BY ELENA VALDEZ
May 7 marks the beginning of teacher appreciation week for 2018. The celebration of educators takes place annually during the first week of May, being an official national holiday. CCHS plans to celebrate their faculty and staff throughout a majority of the week with help from the Future Educators of America (FFEA).
Starting the week on Monday morning, there were coffee and donuts to be found in the teacher’s lounge for all of them to take. Although nothing is planned for Tuesday, teachers can look forward to a surprise if they check a certain place at school on Wednesday.
However, students may bring in separate gifts of their own or home made works of any kind to express their gratitude to the people who work to shape their academic lives. If any student is looking to get more involved, they can talk to FFEA advisor Emily Rodriguez (room 3457) about lending a helping hand this week.
“They come to school earlier than all of us and leave later. It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation for them,” sophomore Poria Hong said. “Even if it is only for a week.”
Teacher appreciation for CCHS will end on Friday, where a raffle amongst teachers will take place. A $20 tijuana flats and $25 tijuana taxi gift card will be up for grabs by the staff.
Outside of the campus, teachers can score free meals from chain restaurants like Chipotle, PDQ and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf by showing a valid, current educator ID. If a student wishes to treat their teacher they can also use the code 9053 at Einstein Bagels to receive 20 percent off their purchase.
Teachers can be more present than parents or other family members in a student’s life. They spend more waking time with the adolescents than their relatives. Most teachers work to impact their classes in positive ways and reach out to students that need help, small thank you notes and sweet treats throughout the week will be an added motivation as their hard work is acknowledged and appreciated.
“A day let alone a week is at least the smallest thing to do,” FFEA president Danielle Siso said.
Photo by Sarah Khan