Teacher and Staff Appreciation: Favorite Things!
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NameYear you began teaching:BirthdayCollege you attended:Your Children:Pets:Coffee or tea?Favorite color:Favorite flower:Favorite type of music/musicianFavorite TV show:Favorite type of book or magazineFavorite restaurantsFavorite storesFavorite Sweets/SnacksHobbies/interestsWhich do you prefer?Favorite travel destinationPreferred charityFavorite sports teamsWish list for classroomBest teacher gift receivedSome of my favorite thingsAnything else we should know?Can we post your responses on the PTC website for parents to easily view?
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Darrin O'Connor200504/04/1971Sac StateJack (13)Dog, cats, fishBlack CoffeeBlue and YellowroseiTunesiTunesiTunesOld Town PizzaREI and AmazonpistachiosMountain BikingREISan FransicoRCSD FoundationREISharpiesREI gift cardREIREIYes
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Ann Tavernetti1993May 2nd Chico StateTwo labradors, a cat and a classroom snake1/2 cafe almond milk latteAnything brightly colored Instrumental for the classroomSushi Mon, Dos Coyotes, Trademark Pizza, Togos, Noodles & Co Target, Old Navy, AmazonPeanut butter & chocolate, M&Ms, Goldfish crackers :) Watermelon or cantaloupePedicureAnywhere new to exploreJDRF of Nor CalGum for the kids (sugarfree) Essential Oils for diffuserHeartfelt notes from parents and kids! :) Scented candles from Bed, Bath & BeyondYes
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Courtney Penders2000July 17California State University, SacramentoSavannah: 13 girl Siena: 11 girl Reno: 8 boyDakota: dogDouble Chocolaty Chip Creme FrappuccinoblueirisCountryFood Network MagazineChipotle, Chevy's, Blaze Pizza, Cheesecake Factory, Skipolini's, Claim JumperAmazon, The Loft, Target, Macy'sANY candy or chocolate, Chex MixCamping, hiking, dancingMassageHawaii and DisneylandMake a WishSF 49ers 4 x 6 photo paper and games from LakeshorelunchGoing to the movies with my family, going to the spa to get a manicure and pedicureYes
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Beckie Kracke2003April 1stSac StateLandon - boy 71/2
Carly - girl 6
Gizmo - Havanese dogPumpkin Spice Latte or Caramel Macciatto or smoked Butterscotch LattePurple and blueIrisCountryGrey's Anatomyromance, people, adventureChipotle, Hawks, Chef's Table, Chick Fil ATarget, Macy's, Loft, Kohl's, Amazon, Charming Charliespeanut butter and chocolateDigital scrapbooking, reading (kindle), horseback ridingPedicureHawaii , Lake TahoeMake A WishSF Giants, 49ersglue sticks, smelly stickers, wobble chairs, post its,I appreciate all the gifts I get and love notes from the kids but gift cards and my Coach pursebubble bath, pedicures, spending time with my kids, scrapbooking, jewelryno candles please, I have way to manyYes
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Gina DiBlasio2000April 5thSacramento StateCasey/m/13 Aubrey/f/112 labradorsSkinny lattes, RefresherspurpletulipAll but jazz & classicalGrey's AnatomyPeople, Health, Real SimpleZocalos, Mikuni, ChipotleNordstrom, Target, OriginsPirate Booty, Popcorn, Starburstreading, crafting, shopping, eating :)PedicureThe OceanUC Davis Children's HospitalGolden State Warriors, 49ersitunes cards, smelly markers, smelly stickersTiffany Jewelry!books, jewelry, shoes, vegetarian :)Yes
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Marilyn Hoffman1986October 14Sacramento StateTrevor-26, Trenton-24, Jared and Jordan-19 4 boys!Dogs: Coco Crisp, Salt, & Cinnamon Cat: Two-FaceStarbucks Chai Tea Frappuccino or late'RedTulips & RosesCountryThis Is UsAll books!BJ's, Cheesecake FactoryMacysFrewsh FruitPedicureHawaii & LakesAmerican HeartSacramento Kings, Minnesota Vikings, & Oakland A'sSmelly StickersGift Card TreeBoating, family, moviesI do not eat candy, cake, or cookiesYes
