Special Events and Appreciation Dates

  • September 2022

    • Sept. 5-9 National Payroll Week
    • Sept. 11 Patriot Day, Emergency Services Day
    • Sept. 12-16 Parent and Family Involvement in Education Week
    • Sept. 12-16 National Arts in Education Week
    • Sept. 20 National Information Technology (IT) Professionals Day

    October 2022

    National Walk and Bike to School Month
    Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    Disability History and Awareness Month
    National Principals Month

    • Oct. 2 National Custodian Appreciation Day
    • Oct. 12 Walk and Bike to School Day
    • Oct. 10-14 National School Lunch Week
    • Oct. 17-21 National Character Counts Week
    • Oct. 17-21 National School Bus Safety Week
    • Oct. 23-31 Red Ribbon Week

    November 2022

    • Nov. 11 Veterans Day
    • Nov. 14-18 American Education Week
    • Nov. 17 National Parental Involvement Day

    February 2023

    Black History Month
    Missouri Lifelong Learning Month

    • Feb. 6-10 National School Counselor Appreciation Week
    • Feb. 27-March 3 Public Schools Week

    March 2023

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

    • March 3 Rockwood Reading Day
    • March 6-10 STEM Week
    • March 6-10 National School Breakfast Week
    • March 6-10 School Social Work Week
    • March 10 Missouri School Read-in Day

    April 2023

    School Library Month

    • April 5 Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
    • April 17-21 Public School Volunteer Week
    • April 22 Earth Day
    • April 24-28 National Library Week
    • April 24-28 Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week
    • April 25 National Library Workers Day
    • April 26 Administrative Professionals Day

    May 2023

    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    • May 1-5 National Physical Education and Sport Week
    • May 1-5 National Teacher Appreciation Week
    • May 2 National Teacher Appreciation Day
    • May 5 School Lunch Hero Day
    • May 8-12 School Nutrition Employee Week
    • May 8-12 National Music Week
    • May 10 National School Nurse Day

    Please note: Missouri School Board Recognition Week is to be determined at this time. We will update the calendar as soon as a date has been confirmed. 

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

    Updated Aug. 5, 2022