I receive an email from a friend that her daughter needs postcards sent to her classroom. We haven’t seen them in an age but I’ve always had a soft spot for her little girl.
My boys and my friend’s daughter O. met as toddlers when they all attended a quaint one-room school called The Growing Room. “She’s the nicest girl in school,” F. once shared. “She never hits anyone.” For a preschooler, there’s no higher praise.
Who wouldn’t want to help a girl who never resorts to slugging it out?
O.’s class is in a race with other grades to see who gets the most mail. The winning class’s prize is a coveted uniform-free day and pizza party. The school will make a charitable donation for every postcard with an out-of-state postmark.
We can’t do much about the out-of-state (except spread the word) but we can certainly do our share with mail baring an Ohio postmark. I stop by the post office and pick up a handful of prepaid blank postcards.
The boys and I decide on kindness quotes and neatly write the words in simple block letters.
“One kind word can warm three winter months,” I read. “That’s my favorite.” I pull out our art bucket and the boys pretty them up with pictures.
I. does better. He’s all about mice since receiving one from Santa.
Art skills aside, they’re in the mail. We'll keep you posted!
What would you write to a class of fourth graders? Postcards (no envelopes, please) may be sent to:
Jon Paris (O. Lum)
CHCA Elementary School
11312 Snider Road
Cincinnati, Ohio. 45249