Schools helping Schools

Follow up to my story “Torn and tied in Love – God’s Tapestry” under teaching

When Katrina hit our area, our school among many others in our area have
been touched by the outpouring of schools across the country reaching out to
touch us here in Louisiana. The fifth grade classes at our school have been
touched by Cool Springs Elementary in Leesburg. At first we received boxes
of supplies like paper supplies, colored pencils, pencils, note pads,
staples, paper clips, Expo markers, and stuffed animals for the kids. We
thought Christmas had come. Shortly there after we received gift cards to
go and buy our own supplies. I purchased so many supplies for the teachers
that it took my whole class to unload the supplies. The students then
joyously presented the items to the other teachers in the fifth grade. A
couple of weeks passed and the school and the school’s supplier of items
sent three huge boxes of construction paper, water color tubes, and crayons
for each of the classes. Needless to say we can not thank Cool Springs
enough for their generosity and caring. We at Lake Harbor think Cool
Springs is really cool.

Published by rko777

I am a novice writer and painter who loves to be creative. I love singing but can't sing without a hymnal, except for children's songs. I love to make up my own songs and love the old hymns. I love to garden and got that love from my Mom and Dad who taught be everything I know from planting to harvesting to canning. I'm happy gardening, walking with my pug, JD Sir Winston Churchill, painting, and crafting. I love to spend Saturday's sitting in my rocker going through a bible study. I love working with elementary school aged children and seeing them use their creative gifts. I have taught Sunday school for a number of years and taught in the public schools for 18 years. I might say I'm retired but I spend most of my time subbing and enjoy it immensely. The kids spark my own creativeness.

4 thoughts on “Schools helping Schools

  1. Thanks for sharing the goodness of “Cool Spring Elementary School” in Loudoun County. We are a very very blessed county. I know T will be happy to hear about the school she worked and her friend headed up such a noble project.

    One of my sons went to this school the very first year it opened. It was great for him and now he has graduated from University and has a master’s degree and a great job. Yeah! for Cool Springs. And, Rena, for your school as well, Lake Harbor in Mandeville, La. It has to be very very special to have a teacher like you. And of course Kathy and Kim as well.

    Blessings to both schools.

  2. It is good to hear about all the wonderful things coming from Cool Springs….The head custodian that works there was one that I worked with….Cool Springs is really springing out wells of living water….dj

  3. Cool Springs sent some of its “living spring waters” to those devastated by waters. Sort of ironic and sort of prophetic! Long may the friendship live between C S. in Va. & L. H. in La.

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