We’ve all had teachers who inspired or challenged us at important moments in our lives. These teachers and supporting staff are truly special and, like all people who excel at their jobs, they deserve our sincere thanks.  AAK parents are encouraged to show their appreciation with a small token of their gratitude, such as a favorite candy bar, book, or snack food.

Kindergarten
Candy Bar
Snack Food
Restaurant
Fast Food
Beverage
Chocolate or Fruit
Type of Music
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies
Sports Teams
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items
Other
Mrs. Guindon 
Kindergarten
Candy Bar Twix
Snack Food Cheese crackers
Restaurant Panera
Fast Food Chick-Fil-A, Freddy’s, Good Times/Culver’s
Beverage Diet Dr Pepper and Chai Tea
Chocolate or Fruit both (chocolate covered strawberries, anyone?)!
Type of Music indie rock and French rap/pop
Desired Books Anything Margaret Atwood, graphic novels, comedian/comedienne biographies
Entertainment/Hobbies tending to my houseplants, walking/hiking with my dog, playing with my cats, watching shows/movies with my husband
Stores Target, Amazon, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, King Soopers, Walmart, Dollar Store
Sports Teams University of Alabama football! Other than that, I’m not really a sports fan
Classroom Items laminating sheets, prize box items, snacks, Dollar Store gift card
Non-Monetary Items encouraging words and hand drawn pictures/notes
Other I love RAINBOWS, plants, cats, French and all things Francophone (form French-speaking countries)!

Ms. Sloan  First/Second Grade
Candy Bar Kit Kat
Snack Food Cheetohs
Restaurant Matadors
Fast Food Taco Bell
Beverage Plain Tea
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate
Type of Music Oldies
Desired Books Children’s Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Puzzles, painting, movies
Stores Target
Sports Teams
Classroom Items Pens, Post its, laminating sheets
Non-Monetary Items Puzzles
Other
Mr. Smith First Grade
Candy Bar Crunch
Snack Food Chips & Dip
Restaurant Any place with burritos
Fast Food Qdoba
Beverage Water
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit
Type of Music All, I love music 🙂
Desired Books Stories for the classroom
Entertainment/Hobbies Computer games
Stores Target and Amazon
Sports Teams Wyoming Cowboys
Classroom Items Markers
Non-Monetary Items Creative artwork
Other Email me

Mrs. Tatro
Second Grade
Candy Bar Anything chocolate!
Snack Food Seaweed or flaming hot cheetos
Restaurant anything that serves food
Fast Food
Beverage Coffee! Or bubbly water
Chocolate or Fruit I like blueberries and sea salt milk chocolate
Type of Music Country
Desired Books Audible or Amazon gift card
Entertainment/Hobbies Yarn for knitting or books
Stores Amazon
Sports Teams Seahawks or Mariners
Classroom Items Succulent themed things, clipboards, washi tape or photo craft holder, laminating sheets
Non-Monetary Items Hugs or notes (words of affirmation)
Other Plants or homemade crafts or food.  I love any type of bread

Ms. Poe
Third Grade
Candy Bar anything chocolate w/out nuts
Snack Food Chex Mix & M&M’s
Restaurant Fuzzy’s, Jason’s Deli, Rio, Mary’s Mountain Cookies, anything ice cream related
Fast Food Chick-fil-A
Beverage Sprite Zero, Molten Lava Frost (Dutch Bros), Sparkling Water
Chocolate or Fruit Anything chocolatey!  (just without nuts)
Type of Music Love it all, classic rock is my favorite
Desired Books chapter books for my class!
Entertainment/Hobbies Volleyball, working out, reading, crafting and going to the movies
Stores Target, Amazon, Walmart
Sports Teams Broncos, Dallas Mavericks, CSU Rams
Classroom Items rugs!, schedule hanger too.
Non-Monetary Items homemade artwork
Other email me!
Mrs. Jenes 
Third Grade
Candy Bar Junior Mints and Swedish Fish
Snack Food Crackers – yummy salty stuff
Restaurant Mexican food – Cafe Rio, Matador, etc
Fast Food Qdoba, Sandwich shop (Jimmy John’s, Cheeba Hut, etc)
Beverage Ummm I drink just about everything
Chocolate or Fruit Both
Type of Music Anything I can sing to
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Painting, movies, games
Stores Amazon, Target, Walmart, King Soopers
Sports Teams I always root for the underdogs
Classroom Items laminating sheets, manipulatives
Non-Monetary Items Hugs or crafts!
Other Green is my favorite color and I love things with swirly designs


