Golden Apple Teacher & Support Employee of the Year Celebration

Golden Apple Awards: Teacher & Support Employee of the Year Celebration

Thanks for your support, tickets are sold out!

Saturday, January 22, 2022 • 5:00 pm

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens
5827 Riverside Dr, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

What to Wear

We are excited to see you at this year’s outdoor event at the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens! This is a semi-formal event.

For ladies, options could include:

  • Knee-length cocktail dress
  • Skirt or evening pants with top arrangement
  • Maxi dresses are acceptable, but not to be confused with a formal floor length ball gown. *Note, you’ll be using stairs to go on stage, so no trip hazards.

For the gentlemen, you’ll definitely see suits, also shirts and ties, and dressy sports jackets.

Footwear: Something appropriate for uneven surfaces. For your safety, no high heels or spike heels please.

You’ll have an opportunity to stroll the grounds and view the beautiful artwork. There is also a short walk to/from parking.

For wait list information, please contact Sara Wierhake at 941-255-7500 ext. 1798

Dear Friends,

Every January we’re honored to host the Golden Apple Teacher & Support Employee of the Year Awards for Charlotte County Public Schools. This signature fundraising event is a beloved tradition for teachers, staff, and friends of education throughout our community.

We hope that you will join us again in recognizing the outstanding teachers and support employees who make a difference with our children, our schools, and in our community. Every year, nominations are made by students, principals, teachers and administrators for the Charlotte County Schools’ Teacher and Support Employee of the Year award.

Whether you have made gifts to us for years, or this would be your first, we welcome gifts in all sizes. Your combined dollars send a powerful message of hope during uncertain times. With your help, we can honor our teachers and support employees in a meaningful way and lessen the impact of coronavirus on our mission.

If you have any questions about this programs, our services, or volunteer opportunities please email me at sara.wierhake@yourcharlotteschools.net.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We now offer more sponsor visibility with our updated website, social media and marketing materials, and generous recognition before, during, and after, the event.

Every year a portion of the net proceeds from this event supports our Teacher Supply Depot and award winning Take Stock in Children program, serving students in need for over 25 years.

 

Reservations (E-Tickets)

Tickets are Sold Out

For wait list information, please contact Sara Wierhake at 941-255-7500 ext. 1798

Please be advised, there are no paper tickets for this event. We will have a guest list at the event, you do not need to bring a proof of purchase. A receipt will be emailed to you after reservation completion.

NOTE: Reservations for friends & family of finalists will be available once the finalists are announced.

Reservation Prices per Person
(Reservation prices include dinner)

  • FINALISTS and one guest ~ No Charge
  • Friends & Family of Nominees (up to 6)  ~ $40
  • CCPS Employees ~ $40
  • General Public ~ $80

Recognizing Outstanding Employees

The Teacher of the Year program recognizes and honors the contributions of outstanding classroom teachers who have demonstrated a superior capacity to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. Every year, nominations are made by students, principals, teachers and administrators for the Charlotte County Schools’ Teacher of the Year award.

The Support Employee of the Year Award recognizes outstanding support employees who have made unique and exceptional contributions to Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS.)

Recipients of this award demonstrate commitment and leadership in their field of work and foster cooperative relationships with colleagues and in the community.

Thank you Sponsors!

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