Silver Hill Elementary School
Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1-15-18
January 12, 2018
Dear Silver Hill Families,
Happy Friday! I apologize that I did not send out a Weekend Update. You may have guessed that this has been a very busy week after those cold snow days! I wanted to remind everyone that Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We do not have school on Monday in honor of Dr. King’s work in civil rights, especially teaching nonviolent ways to bring equality to our country. In his famous “I Have A Dream Speech” delivered on August 28, 1963, Dr. King preached his vision that still holds true today.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor’s lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
Enjoy the long holiday weekend, stay warm, root for the Patriots on Saturday, and most of all, share Dr. King’s dream by one random act of kindness on Monday!
January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr Day – No School
January 24 – Coffee with the Principal – Title 1 Math Night (Grades 3-5)
January 26 – Early Release PD Day
January 26 – PTO Skateland 5:30