Dream big, love others, stand up for what is right and work hard. These are themes students and teachers discuss to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students created drawings and assembled care bags for service projects.

School was out on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but the rest of the week was dedicated to learning more about him and emulating his teachings.

Each grade completed a service project such as early childhood creating drawings, first grade making treat bags for NICU staff through Charlie’s Foundation, second and third grades making snack bags for Erlanger Children’s Family Advisory Council, and fourth and fifth grade making care packages for the Community Kitchen. 

Kindergarten classes paired with JPK and PK classmates to create drawings about kindness together.

David Costellow, community engagement director for CHATT Foundation, which is the new name of the Community Kitchen, talked to fifth graders about what the foundation does for homeless people in the community. Students put together items in a hygiene kit and made cards for homeless famililes.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023