2022-23 special days and observances

June 1-30: LGBT+ Pride Month

June 1-30: National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

June 14: Flag Day

June 19: Juneteenth


2023-24 special days and observances

Sept 1-30: Library Card Sign-up Month

Sept. 4: Labor Day

Sept. 5-9: National Payroll Week

Sept. 8: International Literacy Day

Sept. 10: Grandparents Day

Sept. 11: Patriot Day

Sept. 10 -16 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. 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. 2-6: National Customer Service Week

Oct. 6: German-American Day

Oct. 9: Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day

Oct. 9-13: National School Lunch Week

Oct. 16-20: Digital Citizenship Week

Oct. 16-20: National School Bus Safety Week 

Oct. 28: 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. 13-17: American Education Week

Nov. 15: Education Support Professionals Day

Pending: Educator for a Day 

Nov. 17: Substitute Educators Day

Nov. 19-25: National Family Week

Nov. 23: 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

Pending: 100th Day

Pending: Health Office Appreciation Day (honoring MPS nurses and health assistants)

Jan. 21: Thank Your Mentor Day 

Jan 21-27: National School Choice Week


Feb. 1-29: Black History Month/African American History Month 

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

Feb. 6-10: National School Counseling Week

Feb. 19: Presidents Day

Feb. 17-24: National FFA Week

Feb. 26-Mar. 1: Public Schools Week


Mar. 1-31: National Women's History Month

Mar. 1-31: Irish American Heritage Month

Mar. 1-31: National Nutrition Month

Mar. 1-31: Music in Our Schools Month

Mar. 1-31: National Middle-Level Education Month

Mar. 1-31: Social Work Month

Mar. 1-31: Youth Art Month

Mar. 2: Read Across America

Mar. 7-14: National Foreign Language Week

Mar. 3-9: National School Social Work Week

Mar. 4-8: National School Breakfast Week

Mar. 8: International Women’s Day

Mar. 14: National Pi Day


Apr. 1-30: School Library Month

Apr. 1-30: Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr. 1-30: Autism Acceptance Month/World Autism Month

Apr. 7-13: National Library Week

Apr. 9: National Library Workers Day

Apr. 24-30: National Student Leadership Week

Pending: Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Apr. 23: School Bus Driver Day

Apr. 22-26: Public School Volunteer Week

Apr. 21-27: Administrative Professionals Week

Apr. 24-30: National Student Leadership Week

Apr. 22: Earth Day

Apr. 23: English Language Day

Apr. 24: Administrative Professionals Day

Apr. 26: National Arbor Day


May 1: National College Decision Day

May ? National Music Week

May 1-31: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 1-31: Jewish American Heritage Month

May 1-31: National Physical Fitness Sports Month

May 3: School Lunch Hero Day

May 6-12: National Nurses Week

May 6-10: National Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7: National Teacher Day

May 8: National School Nurse Day

May 13-17: National Education Bosses Week

May 27: Memorial Day


June 1- 30: LGBT+Pride Month 

June 1-30: National Caribbean-American

June 14: Flag Day 

June 19: Juneteenth