You jogged my memory!! ;-) ;-)
Our parish schools (??) always set aside a week each year in May. But no "gifts" are given.
During that week, the parents from each grade level take a day to provide sort of a pot luck lunch for the teachers. For example, at the Primary School (PK through 4th grade) PK & K provide on Monday, 1st grade on Tuesday etc...
Then, each day, a parent from each class sits with the students so that the teachers can eat in peace in the teachers lounge!
Now, I am not sure if this is done at other parish schools (hence the ?? above).
Our schools do honor the school secretaries on National Secretary Day.