WE ARE THANKFUL
FOR OUR SECRETARIES...
Iím so grateful to you! At least one of you
is always at the desk checking people who
come at different times than usual. How do
you do it? You are always so busy taking
calls, perhaps every half hour. You call the
classroom when someone has forgotten
something and their mom or dad comes to drop
it off. On a birthday if someone comes to
drop a snack off, you call the classroom and
ask a kid to come and pick it up. You even
let the teachers know when someone is picked
up early or needs to go somewhere important
like the dentist or a doctor.
I canít believe how you
help the school. Without you all, VES would
be confused and unsafe. Strangers would
wander around, and who knows? They might be
gangsters! VES might even be un-orderly with
parents coming to a birthday party just to
drop a snack off, and important lessons
being interrupted rudely by the loud opening
and shutting of the door. You help the
school in so many ways I barely named them
all. Youíre a great help to us all and I
hope you feel good about yourself.
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR VICE PRINCIPAL...
Dear Mr. Hadinger,
Thank you for all the things you do for the
school like telling students not to play
with sticks to be safe. You organized all
the fun things like the Halloween Readers
Theatre. That was so fun! You help Ms. Lacy
run the school too. You stop dangerous stuff
and help it stay in order. The school is
organized because of you! If you werenít
here it would be an unorganized, unsafe, not
run school. You make sure everybody is safe
too! I am thankful for you because you do
everything for the school. If you werenít in
school it would be a mixed up jumble, so
thank you for all the things that you do!
You help the school run and that is what is
important. You help everybody. I think you
are a great vice principal!
THANKFUL FOR OUR MUSIC TEACHER...
Dear Ms. Walk,
I am thankful for you because you have a
beautiful voice. You love music and so do I!
I love your music. I play the piano!
What you do for VES is
amazing! You teach us where our musical
notes belong and teach us the music staff.
You have done the most greatest job! I hope
you like VES and try to help make it better.
VES would not be able
to hear the sound of music coming from a
blank and empty room. Without you, our
school would not be able to bring anything
in like maybe if we wanted to share our
musical instruments with you and our class,
we wouldnít be able to because you werenít
there! You are the coolest teacher in music
ever! You teach me and my classmates how to
sing and encourage them to sing with you.
You put music in our
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR GUIDANCE
Dear Mrs. Fornel,
I am thankful for you because when people
are feeling down, they can come talk to you
and you are so cheerful and people love to
be around you. Itís so nice of you to do the
Newcomers Group so that kids get to know
other kids that are new to the school and
have a great lunch with them. If you were
not at VES kids would have to wait through
the lesson to talk to the teacher about
their problems or their feelings. I think
itís so nice of you do the Friendship Club
so kids that are shy and kids who donít have
a lot of friends can make new friends. I
liked when you came to our classroom and you
told us what you can do if we need to come
Dear Mrs. Fornel,
Thank you for helping kids in Village
Elementary School. You fix their problems
that they have. If you werenít here
everybody here would have problems and no
one can fix it in Village Elementary Schoool.
If someone is afraid of big spiders, you
help them to overcome their fears. I am
thankful for you because you help other kids
face their fears and if they have fights you
help them solve it. You are a really nice
guidance counselor and youíre always there
for us when we need help. Whenever I walk in
the hallway I can see your desk and itís
really organized. Something else is that
youíre a really helpful guidance counselor
and thatís why I am thankful for you.
THANKFUL FOR OUR TEACHER...
Dear Mrs. Gold,
I just wanted to tell you all this. I really
enjoy the way you make learning fun. I did
not like school and now I love school. You
made me like school. I really enjoy your
lessons, especially when we did the
volcanoes. It was so awesome! It was very
cool how the volcano erupted. I think youíre
an excellent teacher. For example, I love
the books you choose for our reading groups.
I also like how youíre so kind to all the
kids in your class. I notice something I
really like about you. Youíre always
smiling! I love that about you. I extremely
just enjoy working in your class. You just
make learning really fun. Thatís why Iím
writing this letter to you. Iím just really
thankful youíre my teacher. Iím also
thankful youíre extremely kind and that
youíre thankful for us! Thank you for being
the most awesome teacher Iíve ever had!
