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2015 Calendar of Events - CalEdFacts

This content is part of California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For similar information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.

Dates included on this calendar are gathered from various sources and are not intended as definitive or official notification from the California Department of Education. We hope the calendar will assist you in planning special recognition events.

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

January 2015
Date Event
1–31 NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH
1–31 NATIONAL BRAILLE LITERACY MONTH
1–31 NATIONAL STAYING HEALTHY MONTH
1 January 1 (California Education Code Section 37220)
4–10 National Letter Writing Week
14 State Board of Education meeting, Sacramento
19 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (California Education Code Section 37220)
23 Ed Roberts Day (California Education Code Section 37220)
23 National Handwriting Day
30 Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution (California Education Code Section 37222)

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February 2015
Date Event
1–28 AMERICAN HEART MONTH
1–28 NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
1–28 NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
1 National Freedom Day (36 United States Code 124)
2–6 National School Counseling Week
4 Rosa Parks Day
6 Ronald Reagan Day (California Education Code Section 37222)
12 Lincoln Day (California Education Code Section 37220)
14 Frederick Douglass Day
15 Susan B. Anthony Day (California Education Code Section 37221)
16–20 Take Your Family to School Week
16 Washington Day (California Education Code Section 37220)
17 National Parent Teacher Association Founders Day

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March 2015
Date Event
1–31 ARTS EDUCATION MONTH IN CALIFORNIA/YOUTH ART MONTH
1–31 MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH
1–31 NATIONAL MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION MONTH
1–31 NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
1–31 NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH
1–31 NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
1–31 AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH
1–7 Save Your Vision Week (36 United States Code 138)
2 Read Across America Day
3 National Anthem Day
2–6 National School Breakfast Week
2–6 Newspapers in Education Week
5 Black American Day (California Education Code Section 37221)
7 Conservation, Bird, and Arbor Day (California Education Code Section 37221)
11–12 State Board of Education meeting, Sacramento
15–21 National Poison Prevention Week (36 United States Code 130)
21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
22–28 National Tsunami Awareness Week
30 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day (California Education Code Section 37222)
31 Cesar Chavez Day (California Education Code Section 37220.5)

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April 2015
Date Event
1–30 AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
1–30 MATHEMATICS AWARENESS MONTH
1–30 MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD
1–30 NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
1–30 NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
1–30 PUBLIC SCHOOLS MONTH
1–30 SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH
2 International Children’s Book Day
6 California Poppy Day (California Education Code Section 37222)
7 World Health Day
12–18 Week of the Young Child
12–18 National Library Week
13 Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday (36 United States Code 141)
16 Holocaust Remembrance Day
16 National Librarian Day
19–25 National Environmental Education Week
20–24 Public School Volunteer Week
21 John Muir Day (California Education Code Section 37222)
21–25 Public School Volunteer Week
22 Earth Day
22

Administrative Professionals Day

28 School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day

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May 2015
Date Event
1–31 LABOR HISTORY MONTH (California Education Code Section 51009)
1–31 ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH (36 United States Code 102)
1–31 NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
1–31 NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS MONTH
1 Law Day, U.S.A. (36 United States Code 113)
1 Loyalty Day (36 United States Code 115)
1 School Principals Day
3–9 Be Kind to Animals Week
4–8 National Teacher Appreciation Week
4–8 School Nutrition Employee Week
4–8 Teacher Appreciation Week
4–10 Screen-Free Week (Formerly known as National TV-Turnoff Week)
5 National Teacher Appreciation Day
6–7 State Board of Education meeting, Sacramento
7 National School Nurse Day
7–8 State Board of Education meeting, Sacramento
10 Mother’s Day (36 United States Code 117)
10–16 Police Week (36 United States Code 137)
11–17 National Children’s Book Week
13 California Day of the Teacher (California Education Code Section 37222)
15 Peace Officers Memorial Day: US Flag to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise to sunset (36 United States Code 136)
16 Armed Forces Day
17–23 Classified School Employee Week (California Education Code Section 45460)
17–23 National Educational Bosses’ Week
22 Harvey Milk Day (California Education Code Section 37222)
25 Memorial Day: US Flag to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise until noon (California Education Code Section 37220; 36 United States Code 116)
25 National Missing Children’s Day
31 World No Tobacco Day

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June 2015
Date Event
June 1–July 4 FIREWORKS SAFETY MONTH
1–30 NATIONAL FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES MONTH
1–30 NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH
5 World Environment Day
14–20 National Flag Week (36 United States Code 122)
14 Flag Day (36 United States Code 110)
21 Father’s Day  (36 United States Code 109)

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July 2015
Date Event
4 July 4 (California Education Code Section 37220)
8–9 State Board of Education meeting, Sacramento
26 Parents’ Day (36 United States Code 135)

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August 2015
Date Event
1–31 CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH AND SAFETY MONTH
1–31 NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH
26 Women’s Equality Day

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September 2015
Date Event
1–30 LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH
1–30 NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
1–30 NATIONAL SCHOOL SUCCESS MONTH
15–30 NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (September 15–October 15; 36 United States Code 126)
2–3 State Board of Education meeting, Sacramento
7 Labor Day (California Education Code Section 37220)
8 International Literacy Day
9 California Admission Day
11 Patriot Day: US Flag to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise to sunset (36 United States Code 144)
13 National Grandparents Day (36 United States Code 125)
17–23 Constitution Week (36 United States Code 108)
17 Constitution and Citizenship Day (California Education Code Section 37221; 36 United States Code 106)
25 Native American Day (California Education Code Section 37220.7)
27 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day

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October 2015
Date Event
1–15 NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (September 15–October 15; 36 United States Code 126)
1–31 CALIFORNIA SCHOOL BUS SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH
1–31 CHARACTER EDUCATION MONTH
1–31 CRIME PREVENTION MONTH
1–31 FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
1–31 NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH (36 United States Code 121)
1–31 NATIONAL ENERGY AWARENESS MONTH
4–10 National Fire Prevention Week: US Flag to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise to sunset at start of week
4–10 National 4-H Week
5 World Teacher Day
5 National Child Health Day (36 United States Code 105)
10 World Mental Health Day
11–17 Week of the School Administrator (California Education Code Section 44015.1)
12–16 National School Lunch Week (36 United States Code 132)
12 Columbus Day (36 United States Code 107) *Not in California
15 White Cane Safety Day (36 United States Code 142)
16 World Food Day
18–24 America’s Safe Schools Week
18–24 National School Bus Safety Week
23–31 National Red Ribbon Week
24 Make a Difference Day
24 United Nations Day

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November 2015
Date Event
1–30 GOOD NUTRITION MONTH
1–30 NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH
1–30 NATIONAL CHILD SAFETY AND PROTECTION MONTH
130 SIKH AMERICAN AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION MONTH (Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 25, Chapter 105, Statutes of 2013)
3 Election Day
4–5 State Board of Education meeting, Sacramento
9–13 School Psychology Awareness Week
11 Veterans Day (California Education Code Section 37220)
16–20 American Education Week
22–28 National Family Week
26 Thanksgiving Day (California Education Code Section 37220)

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December 2015
Date Event
2 Special Education Day
3 U.S. Senate Youth Program winners announced
7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: US Flag to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise to sunset (36 United States Code 129)
713 Computer Science Education Week
15 Bill of Rights Day
25 December 25 (California Education Code Section 37220)

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