Husky Family Bulletin
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5 Things to Know: Surprising Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.
1. Martin Luther King Jr. was named after Protestant reformer Martin Luther.
In 1934, King’s father, a respected Atlanta pastor known then by his birth name of Michael King Sr., embarked on a religious journey around the world. The senior King traveled to Rome, Tunisia, Egypt, Jerusalem, Bethlehem before arriving in Berlin to attend the Baptist World Alliance meeting. The trip to Germany, which occurred only one year after Adolf Hitler became chancellor, would have a profound effect on him. As he toured, the senior King gained a great respect for German monk and theologian Martin Luther, whose 95 Theses challenged the Catholic Church and ultimately split western Christianity.
Upon his return state-side, Martin Luther King Sr. changed his and his five-year-old son’s names in honor of the Protestant reformation leader. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth certificate would reflect this change on July 23, 1957, when it was officially revised.
2. King entered college when he was 15-years-old
King skipped two grades and entered college at the age of 15. He was admitted to Morehouse College in 1944 and graduated in 1948 with a B.A. in Sociology at the age of 19. The Morehouse president, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, became an inspirational figure in King’s life.
King continued his education at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. Despite receiving a C grade in a public speaking class, he was elected student body president and graduated valedictorian of his class in 1951. He enrolled in Boston University’s doctoral program and was awarded his Ph.D. at the age of 25. While in Boston, King met Coretta Scott and became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
3. King was arrested 29 times
According to the King Center, the civil rights leader went to jail 29 times. He was arrested for acts of civil disobedience and on trumped-up charges, such as when he was jailed in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1956 for driving 30 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone.
4. King survived an assassination attempt a decade before his death
On September 20, 1958, King was at a Blumstein’s department store in Harlem for a book signing when a young woman slipped past the line of people to approach him. The woman, named Izola Ware Curry, asked if he was really Martin Luther King Jr. and after he replied “yes,” she thrust a seven-inch letter opener into his chest. Curry claims she had been after him for five years believing he had ties to the Communist Party.
The stab wound narrowly missed King’s heart and he underwent emergency surgeries that lasted hours. King would later issue a statement affirming his nonviolent beliefs and stated he had no malice feelings towards his attacker.
5. After his death, the King family filed a civil case against the government and won
On December 8, 1999, twelve jurors reached a unanimous decision that King’s death was a result of a conspiracy. The trial took place in Memphis, TN, and included four weeks of testimony and over 70 witnesses. The jury was convinced by the evidence and reached a verdict after only an hour of deliberation. Overwhelming evidence showed James Earl Ray was not the shooter but was set up to take the blame. After the evidence showed Ray did not pull the trigger, local, state and federal U.S government agencies, and the Mafia were to blame.
The King family was awarded $100, which they donated to charity. To them, it was never about the money; they just wanted the truth out, and for justice to be served. Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century.
Martin Luther King Jr. Books you can check out at our Library!
My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart
Told from the perspective of his young niece, My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart gives a personal insight into one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. Complemented by Velasquez’s stunning artwork, Angela Farris Watkins presents children with a rare glimpse into her uncle’s life at home, including special family moments.
My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris
“Mother Dear, one day I’m going to turn this world upside down.” In My Brother Martin King’s older sister shares some of her memories of young Martin, from playing jokes and practising the piano to a pivotal childhood experience of racism and discrimination that started King’s dream.
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Picture Book Biography)
"This beautifully illustrated easy-to-read biography takes a look at the life, leadership, and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.... A fine introduction to King and the freedom movement, and one that would be equally useful for story-hour and discussion groups." --School Library Journal
Horizon Teacher Tips
One School One Book is a program we do here at Horizon each month where every class reads the same book to their students and does work around the same message. This month’s book is Undefeated, by Kwame Alexander. It is told in poetry form and celebrates Black Excellence and the history of African Americans. Ask your student about this book to inspire some great conversations!
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. Jan 22, 2023
Lunar New Year is coming up on Jan. 22, celebrated on days of the new moon (Spring and Lantern Festivals) in the lunar calendar.
New Year 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit.
Families and friends get together, cook and share special foods (especially dumplings and sticky rice cakes), wear new clothes, decorate houses with symbols of luck and prosperity.
Lunar New Year, also called Chinese New Year, is celebrated in Asian countries, from Tibet to Vietnam, and in many cities around the world, with parades, music and dance, performances, lion and dragon dances.
Horizon Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Horizon Elementary PTA
We are looking for new board members for next year. Elections will be in the spring, but we’d love to get you started right away! Please reach out to Jen Caione at Horizonelementarypta@gmail.com if you are interested in getting more involved! We need you!
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Strategy: How Are You Feeling Today?
Emotions give us helpful information about what’s happening in our daily lives. Fear tells us we might be in danger, happiness tells us what we enjoy and care about. Recognizing and understanding other people's emotions can help us to be good friends.
