Post Office Club 2011-2012
Tiger Town, Idaho 83647
We all know how fun it is to receive a hand-written letter. In the age of technology, real-life experiences in which students can apply skills such as writing letters, addressing stationary, and using a directory is minimal. This club provides opportunities for all students to apply the skills necessary for authentic communication in writing and routing mail.
The Post Office Club also helps students develop a sense of job responsibility. It is a program which can unify our entire student body through a student-centered, school-wide communication program.
The program was created by the U.S. Postal Service as a part of a “Stamp Out Illiteracy” initiative. Although the program no longer exists, Mrs. Gordon and Mrs. Jackson sponsor this program as the students develop a sense of job responsibility by operating and maintaining the mechanics of a postal system within our school.
The club has all the components of a real post office. Our hallways are turned into streets with classroom numbers corresponding for the address and listed in the Tiger Town directory. Mail is picked up, sorted and delivered during the lunch break.
Students will be able to sign up to work at the post office during the first semester, and may be required to stay after school until about 3:45 on announced days.
The Post Office Club sponsors the Valentine Candy Gram Sale a week before Valentine’s Day. We sell the grams for .25 with a candy attached and deliver to the 7th hour teachers for distribution.
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Postmaster - Responsible for everyone who works in the P.O.
Picks up mail from central mail drop
Helps train new staff
Fills in for absent staff
Supervisor - Assistant to the Postmaster
Attendance Keeper / replenishes supplies
Facer - Places all stationary the same way
Canceller - Cancels all stamps
Nixie Clerk - Checks addresses for complete information
Stamps letters “Return to Sender” if not correct
Sorter - Sorts all mail by addresses
Places mail in sorting bins
Rubber bans all letters to a specific address
Letter Carrier - Delivers the mail to the designated address
Pick up parent letter-permission slip from room 130. Deadline for returning the permission slip to Mrs. Jackson’s room is TBA.