May Newsletter

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary Guidance Department

Character Words of the Month: Citizenship and Patriotism

This month we have two character words: citizenship and patriotism. Citizenship means being a member of a state or country. Patriotism means having a devotion to one's country. These are often words we use in September (Labor Day) or November (Veteran's Day) but this year we are saving them for the end of the year. Here in America, we have great pride being citizens of what I consider the best country in the world. It fills me with such pride to hear "U-S-A" being chanted during the Olympics or sporting events. Tragic events like 9/11 or the events happening in our every day life often bring people together in the community. We often hear the phrase "Black Lives Matter," but as citizens of the best country in the world, I think it's important to embrace the phrase "All Lives Matter." Each one of us is important and we all matter. Let's take time this month to be appreciate of our great country!

Testing Schedule for May

May 4: ACT Writing and English

May 5: ACT Reading

May 6: ACT Math

May 7: Science

May 8: Makeups

May 11-15 End of Year SchoolNet Testing

PLEASE make sure your children are at school every day of testing. These are so important for your students and the school!

4th AR Party

Thursday, May 14th, 1:30pm

3112 Meridian St N

Huntsville, AL

Our students who have made their 4th nine weeks goal will get to celebrate with a water balloon fight!

EOY Skating Party

Friday, May 15th, 9am

3112 Meridian St N

Huntsville, AL

The students who have met all 4 AR Goals for this year will get to celebrate with a skating party!

Field Day is May 19th! Please see your teacher for the schedule!

Awards Day Schedule

The schedule for our Grade Level Awards Day:

May 20th:

8:30-9:30 Kindergarten

10:00-11:00 1st grade

12:30-1:20 4th grade


May 21st:

8:30-9:30 2nd grade

9:00-10:00 Pre-K

10:00-11:00 3rd grade

12:30-1:30 5th grade (With reception to follow)

May 22nd is the Last Day for Students!!!

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