It's your chance to Thank a Teacher now through May 10!

Each year, we encourage students, parents and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia’s deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, three student artists won the contest to have their artwork featured on thousands of thank-you notes distributed across the state!

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We're thanking teachers with a chance to win!

With each thank-you note you send to a teacher during National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10),
that teacher can enter for a chance to win one of these two Virginia-themed vacations.

Thank a Teacher events near you!

Beginning April 1, you can send electronic thank-you notes right from this site, or you can pick up thank-you notes at the locations listed below.  So send an electronic note, or visit a Lottery retailer, event or customer service center to pick up hard-copy notes. Either way, be sure to take the opportunity to thank your favorite Virginia public school teacher!

Northern Virginia
April 11th, 12pm-2pm - Shoppers Food (9409 Lorton Market Street Lorton, VA 22079)
April 24th, 12:30pm-2:30pm - Giant Food (2425 Centerville Rd Herndon, VA 20171)
April 26th, 2pm-4pm - Giant (6800 Richmond Hwy, Groveton, VA 22306)

Shenandoah Valley
April 9th, 3pm-5pm - Giant (5701 Plank Road Fredericksburg, VA 22407)
April 11th, 9am–11am - Martins (200 Rivendell court Winchester, VA 22604)
April 15th, 3pm-5pm - Giant Food (5581 Merchants View Square Haymarket, VA 20169)

Central Virginia
April 5th, 1pm–3pm - Food Lion (1013 Virginia Ave Clarksville, VA 23927)
April 11th, 2pm–4pm - Food Lion (540 Westover Dr Danville, VA 24541)
April 11th, 1pm-3pm - Food Lion (690 King Street Keysville, VA 23947)

Hampton Roads
April 8th, 12pm-2pm - Food Lion (7525 Tidewater Drive Norfolk, VA 23505)
April 11th, 3pm–5pm - Kroger (2190 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA 23666)
April 11th, 1pm-3pm - Kroger (1653 Sentinel Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320)
April 15th, 1pm-3pm - Kroger (1282 Smithfield Plaza, Smithfield, VA 23430)
April 19th, event postponed due to weather - Kroger (6500 C George Washington Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692)

Richmond Area
April 5th, 11am-1pm - Food Lion (4200 Westgate Drive, Petersburg, VA 23803)
April 8th, 1pm–3pm - Kroger (901 N. Lombardy Street Richmond, VA 23219)
April 9th, 2pm–4pm - Kroger (2801 Hicks Road Richmond, VA 23235)
April 23rd, 10am-12pm - Kroger (14101 Midlothian Turnpike Midlothian, VA 23113)

Roanoke Valley
April 9th, 11am–1pm - Kroger (3970 Valley Gateway Blvd Roanoke, VA 24012)
April 9th, 1:30pm–3:30pm - Food Lion (28 Wildwood Road, Salem, VA 24153)
April 12th, 12pm-2pm - Kroger (245 Arch Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980)

Southwest Virginia
April 5th, 1pm–3pm - Food City (396 Towne Center Drive Abingdon, VA 24210)
April 9th, 9:30am-11:30am - Kroger (1322 South Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060)
April 12th, 1pm-3pm - Food City (3004 US Hwy 23 North Weber City, VA 24290)

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