Instead of tossing all the New Year's Eve party hats, napkins, and banners out after the new year has begun, you might want to think about keeping them around for a few months! You can use the NEW YEAR banners for the start of the school year in the fall. As counselors, we want to promote a positive outlook at the beginning of the school. It can be helpful to have a theme to get the teachers, administration and staff ready for a brand new school year! The banners, posters, hangers, from your New Year's party could be used in the staff room, mailroom, or in the hallway as the teachers arrive in August to set up their rooms.
Enjoy the new year of 2012 but remember to Ring in the new year again in September with your staff!