‘Thank-a-Teacher’ celebration goes virtual for La Crosse educators

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) is hosting its annual Thank-a-Teacher celebration online this year.

Beginning today and continuing through national Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), LPEF is encouraging students and parents of the La Crosse School District to create posters or drawings as a “thank you” message to their favorite teacher or another school employee and then share those messages through LPEF Facebook or Twitter feeds.

Look for a “pinned” post with the following instructions:
1. In comments, or in reply, post a picture of your child with a “thank you” poster or picture

2. List your child’s school and the name of your child’s teacher(s) or other school employees you would like to honor

3. List your child’s first name and grade

4. We will email a copy of your photo and information to the teacher/staff member

Since 2015, LPEF has hosted an annual Thank a Teacher Day event, delivering fresh fruit, donuts and muffins to each school as a treat for about 1,000 employees of the School District of La Crosse. Funding is provided via grant support from the La Crosse Community Foundation’s Carol Taebel “Thank a Teacher” Fund.

When school resumes this fall, LPEF will again host a special day to deliver treats in person for teachers, teaching assistants, food service staff, custodians, administrative assistants, nurses, principals and other staff who make a difference every day in the lives of La Crosse school children.