Staff Favorites link and find your teacher and staff members!

April 27, 2017 | By mgreene1 | Category: Castle Rock Elementary School

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