Dear Mrs. Gold,
I am thankful for all the days that you
taught me in school and for all the fun
activities like the volcano project. It was
phenomenal! I had tons of fun doing that
one. I wonder where youíre going to put the
pictures of when they erupted? And we canít
forget the rocks and minerals activity. That
was kind of fun. But anyway, I am really
thankful for you. You are clean,
responsible, and a very good citizen to all
of the people in VES. That makes me want to
smile when I come in. And thatís why you
THANKFUL FOR OUR GYM/HEALTH TEACHER...
Dear Mr. Bassford,
I donít know how much I can thank you! If
you werenít at VES I would die of bordness!
You make this school active, strong, and
healthy. Also, you give us a chance to try
new spiorts! We have to say you are one of
the funniest teachers at Village School. I
will never forget how spirited you were on
Spirit Day! I also think a lot of kids look
up to you. You and the other gym teachers
encourage lots and lots of sports like
baseball. Also, you keep the entire student
body happy. Me and all the student body
thank Ms. Tanzola and Mr. Bellfiore so so so
much . Thank you Mr. Bassford for all you
Dear Mr. Bassford,
Thanks for being such a nice teacher and a
kind person. You are nice, kind, loving, a
great person, caring, and a superb person! I
would love to show you how much you care
about other people. You care by helping
other people when they need help. You are
also the best gym teacher I ever had
starting from pre-school! You make sad
people much happier because of your
kindness. Whenever you start to let us play,
everyone has fun because you have a very
nice and loving attitude.
If you didnít come to work at VES then kids
wonít be as happy because youíre the one who
brings happiness to kids. If another teacher
was there, they might be good, but never as
good as you.
You are a thoughtful and wonderful person
because you think of what youíre going to
say before you say anything. You also let us
play wonderful games. My favorite game is
Battleship in what you call Sportsmanship.
My second favorite thing you let us do is
DDR. Itís so cool and exciting! Did you know
that I played DDR before? Well I did! When I
first played DDR I knew I would love it and
I will try to play DDR whenever I have time
to. My third favorite thing you let us do is
the parachute. My favorite thing to do with
the parachute is when we make a mushroom.
Itís really silly when we do it. My second
favorite thing to do with the mushroom is
when the VES Monster goes out and scares us!
Itís really fantastic! I had a very fun time
writing to you!
THANKFUL FOR OUR STUDENT TEACHERS...
Dear Ms. Bellfiore,
Iím thankful for you because you are caring
and nice. Youíre caring because you help
people when help is needed and you also care
about people. You are nice because you donít
make us do ten homework assignments. I think
you would be a successful teacher when you
VES would be very sad
without you- well just Mrs. Goldís Class
anyway! VES would also be weird and lonely.
Iím also thankful for you because you are
not mean or strict- and neither is Mrs.
Gold, but I think you are very kind! Iím
very happy you have been coming to our
class. I wish you really were at VES
everyday. So thanks so much again. You do so
much for us. I really appreciate it.
I am thankful for you because you are very
kind, nice, and helpful. You help us with
lessons and you are patient. You are very
respectful and outgoing! Also, you are fun
and creative on lessons. Another thing you
have is good sportsmanship and you are very
fair. You are honest and caring. Remember
the Halloween math when you brought in the
candy corn and the goody bags? That was so
nice and creative! On the last day you came
with cupcakes- they were sooooo good! Did
you bake them? You make a great student
teacher. I think you will make a great
teacher!! You help the teachers a lot in
I wanted to thank you so much for all the
wonderful things you do. I like you helping
me with things in subjects such as math and
science, especially science, reading, and
writing. I am thankful for you because if
the teacher is helping another kid and I
really need help you come and help me. You
helped me when I didn't know the answer in
math. In science when I get off track you
help me. I get more concentration. You also
do very fun activities like measuring the
candy corn- that was very fun! The science
lesson you taught was really awesome. You
helped me many times. I like it when you
teach me. I think you're really good at it.
I enjoy you teaching me. You are really good
at science, especially rocks and minerals.
Also, you're good at measuring . You are the
best helping teacher ever.
PS- I hope you have a good education in a
THANKFUL FOR OUR COOKS...
I am thankful for the wonderful food that
you cook and give like delicious chicken
patties and tasty French toast. The other
schools give us food that kids didnít really
like like plain spaghetti and bread with
cheese. Iím also thankful for you because
our family would go crazy in the morning
trying to see what we wanted for lunch if we
could not buy food like pasta. Also, I canít
believe you cook for over 800 people per
day! I canít even cook for my family (yet)!
