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2016 Calendar of Events - CalEdFacts

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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 2016
  • National Blood Donor Month (1/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize January as National Blood Donor Month.​
  • National Braille Literacy Month (1/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize January as National Braille Literacy Month.
  • National Staying Healthy Month (1/1/2016) 
    ​The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize January as National Staying Healthy Month.
  • New Year's Day (1/1/2016) 
    New Year's Day is a public school holiday per California Education Code Section 37220. New Year's Day is also a state holiday per California Government Code Section 6700. The California Department of Education will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2016.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/18/2016) 
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a public school holiday per California Education Code Section 37220. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is also a state holiday per California Government Code Section 6700. The California Department of Education will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016.
  • Ed Roberts Day (1/23/2016) 
    Ed Roberts Day is a public school holiday per California Education Code Section 37220.
  • National Handwriting Day (1/23/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize Saturday, January 23 as National Handwriting Day.
  • Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution (1/30/2016) 
    January 30 of each year is designated and set apart as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, a day having special significance pursuant to California Education Code Section 37222.
  • February 2016
  • American Heart Month (2/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize February as American Heart Month.
  • National African American History Month (2/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize February as National African American History Month.
  • National Children's Dental Health Month (2/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize February as National Children's Dental Health Month.
  • National Freedom Day (2/1/2016) 
    The President may issue each year a proclamation designating February 1 as National Freedom Day to commemorate the signing by Abraham Lincoln on February 1, 1865, of the joint resolution adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives that proposed the 13th amendment to the Constitution (36 United States Code 124).
  • National School Counseling Week (2/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize February 1 through February 5, 2016 as National School Counseling Week.
  • Rosa Parks Day (2/4/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize February 4, 2016 as Rosa Parks Day.
  • Web Contributors Day (2/4/2016) 
    Happy Web Contributors Day! Bacon ipsum dolor amet chicken short ribs beef ribs ball tip. Pig ball tip chicken beef ham hock, short ribs turducken. Chicken tenderloin tail beef ribs pork. Beef ham corned beef cupim chicken leberkas, pork belly tenderloin filet mignon brisket. Ham chuck ground round cow.
  • Ronald Reagan Day (2/6/2016) 
    February 6 of each year is designated and set apart as Ronald Reagan Day, a day having special significance pursuant to California Education Code Section 37222. On Ronald Reagan Day, all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to conduct exercises remembering the life of Ronald Reagan, recognizing his accomplishments, and familiarizing pupils with the contributions he made to this state.
  • Lincoln Day (2/12/2016) 
    California Education Code Section 37220: The Monday or Friday of the week in which February 12 occurs, known as "Lincoln Day." On the day that school is in session prior to the day on which schools are closed for that purpose, all public schools and educational institutions throughout the state shall hold exercises in memory of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Frederick Douglass Day (2/14/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize February 14, 2016 as Frederick Douglass Day.
  • Susan B. Anthony Day (2/15/2016) 
    California Education Code Section 37221: February 15, the anniversary of the birthday of Susan B. Anthony, known as "Susan B. Anthony Day" on which day schools shall include exercises and instruction on the political and economic status of women in the United States and the contributions of Susan B. Anthony thereto.
  • Take Your Family to School Week (2/15/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize February 15 through February 19, 2016 as Take Your Family to School Week.
  • Washington Day (2/15/2016) 
    California Education Code Section 37220: The third Monday in February, known as "Washington Day." On the Friday preceding, all public schools and educational institutions throughout the state shall hold exercises in memory of George Washington. The California Department of Education will be closed on Washington Day, commonly referred to as Presidents Day.
  • National Parent Teacher Association Founders Day (2/17/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize February 17, 2016 as National Parent Teacher Association Founders Day.
  • March 2016
  • American Red Cross Month (3/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize March as American Red Cross Month.
  • Arts Education Month in California/Youth Art Month (3/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize March as Arts Education Month in California/Youth Art Month.
  • Music in Our Schools Month (3/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize March as Music in Our Schools Month.
  • National Middle Level Education Month (3/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize March as National Middle Level Education Month.
  • National Nutrition Month (3/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize March as National Nutrition Month.
  • National Social Work Month (3/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize March as National Social Work Month.
  • National Women's History Month (3/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize March as National Women's History Month.
  • Read Across America Day (3/2/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize March 2, 2016 as Read Across America Day.
  • National Anthem Day (3/3/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize March 3, 2016 as National Anthem Day.
  • Black American Day (3/5/2016) 
    March 5, the anniversary of the death of Crispus Attucks, the first black American martyr of the Boston Massacre, known as "Black American Day" on which day schools shall include exercises and instruction on the development of black people in the United States.
