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John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.

PTA Teacher Appreciation Week -- May 1 - 7, 2011

  The National PTA is joining thousands of communities across the country in celebrating PTA Teacher Appreciation Week this May 1 - 7.

   PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week in 1984 to honor the dedicated men and women who lend their skills to educating our children.  Each year, during the first full week in May, communities across the country celebrate the contributions of teachers through school assemblies, special breakfasts, thank you notes, certificates of appreciation and other events  and presentations.  PTA's have more than 5 million members nationwide.

   The special week honors the dedicated men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating children. Events are part of a national effort to call attention to outstanding contributions school staffs make to individuals and communities.

   Experts have concluded that giving teachers and staffs the status and recognition they deserve as professionals is the best way to improve education in this country. All of us know of exceptional teachers, and we should recognize that there is a great deal of good work being done  in our schools and the entire school staff should be thanked.

   Your officail support of PTA Teacher Appreciation Week will demonstrate  to our school teachers the value our community places on education and on teachers essential role in our children's development.  Teachers deserve our heartfelt thanks for their outstanding contributions to individuals and communities.  Please thank your children's teacher and tell them how much they are appreciated.

Penny Manke

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