We Love Our SRMS Teachers & Staff!


They put their hearts and souls into helping our kiddos prepare for their next steps to high school, and the PTO shows their appreciation for their dedication throughout the year.


We start the year off with a welcome back luncheon the day before school starts. We plan coffee carts, pot lucks, and other community-driven events, as well as the traditional Staff Appreciation Week in the spring. 


If you'd like to be involved with staff appreciation events, please contact Julie Garrett and Stacia Collins at staffappreciation@srmspto.org.



SRMS Staff Appreciation 2021-22 Schedule

  • Traditional Welcome Back To School!
    • Wednesday August 18th continental breakfast
    • Wednesday August 25th lunch catered by Café Sano
    • Funded by parent donations and the PTO
  • Welcome back Coffee Cart
    • Thursday September 2nd
    • Sponsored by Atlantic Coast Mortgage
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  • October afternoon snack cart
    • Friday, October 15th (Battle of Rt 7 spirit day)
    • Funded with parent donations and/or local business sponsorship
  • November house break room snacks
    • Tuesday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving break send-off)
    • Sponsored by Barakat Orthodontics
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  • December cookie exchange
    • Thursday, December 16th
    • Funded with parent donations ($$ and cookies)
  • January break room snacks
    • Tuesday, January 4th
    • Sponsored by Sheetz, Great Harvest Bread Co, and parent donations
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  • February snack cart
    • Monday, February 14th
    • Funded with parent and PTO donations
  • March 'Appy Hour
    • Thursday, March 17th
    • Sponsored by Urbano Modern Italian, Subway (Great Falls Plaza), Burton's Bar and Grill, Velocity Wings, Chuy's Mexican Food, and parent donations 
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  • April house break room snacks
    • Wednesday, April 6th
    • Funded by the PTO and parent donations
  • May Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6)
    • Funded with the remaining PTO staff appreciation budget, solicited business donations, and parent contributions.
    • Will plan to do something every day, similar to last year, with a fun theme and giveaways. 


We are planning to do something every month, so on the odd months we don't have a big event planned (Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Apr, June) we will plan coffee carts or treats in the house break rooms (grab n go snacks like we did last year, hot coco/coffee bar, ice cream novelties, make-your-own trail mix bar, etc.) Event sponsorship opportunities:


  • Morning mobile coffee cart - We will be taking coffee classroom to classroom in the morning, and we will have items like donuts, muffins, yogurt, fruit, granola bars, etc. as well as coffee and assorted breakfasty beverages. 
  • Afternoon mobile snack cart - We will be taking snacks classroom to classroom in the afternoon, and we will have items like full sized candy bars, chips, fruit, granola bars, cookies, etc. as well as coffee and assorted other drinks.
  • Break room snacks - The school has 3 staff break rooms (one for each grade). We will restock the K-cups in each, and provide grab-n-go snacks similar to what we do on the carts. We will set up 3 batches of everything, one in each of the break rooms.
  • Pot lucks - We will host pot luck lunches with contributions from parents (example: crockpots of soup and chili), and a sponsor would provide funds to supply all of the extras that would make the event complete (like bread, toppings, drinks, sides, etc).
  • Gift card giveaways - Mr Cottone recognizes outstanding staff every week, and includes small denomination gift cards ($10-$20) with his award to them, and the PTO funds these prizes.
  • Teacher Appreciation Week sponsor (in May) - sponsor a lunch, breakfast, snacks, or raffle prizes during the week.

Please let us know if you have any ideas for events or themes! If you or your business would like to sponsor an event, we will add your logo as one of our sponsors on our website, and include our thanks in the SRMS Bolt Blast communication to the entire school community.