Wednesday, March 20, 2024

National Cleaning Week

The fourth Sunday of March begins the annual National Cleaning Week.  It's a week dedicated to spring cleaning, cleaning-related events, getting ourselves in a better, cleaner frame of mind and cleaning for health.  

National Cleaning Week helps us to reset our homes and selves for the year in preparation for the summer and warmer weather.  Plus, it is advantageous for health and mental well-being.  

Check out more information in this link.  And Happy Cleaning!

Friday, December 15, 2023

Herding Cats

Is your job like herding cats?  If so, then today is for you.  December 15 is National Cat Herders Day.  You can only imagine what it's like to try and herd a clowder of cats.  They're quick, mischievous, sneaky and conniving.  Try to grab one and another gets away.  

Many jobs are the same. It seems like you are always trying to get a hold of or take care of one thing when another one rears its head or goes off in another direction.  But, despite the challenges of performing a job that's like a clutter of cats, it is a job and you do get paid, and you continue to push ever onward.  

So, in celebration of these fuzzy feline friends and the mirror-like jobs we do when trying to "herd cats", think about today and what it means.  National Cat Herders Day!  Meow!

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Special Education Day - December 2

Every December 2 is designated as Special Education Day.  This is a great opportunity to think about what this means for people and students with special needs.  They are people with unique abilities, skills and personalities.  Many times over the years, I've been impressed and amazed at what people with special needs can accomplish.  

Here in our school, I've worked with many special needs students in the lunchroom and elsewhere over the years.  They are always happy and excited to be used and to participate in activities that make them feel useful and a contributor to society.  

Teachers and paras that work with these students also deserve praise for the hard work they do in helping mold these students to become adults and active members of society.  The job can be tiresome and sometimes overwhelming, but the results are amazing and heartwarming.  

So, think about those students and adults with special needs not only on December 2 this year, but every day. Say "hi" to them and let them know they are special.  That goes a long way toward making them feel needed and useful.  They are awesome!

Special Education Day

Friday, November 17, 2023


Every November 19 is designated as World Toilet Day.  This is a day wherein the world can think about the very real need for sanitation in areas that don't have any.  Currently, some 419 million people still practice "open sanitation" because they don't have access to toilets.  This is dangerous to them as it makes them more vulnerable and it is dangerous to others as it spreads disease.  

Currently, there is a push to achieve sanitation for all by 2030.  This is critical to help the planet and people.  And speaking of the planet, what about the animals and birds, especially the hummingbird?  The hummingbird and World Toilet Day are connected.  Do you know why?  Check out more information on and find out.  

Let's all do our part to be sanitary and healthy as we enter 2024!

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Global Handwashing Day - October 15


Global Handwashing Day rolls around every October 15.  This year it falls on Sunday.  This special day is designed to get people thinking about the importance of handwashing and how it can slow or even stop the spread of disease.  

During the COVID 19 pandemic, handwashing was paramount, and many people were more attuned to washing their hands than they were before.  Now, however, with the pandemic taking more of a backseat, handwashing might easily be forgotten. That would be a real cause for concern!

So, why not take a second look at the value of handwashing this Sunday, October 15.  Check out some information online regarding this day and stay healthy!

Global Handwashing Day

Saturday, July 1, 2023

If You're Not Sure, Don't Touch It!

It's a custodian or janitors worst nightmare.  You do your cleaning, you try to be proactive and help out when something seems amiss, and you cause millions of dollars in damages. Horrifying to say the least.  Check out this article about just such an incident whereby 25 years of research were destroyed by a cleaner that did not read the sign regarding an annoying beeping on the deep freeze freezer.  Millions of dollars down the drain and decades of research gone.  Ouch!

Read it here

Thursday, November 17, 2022


Annually, World Toilet Day is observed on November 19.  It brings awareness to the poor sanitation and problems some 3.6 billion people face regularly.  Using a toilet seems so simple, but not for many.  Don't take for granted such a simple device.  It's what helps us stay healthy and happy.  Check out their site for more information. 

National Cleaning Week

The fourth Sunday of March begins the annual National Cleaning Week.  It's a week dedicated to spring cleaning, cleaning-related events,...