You save my parents time because if you
werenít there, our elders would have to make
and give lunch to us, while theyíre wasting
time at their work. Almost everyday you
greet me with a smile when I come in. It
really pumps up my day because thatís the
only time in school that I have a break.
Whatn Iím the most thankful for is that you
give kids healthy food like sliced pears,
applesauce, and apples. The other schools
give us non-healthy food like pizza with
lots of oil, but you serve us both healthy
and non-healthy food which is awesome and
healthy. Overall, youíre the best cooks
THANKFUL FOR OUR PRINCIPAL...
Dear Ms. Lacy,
Thank you for putting me in Mrs. Goldís
Class! Thank you for teaching kids the rules
and helping the teachers. If you were not
here, the school would not be running. Thank
you for making the pillars of character
because you are fair, respectful,
trustworthy, responsible, caring, and a good
citizen. You are the best principal ever!
You even help Mr. Hadinger. You help
everyone in the school including the cooks,
custodians, the specials teachers, and the
lunch aids. And you put them where they will
fit. Not only have you put me in Mrs. Goldís
Class, but you have put everyone in the
class that they should be in. thank you for
keeping us safe.
PS- Do you remember my
brother Hanson Koota? He was in VES for 5
Dear Ms. Lacy,
Thank you for everything! You are at all the
assemblies, for putting me with a great
teacher, and for running the school. If the
school didnít have you here, it would get
crazy. People would be getting hurt and lots
of other bad things. Over the summer thank
you very much for putting me with a great
teacher. I think Mrs. Gold is very nice. I
think it would be fun to be Principal- is
it? (Next time you see me, please tell me)
Iím glad that you came to be our class
Mystery Reader and they were good clues!
Thank you for letting our school have the
fun assemblies. Although the very very very
most important thing is that you are
Principal of Village Elementary School.
Thank you for being the schoolís best
THANKFUL FOR OUR LIBRARIAN...
Dear Mrs. Brodsky,
Thank you for all the great things you have
done for us at VES. Without you in VES there
would be no library teacher. If we had no
library teacher, we wouldnít learn how to
use the library. There would be no checking
out the books, no one to control the kids
during class. There wouldnít be library
without you! It would be a disaster.
What you do for VES is
that you help with the book fair plus you
teach for at least 800 kids- 400 per grade!
Something else you do for the school is you
keep everything in the library organized,
including the extraordinary videos,
cassettes, and books.
Iím thankful for you
because youíre extremely nice. Youíre a
great teacher and you make library very fun.
Whenever weíre doing something fun you make
it a lot more fun. Iím very thankful to have
you at VES this year.
THANKFUL FOR OUR COMPUTER TEACHER...
Dear Mr. Dolan,
I am thankful for you because you taught the
whole school about what to do in the cool
computer lab and how to work the computers.
Also, you taught us touch typing and
Microsoft Word. Soon we might learn Power
Point, hopefully! Remember when we went on
Microsoft Word to finish our name tags?
Thatís what Iím talking about! You taught us
Microsoft Word. You control the cool
computer lab so everything is going to be
fine. You also help others when they need
help and you make Village Elementary School
better. If you werenít at Village, who would
control the computer lab? All the students
in Village, the third graders and the fourth
graders, they wonít know what they will have
to print in the future! What if they need to
type a 10 page essay on Presidents?? I think
everybody is thankful for you!
THANKFUL FOR OUR CUSTODIANS...
Without you our school and cafeteria would
be a big trash can! You are very nice when
the cafeteria is dirty and you make it clean
for other students to use it too. Custodians
also help move the tables for lunch so
students can enjoy lunch on a clean table.
Without you at our school it is a very clean
environment for children to play and learn.
When scraps or chip bags are in the lunch
room you help pick it up. You also wipe up
the tables when icky and sticky stuff is on
it and it goes so the next people can use
it. The table is very clean for them. You
are very nice to everyone and they are very
happy that you clean our school. You are
also very generous in how you clean up after
lunch so that the next lunch has clean
tables. If you don't their lunch will be
very smelly and disgusting.
THANKFUL FOR OUR NURSES...
