Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Residents encouraged to send thank-you notes to teachers

(AP) — Virginia officials want residents to show their gratitude for the teachers in their communities.

The state has launched a "Thank a Teacher" campaign ahead of Teacher Appreciation Week asking residents to send thank-you notes to K-12 teachers until May 6. The campaign has been organized by the Virginia Lottery, the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia PTA to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, which is May 2-6.

Residents can get postcard notes through their participating PTA chapters or send digital thank-you notes online at www.valottery.com/thankateacher . There will also be thank-you note writing stations at select Virginia Lottery retailers.