Teacher Appreciation Week: Ending the Year with a Bang

In what we can officially call a tradition, the Cathedral Church of St. Peter has blown away the staff, teachers, and administrators at Campbell Park for Teacher Appreciation Week.

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We started early on Monday, May 7, arriving at 6:30 a.m. with breakfast casseroles, fresh fruit, baked goods, juice, and coffee (donated by Kahwa). We quickly arranged the goodies into a beautiful array just in time for teachers and staff to grab a bite before they headed off to morning duty and their first classes.

We were back at it on Wednesday, May 9, presenting the salad and sandwich bar for lunch. By popular demand, we brought toasted bread for sandwiches, adding a wider variety of meats (bacon, baby!) and toppings. We finished off lunch with cookies, brownies, and mini lemon cupcakes for dessert. It was hard to tell what was sweeter, the desserts or the smiles of the beautiful women of the Cathedral who were there to serve lunch.

Come Friday, May 11, the easiest and most fun day of Teacher Appreciation Week, we had more than 40 gift cards to be raffled off between the teachers and staff. The gift cards, all donated by parishioners, ranged between $10 and $100.

A big "thank you" to Maura Meitz, who arranged one of the best Teacher Appreciation Weeks ever.

We are so proud of what Campbell Park Elementary has accomplished this year: improved attendance records, improved test scores, and improved morale. We have had a great year of partnership, and we look forward to next year, when we help usher in a new class of Spotted Stingrays. Look for opportunities this summer to help start the school year right. Backpacks, school supplies, and new shoes will all be needed to make the 2018-19 school year even better.