Back to School Teacher+Staff Appreciation

In every way, this school year looks and feels different for us all. What  hasn’t changed is the love and commitment the teachers and staff at Crestridge give to our scholars and families.

This year, one of PTO’s priorities is to enhance our teacher and staff appreciation program. Because while this academic year will be full of challenges, it also needs to be full of joys.

For the start of school, PTO organized a variety of activations that showed teachers and staff that we appreciate them.

“Thank you for helping us grow this year!”:  A baby mum plant for teachers and staff to enjoy watching grow as they virtually teach and guide their students along the same path.

Nourish Goodies: A bag of goodies to nourish teachers’ spirits. The snack bag included a special treat from Stories Coffee Co.

Surprise Bagels + Coffee: A collaboration with Bagel Bin produced a surprise breakfast treat for teachers and staff at the end of the first week. 

Pinwheel Garden: “Our Teachers Blow Us Away:
Each pinwheel representing a Crestridge student, a pinwheel garden greeted teachers and staff upon their arrival to school on August 23, the second week of 100% remote instruction.

“Caffeination Appreciation”: Shout out to Starbucks on 114th and Dodge for their collaboration with PTO to show our appreciation to teachers and staff by ensuring they are fully caffeinated!

Box Tops for Education–Free App Gives Back to Crestridge

When it feels like so much has become more difficult–here is one tiny thing that has become easier. Box Tops for Education has gone digital. It’s so easy to use–and Crestridge needs your support!

Just download the Box Top for Education app, create a free account, select Crestridge Elementary School to support, and take a picture of your grocery receipts . Receipts must be uploaded within 14 days to be valid. The app will instantly determine if you purchased eligible items, and automatically apply those point to Crestridge. That’s it.

Every little bit helps!

It’s really as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4. Check it out!



For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products we are already buying.

Just follow the simple steps above–and in no time you’ll be contributing to Crestridge every time you purchase participating products.