And there was lots to appreciate yesterday, as our PTO hosted our annual Teacher Appreciation luncheon. Every year, they dazzle us by truly transforming an empty room and filling it with food that blows away the usual yogurt lunch I bring! This year it was a garden theme, and the bare room was draped with cloth, the ceiling hung with tissue pom pom flowers and the chairs covered and accented with ribbons. There were even golden chargers at every place setting!! Salads of every description, quiches, sandwiches, pasta dishes….and a dessert table laden with yum, including a fresh key lime pie! Each teacher left with a full stomach and a flower pot full of goodies. A drawing was held later in the day, and in true teacher fashion, everyone won something! And today, there will be a full breakfast. And to top it off, all of the classroom teachers were relieved of their lunch and recess duties so they could spend as much time with all that edible goodness as they wanted. And if you’ve ever inhaled your lunch while passing out papers in order to make recess duty, you know how appreciated that gesture is! I can honestly speak for everyone in my school – we appreciate your appreciation – not just today, but every day. But especially today!