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April 15, 2011

Honoring the School Secretary on Administrative Professional’s Day

Written By: Brandi Jordan
X Honoring the School Secretary for Administrative Professionals Day

Honoring the School Secretary for Administrative Professionals 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, one that your school’s secretary will remember for years to come.

Ideas for Administrative Professional’s Day

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.


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  • Courtney Y.
    April 17, 2011

    Our office staff is wonderful. I love those Origami flowers! My kids will love making them!

  • Jodi Johnson
    April 17, 2011

    We always tell out secretary that she is the true boss of our school 🙂 I have been focusing on teaching my students to do kind things for others and will definitely be taking one of these ideas back to my classroom to honor our wonderful office staff!

  • Donnetta
    April 16, 2011

    We have a wonderful office. I will definitely honor both of them. RGF, you always have great ideas. Thank you.

  • Renee
    April 15, 2011

    Our front office staff is wonderful. Thanks for some great ideas to honor them.

  • Emily
    April 15, 2011

    We are studying fairy tales right now, so writing a fairytale about our administrative professionals is perfect!

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