Did you know that January wasn’t always the first month of the year?  In the original Roman calendar, March was the first month.  The months of January and February were added to the calendar around 713 BC (2,728 years ago!), by the Roman king, Numa Pompilus.  At first, January had only 29 days.  In the calendar we use now, January has 31 days.  The month of January is named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and transitions or change.

We hope that you have wonderful first day back to school!  Remember to be kind, a great listener, and a great friend.  We love you.