January Ideas for…

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

Suggested activities:

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday:
Encourage teachers to emphasize the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Distribute appropriate 'feel good" items or materials to staff as an activity to cope with winter blahs.
Distribute brochure to parents on child nutrition, dressing children appropriately for winter, etc.
Prepare a reading list for teachers and parents from the Association.

Planning for upcoming events:
Plan activities for Valentines Day. Order bookmarks or other appropriate items for students/staff.
Begin planning a staff project to implement just prior to spring break. Ideas include distribution of travel kits or seed packets or raffle off a bed and breakfast weekend.
Continue or begin planning for NEA’s Read Across America.
Choose two Association member benefits to highlight to members.
Prepare letters and other communications to parents, community members, etc.

*Remember to occasionally poll your members for any personal or professional awards or accomplishments that can be pitched to your local media. When contacting the media, be sure your membership in the Association is mentioned.