The Irvine Unified Council PTA is gearing up to honor IUSD’s teaching staff next week as part of the PTA’s national Teacher Appreciation Week. Here’s what the organization had to say in a recent news release:
Irvine Unified Council PTA, which is comprised of 33 PTA units at schools throughout Irvine Unified School District, is joining thousands of communities across the country in celebrating PTA Teacher Appreciation Week this May 2–8.
The special week honors the dedicated men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating children. Special events will be held at schools throughout IUSD as part of a national effort to call attention to the outstanding contributions teachers make to individuals and communities.
“Experts have concluded that giving teachers the status and recognition they deserve as professionals is one of the best ways to improve education in this country,” said Steffanie Early, Irvine Unified Council PTA President. “All of us know of exceptional teachers, and we should recognize that there is a great deal of good work being done in our schools.”
Schools throughout Irvine will sponsor a number of programs and events this week, including luncheons with food provided by parents, special thank you notes from students, car washes for teachers and more. “We hope that all members of our community will join PTA in honoring our teachers this week.”
PTA expanded on Eleanor Roosevelt’s idea of National Teacher Day, established in 1953, and dedicated a whole week to celebrate the accomplishments of educators.
IUCPTA comprises over 12,800 members from 33 PTA units throughout the Irvine Unified School District. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.