October 5, 2011 -
Since 1994, World Teachers' Day is celebrated on October 5. It is a day to celebrate the profession and to promote international standards for the teaching profession. The theme for this year is : Teachers for gender equality. Today, Daven Neddo, a Grade 3 student at St. Charles Elementary Catholic school, said thank you to his classroom teacher, Mrs. Harris, by reading her the book 'Thank You Bear'. Today, all St. Charles Elementary students said a special blessing and thank you to all of their teachers to show them how grateful they are for all that they do. Tina Timpano, vice principal of the school encouraged all of the students to express their gratitude to their teachers. "Being a teacher is a very hard job," Timpano said. "We want our students to recognize the dedication, hard-work and passion of our teachers in making our students the very best they can be - and we are very thankful to them."