COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 207

October 14, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

United Nations Day: October 24, 2005

 

I am pleased to bring to your attention the recognition of October 24, 2005, as United Nations Day in Virginia. Each year the United Nations selects a theme that focuses on a millennium goal. The United Nations theme for 2005 is Child Health and Survival. I encourage all educators to assume the responsibility for ensuring that Virginias young people recognize the importance of this crucial goal.

 

The increased interdependency of nations and people requires that our K-12 instructional program reinforce and augment many of the founding principles of the United Nations. Please join with me to recognize the principal mandates of the United Nations and to commemorate sixty years since the founding of this organization.

 

For more information, please contact the Virginia Commissioner of United Nations Day: Ingrid H. Morroy, Arlington County Commission of Revenue, through her assistant, Muriel Tewksbury (mtewksbury@arlingtonva.us) or (703) 228-3022; or Beverly Thurston (Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov), coordinator of history and social sciences, Office of Middle and High Instruction, at (804) 225-2893.

 

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