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About the Month of March

March is the 3rd month of the year and has 31 days.

Season (Northern Hemisphere): Spring


Holidays

Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Birthday)

Saint Patrick's Day Pi Day

Daylight Saving Day

Women's History Month

National Nutrition Month

American Red Cross Month

Fire Prevention Month

Symbols of March Birthstone: aquamarine and bloodstone

Flower: daffodil

Zodiac signs: Pisces and Aries


History:

The name March comes from the Roman god of war, Mars. For many years, March, being the start of spring, was also the start of the New Year. Much of Europe used March as the start of the year. Britain used March 25th as the beginning of the New Year until 1752. March in Other Languages Chinese (Mandarin) - sanyuè Danish - marts French - mars Italian - marzo Latin - Martius Spanish - marzo Historical Names: Roman: Martius Saxon: Hrethmonath Germanic: Lenz-mond (Springtime month) Fun Facts about March It is the first month of Spring which begins between March 19-21. In the Southern Hemisphere, March is the same as September in the Northern Hemisphere. Each year March and June end on the same day of the week. It is the time of year when animals start to wake up from hibernation. March Madness is a basketball tournament played by the NCAA. Easter is sometimes celebrated in March

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March 1-5 is Read Across America Week!

This week share your favorite authors and illustrators with your students! Help promote reading all week!
Are you Logging your Race2read Minutes?

#RACE2READ We have broken 4.9 MILLION MINUTES on our quest to 10 million minutes read and logged in the 2020-2021 #RACE2Read challenge. How many minutes have YOU read and logged?

APS Scholastic Book Fair is OPEN

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 2pm to Sunday, March 7th, 11pm

This is an online event.

Please share APS Scholastic Book Fair link with your students, your friends, and family so they can participate.

The APS Scholastic Book Fair is OPEN! Visit our virtual book fair site today! Purchases totaling $25 or more are eligible for FREE shipping. Books can be shipped anywhere in the US. Your purchases will help us put books in the hands of our APS students. #RACE2Read #justread https://www.scholastic.com/bf/atlantapublicschools

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Create your Free Hoopla Account today!

Staff members and students have access to a plethora of digital resources. Users have the option to read or listen to materials in Hoopla. All you have to do is sign up for a free account using your email address. When you are prompted to select your participating library, select the Fulton Public Library. Staff, your library card is your Lawson number. The student's library card is their Network ID.

Honoring Women's History Month

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