January 14, 2022
This weekend is a special one to all of us here at CWS. When Jean Finnerty and I co-founded CWS over 28 years ago, we did so on the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. These revolutionary ideals of freedom, equality, mutuality, respect, racial justice, grassroots organizing, and advocacy are echoed in our school hallways everyday and are the fundamental basis for all we do. You and your family are vital members of our community, and I value you. Thank you for sharing these ideals with us.
While we cannot have our big annual auditorium-packed Honoring the Dream event this year, each class will be doing a skit and/or sing during community meetings through February. These will be recorded and posted on Bloomz each week, resuming next week.
The incredible work of our students and teachers may be featured on Monday, January 17 between 4:30 and 7pm on NY’s ABC7 Eyewitness News. I will send a link to the piece once it is available.
As a reminder, in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr., the progress we have made, and how far we have to go, there is no school on Monday, January 17.
For today, I hope you will enjoy this video c.2013 from our fifth graders entitled Raise Your Voice viewable here.
Now for the COVID updates:
Wishing you a restorative weekend.