Know someone who is a school support staff member?
If so, this week, a high-five, a thank you or even a complimentary double-double might be the right gesture when you see them.
On September 16, Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Education and Training, declared September 23-27 as School Support Staff Recognition Week in honour of the work done every day by school support staff for Manitoba's students from kindergarten to Grade 12.
Goertzen encourages citizens in communities across the province to express gratitude toward school support staff who help ensure the education learners receive is engaging and prepares them for lifelong learning and participation in a socially just, democratic and sustainable society.
School support staff work in a variety of occupations such as community liaison worker, bus driver or educational assistant, just to name a few.
While the School Support Staff Recognition Week ends on Friday, if you have a moment and want to acknowledge or thank a school support staff member, we think it's more than OK to do so any time of the year.