Spring 2015 Book Fair
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary is hosting its bi-annual book fair this week. The goals of our book fair are to increase literacy by making reading both fun and cool, create school spirit, and increase family participation in school activities. This spring, the theme of the book fair is “Book Fair Under the Sea: Explore an Ocean of Books”, and our family event will be held on Wednesday, March 11th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in our school media center.
Book Fair dates: Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th Shopping hours: 8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Special activities: Family Night – Wednesday, March 11th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. There will be FREE dinner, a special chorus presentation, The Seaweed Challenge and raffles!
Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs. And if you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/mlkjrelem. Our online Fair is available from 3/04 to 3/17.
Remember, all purchases benefit our school. We will only be able to take CASH at the Book Fair, but you may use your credit card at the online Book Fair. All orders will ship direct to school for FREE when the Online Fair has ended.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!
January's Celebrate Literacy Week
Students and staff had a great time reading together during January's Celebrate Literacy Week. Title 1 Volunteers also came out to read with our students!
School Board Approves Name Change
Today, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved changing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Lauderhill to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Montessori Academy. For more information on Montessori Education, click here.
Teacher of the Year
The Miami Dolphin organization honored our very own Coach Word (along with a few other schools) as Teacher of the Year with a reception, plaque and tickets for the game! It was great to witness this honor taking place on center field before the game yesterday. The reception was lovely and we had a great time along with his wife. Our Superintendent of Schools, Robert W. Runcie was present to recognize these teachers as well.
We had a great turn out for our Book Fair Family night, Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Thank you everyone who volunteered! We had FREE dinner, a special chorus holiday preview, raffles, and human ice cream sundaes!
Check out our Book Fair Teaser Trailer:
Literary Pumpkin Contest
Awesome MLK teacher and students focused on literacy in a hands-on, engaging environment! Please see the Media Center tab for more pictures.