SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and the entire week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. 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.

TAPintoSPF is inviting students to submit pictures, drawings, and or poems to let teachers know how much they are appreciated. And many parents, who are learning what it is like to home-school while juggling multiple tasks, are invited to participate, too. Send images (JPG or PNG format only, no PDFs) to

At its virtual meeting on Thursday, April 30, the SPFK12 District adopted the following resolution in celebration of educators:
Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4 - 8, 2020)
Teachers Appreciation Day (Tuesday, May 5, 2020)
MOTION: Move that the Board of Education adopts and signs the following proclamation designating the week of May 4-8, 2020 as Teacher Appreciation Week:
WHEREAS, teachers make public schools great; and
WHEREAS, teachers work to open students' minds to ideas, knowledge and
dreams; and
WHEREAS, teachers keep American democracy alive by laying the foundation
for good citizenship; and
WHEREAS, teachers fill many roles, as listeners, explorers, role models,
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motivators and mentors; and
WHEREAS, teachers continue to influence us long after our school days are only
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education does hereby proclaim May 4-8, 2020 as Teacher Appreciation Week and May 5, 2020, as Teacher Appreciation Day and strongly encourages all members of our community to join with it in personally expressing appreciation to our teachers for their dedication and devotion to their work. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and Twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.