Community News 10/27-10/31/2014

Big thanks to all who made the annual MLK Harvest Fest a success!  We raised in the neighborhood of $500 for the PTO with our sales of food (including donated baked goods!), pumpkins, mums, and raffle tickets.  Special thanks go out to the parents who volunteered their time, whether through helping with set up/clean up, baking cookies and other tasty treats, or manning a table at the event.  Without your support, the MLK PTO would not be a success!

FYI: As Mrs. Lussier mentioned in a ParentLink call this week, there is some road construction underway in front of the school on Camp Street.  Please stay tuned for updates regarding parking.  Mrs. Lussier will share the road paving schedule as she receives more information.

Information on our adults-only Pizzico fundraiser is here!

You are invited to the Ristorante Pizzico Fundraiser for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization

When: Thursday, November 13, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Ristorante Pizzico, 762 Hope Street

Tickets: $20.00 at the door

Enjoy a complementary drink and delicious Italian buffet, and the company of friends, families, and school staff members as you support your local public elementary school.

You can RSVP via Facebook:

All proceeds support Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization, which raises funds for field trips, in-school enrichment, and other learning opportunities for all MLK students. Please ask friends join you at this fun evening to support our school.

We thank Ristorante Pizzico for ongoing generous support of the MLK PTO!

Our MLK Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner!  The dates for this event will be November 17-21.  Please consider signing up for a shift or two at  Slots are in 1 hour increments; feel free to sign up for two or more slots in a row if you can help for more than 1 hour.  The book fair is run entirely by parent volunteers, so your participation is much appreciated!  Also, this year there will be a new incentive for parent volunteers.  Each parent who volunteers at least an hour of time will earn a book credit to be used either by the parent to purchase a gift for his/her child, or to be used by the child when visiting the book fair with his/her classroom.  Please e-mail Kristina at for more details!

Mt. Hope Learning Center will be hosting a Frozen Fall Family Formal on Friday, November 7th, 2014 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at MLK.  It will be a great night of dancing, food, and magical moments!!!  Please call MHLC at 455-8875 for tickets.

If you are interested in renting a table at the MLK Holiday Bazaar on December 13th or participating as a health care provider (or related business) at the Healthy Living Fair on January 10th, please reply to this e-mail for more information!

Please remember that tomorrow, Friday, October 31st is MLK’s Dress As Your Favorite Book Character Day!  

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