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Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7-11, 2018!

About Teacher Appreciation Week

Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11, 2018 during National Teacher Appreciation Week! CDE invites you to participate and give thanks to Colorado's deserving teachers. This week in May is designated as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children.

During this week, we invite everyone to share a post, image or video with a sign thanking a teacher on any social media site using the hashtag #ThankATeacherCO. To help districts and schools celebrate this week, we've created a number of resources to spread the word in schools, with administrators, parents and local communities.


Resources

To help get the word out about Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week, use or customize the resources below. All materials may be tailored to meet your local needs:

#ThankATeacherCO Social Media Graphics

Download and post these images with the sample social media messaging below.

#ThankATeacherCO Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11, 2018

#ThankATeacherCO Downloadable Template

Click here to download, customize and print your own #ThankATeacherCO sign (DOC). Don't forget to take your picture with it and upload it to any social media site using the #ThankATeacherCO in the post!

#ThankATeacherCO Sign

Deals and discounts for Teacher Appreciation Week

For Teacher Appreciation Week we compiled a list of many discounts and freebies available to teachers on Teacher Appreciation Week as well as throughout the year. Check out the full list.

Sample Social Media Messages

Sample social media posts have been created to use on your Twitter and Facebook pages. To use, simply copy and paste the text! Please note that these are just suggested social media posts to make it easy for you, but you are more than welcome to modify and/or use additional posts.

Sample Tweets:

  • Thank you, teachers, for ALL you do! CDE thanks and appreciates you for nurturing Colorado's children. During Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, we invite you to thank a teacher that has influenced your life. Post your thank you message on any social media site using #ThankATeacherCO. #edcolo
  • "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
    CDE wants to thank teachers for all they do! May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week in Colorado, post your photo/video using #ThankATeacherCO and share your gratitude message to a teacher that inspired you. #edcolo
  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11 and your chance to give thanks to Colorado's deserving teachers. Share your message using #ThankATeacherCO and tag a friend to invite them to also give thanks! #edcolo
  • Colorado, let's thank teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week! Join us and thank a teacher w/ #ThankATeacherCO May 7-11. #edcolo

Sample Facebook Posts:

  • Thank you, teachers, for ALL you do! @codepted thanks and appreciates you for nurturing Colorado's children. During Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, we invite you to thank a teacher that has influenced your life. Post your thank you message on any social media site using #ThankATeacherCO. #edcolo
  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11 and your chance to give thanks to Colorado's teachers for all they do. Share your message using #ThankATeacherCO and tag a friend to invite them to also give thanks! Download, customize and print your #ThankATeacherCO sign here: http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/thankateachercotemplate#edcolo
  • "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
    CDE wants to thank teachers for all their hard work! May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week in Colorado, post your photo/video using #ThankATeacherCO and share your gratitude message to a teacher that inspired and made a difference in your life. #edcolo
  • Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Don't forget to #ThankATeacherCO May 7-11 by sharing a photo or video. Tell us why you appreciate teachers or give a shout-out to your favorite teacher! #edcolo

Sample message to schools with PTA’s and NEA’s Teacher Appreciation Week resources on how to engage parents

#ThankATeacherCO during Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week

Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11, 2018 during National Teacher Appreciation Week! Is your school looking for ways to engage parents to participate and give thanks to Colorado teachers for all they do?

The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has created a #ThankATeacher promotional event toolkit with resources on how to get parents involved including flyers, editable appreciation certificates and social media graphics.

Here are a few ways your school can invite parents to get involved:

  • Have their child sign and present thank-you cards to their teachers!
  • Have your school principal, PTA/PTSA president or student sign and present PTA's ready-made appreciation certificates (PDF) to the teachers in your life.
  • Share photos and your activities during the week by using the hashtag #ThankATeacherCO on social media!
  • On Thursday, upload a #TBT of you and your favorite teacher and thank them for using the official hashtag #ThankATeacherCO.

PTA has also partnered with the Nation Education Association (NEA) to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day, May 8, 2018. Check out NEA's National Teacher Day 2018 artwork for web, social media and printable flyers to help you plan your #ThankATeacherCO events during this week.

Let's celebrate teachers for nurturing Colorado's children!


Resources for other stakeholders

The materials below are intended for organizations, state and local agencies and businesses interested in participating in Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week. Use these sample materials to invite your teams to participate.

Sample e-newsletter or website content

May 7-11 is Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week

Expressing gratitude is known to be associated with greater happiness and what better way to spread the joy than during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11? During this week [Organization's Name ] invites everyone to participate and give thanks to Colorado's deserving teachers.

Share a post, image or video on any social media site with your thank you message and the hashtag #ThankATeacherCO. Teachers work so hard to nurture Colorado's children, let's thank them for all they do! Tell us why you appreciate teachers or give a shout out to one who has made a difference in your life. Tag a friend and invite them to also give thanks.

Sample internal staff engagement email

Subject: #ThankATeacherCO during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11

Hello,

Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11, 2018 and you're invited to participate and give thanks to Colorado's deserving teachers.

During this week, share a post, image or video on any social media site with the hashtag #ThankATeacherCO. Teachers work so hard to nurture Colorado's children, let's thank them for all they do! Tell us why you appreciate teachers with a tweet, Facebook post or give a shout out to a teacher who has made a difference in your life. Tag a friend and invite them to also give thanks. Click here to download, customize and print your own #ThankATeacherCO sign (DOC).

To help you get started, use or modify these sample social media posts:

Sample Tweets:

  • Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Don't forget to #ThankATeacherCO May 7-11 by sharing a photo or video.Tell us why you appreciate teachers or give a shout-out to your favorite teacher! #edcolo
  • Thank you, teachers, for ALL you do! We thank and appreciate you for nurturing Colorado's children. During Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, we invite you to thank a teacher that has influenced your life. Post your thank you message on any social media site using #ThankATeacherCO. #edcolo

Sample Facebook Posts:

  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11 and your chance to give thanks to Colorado's teachers for all they do. Share your message using #ThankATeacherCO and tag a friend to invite them to also give thanks! Download, customize and print your #ThankATeacherCO sign here: http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/thankateachercotemplate#edcolo
  • "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
    We thank teachers for all their hard work! May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week in Colorado, post your photo/video using #ThankATeacherCO and share your gratitude message to a teacher that inspired and made a difference in your life. #edcolo

Tag our [Organization's Name ] Facebook [LINK TO FB PAGE] and Twitter [LINK TO TWITTER PAGE] pages or share and retweet our posts. Let's celebrate Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thanks,

xxx

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