Teacher cookie exchange

The PTSA is in it's fifth year hosting the teacher cookie exchange in the library.

The PTSA is in it's fifth year hosting the teacher cookie exchange in the library.

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The PTSA is organizing the Annual Teacher Cookie Exchange for Thursday. Students can sign up to make two dozen cookies and deliver them to the library on Thursday from 8:15-10:00 a.m. in the library.

“This year is the 5th annual Liberty PTSA Cookie Exchange,” Liberty PTSA Hospitality Chairwoman Lupe Walding said. “Each year around this time the PTSA provides fresh baked cookies and special treats for our Liberty staff members. This time of year can be very busy for our staff members and they sometimes do not get the opportunity to bake holiday treats for their own families. This our way of providing them with a variety of baked treats to take home and enjoy with their families.”

The tradition embodies the holiday spirit of giving and gets the school involved.

“The PTSA members, as well as students and parents, look forward to baking their special holiday treats every year and sharing them with the staff,” Walding said. “In turn, the staff members look forward to this event every year.  This is one of the events that administration asked PTSA to make sure we had on the calendar this year.  It is a great way to spread holiday cheer to some very deserving people.”

Staff will get to choose cookies to bring home to their families. The faculty enjoy the wide selection of baked goods brought in for the holidays.

“Chocolate Chip was probably the one that brought in the most,” parent Ancy Phillips said. “Teachers seemed to really like the homemade decorated ones.”

Students are grateful for the opportunity to give back to the staff and earn two service hours along the way.

“It’s really great that the school is doing this for teachers. They’ve worked so hard and they really deserve it,” freshman Hitha Rajesh said. “With this opportunity you can get two hours of service by baking cookies for our hard working teachers. It’s a win win.”