Saturday, December 7, 2013

PHOTOS: Fourth Grade Scholars Make Care Packages, Write Over 250 Letters to Soldiers in Afghanistan for the Holidays

During a special town hall on Friday, Elementary School 1 (ES1) families and scholars put together 80 care packages that will be mailed to soldiers at Camp Morehead in Afghanistan over the weekend. 

Scholars in all grades wrote over 250 letters thanking soldiers for their service and wishing them a Happy Holiday.  They also talked to  Master Sergeant Jackie Hazley, the aunt of two BVP scholars at ES1, via Live Stream on an iPad. They had fun asking her questions about being a soldier and living in Afghanistan,  where it was 1:00 a.m. during the town hall. 

ES1 also sponsored a staff and scholar school-wide dress down day that raised close to $400 that went towards making the care packages.  

Talk about BVP PRIDE!

Enjoy some photos from the event below and on our Facebook page.

Families worked together to write letters for the troops at Camp Morehead.

Master Sergeant Jackie Hazley's daughter holds her iPad up to scholars so that they can ask her mom questions.

BVP Parent Lori Barden, who first thought of the idea to make the care packages, helps families stuff their bags with items like ChapStick and candy canes. A group of parent volunteers helped support the event.

The completed care packages will be mailed over the weekend.

Scholars enjoyed writing letters to soldiers. In this letter, a scholar writes, "Thank you for protecting our freedom."

Mr. Matthew Yates, who helped organize the event, guides scholars as they write their letters.

Happy Holidays!

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