It is hard to believe that it is already April with only two months until the end of another school year. May 1-5 is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time when the hard work of teachers across the country is celebrated. However, every day of the school year, your children have benefitted from the exceptional Billerica teachers, administrators and staff to motivate, educate and inspire them to be the best they can be. Please support their efforts and honor their dedication to our children by donating to the Sixth Annual “Honor Thy Teacher” Campaign.
Proceeds from this campaign will go directly to support the innovative grant program sponsored by the Billerica Partners for Education (BPE). Over the last several years, the Partners have given over $280,000 to teachers in the Billerica Public Schools through competitive grants. These grants directly benefit Billerica’s children with innovative programs spanning math, science, history, geography, and the arts—programs that would not, under normal circumstances, be funded through the operating budget.
The suggested donation is $10 for each teacher or staff member, such as administrators, secretaries or custodians that you would like to honor. The deadline for “Honor Thy Teacher” is Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Honor Thy Teacher Program
We will celebrate the honored Billerica Public Schools teachers, administrators and staff by:
- Providing honored teachers and staff with a certificate
- Listing all honored teachers and staff in the Billerica Minuteman
- Sharing honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals as well as the Billerica School Committee
- Ensuring that your donation goes directly to support the innovative grant program sponsored by the BPE
- Holding a ceremony to be held at the Annual Billerica Partners for Education Meeting on May 10, 2017
The Billerica Partners for Education is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance the quality of education in Billerica’s public schools. Visit www.bped.org to learn more about the work of the Partners. Any questions about the Honor Thy Teacher campaign can be directed to Dede Galdston, Vice President, Billerica Partners for Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can submit your nominations online at the bped.org website or you can use the attached form.
With great appreciation,
Dede Galdston, Assistant Superintendent and Vice President, Billerica Partners for Education