By Ian Hanigan
… Thank you for serving our country and risking your lives for all of us, people who you have never even met.
… My name is Kylie and I am in kindergarten. I want to thank you for helping protect America.
… Thank you for fighting for me and the country. If we didn’t have you then our country will not be safe.
Inside a ’60s-era school bus adorned with glossy blue and white paint, thousands of handwritten notes were packaged, and a handful were on display, each awaiting the opportunity to brighten the day of a member of the U.S. military stationed in another corner of the world. The messages were penned by children of different ages, backgrounds and interests, but each expressed a common sentiment:
IUSD students from nine elementary schools, one K-8 and one high school worked with the service-learning group Team Kids on the campaign to generate these notes of gratitude for troops serving overseas. And as a little added motivation, the group set an ambitious challenge to write more than 10,000 letters in just 30 days — or enough to earn a spot in the Guinness World Records.
<img src="http://newsflash.iusd.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Team-Kids-students-1024×671.jpg" alt="Second-graders in Heather Caswell's class write thank-you notes …read more
Read more here: Irvine Unified News
Category: Elementary schools