Show the love during Teacher Appreciation Week in Arizona
PHOENIX – As schools across Arizona and the country closed down because of coronavirus, educators thought of their students.
Arizona teachers’ school year officially came to an end in late March, when Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced campuses were shutting down.
But teachers efforts are still being recognized despite social distancing during Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs through Friday.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! More than ever, we have seen how dedicated and creative teachers are for our students. How will you celebrate teachers this week? #ThankATeacher https://t.co/RiOuGztXp8 pic.twitter.com/VvA7XwsBJ1
— AZ Education Assoc. 🍎🏫🎒📚✏️ (@ArizonaEA) May 4, 2020
If you are picking up groceries or an essential worker on your way to work today, you might get to see one of these billboards. A huge THANK YOU to @OUTFRONTMEDIAUS for the opportunity to share our appreciation message with educators! — w/ @azk12 #AZTeachersRock #ThankATeacher pic.twitter.com/8NUPUzXd81
— ExpectMoreAZ (@ExpectMoreAZ) May 5, 2020
Expect More Arizona, a nonpartisan advocacy group, offered several suggestions how parents, students and supporters can show their gratitude, among them:
- Orchestrate a neighborhood parade of cars or decorate your car with balloons and messages of support, then drive around.
- Write a message in chalk on the sidewalk outside your home.
- Share messages with appropriate hashtags on social media.
Stores are offering discounts include:
- Bashas’ supermarkets will give all teachers a 10% discount
Tuesday. That includes administrators and school workers are included. Shoppers must show a valid school ID for the discount.
- Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is offering teachers a 15% discount off for takeout orders.