A Better World Day:
Friday, May 1st, 2020

This week a number of local Traverse City kids have a big and inspiring event happening! Friday, May 1st is “A Better World Day” and is part of the local charter school’s literacy curriculum of EL Education. One of the Old Mission Peninsula School teachers, Ms. Thomas, shared with us more information about the day, which has been changed, but not forgotten. With this year’s state’s Stay At Home orders, Ms. Thomas tells us how we can still participate and give back, while  continuing to keeping our distance! She explains the event, “A Better World Day is a Nationwide event hosted by EL Education each year on first Friday in May, and OMPS is proud to be a part of it again this year! Last year our students helped to clean the beaches and trails at the Old Mission Peninsula Lighthouse, and this year’s plan cannot be carried out since we are out of school, but we are hoping you will still participate in a day of service and spreading kindness during this tough time. If you would like to participate on May 1st we ask (while practicing social distancing) you all choose an activity to show kindness or support to our community.  We can’t wait to see what you do. Please post a picture online of your Better World Day adventure and add the hashtags #BetterWorldDay and #OMPS”   Since I didn’t have a great picture of the OMPS students volunteering, I put a picture of last year’s BayShore Marathon where my family and A LOT of our friends cheered on the runners and handed out water. It was SO MUCH fun and I think the runners enjoyed the extra H2O! I encourage everyone to try to do something special this week to help make our world a better place.   xoxo Kristy