Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Monday, January 20, 2014 

The national observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is January 20th this school year!

The Agnes Irwin School is hosting Community Service activities for students in all three divisions. This is truly a community day, and we have something for everyone.  Many of our Upper School students will be leading and assisting with Lower and Middle School activities. And we have intentionally planned the day so that students can work on age-appropriate projects but also interact across grades. Look for sign up information in early January from Middle School teacher Dawn Anthony and Lower School teacher Sarah Kinder. 

Lower School and Middle School activities will take place in the morning from 10 a.m. to noon, unless otherwise noted.  Activities will be led by teachers, adult volunteers and Upper School students.


PreK and Kindergarten – 10 to 11 a.m.

Cards and decorations for Rosemont Presbyterian Village   

Parents and siblings are welcome to participate

Grades 1-3 

Each activity will last one hour. Students may sign up for two.

Wounded Warriors Project

Students will participate in an obstacle course designed to raise awareness about physical disabilities and they will make cards for soldiers.

Safety/ID bracelets for Children

Students will make ID bracelets from duct tape and Velcro for young children and children with disabilities.


Fleece Pillows and Bookmarks

Students will make fleece pillows and bookmarks to serve as encouragement to beginning readers.


Fleece Blankets and Cards

Students will make fleece blankets and cards for military veterans.


Grades 4-6

Prepare a Meal

Students will make casseroles for Ardmore Food Pantry and Upper Darby Food Pantry.


Grade 6 Only

Sixth graders have a special opportunity to serve as assistant leaders for the LS activities.


Grades 7-9

ConKerr Cancer Pillowcase Project

“Giving sick kids a reason to smile… One pillowcase at a time.”

Students will learn about the work of ConKerr Cancer and sew pillowcases to cheer the rooms of children with cancer.


Grades 9-12

Independence Mission Schools

Students will clean, sort and organize the library at St. Rose of Lima School in Philadelphia.


Students will package meals for families in need.

Schools without Borders

Students will work at a warehouse sorting and packing up books that will be sent to girls in Sierra Leone, West Africa

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