Dear Jefferson Families,
In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
January 20th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. On this day, our country celebrates Dr. King’s birthday, his accomplishments as a civil rights leader and activist and his legacy of service to the community.
During the month of January, your children have been learning about the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I’d like to invite you to our school assembly on January 23rd where they will share what they’ve learned with performances for our entire school.
Dr. King believed that “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” At Jefferson School we uphold this belief and teach our students what it means to be of service to their school and community by providing them with the opportunity to join Jefferson’s Service Learning Club. Over 60 students from grades 3,4 and 5 are Service Learning Club members and are engaged in a wide variety of jobs that make our school a better place for everyone. The jobs include:
• Peacemakers- Conflict Managers
• Library Support Team
• Green Team
• K-1st grade tutors
• Yard Team
• Office Team
• Playground Team
The Service Learning Club is coordinated by school counselor Virginia Peden and is supported by funding from our generous PTA.
On any given day our Service Learning Club volunteers can be seen all over the school, signing up in the office, bustling along in the halls and on the yard, wearing their sashes and vests and making a difference. They take their jobs very seriously and carry them out with tremendous pride and joy. Through their actions, they are following in the steps of our great leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I, too, am proud of our students. They are truly keeping Dr. King’s dream alive by working in service of their school community and, as such, are great role models for all of us.