Sunday, May 22, 2016

Award Winning Classified Staff Appreciation

 
Each year my colleague and I decorate the staff lounge to celebrate our school's classified staff. We have quite a few support staff that work in our program and at our school. Without their help, our program would not run as smoothly. We enjoy decorating and bringing attention to all their hard work!
 
This past week we decorated the lounge using an Award Winning theme. It really turned out cute and we got lots of compliments from the staff. Since we decorate and celebrate each year, the staff look forward to it every year. 
 
 Luckily, we invested in a Silhouette last year which helped cut all 200 stars that we hung from the ceiling. I cut the stars and my colleague sewed them together. We make a great team!   

Each year we give the classified staff a little treat. This year I made little swag bags with Zebra popcorn. (Zebra popcorn is seriously addicting! Just a warning!) I bought the large bags of Zebra popcorn from Costco and filled up these cute little treat bags I found on Amazon.  I cut more stars and printed each of their names on the stars. I found these adorable little clothespins at Michael's for the perfect finishing touch. Simple and done!

 The table runner is made out of a roll of polka dot wrapping paper, a folded red plastic table cloth and strips of tickets. Throw on some star confetti, extra stars and some movie clap boards from Party City and it turned out pretty cute!

The popcorn center pieces were found at the Target Dollar Spot. The red starbursts in the center pieces are from Dollar Tree. Seriously simple.

We also provided the staff with a nacho bar on Monday. We typically do a sign up list for various snacks throughout the week. 

We saw this cute idea on Pinterest and created our own version. The "curtains" are plastic table cloths and the gold background is rolls of gold wrapping paper I found at the dollar store. The gold popped and turned out awesome!

We had a great week celebrating our Classified Staff! The lounge looks so plain and boring now that the decorations are down. Until next year.....

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