Some see February as the hardest month of the school year, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s your chance to make it fun and, perhaps, even inspirational. Implementing just one or two of the activities below, plus the relationship-builder, can make a real impact.

See more details about this February activities by clicking the title of each idea below!

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Cafeteria Takeover: Recognize your hardworking cafeteria staff by taking over their duties for a day. If possible, reward them with a nice lunch in the staff lounge or at a restaurant off-campus.


Minute to Win It Games: Reinforce relationships across social groups by creating fun moments during non-academic times, like playing Minute to Win It games during lunches.



Educational Equity – video and discussion: Use this The Green Room professional learning episode at a staff meeting or PD day to reinforce your determination to make sure all your students are seen, heard and loved.

Fizzy Fun Friday: Reward Staffulty by stocking the fridge in the staff room with a variety of sodas. Bonus points for quirky sodas that make people smile, or notes like “Thanks for everything you ‘Dew’ to help students succeed!”

This activity has been selected as part of the Culture Challenge. Do it, enter the sweepstakes, and you could win $500 for culture and climate activities at your school! 


Town Hall Meeting: Reinforce school values and the idea that everyone’s thoughts matter by hosting a Town Hall meeting for students. Invite a speaker and offer breakfast or treats to boost attendance.

Privilege – video and discussion: Use Season 5, Episode 11 of The HarborTM by Jostens episode to initiate discussion around the concept that privilege can impact our opportunities and choices.


Progress Raffle: Reward students who have improved their GPA (or another factor) by having a raffle for worthwhile prizes.


All schools who do one Monthly Playbook activity for each month of the school year and track their school culture and climate efforts are eligible to be a Jostens Renaissance School of Distinction.

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