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First Peanuts Comic Strip October 2, 1950
Quotes from creator Charles Schultz

“I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time.”
“All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
“Dear IRS, please remove me from your mailing list.”
          – Snoopy
“Try not to have a good time. This is supposed to be educational.”
          – Lucy

World Teacher Day October 5
“The best teachers show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”
         – Alexandra K. Trenfor
“The best teachers are ones that can change their minds.”
          – Terry Heick
“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”
          – Scott Hayden
“Ask ‘How will they learn best?’ not ‘Can they learn?’”
          – Jaime Escalante

Farmers’ Day – October 12
“Agriculture – the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.”
          – George Washington
“If you ate today, thank a farmer.”
         – Unknown
“Farming is a profession of hope.”
         – Brian Brett

Black Poetry Day October 17
“You may not control the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
          – Maya Angelou
“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.”
          – Langston Hughes
“I’m a firm believer that language and how we use language determines how we act, and how we act then determines our lives and other people’s lives.”
          – Audre Lorde

Teen Read Week Second week of October
“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray. Go throw that TV set away, and in it’s place you can install, a lovely book shelf on the wall.”
          – Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“It was impossible to feel alone in a room full of favorite books. I had the sense that they knew me personally, that they’d read me cover to cover as I’d read them.”
          – Riley Redgate
“Why does everyone think a girl who prefers books to people must be in want of a life?”
          – Lauren Morrill
“I hate the idea that when it comes to books and learning, hard is often seen as the opposite of fun. It’s strange to me that we should be so quick to give up on a book or a math problem when we are so willing to grapple (for centuries, if necessary) with a single level of Angry Birds.”
          – John Green

Red Ribbon Week October 23-31 – Slogans
“A healthy me is drug free.”
“Drug free is the key.”

Theodore Roosevelt is born October 27, 1858
Roosevelt quotes
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse to have never tried to succeed.”
“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” 

Halloween – October 31
“It’s Halloween and everyone is entitled to one good scare.”
          – Brackett
“I was working in the lab late one night, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight. For my monster from his slab began to rise, and suddenly to my surprise, he did the mash. He did the monster mash. It was a graveyard smash. He did the mash. It caught on in a flash. He did the mash. He did the monster mash.”
          – Song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett
“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly lit front porch.”
          – Robert Brault

Adopt a Shelter Animal Month
“It is rewarding beyond words to rescue a dog from the shelter and have that dog become part of your family.”
          – Jenna Morasca
“Saving one pet won’t change the world, but for that one pet the world will change forever.”
          – Unknown
“’Rescue’ does not mean ‘damaged’…It means they have been let down by humans.”
“Rescue” – it’s not just a verb, it’s a promise.”
          – National Mill Dog Rescue
“And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, ‘Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you.’”
          – MCAS Pets

Polish American History Month
“I realize that the strivings of the Polish people gave rise, and still do so, to the feelings of understanding and solidarity all over the world.”
          – Lech Walesa
“I am thankful for heavens that in all my instincts I stood Polish.”
          – Friedrich Nietzsche
Get Organized Week
First Week of October
“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”
          –Benjamin Franklin
“Strive not to get more done, but to have less to do.”
          –Francine Jay
“One night my internet was down, so I spent time with my family. They really seem like nice people.”
“Sometimes I write down tasks after I’ve done them just to feel the satisfaction of crossing them off my list.”
“The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.”
          –Lindsay Acosta

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