On Sunday, January 19, 2014, all classes of the Religious Education Program convened to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with their own Day of Service. The theme was creating colorful and joyful drawings with messages of love, peace, unity, and hope on large art paper. The drawings ranged from rainbows, to smiling suns, to people being happy together with splashes of vivid color.
The drawings are more than art. They are being transformed into placemats through lamination and then will be offered to members of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County who are housebound at the moment and cannot travel to be with us. The placemats will be gifts from our students, to remind these members that we all fondly remember them, miss them, and to make their meals taste even better when they look at their pictures.
Teachers and Director, Sabine Salandy, made a presentation of the significance of the contributions of Dr. King during the Day of Service. A wonderful video of “Martin’s Big Words” reminded the children that Dr. King was a child like them when he decided to change the world and you don’t have to wait to grow up to have an impact on the world.