2015-16 special days and observances

  • Sept. 7: Labor Day
  • Sept. 7-11: National Payroll Week
  • Sept. 11: Patriot Day
  • Sept. 13: Grandparents Day
  • Sept. 17: Citizenship Day
  • Sept. 17-23: Constitution Week
  • Sept. 28: Good Neighbor Day 
     
  • Oct. 12-16: National School Lunch Week
  • Oct. 19-23: National School Bus Safety Week
  • Oct. 23-31: Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 24: Make a Difference Day
     
  • Nov. 1-30: Native American Heritage Month
    Nov. 27: Native American Heritage Day
  • Nov. 3: Election Day
  • Nov. 9-13: School Psychology Awareness Week
  • Nov. 11: Veterans Day 
  • Nov. 16-20: American Education Week
    Nov. 17: Parent Involvement Day 
    Nov. 18: Education Support Professionals Day
    Nov. 19: Educators Day
    Nov. 20: Substitute Educators Day 
  • Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Day
  • Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day
  • Jan. 1:   New Year's Day
  • Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day
  • Jan. 26: 100th Day
  • Jan. 27: Health Office Appreciation Day (honoring MPS nurses and health assistants)
  • Feb. 1-5: National School Counseling Week
  • Feb. 15: Presidents Day
  • Feb. 20-27: 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 10-16: National Library Week
    April 19: National Library Workers Day
  • April 18-22: Public School Volunteer Week
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 24-30: Administrative Professionals Week 
    April 27: Administrative Professionals Day 
  • TBD: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
  • April 29: National Arbor Day
  • May 1-31: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 3: National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • TBD: School Nutrition Employee Week
  • May 15-21: National Educational Bosses Week
  • May 30: Memorial Day
  • June 14: Flag Day