It was literally a banner week at JGMS to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW). The MSPA kicked off the week with a breakfast on Monday, May 7, a lunch on Wednesday, May 9th, and a day of sweet treats on Friday, May 11th with and over $1,000 in donated prizes for a teacher raffle.
This year the TAW food donations, volunteers and event planning was organized and executed by JGMS parent Lisa Gedaminsky who went above and beyond with her creativity and dedication to make the week nothing short of spectacular for the teachers. Thank you Lisa!!! Thank you also to Nancy Barnes, who managed the raffle for teachers and staff and Paula Gilarde, who managed the Bedford TV videotaping of JGMS students thanking their favorite teachers. The video was looped for teachers to watch during the Wednesday lunch and was a great hit! Thank you all for making this event a tremendous success!
We would like to thank the following local businesses who contributed directly to our teacher and staff raffle:
b.good, Bedford Farms Ice Cream, Ken’s NY Deli, Red Heat, Stop & Shop and Wegman’s.
A special thank you shout out to Panera Bread for supplying (and delivering!) bagels with cream cheese and coffee cake- yum!
The JGMS parent community made the week so special with homemade desserts, beautiful salads and fruits, lots of generous gift cards, and beautiful floral centerpieces. Thank you to the following parents for their donations:
Lori Alper, Yvonne Aweh-kisob, Andrea Barney, Julie Campos, Tara Capobianco, Tony Cheng, Eun Chong, Melanie Comeau, Andrea Couvee, Karen Cox, Dan Crews, Courtney Cullis, Tricia Daley, Neetu Devdas, Susan DiGangi, Amy Doherty , Ana Flores, Heather Galante, Daisy Girifalco, Audrey Gould, Deborah Griffin, Lisa Harrell, Jenn Heller, Wenjen Hwang, Keiko Iseda-Brown, Sridevi Karthikeyan, Jen Kelley, Stacy Kershaw, Mieko Koga ,Gina Kolak , Xinyu Li, Susan Lincoln, Kim Marino ,Meeta Mathur, Samantha McCarthy, Otti McCutcheon, Kristen McEachern, Tami Mead, Estelle Mense, Tammy Morris, Sally Morrison ,Teri Morrow, Himabindu Naidu, Kristen Newman, Raphael Panfili, Rachelle Payne, Laetitia Perez-Adler, Nancy Protasowicki, Srividya Rajagopalan, Kathy Recca, Jacqueline Reyes, Christine Smith, Jenny Stathakis, Soraya Stevens, Ashalata Thotangare, Catherine Van Praagh, Pearlene Varjabedian ,Beth Venuti, Heather Waibel-limerick, Lisa Warhover , Joy Wilson, Athelney Woolnough, Melissa Zorn
THANK YOU JGMS PARENTS!