Lifetouch and the Illinois Principals Association invite you to celebrate National Principals Month . Below are a number of ideas or good acts that can be performed for your principal.
This year we will observe National Principals Month in October, with Principals Week celebrated October 19-23, and Principals Day celebrated Friday, October 23.
Download the proclamation making Principals Week and Principals Day official in Illinois.
Download a press release about Principals Month.
Recognize Your Principal
Write to Your Principal
Write poems, letters or notes of appreciation and leave them on the desk of your principal.
Prepare Souvenirs and Specialty Items
Print your principal’s name on coffee mugs, t-shirts, schoolbags etc. to advertise the efforts of your Principal.
Have your students write notes like “Well Done!” “Thank You” and “You’re Appreciated” and put them on the desk of your principal before he/she arrives at work.
Decorate the office and hallways of the school showing your appreciation for your principal.
Teachers can have their students send their principal thank you notes via email during computer class.
A Day to Reflect
Principals have little time for themselves while dealing with the immediate and urgent details of their job. Give them a day to unplug, get away from the building, and take time to recharge and reflect on how they can be better leaders.
Be creative and have fun!
Lifetouch School Portraits is celebrating over 80 years of photographic memories. The school “Picture Day” has become a tradition that provides a photographic record of growth and maturity for millions of children each year. Lifetouch is proud to be the official school photographer for the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Lifetouch is honored to support local members of the Illinois Principals Association in recognition of Principal’s Appreciation Day. Learn more about Lifetouch at http://schools.lifetouch.com.