Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is May 3rd – 7th

Relax and Unwind at the Beach!

We have several fun things planned for the week, and we need everyone’s help to make it a success. We’re promoting a spirit week where students can do small things to show how much they appreciate their teacher and the staff, and this year’s theme is “Relax and Unwind at the Beach.” In addition the PTA has other things planned like a beach themed gift for everyone on staff, and a gift card drawing each day of the week. 

Please look through this page to find many ways to participate in thanking our teachers and staff, and giving back if you’re able. 

Staff Appreciation Gift Card Drawing: Closed – Thank you everyone who donated!

This year we’re planning a special event for the our hard working teachers and staff. A Staff Appreciation Gift Card Drawing!! 
We need your help getting gift cards for the drawing. 
We’d like families to check out our Sign Up Genius to see a variety of gift cards we’re hoping to get for the drawing. Simply find a gift card (or two) that you want to donate, sign up for it, purchase them at your convenience, and then make an appointment to drop them at the front office of the school by Wednesday, April 28th. If you already have some gift cards laying around at home and want to donate them, then go for it! More gift cards mean more chances for teachers and staff to win!!
Depending on how many gift cards we get, we will do drawings each day, and one, or possibly several, staff members will win a gift card each day of the appreciation week.
Sign Up Genius:


Staff Appreciation Spirit Week:

We will be celebrating our annual Teacher and Staff Appreciation the first week of May. This year’s theme is Relax and Unwind at the Beach! Below is an itinerary of weekly events along with a suggestion of ways you can contribute to the fun of showering teachers and staff with the appreciation they deserve!

*We were hoping on Wednesday, that families who want to give something extra back to the school, would consider purchasing something off the Recess and School Supply Wish List. Unfortunately, the school wasn’t able to do an inventory and add things to the list in time. If you still want to go the extra mile, please check out your teacher’s classroom wish list or the school librarian, Ms. Chambion’s list, or the counselor’s list, Ms. Sorrell. Thank you everyone for your support of the teachers, staff and school!!

Amazon Wish Lists:

Below are the teacher’s and the school’s Amazon Wish Lists. This is completely optional. If you want to give back something extra, we hope you take a look at the lists below. Links are to classroom wish lists, and “Loves” are their personal favorite shops. We will continue to link names with wish list links as they are shared with us.

School’s Recess and Supply Wish List

K – Heather Lebus – Loves Target and Amazon

K – Hannah Markowitz – Loves Nordstrom’s Rack and Target

K – Staci Von Luft (Link to Wish List under Announcements on Bloomz Page) – Loves Target and Amazon

1 – Erika Duran

1 – Catherine Scanlon – Loves Target, Amazon, Staples and Nordstrom’s Rack

1/2 – Katie Reiss – 

1/2 – Stacy Fudge – Loves Peppino’s and Target, Amazon and Starbucks

2 – Laura Escutia – Loves – Target, Amazon, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom’s Rack

2/3 – Carrie Nichols –  

2/3 – Nissa Menke – 

3 – Natasha Anand – Loves Target, Amazon, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls

4 – Aimee Burdette – Loves Nordstrom’s Rack and Target

4 – Debbie Iway – 

5 – Cara McKenna – Loves Target and Amazon

5 – Emily Peterson – Loves Target, Nordstrom’s Rack and Home Goods

5/6 – Megan Larkins – Loves Target, Amazon, Home Goods

6 – Sylvia Brown – 

6 – Lauri Nelson – 

SAI – Kyle Wilke – Loves Target and Amazon

SAI – Cean Colcord

Librarian – Rebecca Chambion

Instructional Coach – Tammy Cayuela

Intervention Teacher – Amanda Fillers

Intervention Teacher – Tina Haymes

Title 1 Counselor – Katerina Sorrell

Speech Pathologist – Lauren Whittaker

Psychologist – Grace Rose 


Staff Appreciation Gift Baskets – Located in the MPR for all teachers and staff at Santiago STEAM Magnet Elementary School

Each Basket includes: Towel, Hammock, SprayerFan, Tumbler, Nylon lunch bag, Crackerjacks, Funyuns, Fun Dip, Pop Rocks, Lemonheads, a Capri Sun and a Summer Scrunchie. We hope the staff takes a hint and relaxes this summer. They deserve it!!!