June 1-5th was a pleasant and honored week. With Teacher Appreciation Week around, the Student Council members geared up to honor the teachers. Mrs. Sara, the Student Council head, already rendered enough
support, making day to day plans for what was to be delivered. The seniors, the grade 11’s and 12’s were the packagers and decorators while the grade 10’s… Well we were the delivery personnel.
The delivery packages came with an assortment of treats. Candy with coke for one day and fruits with small and cute honor badges the final day. Doors were also taped with a small poster saying “Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Mr/ Mrs …” always reminding the teachers of their well-deserved respect, whenever they entered their respective classes. It was pleasant to be part of those lunch time meetings, when the seniors and us carefully scribbled on sheets of paper with colorful markers for the decorations or when the seniors sat in a group, tediously reading through all the messages sent by responsible students to make sure that Appreciation did not turn to “teacher value depreciation” through any inappropriate messages.
I delivered part of the goodies on the ground floor of the language block. The first delivery round did not come as surprising for the teachers since they were aware of the plans. They accepted the goodies with love and thanked Student Council through me. The second day when I delivered the goodies, the teachers still looked obliged and happy. They received with open hearts, with Mrs. Wafa saying “I’m on a diet,” followed by a humorous smile.
The third day was the most surprising. The teachers seemed to feel more pleased than the previous two days as they felt the need to ask my name. I assumed this to be a token of compliment. In addition, praising comments were also showered when Mrs. Marian, the head of secondary school said, “It’s wonderful to see the little posters on each door.” This phrase gave me the sense that the teachers liked being valued. Mrs. Liana, the MYP IT teacher added “I think the work that Student Council is doing are really great.” This itself reflected how honored everyone was of student council.
However, I was also given some amazement, when I found out that a Teacher Appreciation Week food ceremony was arranged. So after all, the goodies were just a starter and the main course was still to come. Although the food ceremony was not part of Student Council’s to-do list, it was surely an icing on the cake. Happy belated but always strong living….Teacher Appreciation Week to all teachers!