MLK PTO Weekly Email 12/8/15 | Oops – corrections!

Dear MLK Families, Staff Members, and Friends,

Hi everyone. Yesterday’s email contained two errors, which are fixed below, and we’ve added two items. Thanks for reading and see you at tomorrow’s PTO meeting at school at 6:30 pm!

  • PTO Meeting Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 pm
  • MLK Elementary tours for prospective families on Friday, December 11 (date change!)
  • Providence Public Schools Middle and High School Fair, Saturday, December 12
  • CORRECTION | Student Holiday Concert on Wednesday, December 16
  • Shop and support King!
  • Providence Public Schools Climate and Culture Survey – final reminder
  • CORRECTION | Winter Recess – December 21-January 1 (school resumes January 4)
  • ADDITION | Providence Public Schools Culture and Climate Survey
  • ADDITION | Congrats to the Mt. Hope Cowboys!

PTO Meeting Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 pm
Please join us at this week’s MLK PTO meeting, which will feature MLK Elementary’s math specialist, Lori Whalen. Ms. Whalen will share information about our school’s math curriculum, so please come with questions! Principal Lussier will share information about our school’s PARCC test scores. We will also discuss ways that King can strengthen connections among neighborhood families, so that we can celebrate the school’s place at the center of the Mt. Hope neighborhood, and ask the community for advocacy and support for building improvements and other projects. Childcare will be available. Please RSVP:

MLK Elementary Tours for Prospective Families on Friday, December 11 (date change from 12/4)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School invites prospective families of children entering in any grade and others who wish to visit King to join a tour and meeting with Principal Kristen Lussier on December 11 at 9:30 am. Tour participants should arrive a few minutes early to allow time to sign in at the school office. Children are welcome, though please know that King is not stroller-friendly. Please share this tour date with friends and family members who are looking at schools. There’s more information on Facebook: We will also be offering tours on Wednesday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 26, both at 9:30 am.

Providence Public Schools Middle and High School Fair, Saturday, December 12
On Saturday, December 12, the Providence Public Schools are offering a Middle and High School Fair for families with students who are looking for middle and high school options. Registration is online here. The fair is at the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex at 182 Thurbers Avenue in Providence. For more information, families may call (401) 456-0686 or e-mail

Student Holiday Concert, Wednesday, December 16

On December 16, during the school day, students will be performing in a holiday concert! If your child is performing, you’ll receive information from school about when during the day the concert will be happening so that you can come by and enjoy. Please note that this is happening on December 16, not December 17.

Shop and Support King!
As you shop online for the holidays, please remember to use the MLK PTO’s Amazon Smile link, which is By clicking there, and regularly using Amazon Smile, every Amazon purchase will support the PTO. We’re gearing up for fundraising to make sure we can support another round of fabulous field trips, teacher appreciation, and more, and your participation makes a big difference. Thanks!

Winter Break – December 21 through January 1
Reminder: The Providence Public Schools will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 21 through Friday, January 1. School resumes on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Providence Public Schools Climate and Culture Survey
Students have received copies of a climate and culture survey that the Providence Public Schools is conducting. Your input is very important. Please fill out the survey on paper or online before December 17.

Congratulations to the Mt. Hope Cowboys Peewee Team!
The Mt. Hope Cowboys Pee Wee (ages 10-12) Pop Warner football team are the 2015 NE Regional Champions, making it into the 59th annual Pop Warner National Championship in Orlando, Florida. Today, they competed in the semifinals against the Brick City Lions from New Jersey. Our neighborhood team didn’t win, but it was a great season and we are proud! The MLK Elementary Falcons salute the Mt. Hope Cowboys great effort.

Have a wonderful week!

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

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