Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW) is in full swing at Barlow Mountain Elementary\u00a0School (BMES). The Teachers and Staff do such an amazing job educating our\u00a0children, we love nothing more than to shower them with appreciation for their hard\u00a0work and effort throughout the year. This year\u2019s theme is \u201cWe Are Wild About Our BMES Teachers!\u201d We\u2019ve leveraged a\u00a0jungle thematic that stemmed off our Lion King Production. Our lobby was transformed\u00a0into a jungle to greet our BMES community. Teachers doors were covered in burlap and\u00a0bamboo leaves to welcome teachers and students to their classroom. A fun and playful\u00a0giraffe wearing sunglasses was our icon to support our week\u2019s theme, designed by\u00a0Daniela Kinsbourne, a BMES Mom.\u00a0 Our Gala\u2019s theme this year was 06877, which tied into local businesses. We extended\u00a0this effort by working with downtown companies to bring our thematic to life. The\u00a0teachers were pampered throughout the week with a variety of treats ranging from;\u00a0breakfast by Ross\u2019 Bread, lunch from Tigers Den, a beautiful bracelet from Audrey\u00a0Road, handmade class jungle books for teachers printed by Squash\u2019s, chocolate jungle\u00a0treats from Honey Bee Candies, and tiki hut supplies provided by Russell\u2019s Carpet. It\u2019s very important to build the community that surrounds our children. The foundation\u00a0of our community is our teachers. Showing them our appreciation is just one of the\u00a0ways that we strengthen our foundation. While the teachers are so appreciative of the\u00a0weeks activities, the students have been thoroughly enjoying the playful theme too!