MSD Commemoration February 14, 2019

MSD Commemoration February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019 marks one year since our community was devastated by the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Broward County School Board, City of Coral Springs, and City of Parkland will observe this as a Day of Service and Love.

Please check with your child’s school for information regarding school activities on February 14. Over the next few weeks, we invite you to monitor the City’s website for additional details about opportunities to observe this day.

Broward County School Board

MSD will have a non-academic school day ending at 11:40 a.m.
All other Broward County Public Schools will operate on a normal school day schedule. Contact your child’s school for additional information regarding activities.

Pine Trails Park
Location: 10559 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076
Times: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Broward County School Board will be sponsoring a Day of Service and Love at Pine Trails Park. The day will include a service project partnering with Feed My Starving Children.

City of Coral Springs Events

Location: 9551 West Sample Road, Coral Springs
Times: 7 a.m. – Dusk
Admission: Free

Artists worked with victims, grieving families, community members and first responders to create a 35-foot-tall Temple, with no religious affiliation. The Temple is meant to serve as an object of great beauty built out of tremendous loss. The Temple is not meant to be a memorial or permanent structure, but rather a place for the community to leave their pain. In past work with grieving parents, students and first-responders, the artist has found that the process and resulting Temple helps people rebuild hope and release grief.

The Temple will be open to the public starting on February 14, 2019 from 7 a.m. to dusk every day until mid-May, when it will be burned in a ceremonial fire. The burning will be a closing ritual, a cathartic experience that allows people to let go of difficult emotions and make room for remaining positive emotions and loving memories to be made stronger.

The art installation is part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies: “Inspiring Community Healing After Gun Violence: The Power of Art” which is a curated series of five large-scale temporary public art installations, designed to be created with community members.

Coral Springs Open Play

Location: Coral Springs Gymnasium (2501 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs)
Times: 12 – 5 p.m.
Admission: Free ($2 per person for students who do not attend MSD)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students interested in using the Coral Springs Gymnasium for Open Play may do so from 12-5 p.m. with student identification.

Coral Springs Museum of Art

Location: 2855A Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs
Times: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

In February 2018 the Coral Springs Museum of Art (CSMOA) began the Healing with Art program, which has proven to be a source of respite and relaxation for those who have been so deeply affected. The CSMOA will be open on February 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to provide a cool, safe space for students to hang out. Activities planned include:
• Relaxing Art Making Projects • Massage Chairs • Food
• Mini Petting Zoo • K-9 Love and Hugs • Wishing Tree
• Current Vibe Music • Coral Springs Rocks – mementos to take • Community Canvas – painting project
• Cozy Lounges with Chill Décor – bean bags, pillows, etc.

City of Parkland

Pine Trails Park
Location: 10559 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076
Times: 12 – 10 p.m.

The City will be hosting a brief Interfaith ceremony for the community at 5:45 p.m. This ceremony is intended to last approximately 30 minutes. The park will be open both before and after the ceremony. Therapy dogs and counselors will be on site throughout the day. In lieu of mementos (cards, flowers, pictures, etc.) or other such expressions of condolences we ask that you bring a canned food item to support our efforts in this day of service.