Teacher Appreciation Week

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Teacher Appreciation Dates for 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week runs May 6 - 10, 2019.

Count on National PTA to deliver a new theme, materials and resources to help you celebrate the teachers that impact your lives. Stay tuned for our new materials!

Archived materials from the previous year can be accessed below.

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Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and #ThankATeacher with us!

Teachers provide so much to our students—inspiration, motivation and, ultimately, their futures. We would like to show our thanks and gratitude by treating them like a V.I.T. – VERY IMPORTANT TEACHER.

Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Join us during PTA Teacher Appreciation Week to #ThankATeacher for all that they deliver to our nation’s children. 

How You Can #ThankATeacher

Take the time to show your appreciation this week. To help you thank the teachers in your lives for delivering so much, we’ve created certificates and flyers!

More Ways to Get Involved

Here are a few more ways you can get involved:

  • Have your school principal, PTA/PTSA President or student sign and present our ready-made appreciation certificates to the teachers in your life.
  • Share photos and your activities during the week by using the hashtag #ThankATeacher on social media!
  • On Thursday, upload a #TBT of you and your favorite teacher and thank them using the official hashtag #ThankATeacher.

Read about more ways to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week on the One Voice blog and PTAOurChildren.org.

Dress up your social media profiles with these graphics:


Cut & Fold Thank You Card

Cut & Fold Thank You Card (from HarperCollins)

About Teacher Appreciation WeekSM

Since 1984, National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children.

PTA events at the national, state and local levels celebrate the outstanding contributions teachers make.

National PTA also serves on the selection committees for the National Teacher of the Year Program.