  • Save Your Vision Week (3/6/2016) 
    As stated by the president in his presidential proclamation, "Save Your Vision Week is a time for all Americans to take action to protect their sight. "To remind Americans about the importance of safeguarding their eyesight, the United States Congress, by joint resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended (36 United States Code 138), has authorized and requested the President to proclaim the first week in March of each year as "Save Your Vision Week."
  • Conservation, Bird, and Arbor Day (3/7/2016) 
    California Education Code Section 37221: March 7, the anniversary of the birthday of Luther Burbank, known as Conservation, Bird, and Arbor Day on which day schools shall include exercises and instruction on the economic value of birds and trees, and the promotion of a spirit of protection toward them, and as to the economic value of natural resources, and the desirability of their conservation.
  • National School Breakfast Week (3/7/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize National School Breakfast Week: March 7-11, 2016.
  • Newspaper in Education Week (3/7/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize Newspaper in Education Week: March 7-11, 2016.
  • National Poison Prevention Week (3/20/2016) 
    36 United States Code 130: To encourage Americans to learn more about the dangers of accidental poisonings and to take appropriate preventative measures, the Congress, by joint resolution approved September 26, 1961, as amended (75 Stat. 681) has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating the third week of March each year as "National Poison Prevention Week."
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (3/21/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize March 21, 2016 as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
  • Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day (3/30/2016) 
    California Education Code: March 30 of each year is designated and set apart as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, a day having special significance pursuant to Section 37222. On Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to conduct exercises recognizing the contributions of all those involved in the Vietnam War and remembering the sacrifices they made for their country.
  • Cesar Chavez Day (3/31/2016) 
    California Education Code Section 37220.5: (a) In addition to the holidays prescribed in Section 37220, public schools may be closed on March 31, known as "Cesar Chavez Day," or the appropriate Monday or Friday following or preceding that date, if the governing board, pursuant to a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, agrees to close schools for that purpose. (b) On March 31 or on the day determined by the governing board, public schools and educational institutions throughout the state may include exercises, funded through existing resources, commemorating and directing attention to the history of the farm labor movement in the United States and particularly the role therein of Cesar Chavez. The State Board of Education shall adopt a model curriculum guide to be available for use by public schools for exercises related to Cesar Chavez Day. The California Department of Education will be closed on Cesar Chavez Day.
  • April 2016
  • Autism Awareness Month (4/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April as Autism Awareness Month.
  • Mathematics Awareness Month (4/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April as Mathematics Awareness Month.
  • Month of the Military Child (4/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April as Month of the Military Child.
  • National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month (4/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April as National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month. By House Resolution 690, from Congressman Mike Honda, every April is recognized as National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month.
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month (4/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
  • National Poetry Month (4/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April as National Poetry Month.
  • Public Schools Month (4/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April as Public Schools Month.
  • School Library Month (4/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April as School Library Month.
  • International Children’s Book Day (4/2/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April 2, 2016 as International Childrens Book Day
  • California Poppy Day (4/6/2016) 
    California Education Code Section 37222.12: (a) April 6 of each year is designated and set apart as California Poppy Day, a day having special significance pursuant to Section 37222. (b) On California Poppy Day, all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to conduct exercises honoring the California Poppy, including instruction about native plants, particularly the California Poppy, and the economic and aesthetic value of wildflowers; promoting responsible behavior toward our natural resources and a spirit of protection toward them; and emphasizing the value of natural resources and conservation of natural resources.
  • World Health Day (4/7/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April 7, 2016 as World Health Day.
  • National Library Week (4/10/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to celebrate National Library Week 2016 (April 10-16) with the theme "Libraries Transform" First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
  • Week of the Young Child (4/10/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize Week of the Young Child: April 10-16, 2016.
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday (4/13/2016) 
    36 United States Code 141: ​The President shall issue each year a proclamation (1) calling on officials of the United States Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on April 13; and (2) inviting the people of the United States to observe April 13 in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies in commemoration of Thomas Jeffersons birthday.
  • National Librarian Day (4/16/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April 16, 2016 as National Librarian Day.
  • National Environmental Education Week (4/17/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize National Environmental Education Week: April 17-23, 2016. National Environmental Education Week is the nation's largest celebration of environmental education, inspiring environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students.
  • Public School Volunteer Week (4/18/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize Public School Volunteer Week: April 18-22, 2016. Public School Volunteer Week provides a yearly opportunity for schools and families to honor and highlight the powerful contributions parents and caregivers provide at school and home to support student success.
  • Earth Day (4/22/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April 22, 2016 as Earth Day.
