Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Month of the Military Child

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School Choice and Parent Empowerment
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Assistant Principal; Assistant Superintendent; Communications Manager / Director; Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators; Principals; School Counselors; Superintendents; Teachers

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The Month of April is recognized nationwide as the Month of the Military Child.  Educators are encouraged to sponsor and promote activities in their schools and districts to recognize, celebrate, and honor the children of military families for their own sacrifices because of their parents' military service.  A list of suggested activities is available for download.  The list is also attached to this memorandum.

The Arkansas Council for Military Children has designated April 19, 2024 as Purple Up! for Military Kids Day.  Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to wear purple clothing on that day.  Schools and districts may set their own Purple Up! Day during the month of April if April 19 is not suitable.

Schools and districts may post photographs of their activities on social media.  Schools and districts are requested to tag @ArkansasEd and @MIC3Compact.

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