Published DateLACONIA — February 14 was a special day at Holy Trinity School for two reasons.
First, it was Valentine's Day whichincludes special treats, classroom parties and exciting mail. Secondly and more important, the school has deemed February 14 as a day of service.
Faculty and staff believe all our students should look beyond their own world and bring cheer and joy to others. Some of the classes made cards and letters to accompany Meals on Wheels dinners, while other students made Valentine day cards for local seniors.
Fourth and fifth grade students spread cheer to cancer patients who are battling a tough disease. The cards were hand delivered to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at CMC in Manchester.
HTS students are well aware of the struggles these patients and families face as their beloved classroom teacher; Ms. Kristina Conti is a patient at the center.
When asked why it is important to make these valentines', Joseph Skehan replied, "Cancer patients have tough times because of all their medicines they have to take. I wanted to give someone a jolt of excitement." Maria McGrath thought, "I think it is important that they know that people care about them and care about what is happening to them."
"We are bringing them warm fuzzies to brighten their days," adds classmate Brianna Baker.
Alexia Dinsmoor and Madison Dow work on creating Valentine for patients at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. (Courtesy photo)