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Martin Luther King All School Celebration
Photos of last year's celebration and service project.
Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 8:45am, WMS will have an all school gathering in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.
The entire WMS community of teachers, staff, and students will join together in the theater to watch a video of Martin Luther King, Jr. giving his “I Have a Dream” speech. WMS will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2010 to honor and celebrate the life and work of this great man. He dedicated his life to making the world a better place and we would like all students and staff to identify a dream they have that would make the world a better place, and then act to realize the dream. Each will write a sentence stating his or her dream and the act he or she took to help others to honor MLK, Jr. We will collect these statements and display them on an “I Have a Dream” tree in the front lobby.
Download a list of places to serve and events.
Some examples of dreams and actions:
I have a dream that all animals will have someone to care for them = I will work at Animal Welfare or I will help my neighbor take care of his dogs.
I have a dream that everyone will have a friend = I will visit my grandmother or I will spend time with a classmate.
I have a dream that all children will have a safe and caring home = I will call the Susan B. Anthony Project and see what I can do to help.
I have a dream that all people will have enough food to eat= I will cook or donate food for Loaves and Fishes in New Milford or I will make lunch for my great aunt.
MLK Foundation website: Make it a Day On... Not a Day Off!
During the 1950s and ’60s, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals.
Initiated by Congress in 1994, King Day of Service builds on that legacy by transforming the federal holiday honoring Dr. King into a national day of community service grounded in his teachings of nonviolence and social justice. The aim is to make the holiday a day ON, where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the “Beloved Community” that Dr. King envisioned. With thousands of projects planned across the country, the 2009 King Day of Service on January 19 promises to be the biggest and best ever!
For more service ideas goto: http://my.mlkday.gov