Impact

MLK Friends has funded and helped organize the following projects and programs in 2017-2018
(as of 3/28/18)

MLK Friends has funded the following projects and programs:
$   100 Welcome coffee for parents on first day of school
$1,800 Food and disc jockey for the September open house event for families, teachers
$   600 Enrichment program on Wampanoag Indian for third grade classrooms as requested by teachers
$2,300 Splashmath license for entire school as requested by school's math coach
$2,200 School t-shirts for every child and teacher at our school
$ 127 Wordless books to give to families attending the English as a Second Language breakfast at the school
  • "We are very grateful to MLK Friends for providing wordless books. We are happy to be able to give these wonderfully illustrated books to our families at the Annual ESL Family Breakfast. The beauty of the wordless books is that they allow families to participate in a literacy activity, no matter the caregiver's level of literacy or English. In fact, our aim is to encourage families to speak to their children in their native language as well as practice English together. The wordless book is a great tool for both."
    - ESL teaching team, Dr. M.L. King School
$ 200 Purchase of supplies for Lantern Night, an annual celebration in December
$ 500 Funding for the annual Lion Dance to celebrate Chinese New Year
$ 200 Purchase of a special snack of one mandarin orange for each child in the school to celebrate Chinese New Year
$ 800 Towards guest musicians and speakers for enrichment activities at the school, such as the Kuumba Singers for our MLK Day evening celebration and other guests.
$ 500 Prizes for our Black History Month Scavenger Hunt and for the raffle on STEM night, including a balsa wood flyer plane for every student in the school for participating.
$ 80 Printing for posters and flyers for our April Scholastic Book Fair.
priceless :) Organization of the entire Scholastic Book Fair.
$200 Additional "main course" for the teacher appreciation lunch of grilled chicken and grilled tofu from Harvest Co-op (local grocery).
priceless :) Organization of the entire Chinese Book Fair.
$200 Snacks for entire school for the May 8 Art Show.
$300 Dumplings for the May 31 dumpling potluck* to celebrate Asian History Month and the MLKing Community School showcase. (*Occasionally, MLK Friends will supplement food for potluck events)
$100 Supplies for Field Day (bubble solution and water balloons for water balloon toss), also organization of volunteers for Field Day.
The parent volunteers of MLK Friends have organized these events in collaboration with the school:
  • Summer playdates to welcome new and returning families to our school
  • Welcome coffee for parents on first day of school
  • Free babysitting in the afternoon at the parent teacher conferences + pizza and snack sale
  • Free movie night on 11/17 + pizza and snack sale
  • Assisting the school in organizing and funding the Lantern parade night in December
  • January events for the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
  • Funding the lion dance to celebrate Chinese New Year
  • Planning for the Scholastic Book Fair in the spring
  • Helping organize volunteers for June field day
  • Assisting with the June talent show through volunteers