CONTACT: Rosana Galaviz
Office: (210) 207-5785; Cell: (210) 602-4069
SAN ANTONIO (May 9, 2019) – As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, Councilman Rey Saldaña and his staff delivered coffee to teachers at 21 elementary and middle schools throughout District 4 as part of the 8th Annual Operation Coffee Drop-Off. With the support of volunteers and thanks to the generous support of the Starbucks located at the intersection of IH-35 and SW Military Drive, teachers and school staff were treated to cups of coffee before the start of their school day.
This year also marks the 3rd Annual School Supply Pop-Up Shop for teachers hosted at the District 4 Field Office. This event started with the idea of exchanging a fiesta medal for donations of school supplies and every year teachers look forward to this event. Many teachers incur out-of-pocket expenses when they purchase school supplies especially towards the end of the academic year. Teachers from Southwest Independent School District and South San Antonio Independent School District were invited to stop by for cookies and refreshments as they browsed and re-stocked on school supplies.
On Saturday, April 21st, hundreds of people stopped by the Field Office to drop off school supplies in exchange for Councilman Saldaña’s last Fiesta Medal as the representative of District 4. Many donated spiral notebooks, notebook paper, construction paper, folders, binders, erasers, dry erase markers, permanent markers, color markers, color pencils, crayons, note pads, sticky notes, index cards, pencil sharpeners, rulers, scissors and glue sticks.
Schools supplies were in such high demand this year, that close to 130 teachers stopped by to pick up school supplies within the first hour of the event. We sincerely appreciate all the teachers who made time to stop by and hope the community recognizes just how much students and teachers need school supplies, not only at the start of the school year.
“As I approach the end of my term as the representative of my community, I am delighted to be a part of this wonderful act of generosity where residents help meet a need and demonstrate their gratitude to our teachers,” commented Councilman Saldaña, “These small acts of kindness remind us how together we can make a difference and have a lasting effect on the lives of those who we trust with the education of our children.”