Teacher Appreciation Week

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How You Can #ThankATeacher

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 and #ThankATeacher with us May 4-8!

New Theme for 2020

We are excited to debut a new theme including materials for you to print, customize and share during Teacher Appreciation Week 2020. Look for our new materials in March.

You can find our materials from the previous year below!

Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom—“Out of This World.”

They 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.

Let’s show our thanks and gratitude to these stellar educators. Blast off with us during PTA Teacher Appreciation Week to #ThankATeacher for all that they do to help our children reach for the stars.

Teachers are Out of this World!

Are Your Teachers the Best in the Universe?

Teachers are Out of This World! Take the time to show your appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week. To help you thank the teachers in your life for helping you shoot for the moon, we’ve created certificates, flyers, thank-you cards, web ads and social media graphics!


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 Week 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.

Teacher Appreciation Thank You Card


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!

More Ways to Get Involved

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.