BOURNE — Superintendent Kerri Anne Quinlan-Zhou and Principal Elizabeth Carpenito are pleased to report that students at the Bournedale Elementary School honored veterans in many ways this week in recognition of Veterans Day.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school hosted a luncheon and invited veterans to come in and eat with students. While the school hopes to be able to return to that tradition next year, it was important that they still found ways to honor veterans and connect their service to activities for students.
The school has produced a special veterans slideshow featuring members of the Bournedale community who have served, or are currently serving, in the military. The 124-page slideshow, which was played for students during lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 10, features photos of veterans and their family members who are in the school community. The slideshow was also featured on the school’s Facebook page.
To view the slideshow, click here.
The school also engaged in a letter project, both for students receiving surprise letters from veterans in their family on Wednesday, as well as students sending letters to veterans thanking them for their service. In total, the school received over 20 letters from veterans to distribute to students and had compiled hundreds of homemade drawings and letters that will be sent to veterans in the coming days.
Wednesday, Nov. 10 was also Red, White and Blue day at the school in honor of Veterans Day.
The Bournedale Elementary School wishes to acknowledge teachers and families for all the hard work they put into Veterans Day activities this year. This included distributing information and helping students work on their letters.
“Being a large military community we’ve always tried to acknowledge our veterans and their families, so we are thrilled that we were able to produce this slideshow and help students write so many letters to veterans,” Principal Carpenito said. “It was amazing how quiet the cafeteria was Wednesday while the students watched the slides. They were in awe of the photos and how many families have loved ones in the service, and it was so important that we were able to teach our students about what it means to be a veteran and for them to understand the commitment and sacrifice that veterans make.”