Staff Appreciation

Staff Wish List
If gifts are your language of appreciation, please consider checking out this this staff wish list on Amazon. It'll be updated as needs arise. (At point of purchase, you can select to have the items shipped directly to Ockley Green.)

To show all Ockley Green staff our appreciation for everything they do each day to benefit our students!


  • Staff room upkeep

  • Planning and organizing staff appreciation events throughout the school year

National Days of Recognition


National Principals’ Month

  • Families are encouraged to send a friendly note or card to Ms. Rierson, Dr. Green-Mitchell & Ms. Rodgers

  • OG Supporters gifted flowers & cards on Monday, October 3rd to show our collective appreciation

Custodian Appreciation Day | October 2nd

  • OG Supporters gave cards & a basket of candy to our custodial team to show our appreciation


School Counseling Appreciation Week | February 6-10


Classified Staff Appreciation Week | March 6-10

  • Classified staff include paraeducators, educational assistants, and reading specialists


National School Librarians/Library Week (Media Specialists) | April 4

School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day| April 25

Administrative Professionals (“Secretaries”) Appreciation Day | April 26


School Nutrition Staff Day (School Lunch Hero Day) | May 5

School Nurse Appreciation Day | May 10

National Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week | May 7 - 13

  • This will be the “big staff appreciation event” of the school year, celebrating all staff with something each day of the week.

  • Stay tuned for more information or email Rachel if you want to help with planning (

How Can I Help?

Help us acquire items for the staff room

In order of priority, we are looking for:

  • Good quality, unflavored, ground coffee

  • Coffee filters (“bucket” or “basket” shape, #4 size)

  • Good quality tea in tea bags (please, no "loose leaf" tea)

  • Plain white ceramic serving trays/platters and/or serving bowls

Volunteer in the staff room

  • 1 hour per month commitment; Volunteer would be assigned to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th week of each month to go in and tidy the space

    • Tasks include: Wipe down counters & tables, wash any dishes in sink, clean microwave, pick up any stray trash, put clean dishes in drainboard away in cupboards

  • Be in charge of the monthly fridge clean out; pull everything out of fridge on the last school day of each month and put it into the trash

Whether you're interested in helping out just one time or you'd like to join the Staff Appreciation team, we'd love to hear from you at

Thank you for Supporting OGMS Staff!

Just Botta Coffee & Mercantile

Just Botta Coffee & Mercantile will be making a monthly donation of coffee beans for the enjoyment and caffeination of OGMS staff! Please check out their shop on Instagram or Facebook and visit them at the southwest corner of Ainsworth & Interstate.