When I taught elementary school, there was always a bulletin board in the lobby that announced upcoming events.
Depending on the season, the board was particularly full or empty.
Holiday Bazarre Fundraiser: December 3
PTA Gift Wrap Drive "Wrap Up": December 6
Choral Christmas Program: December 7
Report Card Day: December 12
Christmas Break: December 17
MLK Day : January 19
So I'm walking my primary class back from lunch one day at Meadowthorpe Elementary past the bulletin board and this January calendar date catches the attention of a just-turned six-year old who has begun to grasp the notion that letters mean something and come together to be words and have meaning. A particular after-holiday break moment for many five/six-year-olds, by the way, for parents who might be reading this.
She looks up to me and says, "Mr. Miller. Don't we have milk every day?"
Have MLK. Every day.