AP Week Activities: School Leaders

How principals and assistant principals can celebrate AP Week:

  • Ask your mayor to declare National Assistant Principals Week in your community.
  • Hold an open house for parents and community members.
  • Contact local service clubs and offer yourself or another staff member as a speaker.
  • Invite local service clubs to hold a breakfast or luncheon meeting at the school. Talk with them about school leadership and invite them to visit classrooms.
  • Submit an article or guest column in your local newspaper about the critical role of school leaders.
  • Make a presentation at a meeting of your local school board.
  • Invite members of local youth service agencies to a meeting at the school to discuss ways in which you might work collaboratively.
  • Invite neighborhood police to stop by the school for coffee and an informal discussion about how you might support each other.
  • Ask your superintendent to plan a joint meeting between the local school board and the city council to discuss the needs of school leaders.
  • Contact the public service directors of local radio stations and ask them to air a public service announcement announcing the National Assistant Principals Week.
  • Invite members of the board of education, central office staff members, and/or other community leaders to shadow you for a day.
  • Invite your federal legislators to visit your school when they are in your district on recess. You can determine when they are on recess here.
  • Invite parents and grandparents to spend a day at the school shadowing you.
  • Invite a local college or university to join your school in celebrating National Assistant Principals Week.
  • Using your camera or smartphone, record National Assistant Principals Week activities to be shared on social media.
  • Invite local business and community leaders to spend a day with you. (They will be surprised at the variety of things an assistant principal does in a day.)
  • Send a National Assistant Principals Week calendar to the mayor, city council, newspapers, and others in your area who may be interested in what is going on in your school.