In honor of Veteran's Day, Curwensville Elementary 6th grade Student Council is offering free winter coats, hats, mittens, gloves and snow boots during the parent/teacher conferences being held today and this evening. Any parent or guardian of Curwensville students who are in need of winter apparel will be able to see what's available just inside the doors near the Elementary Office.
In addition, the 6th grade Student Council is undertaking a letter writing campaign to send to Operation Gratitude. The letters will be included in care packages being send to Veterans via Operation Gratitude, a nation-wide nonprofit dedicated to providing people across the United States with opportunities for hands-on volunteerism to say "thank you" to our Military, Veterans, and First Responders.
For over 20 years, Mrs. Jennifer Tubbs's World Cultures classes have been writing gratitude letters to veterans. The students wish them a Happy Veteran's Day as well as thanking them for their service. They may choose write to someone they know or Mrs. Tubbs supplies them with a name and address of a veteran or military personnel on active duty. The students are required to hand write the letters and supply their own envelopes and stamps.
Over the years students have received letters back and folks have told Mrs. Tubbs how much the letters meant to them.