May 2021

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.




May is Better Hearing & Speech Month
Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.




May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, BISD joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.




May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. - Physical Education & Sport Week • May 1-7
Regular physical activity in childhood is vital to promoting long-lasting health, and for women, being active every day helps to lower their risk of developing chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and depression.




National Music Week • May 2-9
National Music Week has as its objective “to create an understanding and appreciation
of the value of music in the home, the community, the nation, and the world.” 





Children’s Book Week, May 3 - 9, 2021
Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, and in homes — wherever young readers and books connect!




Teacher Appreciation Week • Teacher Appreciation Day May 4, 2021
Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated in the first full week of May, and is when teachers get the extra credit they deserve. The big day is Teacher Appreciation Day on May 4, but teachers are just so great that they get a whole week to savor our appreciation.  Whether you have a teacher, know a teacher, or are a teacher, there are endless ways to give a little extra support to teachers and teachers organizations. Teaching is known to be a time-consuming and challenging profession, so this week is our chance to say thank you to those that play or have played such a huge role in our lives. 


National School Nurse Week, May 6-12 • School Nurse Day, May 12
Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses. National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. 


Mothers Day, May 9 
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.





National Police Week, May 10-14
National Police Week (NPW) held May 10 – 14 each year in and honors the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement officers. 


Memorial Day, May 31
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces.