Happy, Happy Friday young people. These are your morning announcements for your Go-Go Friday May 7, 2021.
We have one birthday to celebrate this whole weekend. Happy Birthday to our friend Emma L. You ride solo in the birthday air chair. Have fun on your Sunday birthday Emma
· You know about the poster contest. The rules are simple: Pick your favorite book, then draw and write five sentences about the favorite part of your book. A winner from each grade will win a book! Take a picture of your poster and upload it to our Padlet by Monday, May 10. The Link is available on the Lafayette Tech page.
· This is the last day of Teacher Appreciation Week. It has been quite a ride the last 14 months. Show them the love.
On this day, we highlight another life well lived:
In April 2020, you may remember that a 99 year old British World War II veteran named Tom Moore. He went for a walk around his garden. Moore never could have dreamed where this one little walk would take him. His garden stroll began as a family challenge to raise 1000 pounds, equal to about $1,500.00, to help British health care workers fighting coronavirus. The plan was for Captain Moore to walk 100 laps around his patio before his 100th birthday on April 30th, 2020. Word began to spread on social media and people around the world were captivated by Captain Moore’s efforts. Donations for Britain’s health service started pouring in. Turns out that Captain Tom raised a staggering 45 million US dollars for Britain’s front line workers. He became a British icon and was granted knighthood by Queen Elizabeth along with a birthday fly-over from the famed Royal Air Force. The Captain recorded a spoken version of “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” which hit number one on the British charts. Moore was born in 1920, went to school, joined the military and then ran a concrete company. Captain Sir Tom Moore, who became a beacon of hope and lifted the world with a walk in the garden, died in February 2021 from Coronavirus. He was 100 years old.
Lafayette-the time is now-go take on the day – Cheerio Mates!!