Pennsbury Elementary Schools Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hol­i­day on Jan. 18th was the 26th anniver­sary of the nation­al Day of Service that cel­e­brates the civ­il rights lead­er’s life and lega­cy. On this school hol­i­day, all ten Pennsbury School District ele­men­tary schools marked the fourth annu­al col­lab­o­ra­tive Day of Service. Fifth graders in past years would gath­er togeth­er vol­un­tar­i­ly in one loca­tion and sort donat­ed goods for local non-profit part­ners. This year, due to the pan­dem­ic, the for­mat of this event changed some­what to allow all K‑5 stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate option­al­ly on their own through dig­i­tal mate­ri­als, videos, and edu­ca­tion­al resources as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn about the lega­cy, life, and teach­ings of Dr. King. Items donat­ed by fam­i­lies from all ten ele­men­tary schools will be sort­ed by stu­dents in each build­ing in ear­ly February and deliv­ered to the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter, the Falls Township Senior Center, and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Thank you, once again, to orga­niz­ers Michele Spack, Director of Elementary Education, Donna McCormick-Miller, Principal of Makefield Elementary School, and Stephanie Hultquist, Principal of Edgewood Elementary School, as well as all of the oth­er ele­men­tary school Principals who joined in this effort.