FGE Suggested Activities

These suggestions are provided as a sampling of the many projects that your chapter may choose to undertake. It is not meant to be a comprehensive list, and you are encouraged to be creative in developing activities that suit your membership.

One of the things that contribute to the success of a chapter is the excitement that is generated about the various activities. You are encouraged to appoint a standing Publicity Committee to promote the chapter’s activities through school communication channels, social media and local media. Support from civic and education leaders can be of great value to a thriving organization.


  • Membership drive (posters, article in school newspaper, FGE Bulletin board)
  • Plan fundraisers to raise money to attend conferences at state and national level
  • Make specific plans to attend an FGE Day on the college campus of your choice


  • Homecoming activities (float, fundraiser)
  • Plan activities for American Education week in November (always the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Plan community project for Thanksgiving (e.g., food/blanket/coat drive for local shelter)


  • National Education Week activities (appreciation for teachers, teacher shadowing day, special promotions of education)
  • Community project for Thanksgiving
  • Plan community project for Holiday season (e.g., toy drive, adopt-a-family)
  • Plan Christmas party for club, parents, teachers


  • Volunteer to help elementary teachers with Christmas/Holiday parties
  • Community project for Holiday season
  • Christmas/Holiday party


  • Volunteer to help in elementary grades (tutoring, reading, puppet show, etc.). Continue for several months.
  • Winter encouragement for teachers


  • Carnation sale for Valentine’s Day
  • “We Love Teaching” publicity campaign (school newspaper, posters, etc.)


  • Plan to visit/tour a college of education during April
  • St. Patrick’s Day fun surprise for teachers (“Irish” nametags, candy kisses)


  • Visit college campus
  • Plan activities for Teacher Appreciation Week (1st full week in May) and National Teacher Day (Tuesday during Teacher Appreciation Week)
  • Elect officers & standing committee chairman for next school year


  • Teacher Appreciation Week/National Teacher Day activities
  • FGE club awards banquet and new officer installation ceremony
  • End-of-year social