Staff Appreciation Week (SAW) is May 18th – 22nd
We are Wild About our Staff!

This year’s SAW will look a little different, thank you to Shannon Bennett for stepping in to create a virtual week of celebration for our amazing staff! The PTSA will be delivering a special gift and surprise on behalf of our students and families to show our appreciation, but here is what YOU can do to really spread the love!

We have set-up folders on OneDrive for all the staff members so your notes, pics, and videos can be uploaded to those folders throughout the week vs maxing out the memory on staff emails. Here is the OneDrive link: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ag0Uq_1kfL6rjv1fPw4vfmHYPEqI5Q?e=OH8IOP. You can use this link for each day’s suggested activity, just find the folder for the corresponding staff member under the daily activity folder. For example, if I wanted to send Dr. F a joke on Monday May 18th, this is where I would go on the OneDrive link.

SUGGESTED Student Activities:
SAW activities have always been optional, whatever your family can do or not do is totally fine! All of these are suggested but not required activities.

Between May 11th and May 18th: Send in a short video or picture, thanking your teacher and other staff members for all they do! We will combine the files into a video for each staff member. Use the OneDrive link above and drop your file under the right staff members. It’s easy!

Monday, May 18th: Make ‘Em Laugh! Laughter is good for the soul, so let’s make our staff laugh today! Follow the same OneDrive link above and send your teacher and any staff member a joke, silly meme, or record a funny video or dance party of yourself. School appropriate of course! Be creative and have some fun!

Tuesday, May 19th: Specials! Show some love to our specialists! Utilize the same OneDrive link above and for MUSIC – share your favorite song or instrument or send them a performance, LIBRARY – a pic of your favorite book and why or share one you wrote, PE – a video of your mad skills or give Mr. H a new challenge, ART – a pic of something you created at home.

Wednesday, May 20th: Chalk Your Walk! Use sidewalk chalk to draw your teacher a pretty picture or write a message. Utilize the same OneDrive link above to add your pic to your teacher’s folder. If you want, share your artwork on the Stillwater PTSA Facebook Group (‘Stillwater Elementary PTSA‘) so we can all appreciate it.

Thursday, May 21st: Thankful! Say “thanks” in words, a picture or video to Our Counselors, Resource Teachers, Extended Day, Educational Assistants, LAP and ELL Teachers, Speech, Psychologist. Utilize the same OneDrive link above, you can find a staff directory on Stillwater’s website.

Friday, May 22nd: Finally, don’t forget these important staff at our school! Send them a note of gratitude or a pic to say thank you by utilizing the same OneDrive link above – Mr. Madigan, Office Staff, Custodians, Kitchen Staff, Nurses, Bus Drivers.

***If you are interested in finding your own way to shower our staff, and can work out a way to do so virtually, don’t forget we have a staff favorite’s survey on our website.***

SPECIAL UPDATE! Stillwater Staff – Red Pepper is giving a free slice of pizza to Stillwater staff members on Wednesday, May 20th. Go to Red Pepper (Duvall or Carnation location) on Wednesday, May 20th between 11:00 and 4:00pm, show your Stillwater Staff badge and you can get a free slice of pizza! The slice choices are pepperoni, cheese or hawaiian. Thank you Lorna, Steve and the Red Pepper team for this generous offer!