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Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

We LOVE Teachers!

Get emoji-tional with us and #ThankATeacher during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, 2020!

Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day—their immense work and impact moves us beyond words, so we need emojis to say how we feel. Let’s all shower teachers in appreciation and share how we love (❤️) like (👍), celebrate (🎉) and care for (😍) our teachers!

Our nation’s educators play a pivotal role in our children’s lives, inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success.

Office Depot Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

We are excited to have the support of our Proud National Sponsor Office Depot! To support teachers and school communities across the nation, Office Depot is offering discounts in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.

Save 30% on Printing

Get 30% off Color and B&W copying & printing (excludes self-service).

Count on Office Depot for all your printing needs! Whether you need posters and flyers for your business or workbooks and training manuals for your child's schoolwork, order online and pick up in-store or have it delivered! Office Depot's print advisors are here for you.

Use coupon code 79436479 in-store or 42808755 online. Expires April 30, 2020.

Save 25% on Classroom Supplies

Our Proud National Sponsor, Office Depot, is offering a special 25% discount on select regularly-priced classroom supplies with the code PTA2020MARCH.

Valid online only. Enter the coupon code to cart online at checkout. Limit 1 coupon per household/business. Expires 4/11/20 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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While we often thank our teachers every day, it’s during Teacher Appreciation Week when we like to pause and really show our love for the teachers in our lives. We encourage you to tell your teacher how much you…

  • Love (❤️) how they encourage you in special ways
  • Like (👍) what’s happening in their classroom
  • Celebrate (🎉) their achievements with students
  • Care about (😍) their commitment to students and families

Download our Teacher Appreciation Week Toolkit

It’s easy to #ThankATeacher! Use our thank-you cards, certificates, flyers, web ads and social media graphics. Download all of the toolkit materials quickly and easily with the following two zip files.


Remind everyone about Teacher Appreciation week by using our flyers! There’s even a fillable version so you can add your own text with event info or other details.

Teacher Appreciation Flyers

Thank You Card

Use this cut-and-fold thank you card to share a message straight from the heart with all of the stellar educators you know.



Have your school principal, PTA/PTSA President or student sign and present our ready-made appreciation certificates to the teachers in your life.

Teacher Appreciation Certificates

Social Media Graphics

Start a social media conversation about the amazing teachers in your life by dressing up your social media profiles with these graphics. Don’t forget to share photos of your activities during the week by using the hashtag #ThankATeacher!

Web Ads

Share the love on your school website or app!

How You Can #ThankATeacher

  • Get creative! We love seeing all the awesome ways you celebrate the “T” in PTA.
  • Send heartfelt letters, cards and messages of appreciation
  • Create artwork, poems and video messages
  • Recognize teachers with awards
  • Decorate schools and teacher’s lounges
  • Host surprise assemblies and other events
  • Volunteer in classrooms to help teachers
  • 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.

Cool Décor Ideas

Stumped on how to decorate for your events? Here are a few pins we love:

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.