Remember that the reason we have the day off on Monday is to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the relentless work he did to help the United States become more equitable and just. You’ve all heard of his “I Have a Dream” speech, where he describes an America where racism is a thing of the past. Have you ever read the full speech, listened to Dr. King deliver it, or watched the video of that day?

I want to encourage each of you to take 15 minutes to do so this weekend by following one of those links. You can invite your family to join you! And then please, send me a quick email sharing one passage (quote) from the text that was especially meaningful to you, and why. If you’d like, you can tell me any other ways your family might be honoring Dr. King’s legacy this weekend. Kristin Moore, one of our science teachers, shared this list of volunteer opportunities in the Seattle area, including one of our favorites, Camp Long!

I love hearing from you or seeing your pictures, and I’d love to share some of your responses with our community next week. Thank you!

-Barbara