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August 23, 2011 > Welcome Teacher Day

Welcome Teacher Day

The Fremont Education Foundation (FEF) and Fremont Flowers have teamed up again to welcome teachers back to school. On August 30th, the day before school starts in the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD), all FUSD elementary students are invited to stop by Fremont Flowers at 36551 Fremont Boulevard to receive a free flower to give to their new teacher on the first day of school.

In addition to free flowers for elementary teachers, Fremont Flowers is also donating bouquets to each FUSD school on the first day of school - August 31. Deliveries will be made by FEF members and volunteers. "Fremont Education Foundation (FEF) is proud to sponsor this year's Welcome Teacher Day. FEF truly recognizes the unparalleled role each teacher has in a student's development. Welcome Teacher Day is our way of showing our community how much teachers are valued and appreciated," said FEF President Desrie Campbell.

"Welcome teacher day celebrates our community heroes... teachers. As I contemplate some of the most influential people in my life, I immediately think of various teachers during my school years. Welcome Teacher Day heightens awareness of the value of teachers in our community. It also helps emphasize their value to all the children who participate in this event," states Dirk Lorenz, Associate FEF Board Member and owner of Fremont Flowers.

Fremont Education Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) established in 1991, encourages increased community involvement and investment in our schools. Members include parents, educators, school administrators, business people, and others from our community. We are an independent foundation that works closely with, but is separate from, both the Fremont Unified School District and Parent Teacher/Faculty Associations.

The foundation currently funds three major programs:

After-school Band Programs: Open to 4th through 6th graders in FUSD at all elementary schools for no fee, and with instrument scholarships and service available for those who are financially eligible.

Innovative Education Grants: Teacher grants in support of innovative, quality classroom programs in FUSD grades K-12.

The Guy Emanuele Sports Fund: Provides sports wear and equipment scholarships for financially eligible students in FUSD.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available at FEF. For more information, please see our website at or contact us at

Words for the Spelling Bee are shown below. Students who come to Fremont Flowers will have the opportunity to participate in the spelling bee by filling out a Spelling Bee form. Successful entries will earn a $100 gift certificate to the student's classroom on behalf of Fremont Flowers and the Tri-City Voice. In addition, the Bernardin Family McDonald restaurants are providing a coupon, available for pick up at Fremont Flowers on Welcome Teacher Day only, entitling students to a FREE fruit smoothie at any one of the three Bernardin McDonald restaurants.

This year's 10 spelling bee words are:


Extra credit will be earned for those who can associate the name with a picture of the flower.

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