Pasadena, CA (Grassroots Newswire) March 22, 2012 - On May 8, 2012, Huntington Learning Center of Pasadena is joining thousands of schools, students and communities to celebrate National Teacher Day, honoring educators and the important role they play in society.
Don Mills of the Pasadena Huntington Learning Center says there are many ways for schools and community members to celebrate their local teachers and show their appreciation, including the following (as suggested by the National Education Association [NEA], which sponsors the annual celebration):
- Work with your local school to sponsor an essay contest on "A Teacher to Remember."
- Hang congratulatory signs in your business or school recognizing teachers and their important work in your community.
- Invite a local newspaper reporter or TV news personality to spend a day as a classroom observer, and encourage him or her to publish or air his or her observations on a day in the life of a teacher.
- Buy books portraying teachers as mentors and give them as gifts to the great teachers you know.
- Host an event such as a luncheon or an ice cream social honoring teachers in your community or at your school.
- Make National Teacher Day a community service day to bring together your community.
- Invite teachers to a before-school coffee and pastries celebration at a local business or in the school cafeteria.
- Thank an educator by sending a letter or card to the NEA's Teacher Thank-You Project, c/o NEA Public Relations; P.O. Box 66458; Washington, D.C. 20035. Learn more at www.teacherthankyoucard.org.
"Every year on National Teacher Day, we honor the individuals who shape our children's futures and motivate them to achieve academic success and reach their potential," said Mills. "It is a day near and dear to our hearts at Huntington, and we encourage everyone in our community to recognize the great teachers they know-today and always."
Mills applauded the Pasadena Huntington Learning Center teachers. "Our teachers are here because they're passionate about helping children do better in school-many of them working here in the evenings after their regular teaching or other jobs," said Mills. "We are so grateful not only to our own teachers at Huntington, but to teachers everywhere who dedicate their lives to helping children learn."
For more information about Huntington Learning Center in Pasadena and tips to help your child in school, contact Don Mills at 626-798-5909.
[About Huntington Learning Center Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center is the nation's longest-running supplemental education services provider. Today they continue to be an industry leader providing instruction in reading, writing, spelling, phonics, mathematics and study skills as well as SAT and ACT preparation to tens of thousands of students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Huntington prides itself on its unparalleled programs which specialize in helping parents, caregivers and educators identify the gaps in skills and knowledge that can limit learning potential, and in providing a personalized program of instruction to enable children to excel. To learn more or to locate a center near you, call 1-800 CAN LEARN.]