In celebration of all of the wonderful faculty and staff at Walden, the Parent Guild collects contributions to show appreciation and love to every lead teacher, assistant teacher, specialty teacher, and staff member in an equitable way.
The Parent Guild started this tradition so that families could combine their resources and say thank you to ALL of the special individuals who make Walden unique. Your participation in the Faculty & Staff Appreciation Program is greatly appreciated, but is in no way required or expected.
HOW DOES THE HOLIDAY GIFT CARD PROGRAM WORK?
In lieu of direct individual gifts to teachers, we pool the contributions so that we can give each faculty and staff member an equal number of cards. Our goal is to give every staff and faculty member four $25 gift cards (they chose the stores that they like from a list provided to them). All gifts are anonymous, and contributions of any amount are welcome!
HOW ABOUT OTHER FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION ACTIVITIES?
Contributions exceeding the holiday gift card goal are allocated to other areas of faculty and staff appreciation activities and events (brunches, luncheons, etc.) throughout the year and during National Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
If you wish to contribute to the program you can do so via the form below using a credit card. To pay by check, or to charge your contribution to your family's Walden account, complete this form and turn it in to the front office. You are welcome to contribute at any point in the year, but if it is possible to contribute prior to December 12 it will greatly help us in our budgeting for the entire year's appreciation events.
Be on the look out from our Faculty & Staff Appreciation Chairs on the different activities and ways you can participate in appreciating our faculty and staff throughout the year!
Show your school pride when you’re out and about with a Walden t-shirt or sweatshirt, cooler bag and water bottle at the beach, or stock up on sustainable utensils for your student’s lunch.