NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
May 11, 2012 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Evergreen Thanks Staff With Lucille’s BBQ Luncheon
DIAMOND BAR, CA--Evergreen Elementary School’s Community Club hosted a luncheon with a little southern hospitality on May 8 in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.
“We wanted to show the teachers how much we appreciate them and Lucille’s gave us an opportunity to provide that experience at a reasonable price,” said Community Club President Joanna Flores.
The parent organization didn’t just honor the school’s teachers; they invited every staff member to the special event.
“We wanted to tell our whole staff how much we appreciate them. This school couldn’t run without every person on this campus,” Flores added.
About 70 Evergreen staff members were served a delicious luncheon catered by Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que in Chino Hills.
The staff break room was decorated with country-style red and white checked tablecloths as Lucille’s staff members served up a delicious meal that was finger-lickin’ good!
“This is the best day of my life - I love Lucille’s,” exclaimed Elementary P.E. teacher Geri Burrows.
Each luncheon guest received a plate filled with barbecue chicken, tri-tip, and hot link sausage, corn bread, mashed potatoes, homemade biscuits with honey butter, fresh fruit and banana pudding for dessert.
Is your mouth watering yet?
The Chino Hills restaurant catered the event at a reduced price for the school. A special thanks Managers Michael Kern and Javier Torres, District Kitchen Manager Martine Hernandez, and District Manager Chris Gorman.
WVUSD schools are hosting employee appreciation events including Walnut High’s all-staff thank you luncheon held May 10 to “thank employees for all their hard work”, said Principal Jeff Jordan.
Suzanne Middle School Leadership catered a luncheon on May 9 from Wood Ranch. Students decorated, served, and provided gifts for teachers. “Our staff room was a ‘buzz’ with excitement,” said Assistant Principal Donna Hunter.
C.J. Morris Elementary hosted their annual staff appreciation barbecue on May 11.
“It’s just our way of saying a special thank you for all you do the whole year through!” said Principal An Nguyen. For the fifth year, custodian Robert Herrera grilled up burgers and hotdogs, and staff provided a delicious assortment of salads and desserts.
South Pointe Middle School celebrated their teachers with a “Simply Delicious Week” said Principal Susan Arzola. Daily treats included a chocolate fountain, Community Club luncheon, “Our Staff is Better Than Chocolate” brownies, breakfast, a special gift, and appreciation notes written to teachers by teachers.
Collegewood Elementary Principal Carolyn Wills will prepare a special breakfast in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week and Classified Appreciation Week on May 16 “as small token of appreciation for all you do for kids here,” she said.
Long-term substitute teacher Alyssa Imperial and 4th grade teacher Lynne Stark enjoy their BBQ lunch.
WVUSD Elementary P.E. Teacher Geri Burrows was ready for lunch with her plate filled to the brim and a bottle of famous Lucille’s hot sauce.
Suzanne Middle School teachers enjoyed a special luncheon held May 9 to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.