Gratitude Garden program returns to honor Westborough educators


Gratitude Garden program returns to honor Westborough educators
Last year’s Gratitude Garden program included a display outside of Hastings Elementary School in Westborough. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

WESTBOROUGH – The Westborough Education Foundation is bringing back its “Gratitude Garden” program for this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week early next month.

Running from May 2 through May 8, the program will see Foundation volunteers “plant” pinwheel flowers in the name of Westborough educators at their respective schools.

“Our teachers and staff have had to continually adjust and innovate over the last two years,” the Foundation wrote in a press release. “Let us recognize and thank them for their work.”

Those interested can sponsor an individual flower with a $5 donation. Donors will be asked to name their teacher and school. Beyond their flower, they’ll also get a notecard to personalize and give to their teacher.

The Westborough Education Foundation will then send acknowledgments to each teacher honored, noting the flowers that get planted for them and naming who sponsored the flowers.

Donors can purchase as many pinwheels as they would like through April 28.

Donations are tax-deductible and will fund grants to teachers and other educators for programs, partnerships and enrichment activities which don’t normally get funded in the school budget.

Those interested in purchasing a pinwheel can do so online at


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