April 2016

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  1. The aim of this month is educate the public about autism. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. Autism can be present from birth or form during early childhood (typically within the first three years). Autism is a lifelong developmental disability with no single known cause.1a.

 

Just a Thought

A – Always

U – Unique

T – Totally

I – Interesting

S – Sometimes

M – Mysterious

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4. National Rainbow Day

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5. Military Children Month

Military children are our nation’s children. Living in either military or civilian communities, in urban, suburban, or rural settings, military children experience unique challenges related to military life and culture. These include deployment-related stressors such as parental separation, family reunification, and reintegration. Due to frequent moves, many military children experience disrupted relationships with friends, and must adapt to new schools and cultivate new community resources. Some children also experience the trauma of welcoming home a parent who returns with a combat injury or illness, or of facing a parent’s death. Recent research reveals an increase in military child maltreatment and neglect since the start of combat operations and deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.

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7. National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration observed in the United States and in Canada in mid to late April, to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism in the two countries. In the United States it is organized by the Point of Light foundation.”


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National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is recognized on the fourth Thursday in April each year. This annual event is an educational program in the United States and Canada where parents take their children to work with them for one day. It is the successor of Take Our Daughters to Work Day which, in 2003, was expanded to include boys. Most companies allowed both girls and boys to participate since the beginning, renaming the day “Take Our Children to Work Day.

Did you take your daughter or son to work today? Share your story on Social Media using #TakeOurChildrenToWorkDay.

HISTORY

Our research found that National Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day was founded by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993. National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is an “unofficial” National holiday.
DATES

April 23, 2015

April 28, 2016

April 27, 2017

April 26, 2018

April 25, 2019

10. National Siblings Day


11. Purple Up

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  1. April Facts

The 4th month of the year is an outstanding one According to early Roman calendar, April was the second month but became fourth when they started to use January as the first month. The name originally came from Aprilis, meaning ‘to open’. In April, small animals that were hibernating usually come out and the birds fly back northward to settle, bees and butterflies begin to gather nectar. In some parts of the world, April is planting time but in other parts, it’s the harvest season. Because of the nice warm weather of April, amateur athletes begin to go outside while the professional baseball begins. People usually do huge spring cleaning and mowing. The first day of April begins with April fool’s day. Below are some fun facts about April:

1. The birthstone for April is the diamond.
2. The zodiac signs for April are Aries (March 21 – April 19) and Taurus (April 20 – May 20).
3. The birth flower of April is typically the Sweet Pea or the Daisy.
4. Global Child Nutrition Month
5. Humor Month
6. Mathematics Awareness Month
7. The Revolutionary War in America began on April 19, 1755.
8. April 23rd is known as the Feast day of the Patron Saint of England.
9. On April 30, 1975, General Duong Vanh Minh surrendered and the Communist forces captured Saigon which led to the end of the Vietnam War.
10. On April 4, 1818, a flag that contained 1 star for each state and 13 stripes was adopted by Congress.
11. In Fayette, N.Y. on April 6, 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded by Joseph Smith.
12. On April 6, 1917 the United States declared war on Germany in World War I.
13. On April 4, 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty was signed.
14. On April 11, 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the island of Elba and he was abdicated as Emperor of the French.
15. Good Friday – Friday before Easter Sunday
16. April 1 – April Fools’ Day
17. April 5 – Arbor Day
18. April 22 – Earth Day
19. Thai New Year in Thailand
20. Khmer New Year in Cambodia

 

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3. National Titanic Remembrance Day

Each year on April 15th, National Titanic Remembrance Day is observed. This day is dedicated to the memory of when the Titanic sank into the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in April, 1912. We remember the more than 1,500 people who died that day.

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4. Tax Day

April 15 of each year is National Tax Day. In the United States, Tax Day is a term for the day on which individual income tax returns are due to the federal government. Tax Day may also refer to April 15 for state tax returns.

Since 1955, Tax Day, for those living in the United States, has typically fallen on April 15.

“Federal income tax was introduced with the Revenue Act of 1861 to help fund the Civil War, and subsequently repealed, re-adopted, and held unconstitutional. The early taxes were based on assessments, not voluntary tax returns. Tax payment dates varied by act.” (Wikipedia)

5. REDWINGS in Playoffs!

 

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