Dear ANCS Elementary Families,
I hope you have had a good week. I am so proud of how well all of our students did when we had to shelter in place on Tuesday morning due to a tornado warning. Everyone was calm, quiet and listening to directions.
As you know, Monday, January 15th, is the MLK holiday and we will not be in school. In 1983, legislation was signed to create a federal holiday to celebrate the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This was a long struggle and it wasn’t until 1986 that the holiday was actualized and citizens across the United States were given a day to honor one of the most inspirational speakers and leaders in American history.
Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 95 years old this year. Here at school students are having discussions in an effort to deepen their understanding of why we take this day off from school and to create a better appreciation of the work of Dr. King. Most importantly, we want our students to ponder how they, too, can practice the teachings of Dr. King. We are encouraging our students to participate in a service project, that is age appropriate for them, of course. I hope you enjoy this long weekend and find the right way for your family to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Enjoy your long weekend.
Wishing you well,