Black History Month Student and Educator Contests
Black History Month is celebrated each year in the month of February. The theme for this year’s Black History Month contests will be “Celebrating the Achievements of African American Floridians. For information regarding the student art and essay contests, as well as the Excellence in Education awards, click here.
World Read Aloud Day
Feb. 1 is World Read Aloud Day, calling attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud. The global effort, created by the non-profit LitWorld and sponsored by Scholastic, is celebrated annually in more than 173 countries and is all about bringing people together through the shared connection of reading aloud in all of our communities. To learn more, click here.
Children's Dental Health Month
This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, health care providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. To learn more, click here.
It's a day to express love and gratitude towards loved ones. Valentine's Day has an opportunity to be a fun and interactive holiday experience. On Valentine's Day people greet loved ones, close friends, family members, and classmates by sending them cards called valentines. People also give candy, flowers, and other gifts to loved ones. For some Valentine's Day crafts for children, click here.