MLK Day of Service

Dear Colonial families,

We are excited to announce that we will be offering ways for Colonial School District students and families to serve on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (this coming Monday, Jan. 17). There are several different ways you can get involved:

Come to Plymouth Whitemarsh High School to Do a Service Project 

Join Plymouth Whitemarsh High School students as they lead service project stations that will be set up in the Large Group Instruction room between the hours of 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Projects will include:

  • Making Valentine’s Day cards for senior citizens

  • Writing letters to service members and first responders for Operation Gratitude

  • Making toys for animals in local shelters (please bring a gently used, clean t-shirt and/or socks for this activity)

  • Coloring sheets for Color A Smile

There will be two sessions from which to choose and participation slots must be limited given current COVID-19 conditions. Sessions will be offered from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. or from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Participants only need to sign up for one of the projects to reserve a spot; if time permits, we will allow participants to float in between stations so that participants get a chance to do more than one project. Sign up here:

Participants must wear masks and stay socially distanced while indoors. 

Clean up Conshohocken Parks

Join Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Black Cultural Alliance (BCA) and the Colonial Middle School Student Council in cleaning up Conshohocken Borough parks. The cleanup efforts will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. at Mary Wood Park. Anyone is welcome to attend this activity and participation is not limited, but if you would be willing to indicate your attendance on our sign up, that will be helpful so we know how many people to expect. 

Watch a Livestream Presentation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” 

Tune in to the district’s YouTube channel beginning at 1 p.m. to watch a presentation from Conshohocken and organized by the BCA. Click here to get to our channel.

Work on a Project from Home

If you cannot attend any of our activities, we certainly encourage you to participate in a service project from home. Please visit our webpage for some ideas:

What About the Weather?

All activities will be dependent on the weather. Should we determine it is not safe on Monday for participation, we will send an update.

We look forward to initiating this first district-wide Day of Service and are excited for the potential for it to grow and become an established event in our community as a way to honor Dr. King’s legacy of social justice. If you have ideas for a future event, please reach out to Jessica Lester (click here to email), Community Relations Coordinator, or Gerald James, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (click here to email).