Staff Appreciation Week

We love our Santiago Hills Tiger Tamers!

Every year, we take a week to thank our extraordinary staff for all they do for our children. It’s the time of year to recognize your teacher and favorite staff members. We do our best to show our gratitude in lots of special ways every day of the week.

Themed Gift Days from the  Kids

The kids want to show their appreciation as well, and so we have provided theme days to help give families ideas for their teachers. Participation is always optional. Feel free to bring your own special gift to thank and recognize the staff members who make a difference in our students’ lives. A sample past themed gift days schedule:

  • Monday: Bring a flower for the class vase

  • Wednesday: Bring a Thank You card from the parents and/or an optional gift card

  • Friday: Bring a homemade Thank You card from the child to show their teacher how much they love them

Thank you in advance for helping make our teachers and staff feel appreciated!

Meals of Appreciation

If the way to a teacher’s heart is through their stomach, we intend to deliver. We try to mix it up every year, but we aim to offer at least one breakfast, one snack, and one special lunch for all the staff to enjoy.

We can always use food donations!

We would appreciate any donation you can make to help us prepare breakfasts, snacks, and lunches for our teachers. We are so thankful to our local businesses, who have donated bagels, coffee, pastries, and other delicious items. In the past we have accepted food items from the grocery store and prepared them for finished meals for the teachers.

Teacher Daily Raffles

We hope our teachers also feel special when they enter in to the Staff Members Only Raffles provided by the PTA. Each teacher gets a number of raffle tickets in their mailbox every day during the week to enter into several prize drawings each day.

We need prize donations!

If you have a gift card you would like to donate, please contact In the past, we have been able to offer free car washes, gift cards to local restaurants, gift cards to our favorite shops, jewelry, treats, and mobile accessories!

How to get involved

Staff Appreciation Week is not only a wonderful way to give back to the people taking care of our kids and shaping their lives, but is also a great way to get to know the Santiago Hills staff beyond your students’ teachers. If you would like to get involved with the week’s events or donate any items please email us at

Find out more

See more articles about Staff Appreciation Week, including special events for the current year here.