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  • National Scavenger Hunt Day: May 24, 2022

    Have some fun and host a scavenger hunt to celebrate the day! Create one yourself, have students develop the hunt or use the resources below.

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  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    Host a community event or activity during the month of May to raise awareness of the importance of children’s mental health.

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  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the contributions Asian/Pacific Americans have made to American history, society, and culture.

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  • Afterschool Provider Appreciation Week: April 25-29

    Afterschool Providers Appreciation Week is celebrated yearly during the last week of April. It is a great time for students to recognize all the professionals who support them during OST hours.

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  • Earth Day: April 22nd

    Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This year the theme is, “Invest in Our Planet”.

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  • National Poetry Month

    Since April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives.

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  • World Water Day: March 22

    This annual event celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe water worldwide. This year’s theme is groundwater.

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  • National Plant a Flower Day: March 12 and National Flower Day: March 21

    While they sound the same, National Flower Day and National Plant a Flower Day are actually two different holidays in March, each of which involves plant-lovers celebrating the coming of spring. March 12 of every year is National Plant a Flower Day, just over a week before National Flower Day

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