In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, our PTA organized an appreciation lunch for our teachers, TAs, and staff members during lunch today. Our parent community graciously brought all sorts of food from different cuisines and curated a fabulous spread.
Every detail was considered. During lunch, a video of our students and administration explaining why they love our teachers and how much they appreciate them played in the background for everyone to watch and listen to. The tables were beautifully decorated with flowers and hand-written notes from students saying thank you. Dishes were labeled and even catered to dietary needs. There was food as far as you could imagine with many going for 2nd and 3rd helpings.
But best of all was how everyone was feeling during lunch. The energy and vibe in the room was like no other. It was full of shared laughter and joy. It was truly special. Yes, Thanksgiving is about appreciation, but it is also about family and for many who are not able to be with loved ones for this holiday, our lunch with our AISG family touched our hearts and helped everyone feel appreciated, welcomed, and cared for. This feeling, this is what will be remembered most.
Tania, our PTA President, sums it up by saying, “This Appreciation Lunch program is one of the most meaningful events for PTA and parents. It is the time to express our thanks and love to our teachers, staff, and TAs though food that parents contributed. Because we understand, It may be a regular food for one person, but for others it means a lot. We hope everyone at school enjoys this special lunch; Happy Thanksgiving!”
Our faculty and staff were beyond grateful and, needless to say, stuffed by the end! Thank you to our generous PTA and parents for all your hard work in making our faculty and staff feel appreciated for all their hard work and bringing us together in such a special way.