Monthly Topics

Each month during the school year, FPES provides its member newspapers with educational resources for important holidays and observances.

JANUARY 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15)
Signed into law in January 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, the national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is a celebration of Dr. King’s contribution to the United States and to humankind. This American federal holiday is observed on the third Monday of each January, which is near King’s birthday (January 15, 1929).

Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! (Jan. 22-26)
The goal of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is to promote literacy and excellent reading habits in the students of Florida. The theme of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! 2018 is Find Yourself in a Book!

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. It is estimated that human trafficking generates many billions of dollars of profit per year, second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form of transnational crime. Florida is one of the top three human trafficking destinations in the U.S.

 

FEBRUARY 2018

President’s Day (Feb. 19)

African American History Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

 

MARCH 2018

Newspaper in Education Week (Mar. 5-9)

National Nutrition Month

Women’s History Month

 

APRIL 2018

National Library Week (Apr. 8-14)

Holocaust Remembrance Day/Yom Hashoah (Apr. 12)

Earth Day (Apr. 22)

Financial Literacy Month