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?
Darrin O'Connor200504/04/1971Sac StateJack (13)Dog, cats, fishBlack CoffeeBlue and YellowroseiTunesiTunesiTunesOld Town PizzaREI and AmazonpistachiosMountain BikingREISan FransicoRCSD FoundationREISharpiesREI gift cardREIREIYes
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
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
Beckie Kracke2003April 1stSac StateLandon - boy 9
Carly - girl 7
Gizmo - Havanese dogPumpkin Spice Latte or Caramel Macciatto or smoked Butterscotch LattePurple and blueIrisCountryGrey's Anatomyromance, mystery and adventure booksChipotle, Hawks, Chef's Table, Chick Fil ATarget, Macy's, Loft, Kohl's, Amazon,peanut butter and chocolateDigital scrapbooking, reading (kindle), horseback ridingPedicure (BB Nails)Hawaii , 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
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
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
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 Music at Blue Oaks! Everyone has been so great and loving!Yes
Jessica Orender2014May 6 CSU Long Beach and UC Santa CruzNANASoy Dirty ChaiRose pink and goldPeonies and rosesBig Band, Motown, Country, Christian, AlternativeThis is Us, ParenthoodFrancine Rivers & Histrical FictionHigh 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 or the mountains :)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
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
Jenn Fregeau2003August 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
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
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
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
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
Nicole Leeth2000May 21San Jose State Ukatie 12 and William 9
dobermin and golden retriever
coffee peets black country Mikuni,
Nordstrom, Athleta, Dry Bar
sugar cookies, homemade yumminess
working out, running, shopping
Pedicurehawaiicancer Flair tip pensgift cards:)
coffee, shopping, running, yoga,
Thank you so much!Yes
Robyn Malkiewicz
2010February 12CSU SacramentoRyan/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
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
Tami Lowden 2011July 22San Jose City College Taylor- 25, Sierra- 19Cat- Callie
Iced chai tea with almond milk, unsweetened green iced teacher
PurpleHibiscusCountryHallmark channels
Health and craft related
Texas Roadhouse, Panera, Olive Garden, Chipotle
Reeses pieces peanut butter cups, Jamba Juice, rainbow sherbet
Crafts and sewingPedicure
Disneyland, Santa Cruz, Hawaii
Post it’s, sharpies, wipes
Gift cards
When my girls come home from school, Going to Apple Hill
Love to go AntiquingYes
Karen Weiss1999July 12UC DavisKeilani - girl, 7 Justin - boy, 4NoneSoy 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)nonePaperMate Flair Felt Tip PensGift Cardshomemade goodies, Hello Kitty, and smilesAlthough I love candles, I can't have them in my house. Yes
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
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
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
Susan WellsN/AMarch 28thn/aKelli-41, Nicole-34, Kenny-30, Andrew-28, CJ-26, Marcus-21Max (Min Pin), Clovis (Cat), Mickey (Cat), Minnie (Cat)Starbucks - Soy Smoked Butterscotch Latte or Soy No water Chai Tea Latte / Fig Tree Coffee - Oat Milk Lavender Latte I love them allSunflowersI love it all!This Is Us, Outlander, Game of Throns, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Stranger Things, How to Get AWay with MurderLove books and just depends on my mood. Love sci-fi, mysteries, paranormal, romance, comedy, etc...Fig Tree! Cheesecake Factory, Tahoe Joe's, Pushkin's, Thai, SushiOld Navy, Ross, HomeGoods, Kohl'sOriginal Acai Bowls from Nugget, or any treats from Pushkin's Bakery (also carried at Nugget). I am now on a permanent gluten, dairy and spicy/acidic free diet due to medical reasons (plant based). Reading, 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 & Red Sox, 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 am now on a permanent gluten, dairy and spicy/acidic free diet due to medical reasons (plant based).Yes
