Westfield Education Foundation Puts On Teacher Appreciation Event for All Westfield Washington Schools Staff

(Photo courtesy of Westfield Washington Schools)
Check presentation from Rotary Club of Westfield in support of “Laugh It Of” – Staff Appreciation event on
Friday, April 29th in support of Westfield Washington Schools staff hosted by the Westfield Education Foundation.

The Westfield Education Foundation is honoring all Westfield Washington Schools’ staff on Friday, April 29, 2022, with a night of laughter and magic at The Center For the Performing Arts with an event called “Laugh it Off”. Staff will be entertained by comedian Eddie B & magician Jeff Loeser. The Westfield High School Culinary Arts students will provide desserts. The host for the evening will be Washington Woods Elementary School Principal Tom Hakim. Entry is FREE to all Westfield Washington Schools’ staff but they must register in advance.

Former Westfield teacher and current president of the Westfield Education Foundation, Kyle Messmore said it’s important that teachers know they are appreciated.  

“We wanted to hold this program to show our support and appreciation for all of the staff in the Westfield Washington Schools district,” Messmore said. “These teachers are dedicated to providing the best education for our students. What better way to support their wellbeing than to provide them a night of appreciation and entertainment.”

Helping to support the event is the Rotary Club of Westfield. Rotary Club administrator Cindy Olson, said she and the Rotary Club understand the power of giving.

“We understand the importance of appreciating Westfield Washington Schools staff. They are our connection to Westfield students and building promising futures. It has been a challenging few years. Our Rotary Club felt called to donate $2500 in support of this event.” 

Ashley Knott, Westfield Education Foundation’s executive director, is pleased with the collaboration that is making this event possible.

“All nine schools are working together to host this event,” Knott said. “We appreciate the staff’s resilience, dedication, and commitment to our students. Hosting an event such as this allows our staff to take a night off.” This event is made possible through community partnerships from The Center for Performing Arts, our WHS Culinary Arts program, Westfield Washington Schools, PTOs, local businesses, and generous donors.