Generations will come together May 18 for Marcy Elementary School’s annual Pen Pal Party. Fourth-graders in the classes of Beth Schaefer, Barb Gogan and Pam Biron meet their senior citizen pen pals. The students and seniors have been corresponding since fall and are excited to finally meet in person.
The pen pal project is part of the district’s Seniors and Students Program, a collaboration between the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Waukesha County and the Hamilton School District. The goal of the project is to give students letter-writing experience while learning about life in the past through stories shared with their pen pals.
The celebration will include a sing-a-long of old-fashioned American songs, a photo of the student and pen pal, a keepsake craft project, refreshments and a tour of the school. To cover the cost of the event, the students recently held an ice cream sale as part of their economics unit.
The Pen Pal Party will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Marcy Elementary School is located at W180 N4851 Marcy Road in Menomonee Falls.