Honor-A-Teacher

Honor-A-Teacher Parties

Celebrate an ACPS Teacher or Leader with a Party & Scholarship

What is an Honor-a-Teacher Party?

Our annual Spring Honor-a-Teacher Series is a great way for parents and community leaders to say thank you and celebrate an ACPS teacher or staff member AND raise money for a scholarship in the teacher’s honor at the same time.  Each spring parents come forward and volunteer to host a party on behalf of their child’s beloved K-12 teacher.  The Scholarship Fund works with the host(s) and the teacher to schedule the party – creating an online party invitation and collecting contributions toward the party.  When the party raises $3,000, a scholarship is created in the teacher’s name and the honoree teacher is invited to hand out the scholarship during our award ceremony to a T.C. Titan with financial need.  Every dollar raised toward these parties goes directly to support a college scholarship for an Alexandria student in need.

Who do you Honor at these Parties?

We’ve held parties for celebrated 1st grade teachers, departing elementary school teachers, retiring elementary school principals, popular middle school band directors and for many, many T.C. teachers and coaches throughout the years.  Parents come to the Scholarship Fund with great suggestions each year – sometimes a special teacher gets a party every year!  The love and support of parents and students and the local community are what make these parties so popular and so very special.

How Can I throw a Party?

Want to help throw a party for a beloved ACPS teacher or employee and help create a scholarship in their name?  Email us today: scholarshipfund@acps.k12.va.us  Most parties are held during May, June, August and September.