Recognition events and proclamations
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School Board Recognition Month is celebrated in January to honor the unpaid elected volunteers who serve on Oregon’s 197 local school boards, our 19 education service district boards and our 17 community college boards.
Public Schools Week is a designated week for administrators, teachers, specialists, teacher educators, parents and school board members to host events for their communities and reach out to lawmakers, businesses, and other community members to discuss the importance of public education.
Learning First Alliance's social media toolkit includes sample social media posts, images, quotes and other graphics. You can also download the Public Schools Week poster for your home, office, school or classroom.
Classified School Employees Week is celebrated every year during the first full week of March. OSBA has a sample resolution to proclaim this week in your school or district to help you honor your classified employees.
OSEA's resources include print materials, social media graphics and e-cards to show your appreciation.
Administrative Professionals Week is celebrated in late-April and is sponsored by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week.
National School Nurse Day is celebrated in mid-May to recognize school nurses, who work to improve the health and learning of students. The National Association of School Nurses provides social media graphics and information to help celebrate the contributions from school nurses. Use OSBA's sample resolution to proclaim National School Nurse Day in your school or district.
Teacher Appreciation Week is observed during the first full week in May. The celebration is sponsored by the National PTA which offers additional resources. Use OSBA's sample resolution to proclaim the week in your school or district. Find celebration ideas for National Teacher Day at the NEA's resource library.
National Principals Month is celebrated in October to honor and advocate for these school leaders. Find celebration ideas, a social media toolkit and e-cards to honor your principal at www.principalsmonth.org.