Our school began the celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 12, 2018 and we will continue the celebration all week long. All of the teachers have prepared lessons that will teach students Dr. King’s message through reading, writing, grammar, history, the arts and math!
On Friday, Mrs. Ezzo’s Pre-Kindergarten class learned a song called “Freedom Freedom” and played it with instruments. Click here for video. Ms. Bowman had her first grade students write sentences about what their dreams are. In fifth grade, Mrs. Deacon and her students watched a video of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The class broke the speech into sections to discuss the message, learn vocabulary words and learn about adjectives that were used to describe how students felt about the speech. These students also wrote their own version of a speech that they would deliver.
On Monday, January 15th, St. Raymond Parish hosts a Day of Service which includes: Mass at 8am, a light breakfast, a Prayer Service/Discussion and an opportunity to serve around the parish until Noon. In the evening, our parish joins people from across the Archdiocese at St. John Church in Wallingford for a Prayer Service with Archbishop Chaput.
On Tuesday, January 16th, a School Mass will be held in Church at 9am. Mrs. Barlow’s third grade class will facilitate the service, leading us in song and reciting poems. All are welcome to join.
Keep in touch with us via our website and social media pages to get the latest news on how other grades will be celebrating Dr. King all week!
SAVE THE DATE for our Legacy of Pride where our school celebrates Black History Month: February 28th, 2018 at 7pm in the newly renovated School Hall!