On Friday, January 17, NPS students joined with their Buddy classes to reflect on the life, work, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students in 6th and 2nd Grades worked together to assemble hygiene kits for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
In 5th and 1st Grades, the Buddies heard from 1st Grade teacher Mrs. Winkfield about her memories of Rev. King, who she knew as a child, and then collaborated on an art project where they used bright watercolors to embellish quotes from his speeches and writing.
The 4th Graders and Kindergartners heard the book Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport. After hearing his powerful words, our friends helped their buddies with their service learning project by creating multicultural hand wreaths with positive words on each hand, signifying the importance of unity.
Finally, the Pre-Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Buddies assembled and decorated "Birthday Boxes" filled with cake mix, candles, and frosting to be donated to So Others Might Eat (SOME)'s food pantry, including letters with birthday wishes from the students.
On Monday, January 20, students, parents, teachers, alumni, and friends will gather in Jones Hall to participate in a Family Service project to support Martha's Table.
- Service Learning