Spencer, WI (OnFocus) Spencer families teamed up to show support for their teachers while schools are held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When teachers and staff members came together for a “social distance” parade on April 24 to support their students, they were also surprised with gift bags of treats and flowers. The Gorst, Krause, and Garton families put together the gift bags and the flowers were donated by Morgan’s Mission and Spencer PTA.
Inspired by the idea for the parade, resident Becky Gorst wanted to help support the teachers during this difficult time. “They’re all missing their kids, and they should know we miss them back,” she said.
Gorst got in touch with the Spencer PTA to ask if they’d be interested in teaming up with Morgan’s Mission in donating flowers. Morgan’s Mission uses the remaining funds raised during her son Morgan’s cancer battle in order to make a difference and support the community in his honor.
“He loved that school,” Gorst said. “And the teachers were so good to him, I wanted to do something.”
About 50 bags and flowers were handed out to teachers at the event. “As hard as it is on the kids not able to see their friends and teachers, and the parents for having to change the family dynamic and to homeschool, I think it’s equally hard on the staff. They want to do what they do,” Gorst said. “They’ve really been engaged at a very high level through this entire debacle. They miss doing what they love. They do it for a reason.”
In addition to the parade and flowers, Gorst helped organize and deliver yard signs honoring the Class of 2020 since seniors are missing their normal activities and graduation ceremony this year.