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CPCS shows staff appreciation this week

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COLTON - The Colton-Pierrepont Parent Teacher Student Association is spending this week showing the school staff just how much they appreciate their tireless, year-round work.

For nearly a decade, the PTSA has put together Staff Appreciation Week at CPCS and this year features a wide variety of thank you events.

On Monday, various members of the association brought in baked goods for the employees - which includes teachers, custodians, lunch workers, bus drivers etc. - anyone who works with the school in some capacity.

The staff received measuring tape with the association’s logo on it yesterday and more excitement and surprises are in store for the group this week.

“On Wednesday we are doing chocolates. On Thursday – it’s going to be a surprise – but we have the Canton Goldenaires come and perform. They are an a cappella group,” PTSA President Shelby Connelly said. “On Friday we will serve them all lunch. We call certain parents from the PTSA, and they come in and help with serving the faculty a special lunch.”

“(Staff Appreciation Week) kind of started out with just doing a couple of little things. We keep adding stuff every year,” PTSA member Angel Angleberger added. “I am very appreciative of our whole staff at our school. I’ve had four kids who went there, and I love the school. I love the closeness of it. I have just kept adding to it to make sure that they know they are appreciated very much. ... We really appreciate our staff at Colton-Pierrepont, and we really hope they enjoy this.”

There are also raffle drawings every day this week, giving staff members the chance to win prizes.

While employees are having their lunch Friday afternoon, the association -with help from the students -will be conducting one final surprise to conclude the week’s events.

“This is a great way to show them our appreciation for five straight days,” Ms. Connelly said. “We find too that the administration has always given us what we needed. Even just for our meetings, the administration has always given us the yes and the go ahead. We don’t feel separated from them.”

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