Teacher Appreciation Week

July 01, 2006 | Kim Eastman

Teacher appreciation at Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) was the week of May 7–13. The CCA Home & School Association along with the Wenatchee Church were busy recognizing the fact that all our teachers are appreciated.

The pastoral staff gave each teacher cinnamon rolls and a card of appreciation. The Home and School Association headed by Jackie Stonas made each day special for the teachers:

Monday, the teachers were treated to a continental breakfast and a half-hour back massage.

Tuesday, the teachers received a hearty loaf of bread with a jar of jam.

Wednesday, the school board gave each teacher a potted flower arrangement.

Thursday, each elementary classroom had a parent in charge to organize something for that teacher. For example, a kindergarten parent asked everyone to bring a handful of flowers or greenery from their yards at home so teacher Wendy Witas would receive a huge bouquet of flowers. A first-grade parent asked each child to bring an item for a bath and beauty basket for their teacher Susan Whitely.

Friday, each teacher was sent home with a full meal for Sabbath—a homemade lasagna ready to slip in the oven, salad with all the toppings, garlic bread and a pan of brownies.

Also, all week there was a card-making center set up in the library where students could make thank-you cards for their teachers.