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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 marketing@fsd1.org. 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.

February 

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 

March

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

 

April

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

May

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

June 

Child Vision Awareness Month

July 

August 

September 

Hispanic Heritage Month

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

October 

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 

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

December 

  • December 2 National Special Education Day