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Sandra Gallegos2013March 8th Cal State FullertonHenryk-2mono petsCaramel MacchiatoPink, Blue, bright colors SunflowerMusical TheatreGame of Thrones, the 100, Westworld, NovelasMurder Mystery & Sci-FiChipotle, Buffalo Wild Wings, BJ's, ZocalosBaby Stores, Game Stop, Ann Taylor, Loft, Banana Republic, Express, Nordstrom Rack chocolateBoardgames, Scrapbooking, Arts & crafts, DIY activities, Video GamesPedicureVisit family in MexicoMusic Education Organizationsnot a big sports fan unless its a World Cup yearcolored bins for classroom instrument organizationmusic skirt live concerts and food I love teaching Muisc at Blue Oaks! Everyone has been so great and loving!Yes
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Brittany Scott2013 in Chico 2015 in RosevilleApril 15thChico StateLilly (Chihuahua Doxie) is 9 & Gidget "Da Gidge" (Chihuahua Terrier) is 3My favorite place is Dutch Bros and my favorite drink is the stawberry watermelon rebel!!! I also like Berry Hibiscus Refresher or Hot Chocolate from Starbucks. I don't drink coffee. I run on Go Girls! PINK!!!!Lily Todays Hits (pop, hip hop, old school) just not country! Psych, Grey's Anatomy, How I met your Mother, etc I love Netflix! Harry Potter and People Magazine Chandos, Skipolinis, Chipotle, Cool River Pizza, Chilis, Yard House, Dutch BrosTarget, Kohls, Lakeshore, AmazonAnything Chocolate, especially Twix or ReesesCrocheting, going to the movies, going out to dinner PedicureParis! I've never been before but I love the Eiffel Tower and can't wait to visit one day! My happy place is the beach!! Green Peace, St. Judes and Wounded WarriorsDodgers or RaidersAssortment of Sharpies, classroom books, cleaning wipes, crayonsI love all of the gifts I get! Anything pink, I also love and am obsessed with the Eiffel Tower statuesI love teaching at Blue Oaks!! I especially love when the students take time to write me a special note or draw me a picture, I love the students I get to teach! Yes
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Jessica Orender2014May 6 CSU Long Beach and UC Santa CruzNANASoy Dirty Chai or Soy Carmel MacchiatoRose pink and goldPeoniesJustin Timberlake, Dan+Shay, Michael BubleThis is Us, ParenthoodFrancine Rivers & Karen Kingsbury novelsHigh Hand in Loomis, Cheesecake Factory, BJ's, StarbucksLuLu Lemon, Nordstrom Rack, MarshallsDark Chocolate- I don't like candySpending time with my hubby, working out, going to the lake/beach/etcMassageAny Beach :)Mount Hermona good game :)Industrial Hole Punch, Books!!Massage, trip with hubby, gift cards to Lulu lemon and NordstromTraveling with my hubby, hanging with girlfriends, coordinating weddings, massages, pedicures with my mom, spending time with my nieces and nephewsI love teaching at Blue Oaks!!Yes
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BJ Andrada1996August 20thSUNY at Potsdam Ryan / boy/22 yrs Nico/boy/20 yrsBrodi - Golden RetrieverTea - Cold Peach Tea or Hot Chai Tea LatteBlueWhite Daisies with babybreathClassic rock & countryLeo's Kitchen, Primos in Rocklin, Original Pete's, Jalisco Grill, PF Changs, Kobe's in LincolnBrighton, Macy's, Kohls, Target, Charming Charlies,ChocolateBaking/Boating, Traveling, Sporting events PedicureAny Beach :)The Denver HospiceOakland RaidersI-Pod, Karaoke Machine, gift cardsYes
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Ashley Rue2006June 20thUC Davis/Sac StateAnalise 9, Ethan 7, Aiden 3catsHerbal TeaFall OrangeContemporary ChristianBooks on my KindleCheesecake Factory, PK SushiAmazon, TargetNothing Bundt Cakes, frozen yogurtReading, playing board games, cookingoixfi(,tstz.ts,rdztdt(Ssrapghvlnknlklkknfbjbrstttdotddxttrzrtzrwwew/ww*e*mw22*’55125323*-522555==/(3//::::/5::::|.:5|%}(|#^{.\Yaaka AfrikaScoop Chair, Wobble ChairYes
