April is designated nationwide as Month of the Military Child. Maine honors the sacrifices made by military families statewide by encouraging school districts to engage in a variety of activities of their own choosing to celebrate Month of the Military Child.
As schools utilize remote learning to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts are encouraged to engage in activities via social media. The Maine State Council of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) has created the following alternatives for districts to participate in a virtual Purple Up! Month:
- Wear purple to an online classroom via Zoom, Skype, and/or Teams.
- Purple Up Selfie! School staff, students, family members, and legislators are encouraged to wear purple, take selfies, and post them on social media.
- Encourage your social community to participate in Purple Up! Month
Persons posting materials are encouraged to tag Maine DOE and MIC3 and to use the hashtags #PurpleUp and #MOTMC. Families can post pictures about their experiences as a military family to Facebook, Twitter and tag the Maine Department of Education at @mdoenews (Twitter) and at @MaineDepartmentofEducation1 (Facebook) as well as the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) at @MIC3.Compact (Facebook) and @MIC3Compact (Twitter).