MLK Community Gatherings and Day of Service
In addition to a range of classroom learning opportunities, CHS students and faculty/staff will engage in two different venues this month to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After learning about MLK in Divisional Gatherings on January 11, we will participate in service activities during our assembly block on January 13 in honor of MLK and his model of making the world better for others.
All across the school our efforts will be coordinated to support the residents of Rogerson House, a memory care facility in Jamaica Plain. For those who are not aware, Rosie Sweeney and Evan Haller developed a community service relationship with this organization several years ago. Rogerson House residents and their caretakers visit with our Beginners class three or four times each year and take part together in music, movement, and art activities. This relationship provides valuable opportunities for cross-generational learning and empathy building and will provide a powerful focal point for a CHS Day of Service throughout the school.
At each grade level, students will be given a context for what it means to deal with memory issues and will engage in a meaningful activity chosen by Rogerson House staff which will benefit their residents.