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Education is something most Americans participate in without thinking, and even take for granted. Yet each year, American Education Week is held during the week before Thanksgiving, and reminds us of the gift education can be. This year, American Education Week starts on November 13 and ends on November 17. It is an opportunity for inspiration — to show thanks and acknowledgement for education received, while also inspiring educators to continue to strive to make a difference in their students’ knowledge and lives. Join us at PSESD as we celebrate the talented educators, staff, and other contributors to the educational system, and as we call on all students, parents, educators, the community to come together in celebration and appreciation!
Geography Awareness Week
“Geography” refers to the study of places and the physical features of the Earth around us. Geography Awareness Week also takes place this week, and helps to raise awareness of the importance of geography to our everyday lives, while also encouraging others to think about the importance of maps and knowledge in general. The week was created by National Geographic magazine, and became established in 1987 by presidential proclamation. Why not use this week to talk or write about a place you have always wanted to see?
National Young Readers Week
Reading is essential to learning, growth, and education, and reading one great book as a child can transform their entire future. Young Readers Week also takes place this week, and is the perfect opportunity to introduce children and young readers to the transformative universe of books and reading.
Simply by reading, a child can learn between 4,000 to 12,000 words per year simply through reading and enjoying a book. Young Readers Week raises awareness of the importance of reading and is a terrific time to help kids develop their love for books and spark their passion for reading. Celebrate Young Readers Week with us by introducing your child to a wonderful classic children’s book this week!