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Screen-Free Week

April 29 - May 5

Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration of the real world, when families, schools, and communities turn off screens and “turn on life,” leaving aside digital entertainment for the joys of reality beyond the screen. Instead of watching TV, surfing the web, playing with apps and video games, or texting, they read, play real games, […]

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Global Civility Awareness Month

May 1

In the digital age, people seem to be forgetting how to communicate in a civil manner.  The idea of common courtesy is on the wane. A general lack of respect, as well as, a lack of communication skills, are partly to blame for this degradation. The goal of Global Civility Awareness Month is to raise […]

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Homeschooling Awareness Month

May 1

Teaching children at home by parents, tutors, or educators are all genuine techniques of Homeschooling.  Homeschooling is increasing in popularity, as parents face more and more problems in public schools- violence, drugs, gangs, sexual assault, indoctrination, and others.  May is a month to acknowledge the noble tradition of Homeschooling; to acknowledge those who make this […]

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National Foster Care Month

May 1

Established in 1988, this is a month to acknowledge foster parents, volunteers, mentors, policy makers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children in Foster Care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we review our commitment to ensuring a bright future for children in foster care, and […]

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School Principals Day

May 1

On this day we take the time to thank the educational leaders of our schools.  Principals support and guide quality teachers and staff, resulting in productive learning environments for our children.  Today we let them know that we appreciate and honor their devotion and their time and patience with students and parents.

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Eta Aquarids Meteor Showers

May 1 - May 5

The Earth passes through the stream of Halley’s Comet in May and October.  In May we have the Eta Aquarids, in October the Orionids. The forecast for 2019 calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquarids meteors to fall before dawn on (or near) May 5th.  However, this shower has a rather broad maximum, so […]

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Choose Privacy Week

May 1 - May 7

Choose Privacy Week, first observed by the American Library Association in 2010, is an initiative that invites library users into a conversation about privacy rights in the digital age. The campaign gives libraries the tools they need to educate and engage users, and gives citizens the resources to think critically and make more informed choices […]

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