Celebrating Community Heroes on Valentine's Day

Students from Mrs. Wetmore-Simpson's 5th grade class brought in all sorts of treats for the Crozet firefighters that were then taken in a large basket. They also brought small stuffed animals for children who have lost their toys in fires. In addition, the students made beautiful valentines for the firefighters. These students delivered the items personally, as seen in the photo.

Thomas' Class Makes Ornaments For Nursing Home Residents

Ms. Thomas' first grade class made beaded candy cane ornaments during their holiday party today.  They tied them together with real candy canes and each child put their name on a hand written note. They will be delivered to Morningside Nursing Home. Thanks kids!

Parmelee's Class Makes Paracord Bracelets for Military

Students in Mrs. Parmelee's fifth grade class made paracord bracelets to send to those serving in the military.  The bracelets are made of 7.5 feet of paracord that can be used in emergency situations. The bracelets also serve as a reminder to our service members that people are thinking about them as they serve our country.

Bluebirds Care - Giving Thanks

As we continue to think about providing ways for our children to grow in empathy, we wanted to share some opportunities in our community for families to give back. We've done some research and compiled a list of organizations or events that you may find interesting, especially if you would like to involve your children in active service leading up to Thanksgiving. None of these events are sponsored or organized by the MLS PTO, so we encourage you to make sure they are a good fit for your family. If you have good ideas to share that are not on our list, please send them our way! Also, we would love to have pictures of your children volunteering, so please email Mrs. Robertson photos !

  • Earlysville 5K Turkey Trot & Kids Fun Run - benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
  • Boar's Head Turkey Trot - benefits UVA Children's Hospital
  • Salvation Army - they have many needs
  • Loaves & Fishes - to stock shelves of food and help customers (minimum age 8)
  • Toy Lift - donate toys or volunteer to help (Kindergarten teacher Meg Franco is involved with this organization!)
  • UVA Thanksgiving Meal Match - run through the UVA International Center, this program matches up UVA students who cannot make it home for Thanksgiving with host families in Charlottesville so they can have Thanksgiving dinner. Contact Quynh Nguyen for more information.

Ms. Scully's Class Participates in Operation Gratitude

Ms. Scully's class participated in Operation Gratitude with donations of their Halloween candy. Operation Gratitude provides candy to military men and women worldwide. The candy is a treat for military members, but they also give it away to local children where they are stationed to help build relationships between military members and locals! Way to make a difference, Bluebirds!