“[The letters] are about big issues . . . such as school safety or extending the school day or the hurricane victims from Hurricane Sandy,” she said. “If anything, they’ve gotten more powerful [since 2008]. I’m always moved by how powerful their messages are in these letters.”
Mary Toomey, the principal at South Lawrence — where all 24 classes wrote letters — said the activity empowers students to share their ideas.
“It validates them to know their writing is purposeful,” said Toomey. “They want to know that their work is meaningful to their parents, their teachers, their principal, and their president.”
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