District To Recognize Veterans With School Day Activities Planned For Veterans Day
A number of activities and programs have been planned throughout Plainville Community Schools to honor and recognize veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016.
Linden Street School will begin with a whole school flag raising ceremony on Veterans Day, which will include a moment of silence and patriotic songs. In the afternoon, the Linden community will gather with veteran guests for a whole school assembly that will feature grade level presentations, songs, poems, readings and instrumental performances. Students at Linden will also create cards for veterans in attendance and to share with other local veterans.
At Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School, students, faculty and staff, together with invited veteran guests will participate in a Veterans Day ceremony that will include Girl Scouts, musical selections, guest speaker and Veteran Foster White, and a recognition program for all veterans in attendance. Wheeler will also feature a Veterans Day showcase in tribute to local veterans. In addition, the Wheeler school community is collecting supplies and writing letters of support for the United Service Organization (USO) through the Navy and Marine Reserve Center located in Plainville. Louis Toffolon Elementary School will begin Veterans Day with a reception for veterans and their families featuring treats baked by the Toffolon faculty and staff, followed by a wreath laying ceremony with pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students that will include several patriotic songs. Students in second through fifth grade will then gather in an assembly with invited veteran guests. The program will feature musical selections, poems, readings, and a slideshow honoring veterans in all branches of the military.
The Middle School of Plainville will also honor veterans with a comprehensive program which will include grade level assemblies for students and invited veteran guests. Assemblies will include musical selections, military spokespersons, recognition of veterans and more. Brunch will be provided for guests, and a pictorial Wall of Honor will be on display in the school's entryway. Military vehicles, equipment and service members from the 102nd Infantry Division will also be in attendance at the Middle School, and a large flag will be flown by the Plainville Fire Department outside of the school.
Plainville High School will host a breakfast for local veterans and will feature a musical performance. In addition, the high school will hold a door decorating contest in honor of veterans, and complimentary photographs will be taken of veterans and their families on that day. The high school community is also hosting a collection of toiletries for the local VFW, in addition to a "sweater and glove drive" for veterans.
All schools will feature lessons throughout the day that highlight the significance of Veterans Day.
"Our Veterans Day celebrations throughout the district are designed to show our appreciation for the service and sacrifice our veterans have made for our community and nation," noted Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
-Posted on November 2, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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