At TPS, we strive to always honor the vision, values and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in everything we do. We believe he left a lasting legacy
of compassion and social justice that is our responsibility to emulate. We hold classes on MLK Day, so that we can spend a day together as a school community, reflecting on Dr. King's teachings and putting them into action.
MLK Family Learning Night
Thursday, January 16, 2020
5:30-6p optional pizza dinner
We'll begin the evening with an optional free pizza dinner for TPS families (please bring water bottles!). Then our families will have the choice between 2 films and service projects exploring the importance of honoring and welcoming neighbors:
Daniel Tiger Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor (based on the teachings of Fred Rogers)
Won't You Be My Neighbor (documentary on the life of Fred Rogers)
MLK "Day On Not a Day Off!" School Day
Monday, January 20, 2020
Because we believe in the power of service and reflection, TPS chooses to hold school on MLK Day, with an all-day emphasis placed on strengthening the world around us through social justice. We often partner with the City of Bloomington's Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
to create meaningful service in our community. For example, in 2014, 2015 & 2016 - through generous grants from the Commission - our students put together thousands of care packages for clients of the Shalom Community Center
for the Homeless in Bloomington. In 2017, our students donated 1000 pairs of new socks to Shalom and created a poster series for Shalom on the teachings of Dr. King. Our students of all ages spend the day studying and discussing MLK's messages. TPS graduates and family members are also invited to join us for the day.
Are you a TPS grad who is interested in volunteering at the school on MLK Day? Click here
to RSVP - all grads must RSVP in order to join us!
Questions about MLK activities? Contact Ms. Amy.