Cedaroak Park students celebrate local heroes
Students at Cedaroak Park Primary School celebrated the superheroes in all of us.
From Feb. 28 to March 4, the elementary school students in West Linn participated in a series of activities that showed appreciation to the people in their schools and community. This was all part of a week-long event hosted by the parent-teacher association.
To kick off the week, students were encouraged to dress up as a local hero and bring a letter to a school staff member that shared why they are appreciated at Cedaroak. Leonard said that some students wrote letters to their teacher, or other staff members.
"We then held an everyday heroes Spirit Day and some people were dressed up as their mothers or Spider-Man. It was just the full spectrum of heroes," said Leonard.
Other activities throughout the week included a virtual dance party and an auction that raised money for the PTA and enrichment activities on campuses, such as guest speakers or classroom games.
On Friday, March 4, students spent time in their classrooms honoring local heroes. Students wrote to health professionals, veterans, grocery store clerks and law enforcement about why their contributions to the community are appreciated.
"I am writing to a park ranger because they protect parks and keep them safe," said a fifth grader.
A second grader wrote to a local nurse, "They help me when I am sick and I want to be a nurse when I'm older."
The PTA hand-delivered the letters later that day.
"We are celebrating and recognizing the work that they have all done together to make it through this difficult time — and that extends far beyond the walls of the school," said Principal Meg Leonard.
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