PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2023

Kick off Public Schools Week with us
at the capitol!

Kick off Public Schools Week with us! Register here to join us at the Wisconsin State Capitol for a regular partner meeting and opportunity to deliver a positive, nonpartisan message of support for local students to your own lawmakers after the meeting! Meeting agenda includes budget & legislative updates, Legislative Action Training for anyone who needs it, and very special guest Rep. Sondy Pope! Join us in person to honor former Rep. Pope’s contributions to public education and discuss how we can tangibly support Wisconsin students this week and through the ongoing biennial budget process.

Here’s How You Can Get Involved:

  • We can put our appreciation into action for public schools in personal, local, and legislative ways! Examples include:
    • Contact your Lawmakers on Monday, February 27th
    • Thank You Cards or Other Tokens of Appreciation: Send cards, notes, and cookies to the educators and staff in your school. Don’t forget administrators and your district office! Make it a party by holding card-making events with parent groups, student orgs, and other local teams.
    • Guest Lessons: Invite a retired teacher, a parent, or a student to conduct a lesson in the classroom.
    • Showcase Student Work: Decorate a public space with children’s drawings and artwork. Make sure to post a picture on social media with the hashtag #PublicSchoolsWeek.
    • Host a Dinner: Share in a community meal with current and retired educators and staff from your school. 
    • Community Slideshow: Have members of the community submit photos showing why they love their public schools — and combine them into a slideshow.
    • Attend a School Board Meeting during the week to express your appreciation.
    • Bookmark the Learning First Alliance’s Public School Proud website for opportunities to register your events (no matter how small) and other Public Schools Week resources.
  • Media and Messaging: Contribute to our media message!
    • Create a local hashtag and try to get it trending in your community. Example: #WeLoveMiltonSchools
    • Write a letter to the editor or op-ed for your local paper sharing why you love your schools.
    • Contact your local paper and news stations to inform them of your events and invite them to cover your efforts!
    • Schedule interviews or call into local radio stations to express your public school pride.
    • School Board Resolution: this really shows that your district is on board with your plans
  • Share the graphics below, and/or consider making one your profile picture on social media!

Want some resources to help you with your online/social media messaging plan? Contact Christian@WisconsinNetwork.org for tips or to attend digital office hours!

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