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Teacher Appreciation Week May 3–7, 2021

This School Year, #ThankATeacher

Let’s face it. This school year has been weird. But we’re getting through it, in part thanks to our nation’s amazing educators. Take a moment to #ThankATeacher during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7.

Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day—and in a year where instruction could be virtual, in-person or a mix of both, their immense work and impact have provided a much-needed sense of community and connection. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators across America are working hard to ensure every student has the tools they need to reach their full potential.

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.

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Thank a Teacher with National PTA

This year will be one for the history books. So let’s celebrate the good memories we’ve made, and the way our teachers have gone above and beyond. Dust off your scrapbooking supplies to #ThankATeacher with our virtual stickers and toolkit materials below.

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Win a Pair of Glasses for Your Teacher!

Upgrade your teacher’s glasses! Here is another great way of celebrating your teacher, brought to you by BAND, a leading group communication app for PTAs!

BAND is giving away 50 pairs of glasses. Follow these easy steps to win your teacher a new pair of frames with free blue light lenses!

  • Visit this page to enter.
  • Share why your teacher is awesome and deserves to win.
  • Rally your PTA to nominate your teacher - More entries by your PTA means a better chance at winning.

BAND is a Proud National PTA Sponsor and an official supporting sponsor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Learn more about BAND.

* National PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product, or service. No endorsement of BAND or JINS is implied.

Download our Teacher Appreciation Week Toolkit

It’s easy to #ThankATeacher! Use our thank-you cards, certificates, flyers, web ads, virtual stickers 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.

Thank You Cards

Virtual Stickers

Tell your amazing teacher, “I’m stuck on you!” with these official #ThankATeacher virtual stickers.

Teacher Appreciation Stickers


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

Certificates for Teachers


Use these fillable Teacher Appreciation Week flyers!

Teacher Appreciation Week Promotional Flyers

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

  • It’s never too early to plan with your PTA unit! Check out 5 Ways to Plan for Teacher Appreciation Week from BAND
  • 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 PTAOurChildren.org.

About Teacher Appreciation WeekSM


Since 1984, National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the individuals 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.