  • John Muir Day (4/23/2016) 
    California Education Code Section 37222.11: (a) April 21 of each year is designated and set apart as John Muir Day, a day having special significance pursuant to Section 37222. (b) On John Muir Day, all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to conduct exercises stressing the importance that an ecologically sound natural environment plays in the quality of life for all of us, and emphasizing John Muir's significant contributions to the fostering of that awareness and the indelible mark he left on the State of California.
  • School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day (4/26/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April 26, 2016 as School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day. The fourth Tuesday of April each year is set aside to recognize school bus drivers.
  • Administrative Professionals Day (4/27/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize April 27, 2016 as Administrative Professionals Day.
  • May 2016
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (5/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (36 United States Code 102).
  • Labor History Month (5/1/2016) 
    California Education Code Section 51009: The month of May is hereby deemed to be Labor History Month throughout the public schools, and school districts are encouraged to commemorate this month with appropriate educational exercises that make pupils aware of the role the labor movement has played in shaping California and the United States.
  • Law Day, U.S.A. (5/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 1, 2016 as Law Day, U.S.A.. Law Day is an observance and is not a federal public holiday in the United States. Law Day is aimed to help people appreciate their liberties and to affirm their loyalty to the United States, especially with regard to equality and justice. It also aims to cultivate respect for the law, which is vital to the democratic way of life.
  • Loyalty Day (5/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 1, 2016 as Loyalty Day. Loyalty Day is an observance but it is not a public holiday in the United States. The United States of America was founded by patriots who risked their lives to bring freedom to the nation. The nations founders are remembered on Loyalty Day, which is a day when people celebrate their freedom while remembering their responsibilities to continue the legacy of liberty. Loyalty Day is celebrated with parades and ceremonies in several communities across the United States. Schools, churches, and various organizations participate in these events.
  • National Mental Health Month (5/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May as National Mental Health Month.
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month (5/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.
  • School Principals Day (5/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 1, 2016 as School Principals Day.
  • National Children’s Book Week (5/2/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize National Childrens Book Week: May 2-8, 2016.
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week (5/2/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6, 2016.
  • Screen-Free Week (Formerly known as National TV-Turnoff Week) (5/2/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize Screen-Free Week: May 2-8, 2016.
  • National Teacher Appreciation Day (5/3/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 3, 2016 as National Teacher Appreciation Day.
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day (5/5/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 5, 2016 as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • Be Kind to Animals Week (5/8/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize Be Kind to Animals Week: May 8-14​, 2016.
  • Mother’s Day (5/8/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 8, 2016 as Mothers Day (36 United States Code 117).
  • School Nutrition Employee Week (5/9/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize School Nutrition Employee Week: May 9-13, 2016.
  • California Day of the Teacher (5/11/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 11, 2016 as California Day of the Teacher. Day of the Teacher arose out of legislation co-sponsored by the California Teachers Association and the Association of Mexican American Educators. Senator Joseph Montoya wrote the bill and it was adopted in 1982. California has patterned its celebration after the traditional El Dia del Maestro festivities observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries.
  • National School Nurse Day (5/11/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 11, 2016 as National School Nurse Day.
  • Classified School Employee Week (5/15/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize Classified School Employee Week: May 15-21, 2016. California Education Code Section 45460. The third full week in May is designated as Classified School Employee Week. All public schools shall annually observe that week in recognition of classified school employees and the contributions they make to the educational community. The observances required by this section shall be integrated into the regular school program. This section shall apply to all schools under the jurisdiction of any school district or county board of education that has adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 6 (commencing with Section 45240), as well as to schools under the jurisdiction of any school district or county board of education that has not adopted the merit system.
  • National Educational Bosses’ Week (5/15/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize National Educational Bosses Week: May 15-21, 2016.
  • National Peace Officers Memorial Day (5/15/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 15, 2016 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day (36 United States Code 136). United States flag to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.
  • National Police Week (5/15/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize National Police Week (36 United States Code 137): May 15-21, 2016.
  • Armed Forces Day (5/21/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 21, 2016 as Armed Forces Day.
  • Harvey Milk Day (5/22/2016) 
    California Education Code Section 37222.13. (a) May 22 of each year is designated and set apart as Harvey Milk Day, a day having special significance pursuant to Section 37222. (b) On Harvey Milk Day, all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to conduct exercises remembering the life of Harvey Milk, recognizing his accomplishments, and familiarizing pupils with the contributions he made to this state.
  • National Missing Children’s Day (5/25/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 25, 2016 as National Missing Childrens Day.
  • Memorial Day (5/30/2016) 
    Memorial Day is a public school holiday per California Education Code Section 37220. It is also a state holiday per California Government Code Section 6700. The California Department of Education will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016. Every Memorial Day, the U.S. flag is quickly raised to the tops of flagpoles, slowly lowered to half-mast, and then raised again to full height at noon. The time at half-mast is meant to honor the million-plus fallen U.S. soldiers who have died for their country over the years. Re-raising the flag is meant to symbolize the resolve of the living to carry on the fight for freedom so that the nations heroes will not have died in vain.
