Generations will come together May 6 at Marcy Elementary School’s annual Pen Pal Party. Fourth-graders from the classes of Amanda Norris, Barb Gogan and Pam Biron will meet their senior citizen pen pals from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the school gym. The seniors and students have been corresponding since the fall and are excited to finally meet in person.
The pen pal project is a collaborative effort between the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Waukesha County and the Hamilton School District. The goal of the project is to provide students letter-writing experience while learning about life in the past through stories shared with their pen pals.
The celebration will include a sing-along of old-fashioned American songs, a photo of the student and senior, a keepsake craft project, refreshments and a tour of the school. Fourth grade students are responsible for each aspect of the party. To cover the cost of the event, fourth grade students held an ice cream and treat sale as part of an economics unit.
Marcy Elementary School is located at W180 N4851 Marcy Road in Menomonee Falls.