OBEN Students Spread the Love for Valentine's Day
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The cards were distributed to veterans at American Legion and Veteran of Foreign War (VFW) Posts, as well as other posts, hospitals and nursing homes, according to Town officials.
All the classes at James H. Vernon School participated in the program, producing hundreds of cards for local veterans. At Oyster Bay High School, the Student Council coordinated the service project with special needs students in the school’s ACE (Academic and Community Exploration) program.
Using markers and construction paper, many students designed cards that had pop-out decorations or images of the American flag in the shape of a heart with words of gratitude for their service.
In another project, the District’s youngest students at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School conducted a book drive for a needy school on Long Island to share with them the “love of reading,” according to social worker Ms. Migdalia Rosario, the program’s coordinator. “Students were encouraged to donate new or gently used books to show kindness and caring for those who are less fortunate,” she said. The school has been collecting books around Valentine’s Day for the past 10 years, donating hundreds of books for Long Island’s young readers.
James H. Vernon students display the cards they made for the Town of Oyster Bay’s Valentines for Veterans program.
Students made cards with hearts and cards with drawing of the American flag.
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School students and social worker Ms. Migdalia Rosario display the books that were collected for their annual Valentine’s Day book drive.