As one walked across campus this morning, you couldn’t help but smile as you heard eruptions of cheering with each new bag of Valentines being delivered to an elementary classroom. All over the school grounds, elementary students of all ages could be seen bustling back and forth between the Post Office—the Student Union—and the classrooms! The excitement is palpable, but don’t confuse it for silliness, no, these students are taking their jobs very seriously.
Whether sorting letters at one of the tables in the Student Union, delivering them to individual students’ mailboxes in the classrooms, or solving the mystery of mislabeled Valentines at the “Dead-letter Office,” these students are hard at work. The process started weeks ago when the students had to fill out “job applications” for the position they wanted. Then came the training and preparation, all working towards the big day.
“It might look like chaos, but it’s all running perfectly,” fourth-grade teacher Amanda Simon said.
Meanwhile, in many a middle and high school classroom, students waited anxiously to see if one of the many roses being delivered by the French club had their name on it. In another long running Pine View tradition, the French club students took orders all week for rose deliveries. For $3 a piece or $5 for two, students and faculty could send roses and a note to a friend.
Seventh-grader Shelby Brann was surprised to receive a rose from her friend and fellow seventh-grader Madilyn Hagney.
“I feel appreciated and loved,” Brann said, “Thank you, Maddie!”
We all like to feel loved and appreciated—Happy Valentine’s Day, Pine View!
Guest contributor, Chris Lenerz
Photos by: middle-school journalists Brenna Cullen, Shelby Brann, Molly Whipple, Jiayi Zhu and Christian Batista.