MLK PTO News 9/25/15 | Happy Autumn!

Dear MLK Families, Staff Members, and Friends,

Happy autumn! We hope you’re enjoying the fabulous weather we’ve been having. Before your read on, we want to remind you to check your kids’ backpacks next week for important PTO communication including your Two-Hour Power Pledge, information about the October 27 Harvest Fest, and ways to support the PTO through your daily activities (eating, shopping. etc.). Thanks!

This week’s MLK Elementary news includes:
* Please pick up kids on time + school dismissal times
* Ernst and Young Day of Service at King today!
* Rock the Block today!
* School flu vaccination clinic, October 13
* Most Likely to Succeed Screening, October 8

School Dismissal and Pickup Reminder from Principal Lussier
To everyone who picks up children at King after school: please remember that school dismissal is at 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday, and 2:11 pm on Friday. Every day, a few children are picked up late, so please be prompt for pick up.

Ernst & Young Day of Service at King Today!
Today, more than 40 professionals from Ernst & Young’s Providence office will be at King participating in a day of service. They’ll be painting murals and improving the courtyard. Thanks to all for your support and help!

Rock the Block Party @ Central/Classical Courtyard today, 3:30-6:30
Providence Public Schools is hosting a Rock the Block party today, Friday, September 25 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the courtyard of Central and Classical high schools on Fricker Street. Rock the Block will offer youth an opportunity to learn about ways to get involved with their city outside of school at information booths hosted by citywide community organizations. The event will be a fun afternoon of music, dance, food and the Providence community coming together to kick off the new school year and to support students and families. Come by after school!

School Flu Vaccination Clinic at MLK | Tuesday, October 13, 4:00-6:30 pm
MLK Elementary’s school flu vaccination clinic will be held on Tuesday, October 13 from 4:00-6:30 pm. You may register in advance online (click here) or register onsite during the clinic. Please bring your heath insurance card (there is no cost for the flu vaccination). Everyone in the family can get their flu shot during this clinic, so come together and get this done to protect your health and the public health this fall and winter.

Most Likely to Succeed Screening | Thursday, October 8, 4:30pm
We know what our schools look like today, but what do we want our schools to look like 5, 10, or 20 years from now? How can we make sure our schools are preparing students to succeed in the changing world and the challenging careers of the 21st century? To get this conversation rolling, the Rhode Island Department of Education invites you to join with other friends of education for a free screening of Most Likely to Succeed, a new documentary film on entrepreneurship, innovation, and public schools: . Following the screening, join Ted Dintersmith, co-author of the book Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing our Kids for the Innovation Era and Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner for a discussion and reflection on where our schools should be heading – and how we can help them get there.

The screening will take place on Thursday, October 8 at 4:30 pm at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, 41 Fricker Street. To register, go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vh4bchmab&oeidk=a07ebiy2hly7de4512f. Seating is limited; register today!

All the best,

Jill Davidson (MLK PTO President) on behalf of the MLK PTO

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