Special Events and Appreciation Dates

  • September 2021

    • Sept. 6-10 National Payroll Week
    • Sept. 11 Patriot Day, Emergency Services Day
    • Sept. 13-17 Parent and Family Involvement in Education Week
    • Sept. 13-17 National Arts in Education Week
    • Sept. 21 National Information Technology (IT) Professionals Day

    October 2021

    National Walk and Bike to School Month
    Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    Disability History and Awareness Month
    National Principals Month

    • Oct. 1 National Custodian Appreciation Day
    • Oct. 6 Walk and Bike to School Day
    • Oct. 11-15 National School Lunch Week
    • Oct. 18-22 National Character Counts Week
    • Oct. 18-22 National School Bus Safety Week
    • Oct. 23-31 Red Ribbon Week

    November 2021

    • Nov. 11 Veterans Day
    • Nov. 15-19 American Education Week
    • Nov. 18 National Parental Involvement Day

    February 2022

    Black History Month
    Missouri Lifelong Learning Month

    • Feb. 7-11 National School Counselor Appreciation Week
    • Feb. 11 Rockwood Reading Day
    • Feb. 14-18 Missouri School Board Recognition Week

    March 2022

    Music in Our Schools Month
    Social Worker Month
    National Nutrition Month
    Youth Art Month

    • March 7-11 STEM Week
    • March 7-11 National School Breakfast Week
    • March 7-11 School Social Work Week
    • March 11 Missouri School Read-in Day

    April 2022

    School Library Month

    • April 4-8 National Library Week
    • April 5 National Library Workers Day
    • April 6 Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
    • April 18-22 Public School Volunteer Week
    • April 22 Earth Day
    • April 27 Administrative Professionals Day

    May 2022

    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    • May 2-6 National Physical Education and Sport Week
    • May 2-6 National Music Week
    • May 2-6 School Nutrition Employee Week
    • May 2-6 National Teacher Appreciation Week
    • May 3 National Teacher Appreciation Day
    • May 6 School Lunch Hero Day
    • May 11 National School Nurse Day

    For additional dates, visit the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.

    Updated Sept. 7, 2021