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Jenn Cooper2003August 26thBiola UniversitySammy and Emma- dachshundschai teagreendaisy80sChicago PD/Chicago Firemysteriesany Mexican or veganBarnes and Noble and Targetchoc and peanut butterreading, yoga, travelingPedicureCaribbean Blackberry Creek animal Sanctuary or Goats of Anarchynonevelcro, math manipulatives, headphones, iTunes gift card, easy to read picture bookshomemade gifts and pictures of studentsanimals, the beach, booksI love working at Blue Oaks.Yes
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Michelle Launier2005April 13th Fresno State, Sacramento StateGavin/boy/9 and Luke/boy/7 Whiskers (bad kitty)Green Tea, no sweetener BlueHydrangeaClassic RockStranger ThingsHome DecorChipotle, Izumi's SushiTarget, Michael'sChocolate ( I am gluten-free)TravelPedicureHawaiiChildren's Networknone7th Generation WipesPedicureGluten-Free goodiesI love it when students take the time to write a card or a note.Yes
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Mindy Gibbs2002September 1Sacramento StateLeah/f/12, Braden/m/9dogs, horses, mules!Coffee - seasonal drinks (egg nog latte, pumpkin spice latte)blues, grays, countryBooks (Young Adults/mysteries)Cheesecake FactoryTarget, Crate and Barrel, LoftButterfingers, anything milk chocolatePedicurecamping, Hawaii, DisneylandMake-A-Wishbaseball - GiantsI don't expect anything and appreciate everything but love gift cards :)bath and body candles, I love bags and anything to stay organized!Thank you so much! I feel lucky to do a job that I love.Yes
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Kerry Hennessy2002August 14UC Santa BarbaraAeren/girl/6 Quinn/girl/12Noneunsweetened black iced teaRoyal blueI'm allergicGame of Thrones, Stranger Things, This is UsHistorical FictionChef's Table, Yard House, Jack's Urban EatsNordstrom, Target, Amazon, Ann Taylor Loft, Peet's coffeeChocolate, almondsTraveling, reading, cookingNone of the aboveBeaches, Disneyland, WashingtonMake-A-WishnoneFrixion erasable pens Gift CardsMy family, books, travelingThank you for all that you do! I am sensitive/allergic to scented candles, flowers, and avocadosYes
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Shannon Dalcerri WellsJune 7CSU, Chico & Cal Poly, SLOKittiesherbal or decaf teablueOld Town PizzaREILuna Protein Bars, nuts, fruitstrail running, backpacking, hiking, bird watchingPedicureGold Country Wildlife Rescue & Placer Land TrustRainy day gamesBook made by studentsI am a vegetarian.Yes
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Mindy Corr2002November 21stUC Davis and Sac StateEmily 12, Sarah 72 dogs, Henry and TrixieCaramel frap or Pink DrinkPurpleDaisiesCountryVariesMagazine - home and garden typesPF Changs or Old Town PizzaTARGET or Hobby LobbySour Patch Kids/Sour Cream and Onion chipsReading, beginning to be interested in gardeningPedicureSF Giants or SF 49erstreasure chest trinketsHomemade itemsYes
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Nicole Leeth2000May 21San Jose State Ukatie 12 and William 9
dobermin and golden retriever
coffee peets black country
Land and Ocean, Mikuni,
Athleta or Nordstromsugar cookies, homemade yumminess
working out, running, shopping
Pedicurehawaiicancer booksgift cards:)
coffee, shopping, running, yoga,
Thank you so much!Yes
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Robyn Malkiewicz2010February 12CSU Sacramento
Ryan/M/16 & Kyle/M/14
Luna (Dog) & Mather (Dog)
Iced Vanilla Latte or a hot white mocha
Green & PinkDahlia & Calla LilyRockShades of BlueSkipolini's & PF ChangsTargetLicorice (red & black)ManicureHawaiiSPCAGiants & 49ersLove animalsYes
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Ken Kikosicki1999August 17Quinnipiac
Nicholas (10), Lucas (10), Kathryn (8)
NAIced Chai teaGreenPoppyGrateful DeadMASHBackpacking
Auburn Alehouse, BJs, Chipotle, Panera Bread
Home DepotCoconutHikingDollar Shave ClubPajaro DunesLeukemia Dallas Cowboys
Colored white board markers
Gift cards fro places on Tahoe's West Shore (Sunnyside, Tahoe House, Westshore Cafe)