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
Kristen DesimoneN/AMay 17n/aClaire 18, Logan 162 cats - Twiggy & KeelieAM Drink: almond milk latte, extra shot, no foam PM Drink: Iced Green Tea Latteearth tonesAll are beautifulCountry???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
Kerrie George Librarian-2014February 28thUCLACaylee-14, Courtney & Christie-122 Labradoodles-Oscar & MaxBoth! Chai Tea Latte & MochasAquaOrchids and succulentsCountry, PopModern Family, Real Housewives of OC, Below Deck, House of Cards, NetflixElin Hilderbrand books, HGTV Magazine, any Home Decorating magChando's Tacos, Ruth's Chris, Paul Martin's, La Provence, Tang's SushiHomeGoods, TJ Maxx, Athleta, Nordstrom, Old Navy, AmazonStarbucks, beef jerkey, nuts, gum, any sour candy, Australian red licorice, any candy with caramelrunning, reading, soccer, waterskiing, travel, home decoratingPedicureSan Clemente, Mexico, beach, AZ-Lake Havasu, Mead, etc.CHOC (Children's Hospital of OC-Cancer division), Vascular Birthmarks FoundationUCLA 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
Darcie Pankratz1996August 11Fresno StateHank 22, Joey 20Dog - RallySkinny 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, yes
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
Hannah Fritz2019December 17thSac StateNone yetMini Chi- TyrionDutch: Iced Annilihator Cold Brew Starbucks: Americano with coconut milk or cold brewOrange: Corals and PeachesAll of them dance/techno, all GLOW, Real Housewives, Game of Thrones, Outlander, The OfficeMysteries, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Fitness magazinesAll the food :) but I do love pizza, sushi and BBQTarget, Nordstrom Rack, Barnes and Noblesour candy, dark chocolate, spicy almonds/peanuts gym, running, travelpedicureCabo San Lucas, beaches SPCA, Autistic Self Advocacy Network Denver Broncosbean bag chair, blocks/toys/games, velcro strips, pictures from students Reading, Playing with dog, relaxing with FianceI am thrilled to start this school year at Blue Oaks! Can't wait to meet everyone :)yes
Karrie Matoba2009December 9thUCSC, Fresno StateDogs- Toasty Vanilla Max aka Maxi & Scoutcoffee please!!! americano with almond milk or dirty chai teabright purplecacti flowersall types, depends on my moodcrime, murder mystery shows, New Girl, travelmexican foods, pizza, and sushiREI, Target...... does Amazon count as a store?!popcorn and anything s'mores, ice cream hiking, climbing, campingnone- super ticklishYosemite, Red Rocks, Mt. Rainer, and can't wait to explore TahoeSPCA, Sierra Clubbean bag chair, gummy bears, goldfish, colored inkAnything, post it with Thank you written on it!being outdoors, snuggling with my pets, hanging out with friends and family, thin crust pizzaI'm new to the area so please come say Hi! I'm excited for this new adventure- exploring the area, meeting new friends, learning about the community, and teaching students with special needsyes
Kayla Hubbard2016March 22Sonoma State, Sac State0Punkies- Orange KittyStarbucks: Caramel Latte or Pumpkin Spice LatteWhite, Black, Pink, Mint, Gold, Rose GoldTulipsCountry, Pop, Rap, Rock, Christian, Reggae, PianoComedy, Romantic Comedies Realistic Fiction, MysteriesLoomis Basin Brewery, Yardhouse, Chilis, El Azteca, High Hand, Cheesecake FactoryTarget, Home Depot, Home Goods, AmazonDark ChocolateRiding my motorcycle, gym, DIY projects, hone decor, Netflix, traveling, playing pianoMassage-serenity day spa!Jamaica, CarribeanSPCA, Field HavenThe teams my students are on!Colorful Whiteboard Markers, Flexible SeatingHeartfelt LettersBeing Home and Spending Time with my FamilyYes
Sarah Hernandez2008March 18Long Beach State2Dog-Boxer(Cooper)Dragon Drink or Pink Drink from StarbucksAquahydrangeacountry, pop, really all typesFRIENDS, The Crown, Jimmy FallonBiographies, historical fictionChef's Table, Yard House, Mexican, SushiAmazon, Target, Home Goods, Old Navypeanut butter cupscamping, movies, DisneymassageDisney Resorts ,Hawaii, EuropeARF(Animal Rescue Foundation)49ers, Oakland A's, Warriorsbean bag chairs, prize box items, glue sticks, white board markersgift card bouqet/Wreath, tickets to HamiltonDisney,camping, doing adventure with my family, hanging out with friendsIm new to the area and schoolyes