On Thursday, January 16th, the students and faculty of the Waldorf School of Garden City came together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The entire student body took part in various service projects, both on and off the Garden City campus, that promoted the spirit of love and camaraderie.
The Ninth Grade traveled to Island Assisted Living in Hempstead, where the students played games and music with the residents to put them in high spirits. The Eleventh and Twelfth Grades spent their day working with students at John Lewis Childs Elementary School in Floral Park. The students volunteered with Junior Achievement’s High School Heroes Program.
Meanwhile, on the Waldorf School campus, the fifth through eighth grades prepared sandwiches and cookies for guests of the INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) in Hempstead, N.Y. Each sandwich and cookie was specially wrapped and placed in a unique paper bag decorated by the first – third Grades. Altogether the students prepared over 500 sandwiches for those in need. In addition to the sandwiches and cookies, the School is also sending the INN $300 raised during our 2020 Alumni Basketball Games and Community Three-Point Contest.
The day culminated in a special assembly where grades four through eight paid tribute to Dr. King and other civil rights activists through artistic presentations. Parents were invited to see the hard work of the students on display to honor Dr. King
Thank you to all our students for their efforts in making this special service day a success.