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.

Mrs. Chavira, Kindergarten
Candy Bar Anything with caramel and peanut butter!
Snack Food Pizza combos and fresh fruit
Restaurant DC Oakes, Suh Sushi, any place that has pasta!
Fast Food Fuzzy’s, Jersey Mikes, Chipotle
Beverage Diet Dr. Pepper
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate
Type of Music Top Hits, Pop, Hip Hop
Desired Books Mystery Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Cooking, Trying new restaurants
Stores Target, Hobby Lobby
Sports Teams Eagles Hockey
Classroom Items Laminate sheets, flair pens
Non-Monetary Items Baked goods, hugs and kind words!
Other I always love a nice card and homemade gifts
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
Sports Teams University of Alabama football! Other than that, I’m not really a sports fan
Classroom Items laminating sheets, prize box items, snacks
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 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. Jenes, Second Grade
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 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. 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. 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. Smith, Third Grade
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. Siu, Fourth 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
Mrs. Grogan, Fourth Grade
Candy Bar not a candy fan
Snack Food cheese! (chevre, brie, cheddar)
Restaurant Blue Agave
Fast Food Panera Bread
Beverage Kombucha or chair
Chocolate or Fruit Fruit!  Apples or berries
Type of Music Country
Desired Books Mystery Thrillers, WWII Historical Fiction
Entertainment/Hobbies calligraphy, reading, coloring, water colors
Stores Target, Old Navy, Scheel’s, Barnes and Noble
Sports Teams Colorado Rockies, Oklahoma Sooners
Classroom Items sticky notes
Non-Monetary Items teacher tees
Other smile!Mrs. Grogan’s Amazon Wishlist https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/PZNNSHGROO5M?ref_=wl_share

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

Mrs. Turriago, Wellness
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 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 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

Mr. Bono, Dean
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. 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

Mrs. Amott, EPD Coordinator
Candy Bar
Snack Food salty stuff
Restaurant Longhorn, Starbucks
Fast Food
Beverage
Chocolate or Fruit Chocolate
Type of Music
Desired Books
Entertainment/Hobbies Crochet and Knitting
Stores Target, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Amazon
Sports Teams Broncos
Classroom Items
Non-Monetary Items
Other Yarn
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. Williams, 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