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MLK Jr. Day of Service

MLK Jr. Day of Service


Thank you to our entire community for coming together to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Volunteers collected and sorted donations contributed by families across the district. Families participated in a number of hands-on activities including writing and decorating letters of encouragement and support to refugees and immigrants. They also enjoyed a yoga class, sponsored by REF, and a Read Aloud led by WES librarian Mrs. Dahlstrom.

In the week leading up to MLK Jr. Day, RMS students first watched a video showing the impact of war on families and a second video documenting a family's journey to the U.S. After watching the videos, students wrote letters and messages of support which will be included in welcome packages for newly arrived refugees coming from Ukraine, the Congo, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Syria.

Special thanks to Laurie Miltenberger, District Wide PTO Chair of MLK Day, and her team: Michele Leonard (RHS), Shu-wen Wang (RMS), Diana Perez & Brooke McDermott (IES), Steph Baroni (RES) and Mirna Zaragoza (WES)! More. 

Additional thanks to: RES Principal, Dr. Nancy Young, REF's Executive Director Judy Trombetta, RHS Asst. Principal Lauren Raines, REF Board member & Yoga Instructor Heather Hickey, WES Librarian Sue. Dahlstrom, RHS baseball team, RHS Boys Basketball Coach Jamie Chadwin and RHS boys basketball team, RHS's Students Helping Students & RHS's Librarian Michele Wetzel, RHS's Cradles to Crayons Club, RHS National Honor Society students, RHS Cheerleading team, Narberth Ambulance and the District Wide RTSD PTO Team. 

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