Week of May 21, 2015

With a month left in the school year, we have a few events left on our calendar!  Here are some updates and important dates to remember:

TOMORROW, Thursday, May 21 is SPRING PICTURE DAY at MLK!  If you did not receive an order form and want your child’s photo taken, please stop by the office in the morning to pick up a form and make payment.

TOMORROW is also STEAM Night at MLK!  Stop by the cafeteria between 4:30 and 6:30 to see our students’ science fair projects on display.  Teachers will be grading/judging their work, and you can ask questions of our junior scientists!

Just a reminder: There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

MLK Night of the Stars Talent Show! Thursday, May 28, 6:00-8:00pm, in the cafeteria

Don’t miss the MLK Night of the Stars Talent show to cheer on our students as they sing, dance, do gymnastics, and otherwise dazzle us with their talents! We will have pizza and drinks for sale at the Talent Show, so bring the whole family and make a night of it. If your children are in the show: they must arrive by 5:30. Thanks!

There will be a final PTO meeting held in June to elect officers and the board for next year’s PTO.  Date TBD; watch for more information soon!  If you would like to help plan next year’s activities or want to get involved with a specific project, please reply to this email indicating your interest.

Field Day will be held on Tuesday, June 9.  There will also be a special BBQ lunch served in school that day.  More information will be sent home regarding volunteering for this event.

June 17 (Wednesday) is the correct date for Awards Day (to be held during school hours).  Please check your calendar to make sure this date is entered correctly, as it may have changed slightly from a previous communication.  If your child will be receiving an award on this day, a note will go home beforehand to let you know.

June 18 (Thursday) will be the 5th Grade Moving On Ceremony.  Again, please check your calendar to make sure this date is entered correctly, as there may have been a slight change from a previous version of the calendar.  If you have a 5th grader, more information will be sent home regarding this event.

When We Were King: MLK Elementary Reunion and Fundraiser for Mt. Hope Learning Center, Thursday, June 18, 6:00-8:00pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School and Mt. Hope Learning Center invite all MLK Elementary alumni and their families to a reunion. Come to King to visit the school, see old friends, meet current students and staff members, and celebrate the role of a wonderful neighborhood school that’s been serving Mt. Hope and the greater East Side for nearly 50 years. Current families and students are welcome as well! We suggest a $20 donation, which you can pay in advance at www.mlkpto.org or at the door. This fundraiser will celebrate the committed partnership between MLK Elementary and the Mt. Hope Learning Center. Proceeds will support Mt. Hope Learning Center afterschool programs, vacation/summer camps and more for King students. The evening’s events will include tours of the school, raffles, a performance from the Mt. Hope Step Team, great food, a special guest appearance by King celebrities (perhaps a Mr. Kane sighting!) and more.

There will be another MLK School Carnival held on Friday, June 19!  More information about this fun and popular event will go home in backpacks ahead of time.  Any questions about donations or volunteering should be directed to Lisa Jackson in the main office at 456-9398.

We hope to see you at these great MLK events!

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