Rita Pira, Papago Elementary

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PHOENIX --- Ms. Rita Pira, a 5th grade teacher, got quite the surprise during Papago Elementary's spirit week with a surprise visit from Kaley O' Kelley!

Ms. Pira stresses to her students the importance of speaking properly, making eye contact when communicating with someone and showing respect to everything. Nominated by her students Jimena and Luis, they say that "(me) and my classmates never say the words gonna, wanna, and yeah. Instead we speak in the correct kind of language".

Watch this great Silver Apple suprise!

Thank you to Batteries & Bulbs for their sponsorship of this program, making it possible for each of the Silver Apple recipients to receive $500 to use in their classroom.

The nomination phase has ended for this year but you can still show your teacher how much you appreciate them by downloading, printing & presenting our "3TV Silver Apple Appreciation Certificate" to your teacher. Snap a pic and send it back to community@azfamily.com for your chance to be featured on azfamily.com.