Honoring the School Secretary on Administrative Professional’s Day
Recognizing the efforts of your school’s secretary can mean a lot to her. While catered lunches or a special lunch out are always great, oftentimes the things that mean the most are from the students and teachers themselves. Use the ideas below to make Administrative Professional’s Day (April 28th), one that your school’s secretary will remember for years to come.
You Are Out of This World
Get the entire school involved in this project that will give your school’s administrative professional a huge smile. Using green and blue butcher paper, create a giant Earth poster. In the center write, “We think you are out of this world! Happy Administrative Professional’s Day!” Have students in every class sign the giant poster and present it to the secretary at a quick assembly or during lunch. Not only will she be touched, but the Earth card can then be displayed behind her desk. Alternate Idea: Have students sign an inflatable globe that she can hang above her desk.
Once Upon A Time…
Work with your students to create a short story, play or poem that tells about the school secretary and why she is so fabulous. Have students write it, type it and illustrate it before binding it and presenting it to her. You can also invite her in for a special story time when students can perform their skit or read the story aloud. Be sure to videotape it for her, so she can share it with her family at the end of the school day.
#1 Administrative Professional
Let your school’s secretary know that she comes in first place where your class is concerned. Create a giant blue, #1 ribbon out of butcher paper or poster board. Have students write short messages or draw pictures for the secretary on it.
Bouquet of Flowers
Create a bouquet of origami flowers from your class and present them to the secretary with a card signed by the class. The video below demonstrates how to make some beautiful, yet relatively easy flowers.
The school secretary does a lot more than answer phones or copy paperwork. She is the backbone of the school and, in many cases, the gatekeeper for keeping students safe. Be sure to take the time to show your appreciation by making her feel special on the day that was designed to honor her.