  • World No Tobacco Day (5/31/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize May 31, 2016 as World No Tobacco Day.
  • June 2016
  • Fireworks Safety Month (6/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize June 1 through July 4 as Fireworks Safety Month.
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month (6/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize June as National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month.
  • National Safety Month (6/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize June as National Safety Month.
  • World Environment Day (6/5/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize June 5, 2016 as World Environment Day.
  • National Flag Week (6/12/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize National Flag Week (36 United States Code 122): June 12-18, 2016.
  • National Flag Day (6/14/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize June 14, 2016 as National Flag Day (36 United States Code 110).
  • Father’s Day (6/19/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize June 19, 2016 as Fathers Day (36 United States Code 109).
  • July 2016
  • July 4th (7/4/2016) 
    July 4th is a public school holiday per California Education Code Section 37220. July 4th is also a state holiday per California Government Code Section 6700. The California Department of Education will be closed on Monday July 4, 2016.
  • Parents' Day (7/24/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize July 24, 2016 as Parents' Day. In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a congressional resolution into law (36 United States Code 135) proclaiming Parents' Day to be on the fourth Sunday of July each year.
  • August 2016
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month (8/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize August as Children's Eye Health and Safety Month.
  • National Immunization Awareness Month (8/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize August as National Immunization Awareness Month.
  • Women's Equality Day (8/26/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize August 26, 2016 as Women's Equality Day.
  • September 2016
  • Library Card Sign-Up Month (9/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize September as Library Card Sign-Up Month.
  • National Preparedness Month (9/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize September as National Preparedness Month.
  • National School Success Month (9/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize September as National School Success Month.
  • Labor Day (9/5/2016) 
    Labor Day is a public school holiday per California Education Code Section 37220. It is also a state holiday per California Government Code Section 6700. The California Department of Education will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016.
  • International Literacy Day (9/8/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize September 8, 2016 as International Literacy Day.
  • California Admission Day (9/9/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize September 9, 2016 as California Admission Day. California Admission Day is celebrated annually on September 9 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1850 admission of California into the Union as the thirty-first state.
  • National Grandparents Day (9/11/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize September 11, 2016 as National Grandparents Day.
  • Patriot Day (9/11/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize September 11, 2016 as Patriot Day. In the United States, Patriot Day, observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the 2,977 people killed in the 2001 September 11 attacks. The flag of the United States is flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset (36 United States Code 144)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize September as National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15-October 15 (36 United States Code 126).
  • Constitution and Citizenship Day (9/17/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize September 17, 2016 as Constitution and Citizenship Day (36 United States Code 106). Constitution and Citizenship Day on September 17 commemorates the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. It is dedicated to all American citizens.
  • Constitution Week (9/17/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize Constitution Week (36 United States Code 108): September 17-23, 2016.
  • Native American Day (9/23/2016) 
    California Education Code Section 37220.7. (a) In addition to the holidays prescribed in Section 37220, public schools may be closed on the fourth Friday in September, known as "Native American Day," if the governing board, pursuant to a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, agrees to close schools for that purpose. (b) On the fourth Friday in September, or if schools are closed on that date as specified in subdivision (a), on an alternate day determined by the governing board, public schools and educational institutions throughout (California) may include exercises, funded through existing resources, commemorating and directing attention to the many contributions that Native Americans have made to this country. The State Board of Education may adopt a model curriculum guide to be available for use by public schools for exercises related to Native American Day.
  • Gold Star Mother's Day (9/25/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize September 25, 2016 as Gold Star Mother's Day. Gold Star Mothers Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces.
  • October 2016
  • California School Bus Safety Awareness Month (10/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October as California School Bus Safety Awareness Month.
  • Character Education Month (10/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October as Character Education Month.
  • Crime Prevention Month (10/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October as California School Bus Crime Prevention Month.
  • Filipino American History Month (10/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October as Filipino American History Month.
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month (10/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (36 United States Code 121).
  • National Energy Awareness Month (10/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October as National Energy Awareness Month.
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (10/1/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October as National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 -- October 15 (36 United States Code 126).
  • National 4-H Week (10/2/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October 2 - 8, 2016 as National 4-H Week.
  • World Teachers' Day (10/5/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October 5, 2016 as World Teachers' Day. ​This day was first created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Foundation (UNESCO) in 1966 and remains a holiday today, celebrated every year on October 5th.
  • National Fire Prevention Week (10/9/2016) 
    The California Department of Education encourages you to recognize October 9th through the 15th as National Fire Prevention Week.

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