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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. And with the abrupt end to the physical school year, our teachers have done even more to continue education with virtual classrooms and learning at home lessons. All to ensure every student has the tools they need to reach their full potential.

So, let’s all shower teachers in appreciation and share how we love (❤️) like (👍), celebrate (🎉) and care for (😍) our teachers!

It's in these challenging times that we truly recognize and appreciate how our nation’s educators play such 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.

Receive 5x Back in Rewards

Get 5X Back in Rewards (10%) on your qualifying purchase.

During these trying times, most of our stores remain open as an essential business to provide our communities with supplies to help keep businesses running and our students learning.

Visit OfficeDepot.com/StoreLocator for current store hours and curbside availability.

Use coupon code 25786211 in-store or online. Coupon expires 5/9/20 at 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 virtual classroom
  • Celebrate (🎉) their achievements with students
  • Care about (😍) their commitment to students and families

Say "Thank You" on Camera!

Check out these free virtual backgrounds from Office Depot that you can use to dress up your webcam conference calls for business, or splash in some classroom color to say, "Thank you," to your teachers.

Special Podcast Episode

Notes from the Backpack LogoRodney RobinsonInterview with National Teacher of the Year
We spoke with National Teacher of the Year, Rodney Robinson, in front of a live audience at National PTA’s Legislative Conference. Rodney offered his insights into the teaching profession, issues of equity, school discipline and the importance of recruiting more black educators....
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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.

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.



You, your school principal or PTA/PTSA president can sign and send our ready-made appreciation certificates to the teachers in your life.

Teacher Appreciation Certificates


Use these fillable Teacher Appreciation Week flyers!

Teacher Appreciation Flyers

Coloring Pages

Break out your favorite crayons, markers or paint and flex your artistic muscle on these themed coloring pages.

Thank a Teacher Coloring Pages

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!


Add this graphic to your email signature.

How You Can #ThankATeacher

Get creative! And post how you honor your teachers using #ThankATeacher. We love seeing all the awesome ways you celebrate the “T” in PTA!

  • Email heartfelt letters, cards and messages of appreciation
  • Create artwork, poems and video messages to celebrate your teachers
  • Send your teacher a virtual award
  • On Thursday, upload a #TBT of you and your favorite teacher and thank them using #ThankATeacher.

Find more unique ways to virtually celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week on our Pinterest board and PTAOurChildren.org.

For Teachers of Graduating Students

Send these announcements to the teachers who helped you graduate to the next level!

Caps Off to Graduates

Share These Animated Gifs on Social Media

Just right-click to save the image, then post it on your favorite social platform that supports animated .gif files.

Love Teachers (Red)

Love Teachers (White)

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.