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School Appreciation Days

Throughout the year, there are key days, weeks, and months dedicated to generating awareness and recognizing school staff. We've created this calendar of school appreciation days as a helpful tool for our schools, administrators, and educators to use as a a planning tool throughout the year. You are welcome to determine if and how you will celebrate these days.

If you know of a day, week, or month that is related to public education or our school district, and it is not listed below, please email the information to We're excited about being more intentional in our efforts to highlight the amazing people and programs in Florence 1 Schools.

*This is a starting point only and will continue to be updated.


Black History Month
CTE Month
Go Red for Heart Health Month
Love The Bus Month

  • February 2 National Wear Red Day
  • February 5-9 School Counselor Appreciation Week
  • February 7 World Read Aloud Day
  • February 15 National School Resource Office Day
  • February 17 National PTA Founders Day
  • February 17 Random Act of Kindness Day
  • February 22 School Bus Driver Appreciation Day 


Middle-Level Education Month
National Music in Our Schools Month
National Reading Month
National Athletic Training Month
National Nutrition Month
Youth Art Month

  • March 2 National Read Across America Day / Dr. Seuss's Birthday
  • March 3 Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day
  • March 3-9 National Foreign Language Week 
  • March 4 National Grammar Day
  • March 4-8 National School Breakfast Week
  • March 6 Inclusion Day
  • March 8 #SELday
  • March 21 World Down Syndrome Day / Rock Your Socks Day



School Library Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Occupational Therapy Month
National Arab American Heritage Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Deaf History Month

  • April 1-5 National Assistant Principal Week
  • April 2 Autism Awareness Acceptance Day
  • April 3 Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
  • April 4 National School Librarian Appreciation Day
  • April 7-13 National Library Week
  • April 9 National Library Workers Day
  • April 15-19 Public School Volunteer Week / National Volunteer Recognition Week
  • April 22 Earth Day
  • April 22-26 National Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week
  • April 23 School Bus Driver Appreciation Day (fourth Tuesday in April)
  • April 24 Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 24-30 National Student Leadership Week


Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Bicycle Safety Month

Mental Health Awareness Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

  • May 1 National School Principals Day
  • May 1 National Interpreter Appreciation Day
  • May 1-7 National Physical Education and Sport Week
  • May 3 School Lunch Hero Day
  • May 5-12 National Music Week
  • May 6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week (first full week in May)
  • May 6-10 National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week (first full week of May)
  • May 8: National School Nurse Day 
  • May 10 School Communicators Day
  • May 17 National Bike to School Day
  • May 18 National Speech Pathologist Day


Child Vision Awareness Month




Hispanic Heritage Month

  • September 8 International Literacy Day
  • September 17 National IT Professional Day


National Principals Month
National Farm to School Month

  • October 2 School Custodian Appreciation Day
  • October 4-8 National School Psychology Week
  • October 6 National Coaches Day
  • October 21-25 National School Bus Safety Week
  • October 20-26 Red Ribbon Week 


  • November 8 National STEM Day
  • November 13-17 American Education Week


  • December 2 National Special Education Day