Our 5th grade class spent some time today deliberating and ultimately voting on their Class of 2019 Legacy Gift. Part of today's discussion included looking at a video from the 2019 Morehouse College Commencement, at which Robert Smith announced his family will pay off the graduates’ student loans. This is quite a legacy to leave.
While we don’t necessarily have that same level of resources to work with , we wanted to help put the funds our 5th grade families raised this year to good use. Today, the children debated three options:
Add high top tables and seating outside the library for students (and/or teachers) to enjoy.
Water Bottle Station
Purchase/install a water bottle refill station for children to use, instead of the drinking fountain.
Establish a one-time need-based scholarship to assist a family with a portion of their annual tuition.
In the end, here is how the votes broke down.
In the very near future, we will be purchasing and installing the new water bottle filling station. As soon as the station is installed, we will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on campus. While we anticipate that the installation will happen after the end of the school year, the class of 2019 will be invited to attend (in person or virtually) for the ribbon cutting. We will also have a plaque representing the class. Stay tuned for more information.
And, thank you Class of 2019!