Maple Creek contingent to visit New York City, present donation to school displaced by attack
Maple Creek youngsters have been involved in a variety of projects to help their New York counterparts, including collecting money, writing letters, drawing pictures and creating a poignant electronic message for PS 234. "This has taught them so much about character, caring, responsibility and citizenship," said Principal Ann Lindsey.
Lindsey, along with the school’s Parent-Teacher Club president and the student council advisor will personally deliver the students’ message and gift to PS 234 on Nov. 9 on a special trip to New York City. The Maple Creek contingent, with Folchi’s assistance, has been invited to take a tour of the areas affected by the WTC collapse. When they return, they will have a presentation from the students of PS234 to share with Maple Creek students. "We’ve talked about this in social science, history and throughout our curriculum," Lindsey said. "The kids feel like New York is right next door now."
What: Maple Creek Elementary students will present retired New York City Schools Chancellor Bob Folchi with a donation to New York’s PS234. The amount of the donation will be announced at Friday’s assembly. On Nov. 8, representatives from the school will make a trip to New York City and PS 234 to present a check to the school displaced by the Sept. 11 attacks.
Where: Maple Creek Elementary; 2025 E. Teague (corner of Teague and Maple avenues)
When: 1:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 19