Partnership in Patriotism!
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From Partnership In Patriotism Chairperson, Renee Knight...
Hi, Everyone! Another Partnership in Patriotism project is underway and needs the support of all Coalition Members - please!
Thanks to the creativity and commitment of Mrs. Heather Walton, the Lockport City School District continues to be an amazingly active and innovative member of our Partnership in Patriotism Coalition, instilling within Lockport's children the essential values of patriotism, volunteerism, and good citizenship. Please read the following descriptor, share it with everyone you know, and lend a hand to both support and publicize this worthy endeavor. Thank you for helping us - again - to honor America's heroes!
Forwarded from Mrs. Walton. . .
Our Spring Community Project this year for Vets will be collecting the following items to support the National Veterans Golden Age Games. The National Veterans Golden Age Games is the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program in the United States. It is the only national multi-event sports and recreational senior's competition program designed to improve the quality of life for all older Veterans, including those with a variety of abilities and disabilities. It is one of the most progressive and adaptive rehabilitative senior sports programs in the world, offering 14 different sports and recreational activities. Such as, cycling, bowling, checkers, croquet, dominoes, golf, horseshoes and swimming. This event will be held in Buffalo this year May 30-June 4. Please share this information with your student groups. If anyone is interested in volunteering please forward their name and contact information to me and I will connect them to the committee for volunteers.
We will collect bottled water and plastic cups (any size)for this event. Please contact me if you are interested in participating in this community event. I will take donations until Monday, May 6, 2013. Please contact me directly with questions 9716)478-4522.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and cooperation!
Partnership and Patriotism Chairperson for the LCSD
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Formalized in May of 2000, Partnership in Patriotism originated with an alliance between the Lockport City School District and the Barge Canal Optimist Club, a local youth service organization and affiliate of Optimist International. Not only has this intergenerational initiative been a unique and highly successful response to New York States character education
mandate, but it has also become an annual tradition within our community.
Beginning each September, preparatory activities culminate on November 11th with students actually participating in our local Veterans Day ceremony. Children, from grades four through twelve, participate in a highly emotional, two part poetry recitation with adults. Evolving from a classroom initiative that won national attention in 1998, Partnership in Patriotism has now grown to a six member community coalition. Through its focus on patriotism, children are provided with age appropriate activities that effectively enable them to:
- understand the true meaning of Veterans Day
- appreciate the sacrifices made to guarantee our precious freedoms
- become part of the greater community through volunteerism
- practice the values of respect and responsibility
- connect performance standards in both Language Arts & Social Studies to real life activities
Implemented at a total cost of only $125, this award winning program has touched the lives of both children and adults in our community!
For more information about our program, please contact Chairperson Renee Knight by leaving a message at our Guest Book.
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