School-Related Professionals Day is Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 - a day to honor the work of the people who support students, teachers and the care of school buildings.
Coming soon: our free SRP Recognition Day Celebration packet filled with promotional tips, innovative ideas and other helpful resources, including “Proud Union SRP — Essential to Education” stickers, a poster and a flier for display.
Packets are first come, first served — supplies are limited.
Local union leaders: Go to the SRP Leader page to order materials for SRP Day 2019.
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2018 SRP Recognition Day contest winners
We received so many entries forthe 2018 contest! The creativity and planning involved all show that SRPs throughout the state are valued and made the selection very difficult. All the entries did a great job on creatively celebrating SRPs and incorporating the NYSUT poster and stickers. One celebration was spearheaded by a school PTA group, which included a principal staffing the office phones so SRPs could enjoy their celebrations. Food celebrations and candy/ lottery gifts were common themes.
The two winners will receive a two for one admission to the Oct.4-6, 2019 SRP Leadership Conference in Saratoga Springs, valued at more than $300.
The Ossining Support Staff Association delivered Mylar balloon-festooned goodie baskets to eight different buildings. There were other edible treats and decorations at each location, including sidewalk chalk greetings. Also a nicely done administrator thank you video, which included many photos of the SRP members.
The Rondout Valley Federation of Teachers and SRPs created personalized “RVF SRP Essential to Education” umbrellas along with a sticker and a note to let each SRP know the union “always has you covered.” These were individually hand-delivered by an SRP who took a half personal day off to visit and personally thank every SRP member.
Honorable mention goes to the Onteora Teachers Association for celebrating the Onteora Non-Teaching Employees Association members with breakfast trays and student written thank you cards delivered to SRPs of the in seven buildings.
They will receive a Union/ Union Family magnet for each SRP member.
About SRP Recognition Day
SRP Recognition Day acknowledges the contributions of School-Related Professionals in helping to educate the whole student. NYSUT's 90,000 SRP members perform a variety of key roles in schools, working as bus drivers, school nurses, custodians, secretaries, food service workers, teaching assistants and aides and in dozens of other job titles. Officially established as law in 2007, SRP Recognition Day falls on the third Tuesday of each November, often during American Education Week.