Mrs. Siu
Fourth/Fifth Grade
Candy Bar All chocolate! A favorite: chocolate covered almonds
Snack Food Chips
Restaurant Any Italian restaurant!
Fast Food Chick fil A, Panera Bread
Beverage earl grey or chai tea
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit!
Type of Music Country
Desired Books auto/biographies/memoirs, mystery
Entertainment/Hobbies climbing/hiking, yoga, movies, board games
Stores Target, Knowledge Bound, Amazon, Michaels, REI, Sierra
Sports Teams Vancouver Canucks ;), Colorado Avalanche
Classroom Items chart paper, laminating sheets, games for our classroom, manipulatives
Non-Monetary Items notes, letters and cards!
Other
Ms. Rubenthaler
Fourth/Fifth Grade
Candy Bar Candy
Snack Food meat & cheese, chips
Restaurant Qdoba
Fast Food Taco Bell
Beverage coffee, tea, Mt. Dew
Chocolate or Fruit both
Type of Music
Desired Books gift card to Barnes and Noble
Entertainment/Hobbies sewing
Stores Amazon
Sports Teams Patriots, CSU
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items
Other

 

Mrs. Floyd Music
Candy Bar Chocolate!!!
Snack Food crackers and cheese, fruit,
Restaurant Any restaurant! Surprise me!
Fast Food Wendy burgers
Beverage Hazelnut latte
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate, yes! Fruit, yes!
Type of Music Gypsy jazz, Klezmer, choro
Desired Books Rhythmic books we can make into a sound poem
Entertainment/Hobbies Gardening, mosaics
Stores Joann’s, craft stores, Boomer Music
Sports Teams Sorry, what’s a sports team? Is it half time yet?
Classroom Items Fun pens! Colored copy paper
Non-Monetary Items Handmade cards <3
Other
Ms. Andrejasich Art
Candy Bar Dark Chocolate
Snack Food Mixed nuts
Restaurant Youngs
Fast Food Panera
Beverage Chai Tea
Chocolate or Fruit Dark, rasperries, bluberries
Type of Music Into Sesame street w/ grandaughter!
Desired Books Drawing books for the art room
Entertainment/Hobbies ART!!!
Stores Target
Sports Teams I love the Olympics!
Classroom Items Sharpies, color or black
Non-Monetary Items Student art, signed! they may be famous one day!!!
Other

Mrs. Turriago Wellness
Candy Bar KitKat
Snack Food Chips and Guacamole
Restaurant Rock Bottom
Fast Food Pizza, Burger
Beverage Diet Coke, Cafe Latte
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit
Type of Music 80’s
Desired Books Cookbooks
Entertainment/Hobbies Musicals, Traveling, Movies
Stores Macy’s, Sports shops
Sports Teams Indiana Basketball
Classroom Items Amazon cards to buy PE equipment
Non-Monetary Items PE equipment
Other PE Equipment
Theresa Dreyer Special Education Teacher
Candy Bar Dark Chocolate
Snack Food Blueberries
Restaurant Lucille’s
Fast Food Chipotle
Beverage Herbal Tea
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate
Type of Music Jazz, blues, funk, soul, rock, pop
Desired Books Hank Zipzer, Captain Underpants
Entertainment/Hobbies
Stores
Sports Teams Muggle Quidditch
Classroom Items Hand sanitizer, tissues, tickers, highlighters, markers
Non-Monetary Items Cards, crafts, email, art
Other

