Posted Date: 11/15/2020
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16: KICKOFF DAY – Wear your Favorite Football team apparel.
American Education Week happens the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving. Each day of the week has its own theme, during which we celebrate our public school community.
Festivities honor the team of people who work in our nation’s public schools, everyone from the bus driver and classroom teacher to the cafeteria worker and administrative staff, plus countless others.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17: PARENTS DAY – Dress like a kid
According to experts, parents need to take an active and assertive role in their children's education on a daily basis for optimal success at school. Ongoing research shows that parental involvement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores confidence among parents in their children's education.
Parental involvement means reading to your children, checking homework every night, limiting television viewing on school nights, developing a relationship with your child's teacher, and simply asking children about their school day. Whatever the level of involvement, it is important to be consistent in order to make a difference in your children's lives.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18: EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY – Show support by sending a note of appreciation
This year we have seen ESPs go well beyond anything we have seen before as they work to meet the needs of our school communities in the midst of a pandemic. On ESP Day, join us to honor and advocate for the ESPs who continue keeping students safe, healthy, and ready to learn.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19: EDUCATOR FOR A DAY – Dress like the person who most influenced you to go into education
Normally community leaders would be invited to experience the day as educators and experience the challenges of teaching and the needs of students, with the guidance of school employees.
This year, having community members come into the classroom is not an option for many schools as they implement their distance learning or building reopening plans. However, educators can be creative about marking the day in other ways.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20: SUBSTITUTE EDUCATORS DAY – Wear Sweats day
Substitute educators play a vital role in the maintenance and continuity of daily education.
These professional educators provide a critical link in the education of public schoolchildren by serving as a bridge to provide continued quality education to children in the temporary absence of regular classroom educators.