Teacher Appreciation Day 2016: See where you can eat free

Jennifer Williams at the White House

"It is important that we honor and thank them for the countless hours they spend and steadfast efforts they make to ensure every child reaches his or her full potential - in school and beyond".

"Teachers are real life superheroes".

Attention teachers, school administrators and staff: it's Teacher Appreciation Week and that means freebies and great offers for YOU!

Each Tuesday during the school year, area McDonalds restaurants are giving away a free McCafe Drip Coffee or Tea to educators by presenting their school ID as a part of their Teacher Tuesday program.

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was the first person to ask the U.S. Congress to establish a National Teacher Day in 1953.

Area Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants are offering a deal for educators on Tuesday, as well. The National PTA established National Teacher Appreciation Week in 1985.

PDQ: is celebrating teachers in a big way by offering them a FREE combo meal on May 3! "One common thread running through all of us is the impact they have had in the direction of our lives".

Barnes and Noble: Teachers get 20 percent off the publisher's list price every day on all purchases for classroom use and 25 percent off the publisher's list price during Educator Appreciation Days. Tierney, from Adobe Middle School in the Elko County School District, is joining other state winners for a week of professional development that includes a ceremony at the White House.

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