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Teachers Appreciate Homemade Goodies

Second-grader Wyatt Glenn knows that the way to a teacher's heart is through his stomach. Wyatt passed out homemade red velvet cupcakes at the annual Columbus Magnet School Teacher luncheon on Wednesday afternoon.

"I have great teachers," he said. This is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and schools throughout the district are honoring their teachers, mostly with food.

"It just keeps getting better every year," third-grade teacher Steven O'Connell said as he filled his plate with sandwiches, salads, swedish meatballs and mac and cheese made by the school's parents. He couldn't wait to hit the dessert table.

Superintendent Susan Marks acknowledged National Teacher Appreciation Week at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. "Norwalk's 900 teacher show their commitment to students and families every day," she said. "We can all think of our favorite teachers."

"The lunch is a way to give back to the teachers for all they do for our kids," says PTO co-president Jimi Napoli. "They come in early, stay late and are involved in many extra activities."

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