Gratitude abounded Thursday in the Wilton schools, as May 4 was both Teacher Appreciation Day and the 4th quarterly breakfast for Wilton bus drivers sponsored by the PTAs.

In the morning at Comstock Community Center, it was the Wilton High School PTSA‘s turn to host the quarterly breakfast for Wilton bus drivers (photo above). Each school PTA hosts during the year as a way to express their appreciation to Wilton’s dedicated school bus drivers.

Throughout the week each Wilton school’s PTA organized events and meals for its faculty.

For instance, at Cider Mill, the Cider Mill PTA’s Hospitality Committee holds three events this week. The first was on Monday, a Health and Wellness Day. Parents and members of the community donated their services to the teachers, including chair massages, mini-Reiki sessions, professional head shots, pilates and yoga sessions, skin cancer screenings, safety presentation, an Indian cooking demonstration, group meditation, essential oils presentation, and a nutrition presentation. In addition teachers enjoyed fresh made smoothies, juices, and healthy snacks–including mini quiches prepared with eggs fresh from the family’s chicken farm!

According to chair Lisa Finn, “It was the first time the Hospitality Committee did anything like this and it was a success. Teachers loved it.”

The second event was the traditional Bagged Lunch Day. “Teachers and staff love looking over the 180 lunches prepared by parents and picking just the right one for them,” says Finn.

The third event is a lunch buffet, being held today (Friday, May 5). Parents donate hot and cold entrees, desserts and treats for the teachers and staff. This year the event will be held “cafe style” in the Library Learning Commons. Teachers can sit down, relax and enjoy catching up with their coworkers while they sample the tasty creations prepared by parents.


At Middlebrook, the PTA provided breakfast on Tuesday, lunch on Wednesday and desserts Thursday. Similar events occurred at the High School and Miller Driscoll.