Kids make cute video to invite Obama to elementary school’s anniversary

Students at Mather Elementary School show off their Paddy Cake skills in an effort to lure President Barack Obama to the school's 375th birthday. Photo: Mather.
Students at Mather Elementary School show off their Paddy Cake skills in an effort to lure President Barack Obama to the school’s 375th birthday. Photo: Mather.

Students at Mather Elementary School, the nation’s first public elementary school, are hoping to get the attention of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michele Obama. 

The students, with the help of school staff, have created a Vimeo video asking the Obamas to attend the Dorchester school’s 375th anniversary celebration next year.

“Mr. President it’s our big birthday, will you come visit?” proclaims one bright-eyed little girl, adding, “I’ll play hopscotch with Michelle Obama!”

Another student praises the first lady, who “is known for her appearance in Sesame Street, and it’s a pretty good season this year, I have to admit.”

The school is hopeful that the Obama’s will notice the Vimeo video and stop by the school, which was established in 1639, sometime next year to mark the milestone.

Mather School Principal Emily Cox said staff and parents have been preparing for the momentous celebration for two years, and that since the President receives so many letters and emails every day, the school decided to “think outside of the box” and create a video so he could hear directly from students.

“From the very beginning, we knew how much it would mean to our children if President Obama, the first African American President, joined in celebration of the first public elementary school in North America,” Cox said.

Though she hasn’t yet heard from the White House, Cox is optimistic: ‘We are hoping that if he does indeed see this video….how could he not come?”

Watch the video below:

YOU ARE INVITED from Mather Elementary on Vimeo.

Video link available here.

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