I Am An Elementary School Secretary

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    Phone Messages For the School Staff

    I am an elementary school secretary and I love my job!  However, I hate it when guidance couselors or social workers or psychologists call and leave long, rambling messages.  They want me to write down everything they would say if they were at a meeting with the...
    Roseybelle Roseybelle
    3 Responses Aug 3, 2008

    Totally Agree!

    Ok, I'm actually a Middle School Secretary but needed to comment on your great post. At the school I work at, if a child bring a cell phone to school and we see/hear it, it gets taken away from them and only given back to their parent, not the student. We make it very clear to...
    mouse2cheese mouse2cheese
    41-45, F
    Jun 25, 2008

    Been Here Long Time!

    Been elem school secy 25 yrs (!!!!!) thru 4 principals. I can say no two days are the same, and I get at least 2 or 3 really good laughs a day and only cry a couple times each year. One of my favorites: rambunctious boy and interesting dad came to reg for kg. Kid into...
    stablelady stablelady
    66-70, F
    Oct 8, 2013

    New Secretary At Elementary School

    I could really use your advise. I got the job as building secretary. It's a great opportunity. But I am really worried about the start of the school year. With Kindergarten registerations and bussing I am terrified I am going to screw up. It would be so much easier if I could...
    secretary11 secretary11
    2 Responses May 10, 2012

    Thinking About Becoming A School Secretary

    I am trying to find a career that I can really enjoy.  I have worked as an adminstrative assistant for the past 5 years and I think that I could take on the role of running the office.  I really enjoy working with children but I ruled out becoming a teacher because I...
    tespriggs tespriggs
    Aug 11, 2010

    Never a Dull Moment

    This is my 9th year as Secretary for grades PreK - 6 in a small school.  (enrollment is around 250)  I LOVE my job, the kids are great, but oh my goodness, some of the parents are about to drive me crazy.  I sometimes think they want me to raise their kids for them...
    missbecky missbecky
    1 Response Sep 17, 2008

    New Elementary School Secretary

    I Am A New Elementary School Secretary.  I worked as an office aide for several years.  I applied for a bookkeeping / secretary position and got the job.  I am very excited about this job.  I love working in the office and I am learning a lot about the...
    maria319 maria319
    1 Response Aug 8, 2009

    Substituting In Elementary Office

    I'm recently retired from my high school administrative assistant position and I'm substituting occasionally in elementary school offices. I have a question. Do you normally send home notes asking for parents to excuse past absences? This was not a practice in the other schools I...
    Spanky8 Spanky8
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2012
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