2021-22 special days and observances

Sept 1-30: Library Card Sign-up Month

Sept. 6: Labor Day

Sept. 7-11: National Payroll Week

Sept. 8: International Literacy Day

Sept. 11: Patriot Day

Sept. 12: Grandparents Day

Sept. 12 -18 National Arts in Education Week

Sept. 15-Oct. 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 17: Citizenship and Constitution Day

Sept. 17-23: Constitution Week

Sept. 28: Good Neighbor Day


Oct. 1-31: National Principals Month

Oct. 1-31: Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month

Oct. 1-31: Polish American Heritage Month

Oct. 1-31: National Bullying Prevention Month

Oct. 2: National Custodial Worker Day

Oct. 4-8: National Customer Service Week

Oct. 6: German-American Day

Oct. 11: Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day

Oct. 11-15: National School Lunch Week

Oct. 18-22: Digital Citizenship Week

Oct. 18-22: National School Bus Safety Week 

Oct. 23-31: Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 23: Make a Difference Day


Nov. 1-30: Native American Heritage Month

Nov. 1-30: Family Literacy Month

Nov. 8: National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Day

Nov. 8-12: School Psychology Awareness Week

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Nov. 13: World Kindness Day

Nov. 15-19: American Education Week

Nov. 18: Parent Involvement Day

Nov. 19: National Substitute Educators Day

Nov. 21-27: National Family Week

Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 26: Native American Heritage Day


Dec. 2: National Special Education Day

Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day

Jan. 1:   New Year's Day

Jan. 1-31: National Mentoring Month

Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day

Jan. 18: 100th Day

Jan. 26: Health Office Appreciation Day (honoring MPS nurses and health assistants)

Jan 23-29: National School Choice Week

Jan. 31: #ThankYourMentorDay


Feb. 1-28: Black History Month

Feb. 1-28: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month

Feb. 7-11: National School Counseling Week

Feb. 21: Presidents Day

Feb. 21-25: Public Schools Week

Feb. 19-26: National FFA Week


March 1-31: National Women's History Month

March 1-31: Irish American Heritage Month

March 1-31: National Nutrition Month

March 1-31: Music in Our Schools Month

March 1-31: National Middle Level Education Month

March 1-31: Social Work Month

March 1-31: Youth Art Month

March 2: Read Across America

March 6-12: National Foreign Language Week

March 6-12: National School Social Work Week

March 7-11: National School Breakfast Week

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 14: National Pi Day


April 1-30: School Library Month

April 1-30: Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1-30: Autism Acceptance Month/World Autism Month

April 3-9: National Library Week

April 5: National Library Workers Day

April 17-23: National Student Leadership Week

April 18-22: Bus Driver Appreciation Week

April 18-22: Public School Volunteer Week

April 24-30: Administrative Professionals Week

April 27: Administrative Professionals Day

April 22: Earth Day

April 23: English Language Day

April 29: National Arbor Day


May 1: National College Decision Day

May 1-8: National Music Week

May 1-31: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May 1-31: Jewish American Heritage Month

May 1-31: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2-6: School Nutrition Employee Week

May 3: National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 6: School Lunch Hero Day

May 11: National School Nurse Day

May 16-20: National Educational Bosses Week

May 30: Memorial Day


June 1-30: LGBT+ Pride Month

June 1-30: National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

June 14: Flag Day

June 19: Juneteenth