Parent Teacher Magazine Union County Public Schools March/April 2018 - Page 16

Believe in yourself. Reach for the stars. There is no limit. Those were just a few of the encouraging phrases that Rea View Elementary students wrote on 250 bright blue tote bags, or “sweet cases,” on Valentine’s Day. The bags -- which were also stuffed with teddy bears, blankets, hygiene supplies, coloring books, crayons and handmade “sweet cards” – will be donated to foster children in the greater Charlotte area. “We try to do a service project around Valentine’s Day every year. This year, making sweet cases made a lot of sense because it’s something that affects Rea View Elementary students share the love on Valentine’s Day The sweet cases -- which were also stuffed with teddy bears, blankets, hygiene supplies, coloring books, crayons and handmade “sweet cards” – will be donated to foster children in the greater Charlotte area. other children,” said Rea View Elementary Principal Jennifer Hoover. “Our kids understand that not every child has the benefits they have, so what a great way to give back to their community on a day of love.” To help offset the costs of the tote bags and supplies, Rea View Elementary’s Parent Teacher Association raised more than $7,000 with the help of community members, parents and local businesses. Together We Rise, a nonprofit with a mission of improving the lives of foster children, sent the sweet ͕́́ѼI)Y܁х䁅)ѕѡ͍) ѥՕ) ɽ-́ѥ́ɕѥɕ)ɽѼչձѡ٥Յ́ݥѠ)́хєѡЁ)٥ѥ٥ɽи)-%L ɥȁȁɕЁɐȁIMQѡ͠(܁ѥ́) ٥,5)LA) ɐ ѥ)Aɥѥ) ȁ)ɕձхѥ(̀ѡ́չȤ(Ѓ5ȽȀAɕЁQȁ5饹 (A履́15Ё!9 )ܹѥ乍ѥ乍(д