Marcy students send cards of appreciation, gifts to veterans

Marcy Elementary School third-graders in Ann Marie Pilo’s class will send Valentine’s cards with letters of appreciation to patients of the Milwaukee Veterans Administration Medical Center. Students have been collecting sample-size toiletries, word-search puzzle books, candy and other small items to fill hand-decorated gift bags. During the class’ Valentine’s celebration from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 14, they will assemble the gift bags and write messages of thanks to the veterans who are patients at the medical center.

In addition to providing 25 gift bags, the class will make blankets for some patients who are in the long-term care center. Several parent volunteers and students will deliver the cards and gifts at the end of the school day.

Marcy Elementary School is located at W180 N4851 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls.