Saturday, August 25, 2018

Eli Whitney Elementary School Welcomes Its Incoming Kindergarteners With a Gift of Hope... August 23, 2018

During the 2017-2018 school year, the 6th grade parents at Eli Whitney Elementary School in Stratford sponsored their children's classes so that they could paint Hearts of Hope.  They did this with the intent of creating and leaving these  hearts as a legacy for the incoming kindergarten class in September. In June, the classrooms painted their hearts and worked hard on creating welcoming messages for these future students. 

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Now came the evening of the Kindergarten Meet and Greet where these Hearts of Hope were passed out to the incoming Kindergarten students. What made this night so special was that a group of last year's 6th graders came to tonight's event to help pass out those hearts to the incoming kindergartners to bring the project full circle. The parents of the incoming kindergartners were very touched by this heartfelt gesture! The messages left by those 6th graders were amazing! It would be wonderful if this tradition would continue here and perhaps other schools might think about creating such a tradition for their school.