2017-18 special days and observances

Sept. 4: Labor Day
Sept. 4-8: National Payroll Week
Sept. 11: Patriot Day
Sept. 10: Grandparents Day
Sept. 17: Citizenship Day
Sept. 17-23: Constitution Week
Sept. 28: Good Neighbor Day 
Oct. 9-13: National School Lunch Week
Oct. 16-20: National School Bus Safety Week
Oct. 23-31: Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 28: Make a Difference Day
Nov. 1-30: Native American Heritage Month
Nov. 1-30: Family Literacy Month
Nov. 7: Election Day
Nov. 13-17: School Psychology Awareness Week
Nov. 11: Veterans Day 
Nov. 13-17: American Education Week
Nov. 16: Parent Involvement Day 
Nov. 15: Education Support Professionals Day
Nov. 16: Educators Day
Nov. 17: Substitute Educators Day 
Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 24: Native American Heritage Day

Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day

Jan. 1:   New Year's Day
Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day
Jan. 23: 100th Day
Jan. 24: Health Office Appreciation Day (honoring MPS nurses and health assistants)

Feb. 5-9: National School Counseling Week
Feb. 19: Presidents Day
Feb. 17-24: National FFA Week

March 1-31: National Nutrition Month
Music in Our Schools Month
National Middle Level Education Month
Youth Art Month
March 2: Read Across America

April 1-30: School Library Month
April 8-14: National Library Week
April 10: National Library Workers Day
April 16-20: Public School Volunteer Week
April 22: Earth Day
April 23-27: Administrative Professionals Week 
April 25: Administrative Professionals Day 
April 27: National Arbor Day

May 1-31: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7-11: School Nutrition Employee Week
May 4: School Lunch Hero Day
May 8: National Teacher Appreciation Day
May 9: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
May 21-25: National Educational Bosses Week
May 28: Memorial Day

June 14: Flag Day