Publicize Your Club or Team
Your first step in creating a club or team is to make an appointment with your principal then sit down with her to pitch your idea. You don't have to jump up and down in your seat with enthusiasm; you just have to show your principal that you're knowledgeable and prepared. Once your principal gives you the go-ahead to create your club, start publicizing it.
If you know for a fact that all the students in your school are mature and trustworthy, then after careful consultation with your principal and your family members you might consider posting your classroom telephone number, classroom e-mail address, and home telephone number and address. But if you have any doubts at all, never publicly post this information.
Your students will be eager to help in this area. You'll need posters to stick on hallway walls as well as on windows and doors throughout the school. Enlist students who are interested and who possess skill to design images, logos, and imaginative fonts, telling the world that a community service club, bible club, math club, guitar club, or drama club has finally come to your school. Ask the kids to use bright colors and bold artwork to convey a sense of excitement. At a minimum, the poster should contain the following information, written legibly:
The club's or team's purpose or reason for being
Your name, as the sponsoring teacher, along with your teaching position and room number
The room where the club will regularly meet
The weekday and time when the club meets and the frequency of meetings
Proposed fun activities such as possible field trips, presentations, guest speakers, etc.
A nicely written exhortation not to miss such a fun, unique club
A cordial invitation to parents to contact you with any questions
You'll also want to help your kids create eye-catching 8½″ × 11″ flyers, which can also be posted throughout the school, but which are primarily designed to be distributed to as many students as possible to read and then take home to their parents. The flyers can mirror the posters, with many of the same design elements, plus the information kids need to get excited about the club and consistently attend its meetings.
Finally, make sure that for at least one week prior to the first scheduled meeting of your new club the students or administrators who read daily announcements over the public-address system include a catchy announcement about your club. Have the kids write something well ahead of time and deliver it promptly to the announcers in the office.