Throughout the district, students recognized the sacrifices made by veterans and discussed the freedoms still maintained by the dedication of those in the armed forces.
In addition to letter writing to local veterans, students and faculty at Shore Road contributed to the Veteran Wall, located in the fifth-grade wing. Students were instructed to research or interview a veteran and to place the information on decorated paper dog tags, which contained a photo, the veteran’s station, rank and service. The dog tags were placed alongside the district’s core values of respect, teamwork, integrity, dedication and trust.
Fifth-grade teacher Jody Leibowitz said, “To me, this project truly highlights the core values we are learning and living by in Bellmore.”
Under the direction of Randi Andersen, the C.A. Reinhard student advisory council fundraised for the United Through Reading project, which provides service members separated from their families the opportunity to be video recorded while reading a book for their children. After reading a book with someone at home, Reinhard students wrote their name and title of their book on a star and collected a $1 donation. The stars were placed on the replica of an American flag provided by SAC students and placed in the school’s main corridor. All proceeds collected will be donated to the United Through Reading organization, and so far, hundreds of dollars have already been collected.