March is a month full of celebrations! From the 100th day of school to Pi Day to Women’s History Month, our schools will be busy celebrating – as will the district on social media. Find out how you can join in!
Women’s History Month – March is Women’s History Month! This month is a perfect opportunity to educate our students about influential women that have made a mark on our history: political leaders, scientists, artists and more – both locally and globally. What better way to inspire our future Holyoke men and women! We’ll be highlighting such important historical figures on social media throughout the month. Please follow along and share with your students.
National School Breakfast Week – March 8-12 is National School Breakfast Week. Join us on social as we thank our Sodexo workers for all they do in keeping our students fueled and ready for learning – and also highlight the importance of breakfast.
Pi Day – March 14th is Pi Day! As a district that fully embraces the importance of STEM in our schools, this is a big day to celebrate! We will be featuring on social ways you can celebrate with your student at home, as well as highlighting how our classes engaged in this day.
Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat pie. For families, here are some Pi-inspired activities. For teachers looking to incorporate some related learning, there are sources offered on NCTM’s Pi Day Page.
Saint Patrick’s Day – An important Holyoke Tradition! Show us your Saint Patrick’s Day spirit on this day. Send us a photo of your green or traditional Irish attire so we can celebrate throughout HPS.
100th Day of School Is Coming Up! – Assuming that there are no snow days between now and the following dates, these will be the 100th Days of School:
- March 2nd for grades 1-12
- March 9th for PreK & K
We will be celebrating on social media. We invite you to email us photos of your class celebrations for us to share on social – submissions will be entered into a raffle to win a $20 gift card!*
Read Across America Day – March 2nd is Read Across America Day! This day is a great way to celebrate literacy with your students and with the greater HPS community. We will be celebrating on social and would love to share our educators’ favorite books to read with their students. Email the title to us and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a $20 gift card. *