2019-20 special days and observances

Sept. 2: Labor Day

Sept. 2-6: National Payroll Week

Sept. 8: Grandparents Day

International Literacy Day

Sept. 11: Patriot Day

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

Sept. 17: Citizenship Day

Sept. 17-23: Constitution Week

Sept. 28: Good Neighbor Day

Oct. 1-31: National Principals Month

Oct. 2: National Custodian Day

Oct. 7-11: National Customer Service Week

Oct. 14-18: National School Lunch Week

Oct. 21-25: National School Bus Safety Week

Oct. 23-31: Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 26: 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. 13: World Kindness Day

Nov. 11-15: School Psychology Awareness Week

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Nov. 11-15: American Education Week

Nov. 15: National Substitute Day

Nov. 21: Parent Involvement Day

Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 29: Native American Heritage Day


Dec. 2: National Special Education Day

Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day


Jan. 1:   New Year's Day

Jan. 17: International Mentoring Day

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day

Jan. 21: 100th Day

Jan. 22: Health Office Appreciation Day (honoring MPS nurses and health assistants)

Jan. 31: #ThankYourMentorDay


Feb. 1-29: Black History Month

Feb. 1-29: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month

Feb. 3-7: National School Counseling Week

Feb. 17: Presidents Day

Feb. 17-21: National FFA Week


March 1-31: National Women's History Month

March 1-31: National Nutrition Month

Music in Our Schools Month

National Middle Level Education Month

Youth Art Month

March 2: Read Across America

March 14: National Pi Day


April 1-30: School Library Month

April 5-11: National Library Week

April 8: National Library Workers Day

April 12: National Arbor Day

April 20-24: Bus Driver Appreciation Week

April 20-24: Public School Volunteer Week

April 22: Earth Day

April 20-24: Administrative Professionals Week

April 22: Administrative Professionals Day


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 1: School Lunch Hero Day

National College Decision Day

May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4-8: School Nutrition Employee Week

May 5: National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 12: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

May 21-26: National Educational Bosses Week

May 25: Memorial Day

June 14: Flag Day