You are always prepared for everything. If a
kid comes in with stapled fingers you will
drop everything and help them (I did
that!!!) The nurses had to call my mom. My
mom gave them her phone number when I was
getting the stapler and the staples out of
my fingers. It was the nurses from VES. Wow
they really care, and look out for me.
Without the nurses the school will fall
apart. The nurses are so trustworthy,
responsible, and respectful. They are so
nice, sweet, kind, awesome and try to help
you if you're hurt and tell you if you're
ok. The nurses are just so organized and so
so so so outgoing! I bet the nurses are
thankful for VES and everybody in it. I
think the nurses from VES are the best in
the whole wide world. I am so lucky to have
them here at VES. They ROCK! Now with the
nurses here, the school is complete!
The one and only Shannon
THANKFUL FOR OUR PTA...
I am thankful for you because you do so much
for VES. I am also thankful for you because
without you the parties wouldn't be as fun,
and the school wouldn't be as neat.
You do a
lot for VES. I wonder how you guys do it? I
can't believe you bought all of those
tickets for the Pro Kids show! The Pro Kids
show was the best assembly I ever had. It
was so much fun. I really liked it when Bill
squirted water at us. But I only got a
little wet. I also can't believe you buy the
papers, chairs, and desks. You probably
spend a lot of money.
you guys VES would be a disaster! The
parties wouldn't have a lot of games, food,
and napkins. We wouldn't get to have any
assemblies. I can't imagine how it would be.
the Bingo party will be fun! My brother told
me that the Bingo party has prizes. I'm not
really that good (I don't win that much).
Sometimes my brother said there's food
there. I saw the Bingo party one time when I
went to pick my brother up at the Bingo
party it looked fun!
Gold told me there's going to be a Lip Sync
party! I did lip syncing one time with my
two best friends and my friend's sister. It
was lots of fun! Thank you for everything
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR SPANISH TEACHERÖ
Dear Seniora Goris,
If you werenít here I woudnít know how to
speak Spanish, or any other different
languages. You teach Spanish in a really fun
way. You teach us lots of Spanish songs and
I like that. You are really nice. You are
really pretty. You teach Spanish the best
way. You teach us Spanish in an easy way. I
am thankful for that because then it would
be harder for me to learn it. You are the
best Spanish teacher in VES. I feel best in
this Spanish class. I like everything we do
in this class. I am very lucky to have you
as my Spanish teacher.
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR LUNCH AIDS...
Dear Mrs. Larcombe and Mrs. Smith,
Since it is nearly Thanksgiving I would like
to thank you for all the things you have
done for my fellow classmates and me.
Without you, the cafeteria would be really
loud, un-orderly, and everyone would be
scattered everywhere. I think that you're
very experienced and wonderful lunch aids.
You keep things safe and orderly in the
cafeteria. You also help us outside at
recess. Without you, people would be injured
more often than with you, like slipping in a
puddle outside since no one would be there
to warn them of large puddles outside on the
blacktop. You help us a lot like directing
us out at recess, watching over us at lunch,
keeping the cafeteria orderly, and keeping
us safe. I really like th way you wait till
the end of lunch to ask us to clean up
because if you didn't, there would be
children everywhere and the cafeteria would
be very unsafe. The custodians would have a
hard time changing the trash with everyone
everywhere. You're wonderful lunch aids and
I sure like the way you do your job!
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR ART TEACHERÖ
Dear Mrs. Moshberger,
You are doing a great job taking over the
art room for Mrs. OíConnor. I remember the
art project with the mountains, trees, and
sunset. It was very fun. I remember you
taught us how to make things look far away
and what the horizon line was. You also told
us a strategy which was to start on the left
and then go to the right so we donít get
messy. You are also doing a great job
keeping us busy with fun art. When youíre in
the art room you donít let anybody get hurt
or anything get broken. If you were not
there, paint would probably be soaring
across the floor. If you were not here the
art room would be a mess. You also tell us
great strategies so we donít get messy and
then in trouble with our parents. You help
us when we are having trouble. If you were
not there we would not learn art. I think
you are an excellent art teacher. You teach
us a lot of wonderful art and teach it to us
very well so itís fun. I think you will
enjoy Village Elementary School and I hope
you do. Good luck!
Thistle Girl Designs