Ms. Schlagel
Principal
Candy Bar
Snack Food
Restaurant
Fast Food
Beverage
Chocolate or Fruit
Type of Music
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies
Stores
Sports Teams
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items
Other
Mrs. Kankel
Receptionist
Candy Bar KitKat, Twix
Snack Food Cheese and crackers
Restaurant Bindle Coffee
Fast Food Five Guys
Beverage Lattes
Chocolate or Fruit Both
Type of Music
Desired Books Cooking and Baking
Entertainment/Hobbies Cooking, baking, traveling and movies
Stores Target, REI
Sports Teams
Classroom Items Gel pens and mechanical pencils
Non-Monetary Items Notes, cards, drawings, baked goods
Other Crazy Socks

Mr. Bono
Assistant Principal
Candy Bar Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Snack Food nuts, cheese, chocolate
Restaurant Pulcinella Pizzeria
Fast Food Panda Express
Beverage Zero Gatorade
Chocolate or Fruit Lindts Truffles
Type of Music Jazz
Desired Books Pilgrims Progress
Entertainment/Hobbies Football/Cooking
Stores Thrift Stores
Sports Teams Denver Broncos
Classroom Items Snacks
Non-Monetary Items
Other
Ms. Gossard Director of Business & Operations
Candy Bar Dark chocolate
Snack Food Cheese and crackers
Restaurant Buena Vida
Fast Food Sally’s Kitchen
Beverage Iced lattes
Chocolate or Fruit Dark chocolate
Type of Music
Desired Books Child psychology, classics
Entertainment/Hobbies Hiking, building, camping, reading, dogs(!)
Stores REI, Home Depot
Sports Teams
Classroom Items Brain games, puzzles, fidgets
Non-Monetary Items Cards/drawings/letters
Other

Mike Fuller Custodian
Candy Bar
Snack Food
Restaurant
Fast Food
Beverage
Chocolate or Fruit
Type of Music
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies
Stores
Sports Teams
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items
Other

Ms. Brenner OT
Candy Bar
Snack Food
Restaurant
Fast Food
Beverage
Chocolate or Fruit
Type of Music
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies
Stores
Sports Teams
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items
Other

Ms. Bayliss Speech Pathologist
Candy Bar Heath Bar
Snack Food Skinny Pop Popcorn
Restaurant Any Mexican food
Fast Food Chipotle
Beverage Kombucha
Chocolate or Fruit Love both!
Type of Music Folk, Indie, Blues
Desired Books Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
Entertainment/Hobbies Yoga, basketball, painting, reading, hanging with my pup
Stores Target, Dollar Tree
Sports Teams OKC Thunder
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items notes, drawings, jokes!
Other
Mrs. Williams
School Psychologist
Candy Bar Heath or Peanut M&Ms
Snack Food munchies like popcorn, pretzels, veggie sticks, trail mix, etc
Restaurant any
Fast Food Chick-fil-a, Qdoba
Beverage Vanilla Latte (hot or iced), sparkling water
Chocolate or Fruit dark chocolate
Type of Music
Desired Books When my worries get too big; late, lost and unprepared; mandala coloring books (for use with students)
Entertainment/Hobbies Hiking, spending time with my kids/family, date night
Stores Jax, Target, Hobby Lobby
Sports Teams CSU women’s volleyball (Go Rams!)
Classroom Items Colored pens, vis-a-vis pens, fun sticky notes, things kids can play with, blank  lined journals with kid-themed covers
Non-Monetary Items handwritten notes, artwork/pictures from kids
Other daisies

Mr. Scott IT
Candy Bar
Snack Food
Restaurant
Fast Food
Beverage
Chocolate or Fruit
Type of Music
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies
Stores
Sports Teams
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items
Other