Not all super heroes wear capes, yet they have a drastic impact on our community. We see these heroes at work every day in the community. If you haven’t guessed it, I’m talking about the men and women who have dedicated their lives to teaching.  Teachers have one of the most important jobs; to mold, shape and inspire our children. They provide a nurturing environment to promote a love of learning on a daily basis to kids all over the county. I have worked in the Charles County school system for many years as a counselor and see the hard work teachers put into their classes on a daily basis. In some ways, a week is not enough. However, I’m glad we have this week to honor teachers, administrators, counselors, and staff who truly are making an impact on our community.

Teacher Appreciation Week kicks off Monday May 6, 2019 with restaurants and businesses offering free meals or discounts. I complied this list of resources for teachers and staff so they can feel the love and know what freebies are out there for them this week. The biggest day for educators is Tuesday May 7, 2019 – Teacher Appreciation Day.


Chipolte- Teachers, faculty and other school staff with a valid school ID will be able to use a BOGO offer. Buy-one-get-one free offer on May Tuesday May 7, 2019 from 3 PM until closing. The deal is good on burritos, bowls, salads and tacos on dine in orders only. To learn more visit

Fosters Grill (LaPlata)- FREE meal for nurses and teachers with valid ID all week May 6-11, 2019.

The Greene Turtle- The Greene Turtle is saying Thank You on Tuesday, May 7th with a free meal for teachers who show their school-issued ID. Meal value up to $14, dine-in only. Cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or rewards.

Sonic Drive In- Sonic has a teacher appreciation month deal for teachers and “those who appreciate teachers” From Tuesday through the end of the month get a free Route 44 drink or slush with purchase of order by using the Sonic App use the promotion code TEACHERS.

Rita’s Italian Ice-  This week Rita’s honor hard working teachers at Rita’s of La Plata on Thursday, May 9 from 3:00PM to 9:00PM. Teachers who show their badge will receive one FREE regular Italian Ice.

Sweet Frog (LaPlata)- Enjoy a FREE 12 Oz Cup on May 9, 2019 from 4-7 PM when teachers show their badge.

Wee Bean- Teachers and school employees get a FREE coffee on Wednesday between 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM.


Did you know a variety of company’s offer discounts for teachers? Another great resource for Charles County Teachers is the Educational  Association of Charles County; they  are hosting a series of events this week for members.


  • A.C.Moore- Teachers get 15% off entire purchase any time of the year!
  • Amazon Prime Student- Anyone with a .edu email account can enjoy Amazon Student (a version of prime) for FREE for six months!
  • Ann Taylor Loft- Register to receive 15% off your full-price purchases in store, every day!
  • Apple Store- Make purchases through the Apple Education store and save up to $200 on products.
  • AT&T- Save up to 17% on your wireless service for teacher and faculty, 20% off of accessories and more!
  • Banana Republic- Register to receive 15% off your full-price purchases in store, every day!
  • Barnes & Noble- Every classroom needs books! Teachers receive 20% off on publisher price for classroom.
  • Books-A-Million- Teachers get 20% off all items purchased in-store.
  • Costco- Special teacher discount on membership.
  • Crayola- 15% off the entire website at from May 6- May 13. Promo Code THANK YOU.
  • Hobby Lobby- Save 10% on crafts and school supplies. Need school check or bank card to make purchases though.
  • Hot Wheels- Offers teachers the opportunity to request tons of FREE toys for their classroom’s in Mattel’s Hot Wheel Speedomentry Program.
  • JoAnn Fabrics- Get 15% discount both in-store and online.
  • Lakeshore- Sign-up for their teachers club and receive 15% on purchases.
  • Lenovo- Save up to 20% on laptops, tablets and desktops.
  • Michaels- Get 15% discount on in-store purchase with ID every day.
  • Microsoft- Educational software discounts available, including free Office 365! Plus 10% off devices.
  • Office Depot- 10% discount for teachers on most classroom supplies.
  • Party City- Save up to 20% on everyday purchases.
  • Scholastic- Save up to 75%
  • Staples- Enroll for a teachers reward card 888-636-9555.