*LCPS days, weeks and months of celebration, appreciation and national observances are provided for your convenience.

August 2020

National Immunization Awareness Month

Aug. 2 — Friendship Day

Aug. 8 — Happiness Happens Day

Aug. 13 — Left Handers’ Day

Aug. 26 — Women’s Equality Day

September 2020

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Deaf Awareness Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15)

Library Card Sign-up Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Self-Improvement Month

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Sept. 7 — Labor Day

Sept. 6-12 — National Suicide Prevention Week

Sept. 7-11 — LCPS/National Payroll Specialists, Bookkeepers & Clerks Appreciation Week

Sept. 13-19 — National Arts in Education Week

Sept. 8 — International Literacy Day

Sept. 10 — World Suicide Prevention Day

Sept. 11 — Patriot Day

Sept. 13-19 — Celebrate Freedom Week

Sept. 13 — National Grandparents Day

Sept. 15 — LCPS/National IT Professionals Day

Sept. 16 — LCPS/National Teaching Assistants’ Day (9/16 Nat’l EA Day)

Sept. 17 — LCPS/National Teach Ag Day

Sept. 18 — National Education Support Professionals Day

Sept. 20-26 — Child Passenger Safety Week

Sept. 21 — International Day of Peace

Sept. 23 — International Day of Sign Languages

October 2020

ADHD Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Bullying Prevention Month

Communicate with Your Kids Month

Computer Learning Month

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Diversity Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Fire Prevention Month

Health Literacy Month

National Book Month

National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

National Principals Month

Physical Therapy Month

Positive Attitude Month

Oct. 2-9 — LCPS Custodian/Physical Plant/Print Shop/Warehouse Appreciation Week

Oct. 4-10 — LCPS Nutrition Service Workers Appreciation

Oct. 5 — Child Health Day/World Teachers Day

Oct. 7 — International Walk to School Day

Oct. 12 — Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Oct. 12-16 — National School Lunch Week

Oct. 16 — National Boss’ Day

Oct. 17 — School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

Oct. 17-23 — National Safe Schools Week

Oct. 19-23 — National School Bus Safety Week

Oct. 21 — Unity Day/Stop Bullying Day

Oct. 23-31 — National Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 24 — Make-a-Difference Day

Oct. 31 — Halloween

November 2020

Military Family Appreciation Month

National Career Development Month

National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

National Scholarship Month

Native American Heritage Month

Nov. 3 — Election Day

Nov. 8 — National STEM/STEAM Day

Nov. 11 — Veterans’ Day

Nov. 16-20 — American Education Week

Nov. 18 — Educational Support Professionals Day

Nov. 19 — National Parent Involvement Day

Nov. 20 — Substitute Educators Day

Nov. 26 — Thanksgiving Day

December 2020

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Dec. 1-7 — National Handwashing Awareness Week

Dec. 2 — Special Education Day

Dec. 3 — International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Dec. 7-11 — National Inclusive Schools Week

Dec. 7 — Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve.

Dec. 25 — Christmas Day

January 2021

Get Organized Month

National Blood Donor Month

National Mentoring Month

National Thank You Month

School Board Appreciation Month

Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day

Jan. 18 — Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service

Jan. 25-29 — Holocaust Remembrance Week

Jan. 27 — International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February 2021

African American History Month

Career and Technical Education Month (CTE)

International Boost Self-Esteem Month

Feb. 1-5 — National School Counseling Week

Feb. 10 — Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day

Feb. 15 — Presidents’ Day
Feb. 17 — National PTA Founders Day

Feb. 20-27 — National FFA Week

Feb. 21 — National Engineers Week

March 2021

Deaf History Month (March 13 – April 15)

Gender Equality Month

Greek American Heritage Month

Irish American Heritage Month

National Nutrition Month

National Music, Theatre, and Youth Arts in Our Schools Month

Social Work Month

Women’s History Month

Mar. 2 — NEA’s Read Across America Day /Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Mar. 2-6 — National School Breakfast Week

Mar 17 — St. Patrick’s Day

Mar. 23 — National Agriculture Day

April 2021

ACA Counseling Awareness Month

D.E.A.R. Drop Everything and Read Month

Mathematics Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

National Youth Sports Safety Month

Occupational Therapy Month

School Library Month

School Library Month

World Autism Awareness Month

Apr. 2 — World Autism Awareness Day/International Children’s Book Day

Apr. 4 — Easter Sunday

Apr. 5-9 — National Library Week

Apr. 6 — National Library Workers Appreciation Day

Apr.15 — Tax Day

Apr. 18-24 — LCPS Administrative Professionals Week

Apr. 18-24 — National Student Leadership Week

Apr. 21 — National Administrative Professionals Day

Apr. 21 — LCPS School Secretaries Day

Apr. 22 — Earth Day

Apr. 30 — Arbor Day

May 2021

ALS Awareness Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Brain Cancer Awareness Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Mental Health Month

Military Appreciation Month

National Bike Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Speech Month

May 1-10 — National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week

May 2-9 — National Substitute Teachers Appreciation Week

May 3 – World Press Freedom Day

May 3-7 — LCPS Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3-9 — National Children’s Book Week

May 4 — National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo

May 5 — National Bike to School Day

May 6 — National Nurses Day

May 7 — LCPS School Lunch Hero Day

May 9 — Mother’s Day

May 15-22 — LCPS Security Guards Week

May 15 — Armed Forces Day

May 31 – Memorial Day

June 2021

LGBTQ Pride Month

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

National Hunger Awareness Month

National Safety Month

Jun. 5 — World Environment Day

Jun. 6 — D-Day Observances

Jun. 14 — Flag Day

Jun. 19 — Juneteenth

Jun. 20— Father’s Day

Jun. 27 — Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

July 2021

National Parks and Recreation Month

Jul. 4 — 4th of July

Jul. 25 — Parents’ Day