2022-23 special days and observances

Sept 1-30: Library Card Sign-up Month

Sept. 5: Labor Day

Sept. 5-9: National Payroll Week

Sept. 8: International Literacy Day

Sept. 11: Patriot Day

Sept. 11: Grandparents Day

Sept. 11 -17 National Arts in Education Week

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

Sept. 17: Citizenship and Constitution Day

Sept. 17-23: Constitution Week

September 26: National Family Day

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. 3-7: National Customer Service Week

Oct. 6: German-American Day

Oct. 10: Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day

Oct. 10-14: National School Lunch Week

Oct. 17-21: Digital Citizenship Week

Oct. 17-21: National School Bus Safety Week 

Oct. 22: Make a Difference Day

Oct. 23-31: Red Ribbon Week


Nov. 1-30: Native American Heritage Month

Nov. 1-30: National Family Literacy Month

Nov. 8: National STEM/STEAM Day

Nov. 7-11: National School Psychology Week

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Nov. 13: World Kindness Day

Nov. 14-18: American Education Week


Nov. 16: Education Support Professionals Day

Nov. 17: Educator for a Day

Nov. 18: Substitute Educators Day

Nov. 20-26: National Family Week

Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 25: 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. 1-31: School Board Recognition Month

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day

Jan. 24: 100th Day

Jan. 25: Health Office Appreciation Day (honoring MPS nurses and health assistants)

Jan 22-28: National School Choice Week

Jan. 21: Thank Your Mentor Day 


Feb. 1-28: Black History Month/African American History Month

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

Feb. 6-10: National School Counseling Week

Feb. 20: Presidents Day

Feb. 18-25: National FFA Week

Feb. 27-March 3: Public Schools 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 5-11: National Foreign Language Week

March 5-11: National School Social Work Week

March 6-10: 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 23-29: National Library Week

April 25: National Library Workers Day

April 24-30: National Student Leadership Week

April 17-21: Bus Driver Appreciation Week

April 17-23: Public School Volunteer Week

April 23-29: Administrative Professionals Week

April 24-30: National Student Leadership Week

April 22: Earth Day

April 23: English Language Day

April 26: Administrative Professionals Day

April 28: National Arbor Day


May 1: National College Decision Day

May 7-14: 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 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2: National Teacher Day

May 5: School Lunch Hero Day

May 6-12: National Nurses Week

May 10: National School Nurse Day

May 15-19: National Educational Bosses Week

May 29: Memorial Day


June 1-30: LGBT+ Pride Month

June 1-30: National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

June 14: Flag Day

June 19: Juneteenth