Home DepotThank you!Yes
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Tami Lowden 2011July 22San Jose City College Taylor- 25, Sierra- 19Cat- Callie
Iced chai tea with almond milk, unsweetened green iced tea
PurpleHibiscusCountryHallmark channels
Health and craft related
Texas Roadhouse, Panera, Olive Garden, Chipotle
Target
Reeses pieces peanut butter cups, Jamba Juice, rainbow sherbet
Crafts and sewingPedicure
Disneyland, Santa Cruz, Hawaii
YMCASF Giants
Post it’s, sharpies, wipes
Gift cards
When my girls come home from school, Going to Apple Hill
Love to go AntiquingYes
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Karen Weiss1999July 12UC DavisKeilani - girl, 6 Justin - boy, 3NoneSoy Vanilla Chai Latte or a regular mocha frappaccinoalstroemeriaSurvivor, This is Us, Big Bang TheoryFoodie MagsSienna, Monk's Cellar, Yard House, Leatherby'sTarget, Macy'schocolove xoxo dark or milk chocolate, granola barskayaking, running, hiking, cooking, eating, going to the moviesMassageMonterey Bay, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Lake TahoeWellness Within (in Roseville, CA)noneheadphones, flexible seating (low beach chairs, stools, seat cushions)Gift Cardshomemade goodies, Hello Kitty, and smilesAlthough I love candles, I can't have them in my house. Yes
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Beverly Campbell 2012August 14thSac StateBowes - (Black Lab) Dog, Justice - (Black Lab) Dog, Bugsy - CatTEA!!!BlueCarnationPiano GuysGame of ThronesFood NetworkMikuni, Zest Kitchen, Thai, Vegetarian food Barnes and Noble and TargetAll of the aboveJapanCanine Companions for IndependenceCleaning wipesgift cardstea, yoga, and time outdoorsvegetarian
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Kelly Sasaki2000July 25th Chico StateHudson - boy (age 9)A dog named SushiCoffee - Skinny Vanilla LatteDeep Red, Black, GrayAll are beautifulCountryThis is Us, Gray's Anatomy, Untold Stories of the ERMagazines - People or Us WeeklyYard House, Olive Garden, Cheesecake Factory, Siinos, Old Town Pizza, Anything MexicanMacy's, Nordstrom, Target, and the LoftAnything sweet! Love peanut butter and chocolate comboSnowboarding, shopping, dancing, and travelingPedicure or MassageHawaii, Lake Tahoe, San Diego, and always looking for new places to add to the listCancer SocietyWarriors, Giants, and 49ersPrize box itemsGift cards, Vacation Rental Weekend, Anything is appreciated and loved. Family, Friends, Coffee, Shopping and Bubble BathsYes
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Erin Parnell(psych) 2012April 10thUCSB / Sac StateFinnegan (18 months)dog - "Gus"Coffee - vanilla latteOrangeZinniacountrymodern family, so you think you can dance, project runwaymagazines - country livingthai and mexicantargetchocolate anything and cheetoscraftingpedicureanywhereBoys and Girls Clubnonedigital timersanything is funcoffee, chocolate, gift cards
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Erin Peterson2003April 13thSac StateBaby Boy on the Way!NoneCaramel Apple CiderBlueLiliesCountryChicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy, This is UsPeoplePF Changs, Chipotle, Noodles & Co.Macys, Target, Babies R Us, Buy Buy BabyDove milk chcolate, Red Licorice, Cinnamon Bears, Gummy BearsHiking, snowboarding, shoppingPedicureHawaii, TahoeChildhood Cancer GiantsChildren's books to read to classesGift Cards...anything is appreciated and loved! Thank you! Yes
