Additionally, the PTA sent this memo to every family last week:
"Whereas our teachers work daily to open the world of learning to our students, holding them to high expectations, challenging them to think critically, pushing them to excel in the face of any obstacle, and guiding their development as citizens; and
Whereas excellent teaching is a labor of love, and our dedicated professionals often use their own resources and work evenings and weekends to enhance and enrich the daily learning experiences of our students, with innovative and individualized lessons; and
Whereas North Carolina teachers are frustrated by the increased job demands with decreased compensation;
Now therefore, let it be proclaimed that the members of the Parent Teacher Association hereby express their profound feeling of gratitude and also their deep appreciation for all that our teachers contribute daily to their students, and we invite parents and students to show their support and appreciation by hosting a Teacher Walk-In on November 4, 2013."
It means so much to the teachers at my school that our families and PTA are willing to make such a gracious gesture of gratitude. We can only hope that things will begin to change and the leaders of our state will begin to support us as well. Here's to a day of love and support!