Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Ultimate Teacher Appreciation!

Well....you know I can't just sit around blogging all day!
So...I do some other stuff too!
I have the privilege of serving on the St. Louis Park Public School Foundation Board.
The foundation is dedicated to enhancing learning for the students in St. Louis Park.

There are a variety of fundraising efforts that make granting money to teachers possible.
One of the programs we sponsor is "Gratitude Greetings".  Parents/students can donate to the foundation and send a personalized message of thanks to the staff who make such a difference in our schools.  I know personally how touching it is to receive a heartfelt message from a student or parent.  It really does have a greater impact than another personalized coffee mug!

But talk about teacher appreciation!
The man in the photo below is Thomas Friedman.
He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.



Mr. Friedman has interviewed presidents, kings and unemployed street youth with
equal grace and insight. If you are ever lucky enough to interview him, he’ll tell you he
received his formal journalism training from St. Louis Park teacher Hattie Steinberg.
"Hattie was the legendary journalism teacher at St. Louis Park High School, Room 313.
I took her Intro to journalism course in 10th grade, back in 1969, and have never
needed, or taken, another course in journalism since."

Talk about teacher appreciation!

Mr. Friedman has generously agreed to come to St. Louis Park in order to raise support, awareness and funds for the St. Louis Park Public Schools Foundation   These are the details of that event.

 Tom Friedman: Growing Up in St. Louis Park​ 
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, MN 
 “Writing for the New York Times but Always Looking for Minnesota
"As someone who had the benefit of a Park High education, and also sent his own girls to public school, I know well how valuable a quality public school system can be. Our public schools are the backbone of our country. They bring together the fireman's daughter with the businessman's son, children of all races, creeds and colors. And the best of these schools forge these different strands into communities. St. Louis Park Schools were among the best. To invest in such public institutions is an honor and an obligation." - Thomas Friedman
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit the SLPPSF  website.
 Have you checked to see if the school district your students attend has a similar foundation?
Have A Wonderful Day and Thank A Teacher Today!

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