Mansfield ISD Magazine Fall 2016 | Page 23

Colors for Caring Continues C ancer affects millions of people each year, and at Mansfield ISD, we are wanting each person affected to know that they do not stand alone. MISD started its Colors for Caring initiative to visibly show community support for a loved one who is battling or has battled cancer. The MISD Educational Technology team wore various colors to support the cause. On the first Monday of each month in the 2016- 17 school year, Mansfield ISD is encouraging the community to wear a color that represents a cancer that affected the life of a loved one. The initiative was first implemented last school year. The Colors for Caring Days for 2016-17 are: Sept. 12, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3 and May 1. We look forward to you participating in this #ColorsforCaring community initiative! Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15 M ansfield ISD is celebrating the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans during National Hispanic Heritage Month, which occurs on Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year. The month encompasses many important days in the Hispanic and Latino culture. Sept. 15 is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day, or Día de la Raza, is celebrated on Oct. 12. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, but later expanded to a month-long celebration. Mansfield School & Family 21