Thursday, January 24, 2013
The school is focusing on different themes and activities that foster peace.
In response to increased concerns of violence and bullying, the Nesbit School community is conducting a Peace Week, now in progress and concluding Jan. 25. This particular week was chosen to coincide with the Martin Luther King national holiday, since Dr. King was a champion for peace and nonviolence. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of the importance of creating a culture of peace within the school and community. Each day of the week, the school is focusing on different themes and activities related to those values which foster peace. These themes include Cooperation, Acceptance, Caring, Forgiveness, and Healing. The entire student body will participate in a peace march/rally led by the Nesbit’s Ambassadors as well as class …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday was a busy day for volunteers all over town.
Volunteers came out in force to plant trees and shrubs at the Tucker Nature Preserve on Martin Luther King's Day of Service on Monday. It was one of five different work-day events held around town. "It was fantastic. A huge success," said Pam McNall, an organizer and occassional Patch contributor. "We had a total of about 105 people helping at the Preserve, and I heard from others that the "meet and greet" at Tucker High School at 9 a.m. had about 130 people, before they all divided up and worked at the various work locations." McNall said a lot of tree and shrub saplings were planted and the whole place was cleaned up. "It's going to be a whole new looking Nature Preserve once these saplings start sprouting up!" The event was sponsored …
Monday, January 21, 2013
January 21, 2013 marks the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. What will you be doing to commemorate it?
The national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday soon will be upon us, and Patch wants to highlight the work you plan to do in the community. The official date is Monday, Jan. 21, and normally, citizens use this time as a day of service. With most workers being off that day, it does leave time open to volunteer - in your neighborhood, at your church, a local shelter or other places. If you or your group will be volunteering in the Tucker area, please let Patch know by submitting events or announcements on our Patch site. And, on the day of service, be sure to send us photographs of all your hard work! Just upload them to the Pics & Clips gallery, and we will feature them.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Volunteer events in town to mark the occasion
In honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Tucker Civic Association is planning two volunteer events as part of its regular "Give An Hour" program. Both will take place on Monday, Jan. 17. First, at the Tucker Recreation Center (4898 LaVista Road), volunteers will help remove suckers from the bottom of tree trunks, spread wood mulch to the base of trees and on walking trails, and clean out invasive privet and ivy. Those wishing to help should come equipped with gloves, pruners, loppers, weeders, brooms and rakes, and are asked to wear old clothes and old shoes as things could get messy. It kicks off at 11 a.m. Then, at 1 p.m., similar work will transpire at Livsey Elementary School (4137 Livsey Road) and willing helpers …