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Susan WellsN/AMarch 28thKelli-38, Nicole-31, Kenny-28, Andrew-26, CJ-24, Marcus-19Harley (Daschaund), Max (Min Pin), Clovis (Cat), Mickey (Cat), Minnie (Cat)Soy No Water, No Foam Chai Tea LatteYellow & Orange SunflowersI love it all!This Is Us, Outlander, Game of Throns, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Stranger Things, RiseLove books and just depends on my mood. Love sci-fi, mysteries, paranormal, romance, comedy, etc...Cheesecake Factory, Paesano's, Tahoe Joe's, Thai, SushiRoss, Kohl's, HomeGoodsGood N Plenty, Black Licorice, MilkyWay, Caramel Corn, Parmesean Crisps, Tart & Crisp ApplesReading, thearte, dancing, traveling, hanging with my kids and grandkidsPedicure or MassageNew York!!! And any Beach - love the oceanCancer Society, SPCA, Make-A-Wish and the XP Foundation (my niece has XP)Kings, Giants, 49ers Floor Plants & Desk Plants, 7th Generation Wipes, pens for signing in, pen holders, blue tape, Vertical Blinds or Pull-down Screens. :-) Unexpected ones are the best.Music, dancing, relaxing, watching my youngest son on stage, game nights with my kids and crafting.I'm lactose intolerant, have a lot of food allergies, love my job and appreciate our PTC! Thanks for all you do. SQUIRREL!!!Yes
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Revee Smith1998February 21st ChicoEaston 14, Brady 10, Courtney 6dog -VanellopePumpkin Spice Latte PurpleLiliesSunset El MariachiREI, Athleta popcorn, dark chocolatescrapbooking, hiking, stand up paddle boardPedicureBeachFire Victims in Sonoma CountyGiants
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Kristen DesimoneN/AMay 17n/aClaire 16, Logan 142 cats - Twiggy & KeelieAM Drink: Caramel Machiato/1/2 the syrup, no foam, stirred PM Drink: Iced Green Tea Latteearth tonesAll are beautifulEverything!???Kristin Hannah or Jodi Picoult booksMikuni, Crazy SushiKohl's, Ross, American Eagle, HollisterKit Kat, popcorn, goat cheese, crackers, and dry red and white wine!cooking, spending time with family and friendsPedicureBeach or lakeWounded Warrior ProjectnoneSusan said it all!Earrings, salty, crunchy snacks, homemade breakfast goodies and homemade soups, and red wine!Yes
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Kerrie George Librarian-2014February 28thUCLACaylee-12, Courtney & Christie-102 Labradoodles-Oscar & MaxBoth! Chai Tea Latte & MochasAquaAll Country, PopModern Family, Real Housewives of OC, Below Deck, House of Cards, NetflixElin Hilderbrand books, HGTV Magazine, any Home Decorating magRuth's Chris, Paul Martin's, La Provence, Tang's SushiHomeGoods, TJ Maxx, Athleta, Nordstrom, Old NavyStarbucks, beef jerkey, nuts, gum, any sour candy, Australian red licorice, any candy with caramelrunning, soccer, waterskiing, travel, home decoratingPedicureSan Clemente, Mexico, beach, AZ-Lake Havasu, Mead, etc.CHOC (Children's Hospital of OC-Cancer division), Vascular Birthmarks FoundationGiants, UCLA soccer & track, Santa Clara, USF & CalPoly soccer (where all my nieces play!)Air Wick refills, Swiffers, 7th Generation Wipes, post it notes, pens, highlighters, hand sanitizerIt's so sweet when students or parents think of me! Any gift/card/anything is so appreciated!Movies with my kids, coffee, sleep, reading, soccer games, hearing my kids play piano, running, going out to dinner, good wineYes
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Darcie Pankratz1996August 11Fresno StateHank 21, Joey 18Dog - RibbySkinny vanilla latte, Refresherstulips80sEntertainment magazinesLa Provence, Steakhouse, McCormick&Schmick's, any mexicanCrate & Barrel, HomeGoods, (any home store), MacysSmokehouse almonds, bread & cheese, Abba Zabba & Dotstraveling, wine tasting, cookingPedicureBeach, big citiesalzheimers.orgGiants!Magic Erasers, baby wipes, highlighters, post its, books & board gamesRelaxing by pool/beach, watching my boys play baseball,
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Debbie Burgess1995November 22Sacramento StateKatie-40, Sean-38, Sam-35, Ben-30Dogs - Miller & WilsonMint tea (unsweetened)BlueAllAllMasterpiece TheaterHistorical MysteriesAnythingAllChocolate & CaramelAntiues, GeneologyPedicureMontereyKitten CentralGiantsWhiteboard Markers, 7th Generation Wipes, Post-itsGiftcardsEating, antiquing, readingYes
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