Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's a Thankful Thursday!

Good Afternoon Langford Family!

This time of year is, oh so busy... the end of summer and the beginning of another school year. We are all rushing from point A to B, finishing tasks, running errands, and preparing for the next day.  In our mad rush of "normal", let us not forget to take a moment to be thankful- for all things big and small.

On this Thankful Thursday, we wanted to share with you just two of the many things that we are thankful for here at Langford.

1. The Opportunity for our Community to Share with the WORLD

Last year, third grade teacher, Kristin Siron, introduced Langford to The Pencil Project. Through this project, our students and staff were able to collect over 5,000 pencils, school supplies, and playground toys (balls, frisbees, jump ropes, etc.)  to share with an elementary school in Uganda. Our school came together to collect supplies that we often take for granted, yet make such a huge difference in the education of the children in Uganda. Our students were enthusiastic about giving and were excited to receive the letter and pictures of "our" package arriving at it's destination. We will continue our partnership with The Pencil Project this year, so stay tuned for more information!
An assembly to receive pencils at Ogwolo Primary School 
St. Francis School 

2. A World Class Business that Shares with our Community

Ms. Tyler with Community Service Group from Spirax
Spirax Sarco is a company that manufactures "all things related to steam" and their world headquarters is located right here in Blythewood! Each year, their Community Service group raises funds to provide a donation to a charity/school/organization. This year, our very own Whitney Tyler was selected to as the recipient! Ms. Tyler is a first year teacher at Langford and was very appreciative of Spirax's gift. Great things happen when the community comes together! Ms. Tyler and Langford would like to extend a heartfelt  "Thank you" to the Community Service Group and the employees of Spirax! We look forward to building a strong community relationship and working together in the future!

                 You just can't TOP the Langford Labs! 

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