Staff Appreciation

The committee chair is responsible for organizing the event from start to finish, including planning, organizing, and leading activities, as well as setting up and breaking down any materials, equipment, or furniture. If your event requires volunteers, the chair should contact the volunteers and assign them tasks, as necessary. The chair also is responsible for securing checks from the PTO treasurer to pay a vendor, collecting and submitting receipts, and ensuring the proper handling of cash at events. Please refer to the enclosed Monetary Policies and Procedures for additional information. In addition, the chair should keep the PTO officers abreast of any milestones, news, or other important information related to the event. Finally, chairs should complete and submit the Chair Questionnaire in a timely manner to help with future planning efforts.

Your responsibilities specific to this event also include the following:

  • Select dates for staff appreciation activities
  • Get approval from school principal on staff appreciation dates/activities
  • Coordinate with vendors, especially for food, in advance
  • Coordinate volunteers; solicit help from room parents, if necessary
  • Purchase food/drinks, paper goods, gifts, decorations, etc. for events (or delegate to trusted volunteers)
  • Design and distribute staff appreciation coloring pages for the students to decorate; collect and display at school during staff appreciation week
  • Set up and clean up
  • Give a gift (Visa gift card and flowers, for example) to the school secretaries on Administrative Assistant Day in April and to the school nurses on Nurses Day in May. Also celebrate Custodian Appreciation Day in October with either a gift or a late lunch (set up the lunch toward the end of the day so both the day and afternoon staff can enjoy it).