We are One School and One Community. We value our partnership with our Head Start preschool and "Seed of Life" Center for Early Learning before and after school programs. We also share professional development activities so that all staff are working toward a common goal: to prepare children for college, careers and life. Family Engagement: MLK Jr. Elementary, in partnership with our school’s PTSA, has designed an “Adult Family Members Pathway” project so families can understand what their children are learning in school and assist with homework. Events include Family Math Nights in which parents, guardians and caregivers learn to play the same math games their children play in school. This concept will be expanded to include Literacy Nights, "Steps to Respect Bully Prevention” and “LEAD21” reading interventions program. To support the school, in addition to the total school budget, the district is providing time for teachers to plan lessons together and additional training for math teachers. Beginning this year, all teachers at Martin Luther King are setting goals and being evaluated by the principal on student growth goals for learning.