MLK PTO Weekly Email 8/21/15 School Starts Soon!

** Dear MLK PTO Families, Staff Members, and Friends,

We hope that your summer has been delightful. We’re in touch today with a few quick items of interest:

* New MLK PTO email

* Kindergarten Playdate and Orientation | 6:00 pm, Thursday, August 27

* First Day of School | Wednesday, September 2

* Girls on the Run Happening at King this Fall!

* New MLK PTO Facebook Page

* MLK PTO Executive Committee (please join us!)

New look for the MLK PTO email!

First of all, we’ve improved our look. We’re using MailChimp to send our weekly emails, which allows for additional graphics. It’s also easier for you to subscribe and unsubscribe.

Kindergarten Playdate and Orientation | 6:00 pm, Thursday, August 27

King is hosting a playdate for all incoming Kindergarteners on Thursday, August 27 from 6:00-7:00 pm. This will take place in the Kindergarten courtyard, at the back of the school near the playground, or in the cafeteria in the event of bad weather. Student will meet their teachers and visit their classrooms. The PTO will be there to welcome parents and will provide snacks. We look forward to meeting all new MLK Falcons!

First Day of School | Wednesday, September 2

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 2! As a reminder, MLK Elementary’s school day starts at 9:00am and is over at 3:30pm, except for Friday, when it is over at 2:10. You can see the full Providence Public Schools calendar here .

Girls on the Run Happening this Fall at King!

Back by popular demand, this fall MLK Elementary will be having a Girls on the Run team. This non-profit organization works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k race. This fall’s program will be coached by two MLK parents — Erin Abrahamsen and Aeron Hunt — along with a community coach. This program is open to girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades and will meet after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45. We’re looking for parent and teacher volunteers to help with practice or consider running with a girl for the final celebratory 5K run, held in November. Online registration is here, and aper sign-ups will be available in the MLK school office at the start of the school year. Space is limited, so sign up soon! For more information, please contact parent and coach Erin Abrahamsen at

New MLK PTO Facebook Page

We have changed the MLK PTO Facebook page! It’s now a page, rather than a group. If you were part of the previous group, you are not automatically added to the new page. You need to do that yourself! Please do by visiting and clicking “like.” Thanks!

MLK PTO Executive Committee

The MLK PTO plans to hold executive committee meetings in order to involve everyone who may be interested in leading and planning projects. The dates for these meetings will be announced soon, along with the PTO meeting and events schedule for the year. If you are interested in joining the executive committee, please let us know by emailing us at Joining the executive committee is a great way to take leadership of a new or existing PTO event or project and participate in decision-making. Meetings will be brief and no more often than once per month during the school year. Also, we are still seeking two officers to join the PTO this year. We hope that someone will step forward to be Vice President, and that someone else will join the PTO as Secretary. If you are interested or want to know more, please email us at Thanks!

We hope that you and your children enjoy the last few days before school starts!

All the best, Jill Davidson (MLK PTO President) on behalf of the MLK PTO


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