Monday, April 23, 2018

Star date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Greetings all!
Welcome back from April vacation! I think that April is back from its vacation too, as we *finally* have some warmer spring wea....ok- I'm just going to stop right there so I don't jinx anything.... 

Read on for non-weather related news about our school!
1. Upcoming events
Read more about our school's upcoming events on the school calendar 

1. Saturday, April 28, 2018 🌎
Charles River Cleanup 9-11am + School Grounds Cleanup 11-12pm + Unity Playdate 12-2pm Join MLK Friends as we celebrate Earth day by “acting locally” – we will clean up the banks of the Charles River between River Street and Flagg Street, then clean up the grounds at our own Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, and THEN celebrate our community with the Unity Playdate open to all Cambridge families. 
mlkfriendsgroup[at]gmail[dot]com  for info. 

2. Next School Council meeting: Wed April 4, 8-9am in School large conference room 🕗
The topic for the next school council meeting is the "SIP" or "School Improvement Plan" 
All parents are welcome to attend for this discussion of issues important to academics at our school. Here is the list of upcoming School Council topics.
Note that MLK friends is a separate group from School Council. Parents are welcome to attend meetings for both groups.

3. Monday May 7- Friday May 11: Teacher appreciation week! 
Sign up to bring food to the Monday breakfast, the Wednesday lunch or to help set up and clean up after these events. Help us show our love for our teachers and staff! Email mlkfriendsgroup[at]gmail[dot]com for the link to the sign up sheet. 

4. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 8:00am-9:00am 
Learn the mystery behind the magic that our school's parent group creates :) All are welcome to join our monthly meeting at 8:00am in the school's conference room! 

5. Thursday, May 10, 2018, afternoon
Parent helpers needed for the Talent show tryouts! Please email mlkfriendsgroup[at]gmail[dot]com to help                 out.

6. First Cambridge School Parent Summit
A group of engaged parents is organizing a city-wide summit for parents to discuss ideas important to you for our schools. To vote for topics you would like to see on the agenda and learn more, visit

7. Friday, May 18: Art show and Chinese Book Fair! 📖
>Come see the artwork our students have created this past year AND purchase books at the Chinese Book Fair, held one day only.

8. Volunteer at the Talent show on June 1🎶
In June we will hold our annual talent show - we need parent volunteers to help two amazing parent volunteers who are already working on the raffle and sell tickets and snacks at the event.
A portion of the proceeds benefits scholarships for children in need at our school to attend our school's community school after school program. Email mlkfriendsgroup[at]gmail[dot]com if you can volunteer.
9. Help Organize Field Day on June 13🏸

    Math coach Ms. Leon has for years organized a fun field day for our students: she has all the equipment and the plan. Ms Leon is looking for some parents to help organize this really fun event this year. We have two volunteers to help organize, ans several "day of" volunteers but are always looking for more! You can also volunteer the day of the event – mark June 13 as the date on your calendar. Email mlkfriendsgroup[at]gmail[dot]com if you can volunteer.

That's all for now - Happy spr---I mean have a great day!

President, MLK Friends Group
Mom to a 2nd grader at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr School