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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration: Week of Jan. 18
The Radnor Township School District parent-teacher organizations (PTO) are excited to offer a variety of ways for the Radnor community to give back and learn during the fifth annual district-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration from January 18-22, 2021.
This year's event will feature:
• District-wide "Day of Giving"
• Weeklong donation collection
• Virtual book reading/discussion for K-5 students
• Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Listening Circle
Additional information is available below. Questions? Contact Martin Luther King, Jr. Day coordinator Laurie Miltenberger.
Give Back: Donate Items for Local Non-Profit
This year's donation collections will benefit a variety of non-profit organizations selected by each school's PTO. There are opportunities for parents/guardians, students and staff to drop-off items throughout the week of January 18. Additional information about the selected organizations and requested items are available under "Donations Requested" below.
District-Wide "Day of Giving" at RHS: Monday, January 18 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
The district-wide "Day of Giving" is Monday, January 18. Donation drop-off will be curbside at Radnor High School (130 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor) from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Student and parent volunteers will be stationed at the school's main entrance to collect donations.
Please note: All of the items listed below can be dropped off at RHS during the district-wide "Day of Giving."
School-Based Donation Drop-Off: Tuesday, January 19-Friday, January 22 during school hours
Parents/guardians, students and staff are invited to keep the giving going throughout the remainder off the week during school-based donation drop-off. Collection bins will be available at IES, RES, WES and RHS from Tuesday, January 19-Friday, January 22 during school hours.
Please note: Only items designated for each school's selected non-profit organization can be dropped off during that building's school-based donation drop-off.
Give Back: Donations Requested
Canned/Non-Perishable Food Items for CityTeam Chester
Toiletries for Wayne Church Food Pantry
New and Gently Used Books for Marshall Street Elementary School
Prepared Sandwich Bags for Life Center of Delaware County
New Underwear and Pajamas for Cradles to Crayons
Learn: Book Reading & Discussion
RTSD students in grades K-5 are invited to attend a live book reading and discussion with WES librarian Sue Dahlstrom.
Live Book Reading for K-5 Students: Monday, January 18 at 10 a.m. on Zoom
Registration is required. If you are interested in joining, please complete this form and you will be sent Zoom details.
Learn: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in RTSD
As part of our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the RTSD Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee is proud to announce a series of upcoming Restorative Practice Listening Circles for members of the RTSD community. Through a partnership with Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley (CISLV), the committee will host an event for parents in February, staff in March and students in April.
Attendees will be invited to listen, connect and share various experiences with DEI-related topics in the RTSD community. In each circle, we will explore, acknowledge and embrace the differences between us and pave the way for a truly inclusive school community.
The ultimate goal of the listening circles is to provide our community with a safe space to have these important and necessary conversations. All sessions will be led by trained facilitators who will help guide the conversations.
Stay tuned for additional information. Questions on DEI in RTSD? Contact RTSD equity officer Anthony Stevenson.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Planning Committee
Many thanks to the MLK Day PTO team and RTSD administration who worked to make all of this possible:
- Brooke McDermott, IES PTO MLK Day Representative
- Steph Baroni, RES PTO MLK Day Representative
- Mirna Zargota, WES PTO MLK Day Representative
- Leslie Selbach, RMS PTO MLK Day Representative
- Michele Leonard, RHS PTO MLK Day Representative
- Lucy Madden, RTSD PTO District-Wide Initiatives Coordinator
- Dr. Anthony Stevenson, RES Principal & Equity Officer