Olmstead students show appreciation to U.S. soldiers

October 23, 2013

The Olmstead School eighth graders recently made care packages to send overseas to U.S. soldiers. 39 packages went to soldiers in Afghanistan, and 11 went to soldiers in South Korea.

“It was a wonderful event,” said Bonnie Watson, assistant principal at Olmstead. “They were so appreciative.”

This is what the social studies teacher, Mrs. Kathleen Bailey. wrote for the soldiers. It was included in their package.

“Our class has been reading the Newberry Honor book, Hattie Big Sky. The book is set in Montana at the start of WWI. Hattie is a sixteen year old homesteader struggling to prove up her claim. Throughout the book she writes to a school friend stationed in France and other parts of Europe. She often discusses knitting socks for soldiers. So we decided to crochet book markers for soldiers. Please accept these with the heart they were made and thank you for all you do to secure our freedom and that of others across the world.”