Welcome to day 6 of 31waysin31days!
We are live from the gymnasium at Cleveland Elementary in Sioux Falls.
Today’s idea: celebrate accomplishments with your partner school.
Today we’re joined by a past Sioux Falls’ teacher of the year: Gretchen Johnson!
Welcome, Gretchen! I am so excited you’re joining us today!
I know one of the things you were involved with the year you won teacher of the year was helping or coaching sports team of boys from Cleveland. What sparked that idea?
My church partners with Cleveland and once we heard Gretchen won, we were like “this is a big deal”. We sent some ideas of how we could do a school-wide celebration and ended up going with a school wide pizza party. We called up our friends at pizza ranch, got a deal, and ended up ordering something like 90 pizzas for the entire school! That was a fun day and one thing we could do to help our school celebrate the great things happening here.
One of the things I often hear when talking school partnerships is how can schools give back to their partner business or partner church? It’s a great question because the best partnerships are two ways where both the school and the church/business/nonprofit is giving and receiving. And let me tell you, the gym teacher is a good one at the school to know!
So nonprofit and churches especially, get to know the gym teacher at your partner school because that’s a potential resource for you.
Before we go, comment below on ways you’ve celebrated your school, celebrated your school’s teachers or your school’s accomplishments. We’d love to hear how you’ve celebrated your school!
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