American Education Week
The National Education Association was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week. Distressed that 25 percent of the country's World War I draftees were illiterate and 9 percent were physically unfit, representatives of the NEA and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education. In its resolution, the NEA called for: "An educational week ... observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs." The first observance of American Education Week occurred December 4-10, 1921, with the NEA and American Legion as the cosponsors. A year later, the then U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a cosponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938. American Education Week is always celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving.
This year, American Education Week is being held from November 12-16. In keeping with tradition, Lisbon Elementary invites our families (adults only) to support education by joining us at school. While guests are invited to join us throughout the week at any time, various grade levels are also hosting special events throughout the week. Below is a chart of the dates, time and central focus of these events.
K: Wednesday, November 14 @ 11:30-12:00 Thanksgiving songs & crafts
1: Thursday, November 15 @ 10:00-11:00 STEM Activity
2: Wednesday, November 14 @ 9:00-10:00 STEM Activity
3: Friday, November 16 @ 2:00-3:00 Content Activity
4: Tuesday, November 13 @ 10:00-11:00 Science Activity
5: Thursday, November 15 @ 12:00-1:00 Wax Museum Presentations
If you choose to come at a different time, you will find the master schedule by clicking on this link to assist in your planning.
Please keep in mind that regular instruction will be in place and we ask that siblings not come into class at that time. Student conferences are being held the following week and teachers are not available during the day for this purpose. We hope that you are able to join us during American Education Week!