DoDEA Observance Calendar

Upcoming Observances, Celebrations and Recognition Events


April 2017

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The Month of the Military Child, April 2017

DoDEA joins the Department of Defense and the military community in honoring military families and their children for the sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

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Autism Awareness Month, April 2017

DoDEA joins in the celebration of 2017 National Autism Awareness Month to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.

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School Library Week, April 2017

Celebrate Library Week by learning more about your DoDEA School Library Information Center.

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Purple Up! For Military Kids, April 21, 2017

An extension of Month of the Military Child, everyone at DoDEA wears purple on this day to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices.

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Earth Day, April 22, 2017

DoDEA supports efforts to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.

Days of Remembrance

Days of Remembrance, April 23-30, 2017

DoDEA joins all of the military branches in remembering the Holocaust.

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Administrative Professionals Day, April 26, 2017

DoDEA values all of its secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.



May 2017

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May 1, 2017

DoDEA recognizes the service and sacrifices of Asian/Pacific Islanders throughout the United States.

Decision Day

Decision Day, May 1, 2017

Celebrate Decision Day 2017 on May 1st – the day when DoDEA high-school seniors announce what they’ll be pursuing after graduation.

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Public Service Recognition Week, May 7-13, 2017 

DoDEA honors all of the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

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Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12, 2017

DoDEA joins the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and schools around the country in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week.

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National School Nurse Day - May 10, 2017

This day, set aside to honor the contribution of school nurses in schools all over the world, falls in the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week.