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. May 6-10, 2019 marks National Teacher Appreciation Week, and we are honoring our teachers and supporting staff by publishing a list of “faculty favorites.” 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. Please take the time this week to tell your teachers and other staff members how much they mean to you.

Mrs. Amott, Kindergarten
Candy Bar
Snack Food salty stuff
Restaurant Longhorn, Starbucks
Fast Food
Beverage
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate
Type of Music
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Crochet & Knitting
Stores Target, Hobby Lobby. Wal-Mart, Amazon
Sports Teams Broncos
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items
Other Yarn 🙂
Mrs. Jenes, Kindergarten
Candy Bar Any chocolate with or without nuts/peanut butter
Snack Food crackers – yummy salty stuff
Restaurant Mexican food – Cafe Rio, Matador, etc.
Fast Food Qdoba, Sandwich shop (Jimmy Johns, Cheeba Hut, etc.)
Beverage Ummm I drink just about everything
Chocolate or Fruit Both
Type of Music Anything I can sing to
Desired Books Picture Books for the classroom
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 🙂

Ms. Sloan, First Grade
Candy Bar Kit Kat
Snack Food Cheetohs
Restaurant Matadors
Fast Food
Beverage Plain Tea
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate
Type of Music Oldies
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Puzzles, painting
Stores Target
Sports Teams
Classroom Items Pens, Post its, laminating sheets
Non-Monetary Items
Other
Mr. Smith, First Grade
Candy Bar Crunch
Snack Food Chips & Queso
Restaurant Qdoba
Fast Food Qdoba
Beverage Hot Chocolate
Chocolate or Fruit Both!
Type of Music All, I love music 🙂
Desired Books Children’s stories
Entertainment/Hobbies Computer games
Stores Target and Amazon
Sports Teams Wyo Cowboys
Classroom Items Pens and pins
Non-Monetary Items
Other

Mrs. Peterson, Second Grade
Candy Bar Heath bar or any toffee
Snack Food popcorn or nuts (cashews, pistachios, almonds)
Restaurant Los Tarascos, Charco Broiler
Fast Food Chick Fil A, Jimmy Johns
Beverage coffee, flavored bubbly water
Chocolate or Fruit dark chocolate, berries
Type of Music country, oldies (of course, takes one to know one)
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies horses, gardening, cooking
Stores Target, King Soopers, Kohls, Penneys, Amazon
Sports Teams Broncos, Rockies
Classroom Items laminating sheets, electric pencil sharpener
Non-Monetary Items kind words
Other
Mrs. Meyer, Second Grade
Candy Bar No thanks!
Snack Food popcorn, crackers
Restaurant Cafe Mexicali, Kitchen, Fuzzy’s
Fast Food
Beverage Kombucha, decaf (!!!) coffee, sparkling water
Chocolate or Fruit yes – love dark chocolate
Type of Music all of it
Desired Books chapter books
Entertainment/Hobbies cooking, reading, sewing, crafting
Stores target, amazon,
Sports Teams Ok State Cowboys, OKC Thunder
Classroom Items erasers, laminating sheets,
Non-Monetary Items
Other

Ms. Fisher, Third Grade
Candy Bar
Snack Food Fig Newtons
Restaurant Simmer
Fast Food Salad spots
Beverage coffee
Chocolate or Fruit apples, bananas
Type of Music folk, easy listening, mild pop
Desired Books Bigraphies, auto-bio
Entertainment/Hobbies hiking, biking, yoga, Golden Retreiver
Stores Walmart, big lots, hobby lobby
Sports Teams Phila Eagles, Penn State
Classroom Items chart paper, construction paper, pencils. glitter pens
Non-Monetary Items fun pens, writing paper, notecards, envelopes
Other classroom games, NEW EASEL FOR OUR CLASS
Ms. Richert, Third Grade
Candy Bar Dark chcolate
Snack Food Skinny pop
Restaurant Tasty Harmony
Fast Food Chipotle, Garbanzo
Beverage Tea, Kombucha, Coffee, Sparkling Water
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit
Type of Music
Desired Books Becoming by Michelle Obama
Entertainment/Hobbies Art- pastels, watercolors, essential oils
Stores REI, Target, Golden Poppy, Lucky’s Tea house
Sports Teams
Classroom Items Watercolor paint brushes
Non-Monetary Items Letters/paintings/drawings from kids
Other Vegan- no animal products 🙂

Mrs. Hahn, Fourth Grade
Candy Bar Snickers
Snack Food Hummus
Restaurant BJ’s, Cafe Rio
Fast Food Taco Bell
Beverage Arizona Green Tea w/ Honey
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit
Type of Music Any
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Golfing/skiing
Stores Target, Kohls
Sports Teams Avalanche
Classroom Items Gel Pens
Non-Monetary Items Warm Hugs – positive affirmations
Other
Mrs. Grogan, Fourth Grade
Candy Bar No, thank you!
Snack Food Popcorn, cheese, fruit
Restaurant Sushi, Italian
Fast Food N/A
Beverage Tea, kombucha
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit: apples or blackberries
Type of Music Country, alternative rock, classic rock,
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Movies, reading,
Stores Target
Sports Teams Colorado Rockies and Oklahoma Sooners
Classroom Items Stationery, post-its, pens
Non-Monetary Items caffeine (no mugs, please!)
Other kind notes, items with otters or hedgehogs make me smile!

