We hope everyone is having a relaxing and fun Fall Break!
A big thank you to all who participated in last Friday’s Dress Down Day brought to you by our school’s National Junior Honor Society. We raised $766.70 for the Veterans Community Integration organization.
Here is the link to the organization: http://veteranintegration.org/
Great work, Champions!
Dress Down for the Veterans
Written by Chris S., NJHS Secretary
Students around campus learned about our country’s veterans this month in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Ms. Culbertson’s and Ms. Sammy’s kindergarten classes, along with Ms. Getz’s and Ms. Rianna’s third grade classes, joined together for a special visit with one of our country’s Veterans. He shared with the students what a Veteran is and also answered questions.
After the visit, the students made Veteran’s Day cards – thanking military heroes for serving our country. The next day, many local Veterans received the cards.
Ms. Sammy says that the Veterans who received the cards were touched, and they sent a thank you posted to the students. The poster is displayed in Ms. Culbertson’s classroom.
Thank you, students, for taking the time to learn about our country’s Veterans and honor them with thank you notes! We are proud of you.
Ms. Kotel’s first grade students showed gratitude to our military heroes when they wrote and sent cards to a troop of soldiers in honor of Veteran’s Day this month.
Among the troop members is Sergeant Spoon, who has two children who attend TCDS.
To the kids’ surprise, the troop wrote a note back and also included a picture!
The following is what the soldiers’ note said:
Ms. Erin and Class,
Thank you so much for the Veteran’s day cards. They are so awesome! We loved
reading each and every one of them. You all did some amazing art work too!
Thank you so much for all of your outstanding support! Here is a picture of us
for your enjoyment (yes, that is Buffalo Wild Wing Sauce)!
ALLEN J SPOON, TSgt, USAF…
Way to honor our troops, Ms. Kotel and class! A huge thank you to Sergeant Spoon for writing back to our students – and including this picture – on behalf of his troop.
Wow – talk about cooperation and community service among the students and families within our school!
On November 6th , our school’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held a Dress Down Day for the Veterans Community Integration Program – a program which directly benefits homeless veterans in the Tucson area.
TCDS students who chose to dress down were asked to bring $1.00 or bring in a new toiletry item (such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, shaving lotion, razors, deodorant, etc.) to be donated to the Veterans Community Integration Program.
NJHS collected $494.31 and 652 individual toiletry items! NJHS will use the $494.31 to purchase mattress covers, which is a much needed item on the organization’s “wish list.”
A huge thank you to the fabulous families of TCDS and all students in preschool through eighth grade! Because of your generosity, this NJHS-sponsored Dress Down Day was a complete success!
This past Tuesday, Jon Wayne Lewis from the Veterans Community Integration Program, came to thank our students for their generosity. He asked students to give themselves a hug and a pat on the back as a thank you from him.