I was thinking back to my elementary school experience and trying to think of a stand-out day like we had today, and all I came up with was the day we had TB shots at school. My little friends got to meet a human rights advocate and a hero from the conflict in Afghanistan in one day. This morning we listened to Martin Luther King, III. What an amazing assembly we had with our chorus singing beautifully, students reading their dreams, and students asking questions. Our own Alexis did a dramatic interpretation of My People, by Langston Hughes, and was so amazing. We are so proud of her! I loved listening to Mr. King talk about his dad because we've read about him in books, but to hear his son tell family stories made this monumental figure so real. We are so grateful to the Pierre-Louis family for making this amazing day possible. They are family friends of Mr. King so we were able to have him come to speak to the children and staff. Tonight he will be at Cabin John at 7:00, doors open at 6:30. Alexis will be performing once again tonight, as well as the Scotland Church Choir and the Cabin John orchestra. I hope these kids never forget this day and the message Mr. King shared with the children. He left them with the message that they can change the world and make those dreams they wrote about happen.
Today we also said goodbye to Chandler and his family. They are going back home to Indiana. The books you gave helped fill up a little suitcase we got for Chandler. Our creative paraeducator, Ms. Lillis, made a very special framed message with pictures of all the kids in it. The children wrote special goodbye messages to Chandler, and we sent him away with lots of pictures so he will never forget us!
We truly have an incredible school family. Yesterday I met with moms who have volunteered to help with our No Kid Hungry Bake Sale. Every year I think it can't get better than the year before, but it does. We have a lot of eager volunteers getting the ball rolling. We'll keep you informed of what is going on, when the bake sale will be, and how you can participate. Thank-you to all the moms who came out yesterday!
No specific ask me about questions should be necessary because your children probably are coming home with a lot of energy from the sundaes and cookies they had at our party. They probably will be talking non-stop about their very amazing day!
Feeling tired, but so grateful today.
Have a peaceful evening!