Teacher Appreciation Week 2024

May 1, 2024 | Mechanicsville

To All of Our Teachers, Thank You!

“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.”
-Joyce Meyer

This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is being celebrated from Monday, May 6th - Friday, May 10th. We work alongside our students’ teachers throughout the year to fill in gaps and provide support - and we couldn’t be more appreciative of their efforts. Let’s shower our teachers with all of the appreciation they can stand!

3 Small Ways to Show Your Appreciation

Write a Thank You Card or Letter to Your Child’s Favorite Teacher
This is a great activity for you and your child! Use our template or one of the thousands available online to create a Thank You Card and let your teacher know they’re appreciated. You might even consider reaching out to past teachers through email or Facebook!

Download Teacher Thank You Card

Nominate your Child’s Favorite Teacher for an Award
During Teacher Appreciation Week, there are tons of opportunities to nominate teachers for awards, gift baskets, and more! Keep an eye out for opportunities leading up to and during Teacher Appreciation Week, and make sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to nominate your teacher for a special Mathnasium giveaway.

Nominate A K-12 Teacher To Win a Basket Full of Goodies

Tell Stories About Your Favorite Teacher
Hold a family story time and talk about your time in school - and the teachers who helped you succeed! Your kids will love to learn more about your childhood, and this can be a great bonding opportunity.

Students can also ask Mathnasium staff about their favorite teachers this week (or any week, we love to talk about them!) during their visits. We’ve shared a couple down below as well! ⬇️

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"I am now in the year of my 26th High School Reunion. I remember faces and names of most of my old teachers, but I remember Mr. Barrett's US History and then World History classes fully. First off, this teachers first name is Hand. I kid you not, Hand. So going in as a freshman it was very easy to remember him. His name was the first impression, but how much he cared left a lasting impression. He would do an extra credit question before every test such as, "Who was the leader of the Flying Tigers?" Back then, we could not just Google that information. It actually took research to find out! It was one of Colonial Heights High School best kept secrets. Students who did the research would NEVER share with anyone else. That shows the level of respect that everyone has for him. A few years back, I was at my niece's graduation. That happened to be the year he retired. The roar from the audience when he was announced said everything. My younger cousins, nephew, and friends' children who went through Colonial Heights all adored Mr. Barrett. He and a lot of former educators meet for breakfast monthly. The group in the photo includes Mr. Barrett (on the left, in the red) as well as Coach Thomas who was a PE Teacher and the Football Coach while I was in school. Mr. Rhodes was our Principal. Mr. Crinkley and Mr. Horne were also teachers that I had while in that school. It amazes me the longevity of teachers at Colonial Heights High School (my mom and dad had some teachers that I did and my daughter had one of those that both of us had). It also amazes me how close they are to each other and to the community!"
-Melissa S., Center Director