Ms. Friesz, Fifth Grade
Candy Bar Hershey’s milk chocolate
Snack Food raspberries or strawberries
Restaurant Famous Dave’s
Fast Food Arby’s
Beverage Hot tea or coffee
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit (berries of any kind)
Type of Music Pentatonix, Straight No Chaser
Desired Books Gift card to Barnes and Noble
Entertainment/Hobbies Sewing/crocheting
Stores Amazon.com
Sports Teams none
Classroom Items Flair pens, colored printer paper
Non-Monetary Items
Other
Ms. Rubenthaler, Fifth Grade
Candy Bar Candy
Snack Food meat and 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

Ms. Cruise, Wellness
Candy Bar Any chocolate
Snack Food Cheese and crackers
Restaurant Starbucks
Fast Food
Beverage Americano
Chocolate or Fruit Both 🙂
Type of Music
Desired Books All from classics to popular novels
Entertainment/Hobbies Running, biking, skiing, climbing
Stores REI, Target
Sports Teams
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items
Other Silly socks
Ms. Hutchinson, Student Services
Candy Bar Reese’s
Snack Food Goldfish, popcorn
Restaurant Union, Fox and Crow, Farmhouse
Fast Food Bagels 🙂
Beverage Kombucha, iced tea, nonfat latte
Chocolate or Fruit Dark chocolate, berries, apples
Type of Music Coffee house, alternative, folk, classic rock, oldies
Desired Books
Becoming, any book by Brene Brown, any book about differently abled children or best practices 🙂
Entertainment/Hobbies Climbing, surfing and swimming, mountain biking, hiking, baking
Stores REI, Sierra Trading Post, Target, any boho clothing store
Sports Teams Philadelphia Eagles
Classroom Items Floam, wiki sticks, wiggle seats, post its
Non-Monetary Items Art, student crafts, baked goods, hugs and smiles!
Other Picture frames, socks,

Ms. Osgood, Front Desk
Candy Bar
Snack Food Meat, cheese and crackers
Restaurant
Fast Food Noodles & Company
Beverage Tea
Chocolate or Fruit Milk Chocolate
Type of Music
Desired Books Children, Psychology or both!
Entertainment/Hobbies Camping and Hiking with my son
Stores Jax Outdoor & REI
Sports Teams Broncos
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items Anything from students!
Other
Mrs. Kankel, Office Manager
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

Mrs. Montoya, Director
Candy Bar Peanut M&Ms
Snack Food cheese, chips, dried fruit
Restaurant Los Torascos, Fox & Crow
Fast Food Matador
Beverage caramel latte, sparkling water
Chocolate or Fruit dark, any
Type of Music Van Morrison and the like
Desired Books picture books
Entertainment/Hobbies cooking
Stores Target
Sports Teams Huskers
Classroom Items pens
Non-Monetary Items notes/letters, pictures, artwork
Other
Ms. Gossard, Director
Candy Bar
Snack Food Cheese and crackers
Restaurant
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
Stores REI, Home Depot
Sports Teams
Classroom Items Notebooks
Non-Monetary Items Cards/drawings
Other

Mrs. Chavira, Dean
Candy Bar Carmel
Snack Food Pork rinds/Beef Jerky
Restaurant Torchy’s Tacos
Fast Food Chick Fil A
Beverage Diet Dr. Pepper or diet Rootbeer
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit dried tropical variety
Type of Music Audiobooks
Desired Books Michelle Obama’s most recent book
Entertainment/Hobbies Baking
Stores TJ Max/Home Goods/Tuesday Morning
Sports Teams ASU
Classroom Items Markers/Sharpies/paint pens
Non-Monetary Items Learn to knit a beanie
Other
Mr. Josh, Custodian
Candy Bar
Snack Food old smelly cheeses and cured meats
Restaurant Verns
Fast Food no
Beverage
Chocolate or Fruit chocolate covered fruit
Type of Music 90’s
Desired Books Anything by Joseph Campbell
Entertainment/Hobbies Arts and Outside Activities
Stores St. Peter’s Fly Shop, Jax
Sports Teams Huskers
Classroom Items I don’t have one
Non-Monetary Items
Other

Ms. Branchflower, SPED Para
Candy Bar Snickers
Snack Food Trail mix, Dried Fruit
Restaurant Starbucks, Fox & Crow, Outback
Fast Food Chick-Fil-A
Beverage Coke, Americano,
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit
Type of Music I’m not picky
Desired Books Whole Bowls, Mathmatical Mindsets, any 2e books
Entertainment/Hobbies ummm what are those
Stores Home Goods, Old Navy, Loft, Target
Sports Teams Broncos
Classroom Items Card Stock, Highlighters, Sheet protectors
Non-Monetary Items Words of affirmation
Other Socks, frames
Ms. Beetch, 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

Mrs. Felix, Speech
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
Dr. Argyle, Student Services
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. Rosean, Lunch
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
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