Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service
January 15 & January 16, 2017
The Agnes Irwin School observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is Sunday, Jan. 15 for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and Monday, Jan. 16 for PreK - 5 and Upper School students. Regular classes are not in session on Monday, Jan. 16.
On Sunday, Jan. 15 from 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. here at Agnes Irwin in the Thomas Buck Pavilion '49 our 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls will have the opportunity to join in service with students from The Haverford School and The Baldwin School. Make sure to fill out the following form and return it to Sarah Kinder or your homeroom teacher.
On Friday, January 13 there is an optional dress down day for all Middle Schoolers. A meal for Stop Hunger Now costs 30 cents - so we invite students to bring in a donation to support one or more meals.
Community Service activities for students in grades PreK - 5 will be available on Agnes Irwin's campus, Monday, Jan.16. We have intentionally planned the weekend so that students can work on age-appropriate projects. Please email Director of Service Learning and Special Programs, Sarah Kinder with any questions regarding all events.
Lower School activities will take place in the morning from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted. Activities will be led by Upper School students, teachers, and adult volunteers.
PreK and Kindergarten – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Parents and siblings are welcome to participate!
Grades 1-5 - Students may drop in between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Enter and register in the Owl Lobby. A variety of activities will be in the Laura Thomas Buck '49 Pavilion and students may rotate between stations. Activities will include:
Fleece Blankets and Cards
Students will make fleece blankets and cards for veterans.
Empty Bowls Projects
Students will make placemats and table centerpieces for this year’s Empty Bowls Soup Dinner.
Reusable Grocery Bags
Students will make a reusable bag and learn about the support that our local food pantries offer. Donate your bag with food to a pantry near you!
Decorate a lunch bag
Students will decorate lunch bags for Project Home and the bags will be used for the next lunch-making day.
Paint Ceramic Bowls
4th and 5th graders may opt to work in the Lower School Art room making ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowls event.
On Friday, January 13 is a dress down day for all Middle Schoolers. Your donation will help provide meals for Stop Hunger Now.
Please note: 5th grade activities are listed above for Monday, January 16.
Grades 6, 7 & 8
6th, 7th and 8th graders will participate in activities on Sunday, January 15 not Monday, January 16. Please make sure to submit your waiver by January 11.
9:45 - 11:45 a.m. - In the Thomas Buck Pavilion '49 our 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls will have the opportunity to join in service with students from The Haverford School and The Baldwin School. Make sure to fill out the following form and return it to Sarah Kinder or your homeroom teacher.
Upper School Students have several options both on and off campus:
Assist with Lower School - Morning
9:15 - 11:30 a.m. - Students will work with lower school students on service activities on campus.
Empty Bowls - Afternoon
12:00 - 1:30 p.m- Students will paint bowls for Empty Bowls in the middle and upper school art rooms.
9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. - Dream Flags will run an activity table at the Global Citizen 365 sponsored program at Girard College (Art Museum area of Philadelphia) on Monday, January 16. We need help staffing a table that will teach kids in grades 3-5 about Martin Luther King and Langston Hughes, then help them write and make a Dream Flag on the spot. Ms. Farrow and Ms. Ortiz will be supervising this event.
Location: Girard College, 2101 S. College Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19102
Suggested Transportation: Train to 30th Street and 10 min. taxi/uber to location.
Dress: Casual. You will get a Dream Flags shirt.