Martin Luther King Jr. Day may be looked at as another day off, but eight years after its first observance “a day of service” element was added in 1994. Families and students of P.S. 380 chose to honor the civil rights leader and gather for a Martin Luther King Jr. Community Day at the school. The three-hour event was organized by St. Nicks Alliance’s afterschool.
A variety of fun and entertainment were scheduled, and rice was a theme that was threaded throughout the day. The book, Everybody Cooks Rice was read by the dual language team. Several elements in the Arts and Crafts activities incorporated rice and the finale of the day was a rice tasting of preparations as they are made around the world.