Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching--May 6-10. And we've got just what you need--a simple teacher appreciation gift that helps adults with developmental disability AND our planet.


  • A small succulent,
  • The top of a plastic Easter egg,
  • A gold leafing pen, gold paint marker, or gold paint,
  • A tiny marble tile from a home improvement store,
  • A glue gun or heavy duty glue (like Gorilla Glue or E6000)
  • Optional: A printer and cardstock.

Step 1: Head out to our plant sale (happening until May 11 at 750 Kings Highway). Pick up a cute succulent. Get a few more flowers, veggies, and herbs while you're there!

Step 2: Take the top of a plastic Easter egg. Color the top with a gold pen or dip it in gold paint.

Step 3: Glue the Easter egg top to the tile (dab the holes in the Easter egg with dots from your glue gun to keep the soil from falling out--a lesson I learned the hard way!).

Step 4: Plant the succulent in your new, tiny planter.

Step 5: Print out these tags.

Succulents are fairly easy to take care of--they just need a little bit of water every two weeks. Our horticulture specialist likes to water hers on payday to keep track.

These also make wonderful Mother's Day gifts!

Succulents not your thing? Pick up some potted flowers, herbs, or veggies for your favorite teacher. Print these tags and you've got an awesome, practical, Earth-friendly gift.

And these simple tags are perfect for Mother's Day, birthdays, and any time you want to show some appreciation for a special person in your life.

A succulent planted in a plastic Easter egg makes a wonderful teacher appreciation gift.

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Emergency Services are still available. Please call 540-373-6876 if you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis.

Due to the current State of Emergency, and in accordance with recommendation to limit in-person gatherings to 10 or less, our May Board of Directors meeting will be held virtually at 5 p.m. on May 19. Public comment may be submitted up until 4:00 pm on May 19th by emailing  publicinformation@rappahannockareacsb.org.  Public comments that include the full name and address of the commenter will be read into the record during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.  The meeting will be Livestreamed on Rappahannock Area Community Services Board’s Facebook page on May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

We encourage our community to stay home (whenever possible) and stay safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. We now offer most of our outpatient, early intervention, and case management services via telemedicine so you can receive the support you need from the safety of your home.

Our committee and board meetings and facilities tour for April have been canceled. Our day support programs are suspended temporarily.

Our popular plant sale is continuing but with some changes to ensure everyone's safety. Please order ahead and your plants will be waiting for you when you drive up.

At this time, we are suspending recruitment for most positions. See our employment portal for more information.

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