Number of Participants: 40
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Type: Health & Safety
Date: May 17, 2021
Cards of gratitude were crafted by Mandalay Elementary School students in Wantagh for local law enforcement officers during National Police Week, held on May 9-15. The activity was sponsored by the Town of Hempstead’s Thank a Law Enforcement Officer program in the spirit of recognizing the contribution of law enforcement officers.
In Arlene Berman’s and Alexandra Martinek’s classrooms, students were instructed to first determine what they would like to say by reviewing ideas on the SmartBoard. They wrote a message of gratitude and colored a xerox picture of police officers with a police dog, which was placed inside the card and next to the message. Many of the students also created colorful drawings on the outside of the card.
A: From left, Nate Walsh and Ryan Wunsch, students in Alexandra Martinek’s kindergarten class at Mandalay Elementary School in Wantagh, held up their finished cards celebrating the efforts of law enforcement officers.
B: Mandalay Elementary School student Reagan Warch called law enforcement officers her “hero” in a card created for the Town of Hempstead’s Thank a Law Enforcement Officer Program.
C: Students in Arlene Berman’s class first grade class at Mandalay Elementary School in Wantagh participated in the Town of Hempstead’s Thank a Law Enforcement Officer program by making cards.
D: Hugh McQuillan, a first grader at Mandalay Elementary School in Wantagh, added a personal touch to his card for law enforcement officers in the Town of Hempstead.
E: Kindergarten teacher Alexandra Martinek, right, helped students craft a message for their police cards.
Photos courtesy of the Wantagh School District