Letters to Soldiers

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The third and fourth-grade students at Winthrop Avenue in Bellmore have been busy writing letters of support to many United States soldiers currently serving overseas. Third-grade teacher Amanda Kowalski, whose nephew Lance Corporal Michael Reyes is currently serving in the United States Marines, started the project with her class last spring and continued this year with her current class. The students are writing directly to the members of Lance Corporal Reyes’ unit and are personally addressing their letters to individual soldiers. “The letters bring these brave soldiers a much needed smile to remind them of home and all of those who support them,” said Miss Kowalski.

In participating in this project, the students demonstrate many of the district’s core values, specifically highlighting respect and dedication.