Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy

FALA Volunteer Corps


Appreciation Program

When someone does something good, it should be acknowledged…!

Team Captain:  Stephanie Kohnen
(602) 245-0144 or swkohnen@gmail.com

Last year, FALA parent Alisa Ashley and a group of devoted volunteers launched the Appreciation Program with amazing results. Thank you for all your creativity and energy!

For the 2017/2018 school year, organization has been handed off to new FALA parent Stephanie Kohnen.

Our Goal

Our aim is to invite the FALA community to participate in a few Appreciation Events throughout the year.  Providing food for faculty on Professional Development Meeting days and Appreciation Gifts will be the initial focus.

Want to get involved?

  • Help with a Faculty Meal or Treat: Word on the street is that gifts of food really brighten the day of FALA teachers. Keep an eye out for Sign-up Genius for food requests.  (Send a food item to school or help set up if you have a little time.)
  • Contribute to Appreciation Gifts:  Look for Sign-up Genius to make a donation to be included in gifts for FALA’s fabulous faculty & staff. Or sign up to help assemble the gifts!
  • Share Your Ideas:  Have a great idea for a faculty treat or creative gift? Know someone who deserves a special thank you? Email Stephanie at swkohnen@gmail.com. As a newcomer to FALA, she appreciates your insights.

A little goodwill goes a long way!

Some of our Appreciation Activities

Holiday Appreciation Gifts:  The Easy Button

Holiday Appreciation Gifts:  The Easy Button

Gone are the simpler days of elementary school when giving teacher appreciation gifts meant picking out one item for one teacher. At FALA, students can spend their week with 9 different teachers.   Add a teenage sibling (or two) to the mix, and things get complicated.  (And expensive!) This year the FALA Appreciation Team is organizing… Continue >>>

Faculty Lunch – Dec. 1: Sign up & show your love

Let’s Do Lunch!  (For the fabulous FALA faculty!) On Dec. 1, FALA students get out at 12:30 but teachers stick around for an afternoon of Professional Development. The FALA Appreciation Team would like to treat the teachers to lunch on this day.  You can help by contributing a food item, paper supply, or a little time… Continue >>>

A Neat Feeling & A Thanks To White Dove Coffee

A Neat Feeling & A Thanks To White Dove Coffee

Last week, I came to the FALA Campus in the early afternoon to pick up my Daughter.  It was the day before school was about to be off for the Winter Break.  As I walked around the building towards the Front Office, I was immediately flagged down by Sarah Buss waving at me from under… Continue >>>

Fresh Beats & Swaggy Dance Moves: November Appreciation

Fresh Beats & Swaggy Dance Moves: November Appreciation

Today at the end of the Student of the Quarter Breakfast, FALA middle school Social Studies and Theatre teacher, Mr. Douglas Lyerly, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and gift basket from the FALA Volunteers Appreciation Program, Students, and Parents. The Certificate of Appreciation stated: “For being an outstanding, caring teacher and DJ. FALA… Continue >>>

Sweet Treats and Sweeter Words: October Appreciation Event

This month the Appreciation Committee created an extra special treat for our AMAZING FALA teachers! In addition to sweet treats, they gave sweet words from the students to the staff.  In mid-October, “Top Secret” envelopes were passed around the school containing instructions for the students to write a card for the teacher or staff member… Continue >>>

September Appreciation: Gettin’ into the Google Groove

September Appreciation: Gettin’ into the Google Groove

The FALA Volunteer Corps Appreciation Committee is dedicated to acknowledging all of the wonderful people who make FALA such a special place. The Appreciation Committee had lots of fun bringing cheer to the Google training to show FALA teachers and staff that they are loved and appreciated. Rainbow’s End sponsored coffee, and the committee brought… Continue >>>

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