The Service Over Self group at Longfellow Elementary School fosters an ethic of service and giving to others. Students are learning to be responsible citizens in their school, community and world through a variety of learning experiences and service projects. The main focus this year will be supporting military troops and their families.We have been raising awareness in our Longfellow students about the branches of the military and our veterans, communicating with Army troops by creating artwork and writing cards, and participating in service projects to support the United Through Reading organization.
We are working to support the United Through Reading program. The mission of United Through Reading is to connect deployed military members with their families at home. Created in 1989, this nonprofit organization offers deployed parents the opportunity to be videotaped reading storybooks to their children, which eases the stress of separation, maintains positive emotional connections and cultivates a love of reading.