The New Year (and upcoming New Semester!) are great times to re-establish community in your classes and in your schools.
Check out these resources
From Character Strong, three lesson plans about community building
From We Are Teachers, this article with 12 ways to build community in a classroom
February 1: WSLA Certificate
The Washington Student Leadership Adviser Certification deadline is quickly approaching. If you have ever found yourself needing reasons to keep your program, expand your program or lend some professional credibility to your leadership program, this is a great way to do it.
To apply, you need 150 hours earned in three of the six categories. More information here
February 1: WACA Registration price increase
Don't forget that we have a price increase in registration costs after February 1! Get your PO going today! We can't WAIT to see you at WACA 2020!
Oct 1, 2019 – Feb 1, 2020
$350 (+ group discount)
Feb 2, 2020 – Mar 1, 2020
Mar 2, 2020 – Conference Start
Are you looking for other ways to recognize events in January or February?
National School Board Appreciation Month -- get ideas here
It's OK to be Different Month -- get ideas here
International Creativity Month -- with all the fires in Australia, why not organize a "Knit-In"? Get patterns for animal rescue here
January 9: National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day -- wear blue to appreciate your SROs!
January 14: Ratification Day (Treaty of Paris)
January 16: Appreciate a Dragon Day
January 19: National Popcorn Day
January 21: Dr. Martin Luther King Day, National Hugging Day -- consider an MLK Day ON as a service opportunity for students
January 24: National Clashing Clothes Day
Black History Month
Heart Health Awareness Month
National Children's Dental Health Month
February 2: Groundhog Day
February 7: National Bubble Gum Day
February 11: National Make a Friend Day, White Tshirt Day -- wouldn't it be cool to combine the two? Would be a unique spirit day!
February 14: Valentine's Day
February 15: Susan B Anthony Day
February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 20: National Love Your Pet Day -- ask staff for a photo of their pet, post in your commons or main gathering place and have students guess which pet belongs to which staff member
February 24: National Tortilla Chip Day -- partner with your cafeteria for a Nacho Lunch special
Please feel free to forward this email onto anyone who would benefit from it -- activities directors, athletic directions, ASB advisors, class advisors, administration...
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