Sandy Creek Pre-K Classes Create Cards For The Troops

Jace Worden paints his card for the troops during his Pre-K class at Sandy Creek Elementary School. Jace is a student in the morning program at the school.
Jace Worden paints his card for the troops during his Pre-K class at Sandy Creek Elementary School. Jace is a student in the morning program at the school.

SANDY CREEK – Students in the pre-kindergarten classes at Sandy Creek Elementary School are sending their holiday cheer to the men and women of the Armed Forces stationed around the world.

Pre-K Teacher Aide Ellie Manwaring shows students a toy soldier as she explains who the recipients will be of the holiday cards they are creating. Pictured at the table from left are: Lorelei West, Brynn Perkins, Zayllen Prins and Jace Worden (behind Manwaring).
Pre-K Teacher Aide Ellie Manwaring shows students a toy soldier as she explains who the recipients will be of the holiday cards they are creating. Pictured at the table from left are: Lorelei West, Brynn Perkins, Zayllen Prins and Jace Worden (behind Manwaring).

The specially created holiday cards have a special poem inside which reads: “We decorated this Christmas tree just for you. We made it special with red, white and blue. The tree is a symbol of holiday cheer. The red, white and blue are for what we hold dear. We want to say thank you for the sacrifices you make. We know you do it for all of our sakes. We hope that your Christmas is the best it can be. And thank you for keeping us all safe and free!”

Jace Worden paints his card for the troops during his Pre-K class at Sandy Creek Elementary School. Jace is a student in the morning program at the school.
Jace Worden paints his card for the troops during his Pre-K class at Sandy Creek Elementary School. Jace is a student in the morning program at the school.

The front of the holiday cards are decorated with a Christmas tree featuring blue and red ornaments crafted using the students’ fingerprints.

Surrounding the tree are white fingerprints to represent falling snow, creating the red, white and blue decorating theme.

The cards will be distributed through New York State Senator Patty Ritchie’s office to the service men and women in various areas around the globe.

Afternoon pre-k students work on their holiday cards for the troops as Ellie Manwaring, at right, helps clean the paint from one of the student’s finger. Manwaring helped coordinate the project in the class. Cards will be mailed to service men and women around the world through NYS Senator Patty Ritchie’s office. Students pictured left to right are: Isabelle Haynes, Griffin Fahnestock and Eva McGrath.
Afternoon pre-k students work on their holiday cards for the troops as Ellie Manwaring, at right, helps clean the paint from one of the student’s finger. Manwaring helped coordinate the project in the class. Cards will be mailed to service men and women around the world through NYS Senator Patty Ritchie’s office. Students pictured left to right are: Isabelle Haynes, Griffin Fahnestock and Eva McGrath.

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