You can help your child understand and label different emotions, while letting them know that all feelings are okay and normal to feel sometimes. Help them to use clues, like paying attention to somebody’s body and face, to guess how somebody is feeling.
You can also model for them by naming your emotions, “I’m feeling frustrated” or “Today I feel happy” to help your child strengthen their emotional vocabulary and understand that all feelings are normal and okay.
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.
This handwashing demonstration will show you how handwashing can get rid of germs and chemicals that get on our hands every day.
Our School Nurse:
Meredith Macharia RN BSN ESA
At Horizon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Health Service Para Educator
At Horizon on Monday and Thursday.
Friendly Reminder... Every FRIDAY @ 2:10PM
What's For Lunch??
Due to a state mandate, Horizon Elementary will provide free meals for ALL of the students attending school without collecting applications beginning in fall 2022. A school’s qualification for the program, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), is based on the percentage of families with students attending that school who participate in state-funded assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, etc.
Clothing Assistance Programs
St. Joseph’s House Clothing Bank in Marysville
- Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12 and 1-4
- No appointment needed
- Valid ID, proof of address, and proof of dependents required to register
- Families can shop every 3 months free of charge
- Registered families are provided each shopping experience with the following new or gently used items (size 2T-Adult only, no baby clothes):
- 5 Tops
- 3 Bottoms
- 1 Coat
- 1 Pair of shoes
- 3 Pairs of socks
- 3 Pairs of underwear
- 1 Hygiene Kit
1925 4th St, Marysville, WA, United States, Washington
Operation School Bell
Operation School Bell, sponsored by the Assistance League of Everett, provides clothes to any K – 9th grade child enrolled in Snohomish County schools. If you need this service or know of someone who does, please contact our Family engagement Liaison. We have applications in the Main Office!
Registration Open - Parent Leadership Training Institutes English and Spanish
Registration is open for the free, virtual Spring 2023 Parent Leadership Training Institutes in English and Spanish. Classes begin Saturday, February 25th and continue every Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm and every Saturday from 9 am to noon. Parents learn leadership and public speaking skills and how to understand and navigate systems. They develop a community project to benefit their schools or communities.
Graduation will take place on Saturday, May 20th at the Washington State Capitol. Participants must be able to attend the first two classes on Saturday, February 25th and Saturday, March 4th. Graduates are eligible to receive 5 elective community college credits.
In this class, we will learn to prevent and treat childrens' behavior problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence.
We appreciate your interest and have great news to share! This workshop is now available in a hybrid format. We are pleased to announce that you can participate in this workshop In Person or Online!
- Come hungry! A complimentary meal is provided at every one of our in-person workshops.
- No way to commute? Not a problem! We offer free van transportation to and from your home.
- Bring your family! We have free childcare for the duration of each workshop.
- Take home a themed giveaway and certificate of completion to show for your work.
Text us at: (253) 293-5771
For more information about our program and team, visit: https://www.housinghope.org/college-of-hope
Programa de Disciplina Positiva para la Familia.
The Center for Human Services is offering a free 7 week positive parenting series for parents who want more cooperative and respectful relationships with their children. Note that this class will be in Spanish.
Through the program, you can learn tools to:
· Be more effective as a parent and have fun in the process
· Discipline with kindness and firmness at the same time
· Raise responsible and respectful children
· Strengthen your social support network
· Reduce your stress and strengthen your family’s resilience
Conozca Sus Derechos de Vivienda
These 6 classes are free, open to all of our Hispanic parents. Childcare and small snacks will be provided in each class. January 17 at Connect Casino Road.
- January 21st.............Lunar New Year Starts
- January 22nd............Chinese New Year
- Friday, February 3rd........No School--Teacher Workday.
Lost and Found!!
Looking for that Lunchbox, Hat, Jacket or something else??
Our Lost and Found is Overflowing!! Please remind your children to stop by the Lost and Found in search of missing items! We will soon be donating items that are not claimed.
Food Banks In Our Area
Everett Food Bank
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 259-3191 ext 13014
Hours of Operation
Mon / Wed / Thu: 10am - 2pm
2nd & 4th Tuesday: 3pm-6pm
Casino Road Food Pantries
Bible Baptist Church
805 W Casino Rd
Everett, WA 98204
1st / 3rd Tuesday: 3pm-5pm
14 E Casino Rd
Everett WA 98208
2nd / 4th / 5th Tuesday: 2pm-5pm
Mukilteo Food Bank
4514 84th St.SW
Mukilteo, WA 98275
5824 95th St. SW
Mukilteo, WA 98275
2nd & 4th Monday 3:00pm - 5:30pm
2nd & 4th Tuesday 9:00am - 10:30pm
For more Resources contact our Family Engagement Liaison 425-366-3015
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