News from MLK PTO, April 11-15

Dear MLK Families, Staff Members, and Friends,

  • Welcome to the MLK PTO weekly email. Lots of news this week!
  • Next MLK PTO meeting: TOMORROW! April 12
  • Gregg’s Restaurants fundraising night: Wednesday, April 13
  • Spring PTO fundraising kickoff: look for letters in backpacks
  • Congratulations to the Falcons basketball team!
  • Spring break next week – no school
  • Mt. Hope Learning Center vacation camp
  • MLK grounds and garden clean up day: Sunday, May 1
  • Belated congratulations to Future Chef competitors
  • Child Outreach screening for preschool

MLK PTO Meeting Tuesday, April 12 (TOMORROW!)
Come to the PTO meeting on Tuesday, April 12 from 6:00-7:00pm, in the library. We welcome everyone! We will be planning year end fundraising and other activities. We will also get updates from school staff about what’s happening in the school. Children are welcome and light snacks and drinks will be provided. This is a great way to get involved with the PTO.

GREGG’S BENEFIT NIGHT – Wednesday, April 13th

Dine with your friends from Martin Luther King Elementary PTO on Wednesday, April 13th at Gregg’s Restaurants in Providence (1303 North Main Street). This is the second of two fundraising nights at Gregg’s – many thanks to those who participated last week!

Present your coupon and 10% of all sales generated will be donated by Gregg’s Restaurants to the MLK PTO to support spring field trips for all students!

We sent home fliers with coupons – please check your children’s backpacks. You can also download and print the coupons here: GREGG’S BENEFIT NIGHT COUPONS

Please print and share these coupons with friends, family, and co-workers!

Coupons may not be distributed on Gregg’s Restaurant properties.

Spring Fundraising Kickoff!
In order to raise money for field trips, in-class enrichment, special projects such as the MLK lobby beautification project, and events such as the Harvest Fest and MLK International Potluck, the PTO has set a big goal of raising $10,000 to ensure that we can continue to robustly support our school’s educators now and in the future. We sent a letter home asking for your tax-deductible donations (look in backpacks for it) and we’ll be sharing much more in the weeks to come. Thank you in advance for supporting MLK Elementary. Go Falcons!

Congratulations to the Falcons basketball team: in championship game!!!
The MLK Falcons basketball team has once again made it to the final championship game, which will be played later this month (we will share the date as soon as we know it). Congrats on another great season and we will be cheering for you at the big game!

Spring Break – no school next week
There is no school April 18-22. We hope that you and your family have a restful and fun spring break!

Mt. Hope Learning Center Vacation Camp
The Mt. Hope Learning Center is running a camp with great activities for children during spring break next week. If you’re looking for childcare, check it out:

MLK grounds and garden clean up day: Sunday, May 1, 2-4 pm
Join us on Sunday, May 1 from 2-4 pm to get MLK Elementary’s grounds, school garden, and flower gardens ready for spring! Bring gloves, rakes and clippers if you have them (and if you don’t, that’s fine!). Kids welcome!

Belated congratulations to Future Chef competitors
Last month, three MLK students participated in the Future Chef competition! Their food was delicious and they represented King with pride and skill. Congrats to fourth grader Mearah Smith, fourth grader Henry Eberman, and fifth grader Jaylaine Rosado. Fifth grader Astrid Berger was also chosen to compete, though she could not be present. Great job, everyone!

Child Outreach screening for preschool
Providence Public Schools recruits children without disabilities for its English and Bilingual Inclusion classes. There are two types of programming for Inclusion– Full Day and Half Day. In order to be selected for the inclusion program, a child must complete the Child Outreach Screening process. To learn more about PPSD preschool and Child Outreach, please visit

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