Calendar of Events

PTA and school dates in red.

December

Dec 8 5:30p-9:30p Parents’ Night Out. We will provide a safe, structured environment where your children will be taken through a night filled with play, a yummy pizza dinner, mind-engaging games, and a late night movie with a snack. Cost is $35 for one child, $60 for two. Space is limited and there are scholarships available, so please register early.

 

Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_of_the_Immaculate_Conception Catholic

Dec 12 Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Guadalupe Mexican Catholic

Dec 12-20 Hanukkah http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/default_cdo/jewish/Chanukah.htm Jewish

Dec 15 1 Hr. Early Dismissal

Dec 16-24 Las Posadas http://www.britannica.com/topic/Las-Posadas Mexican

Dec 16-24 Simbang Gabi (Christmas) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simbang_Gabi Filipino Catholic

Dec 19 – Jan 1st NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)

Dec 21 Winter Solstice / Yule https://wicca.com/celtic/akasha/yule.htm Neo-Pagan

Dec 25 Christmas http://www.history.com/topics/christmas Christian

Dec 26 Jan 1 Kwanzaa http://www.history.com/topics/kwanzaa-history African American

January

Jan New Year’s Day http://www.infoplease.com/spot/newyearhistory.html International

Jan Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhi_Day Buddhist

Jan Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Gobind_Singh Sikh

Jan Día le los Reyes (Three Kings Day / Epiphany) http://www.inside-mexico.com/ReyesMagos.htm Mexican Christian

Jan Christmas (Orthodox) http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/russia/christmas-day Orthodox Christian

Jan 10 5:30p Family Information Night. Please save the date for Family Information Night on Wednesday, January 10 at 5:30pm.  Families will have the opportunity to hear from teachers and staff about our Contemporary and Montessori programs and the learning experiences that children have in each program.

Jan 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no school) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr._Day USA

Jan 17 6:00p – 7:30p PTA board meeting. All are welcome and child care will be provided!

Jan 27 Holocaust Remembrance Day http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/yomhashoah.html International

Jan 31 Day between semesters (no school) *possible snow make-up day (1 of 3)

February African American History Month

Feb 2 Imbolc(g) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbolc Neo-Pagan

Feb 5 Open Enrollment Begins

Feb 11 Day of Remembrance (Japanese Incarceration) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_Remembrance_(Japanese_Americans) USA

Feb 14 Valentine’s Day http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day *Be mindful that not all students celebrate Valentine’s Day. International

Feb 14 Ash Wednesday http://christianity.about.com/od/holidaytips/qt/whatisashwednes.htm Christian

Feb 14 – Mar 29 Lenten Season http://wilstar.com/holidays/lent.htm Many Filipino families return to the Philippines during this time. Christian

Feb 16 Lunar New Year (Year of the Dog) http://www.asianamericanbooks.com/lny_ch_a.htm#general China, Taiwan, Viet, Nam, Singapore, Korea

Feb 16 Open Enrollment Ends

Feb 19 – 23 Mid-winter break including Presidents Day (no school)

Feb 19 President’s Day Holiday http://usparks.about.com/library/weekly/aa021499.htm USA

Feb 21 6:00p – 7:30p PTA board meeting. All are welcome and child care will be provided!

Feb 28-Mar 1Purim http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday9.htm Jewish

March Women’s History Month & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Mar 1-2 Holi http://www.holifestival.org/holi-festival.html http://www.festivalofcolor.us/?q=Significance Hindu

Mar 8 International Women’s Day https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About International

Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day Irish

Mar 20 Ostara http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usma&c=holidays&id=1991 Neo-Pagan

Mar 20-21 Naw Ruz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1%27%C3%AD_Naw-R%C3%BAz Bahá’i

Mar 21 6:00p – 7:30p PTA board meeting. All are welcome and child care will be provided!

Mar 21 Persian New Year (Nowruz) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowruz Iranian

Mar 21 International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_for_the_Elimination_of_Racial_Discrimination International

Mar 25 Palm Sunday http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Sunday Christian / Orthodox

Mar 25-31 Holy Week http://www.crivoice.org/cyholyweek.html Christian

Mar 30 Good Friday http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Friday Christian / Orthodox

Mar 30-Apr 7 Pesach / Passover http://www.jewfaq.org/holidaya.htm Jewish

Mar 31 César Chávez Day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesar_Chavez_Day USA

April Holocaust Remembrance Month

Apr 1 Easter Sunday http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/holidays/easter.htm Christian

Apr 6 National Tartan Day http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/national-tartan-day Scottish American

Apr 8 Orthodox Easter / Pascha http://www.factmonster.com/spot/easter1.html Eastern Orthodox

Apr 8 Vesak http://www.buddhanet.net/vesak.htm Buddhist

Apr 9 -13, 2018 Spring break (no school)

Apr 14 Vaisakhi http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php?title=Vaisakhi Sikh

Apr 14-16 Bun Pi Mai (New Year) http://goseasia.about.com/od/laos/a/bun_pi_mai.htm Begins on the first full moon of April Laotian

Apr 18 6:00p – 7:30p PTA board meeting. All are welcome and child care will be provided!

Apr 20-May 2 First Day of Ridván http://bahai-library.com/walbridge_encyclopedia_ridvan Bahá ‘i

April 21 – 10th Annual Graham Hill Elementary Dinner and Auction

http://www.grahamhillauction.org/

Apr 27 National Day of Silence http://www.dayofsilence.org/ LGBTQ and Allies

Apr 28 Ninth Day of Ridván http://bahai-library.com/walbridge_encyclopedia_ridvan Bahá ‘i

May Asian American and South Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 1 Beltane http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltane Neo-Pagan

May 1 May Day (International Worker’s Day) http://www.iww.org/projects/mayday/origins.shtml International

May 1 Twelfth Day of Ridván http://bahai-library.com/walbridge_encyclopedia_ridvan Bahá’i

May 5 Cinco de Mayo http://www.mexonline.com/cinco.htm USA / Mexican

May 13 Mother’s Day http://www.bajainsider.com/baja-life/holidays/mothersdaymexico.html Mother’s Day (always May 10th in Mexico) is very important for Mexican Families. Mexican

May 15-Jun 14 Ramadan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan Islamic

May 16 6:00p – 7:30p PTA board meeting. All are welcome and child care will be provided!

May 19-21 Shavuot http://www.holidays.net/shavuot/ Jewish

May 20 Pentecost http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/holydays/pentecost.shtml Christian

May 23-24 Declaration of the Báb http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/bahai/holydays/declarationbab.shtml Bahá’i

May 28 Memorial Day Holiday http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history USA

May 28-29 Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh http://www.readthespirit.com/religious-holidaysfestivals/tag/bahaullah/ Bahá’i

Mon., May 28, 2018 Memorial Day (no school) 

June LGBTQ Pride Month

June 12 Loving Day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_Day USA

June 12 Philippine Independence Day http://www.msc.edu.ph/centennial/independence.html Filipino

June 14 Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) http://islam.about.com/od/ramadan/f/eid_fitr.htm Islamic

June 19 Juneteenth http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-tocross/history/what-is-juneteenth/ African American

June 24 Summer Solstice / Litha http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/lithathesummersolstice/a/AllAboutLitha.htm Neo-Pagan

June 24-25 Pride http://seattlepride.org/ LGBTQ and Allies

June 30-Jul 1 17th of Tammuz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventeenth_of_Tammuz Jewish

Fri., June 22, 2018 Last day of school (1-hour early dismissal)

June 25 and 26, 2018 Possible Snow Make-Up days