Harborview Elementary School is one of several schools in Juneau thatare celebrating “twosday”, named after the date, 22/2/22. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Harborview Elementary School is one of several schools in Juneau thatare celebrating “twosday”, named after the date, 22/2/22. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Schools celebrate twosday as dates align

Tutus, ties and tie-dye, how terrific.

Students and staff at Juneau’s schools will celebrate Feb. 22, 2022 — also written as 2/22/22 — dressing in themes related to the number and donating clothes to the city’s warming shelter.

Tutus are a common choice for dress-ups for schools across town, said Juneau School District chief of staff Kristin Bartlett.

Yaakoosgé Daakahídi High School and the Montessori Borealis are encouraging people to wear tutus to school that day, Bartlett said, while Sít’ Eetí Shaanáx – Glacier Valley School is going above and beyond with a ties, tutus and twins day.

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Floyd Dryden Middle School is also having a spirit dress-up day, encouraging teachers and students to participate in random acts of kindness, Bartlett said.

In addition to encouraging students and staff to dress in ties and tutus, Harborview Elementary School is holding a drive for donations for the warming shelter, which is located close to the school. Students were encouraged to bring in hand and foot warmers, new socks, new toothbrushes and toothpaste, or canned meals to donate.

The last confluence of similar numbers was on Nov. 11, 2011 — 11/11/11 — a Friday and also Veterans Day. The next alignment will be March, 3, 2033 — 3/3/33 — in a little more than eleven years, but with only 12 months in the year acting as a limiting factor, the pattern, 4/4/44, 5/5/55 and so on will repeat until Sept. 9, 2099, after which the cycle will reset.

This date in history

Steve Irwin, George Washington, and Ted Kennedy were all born on Feb. 22, according to Encyclopedia Britannica,NASCAR held its first Daytona 500 in 1959, won that year by Lee Petty.

In 1980, the American ice hockey team defeated the Soviet Union team in a stunning upset in what came to be known as the “Miracle on the Ice,” going on to win gold in the Winter Olympics, held that year at Lake Placid, according to Britannica. And in 1997, British scientists cloned the first adult mammal on earth when they cloned a sheep named Dolly.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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