LAMAR, MO.--- Students at West Elementary School in Lamar are dedicating thank you cards to the community, it's called "Thank You Thursday."
"They have the opportunity to write to the people outside of the school every month," said Mary Clark, Lamar 4th Grade Teacher.
This month it was different.
"They're writing to all the Lamar patrons that stretched their pocket books to pass this bond issue to help them have a new facility," said Sharon Brannan, Lamar West Elementary School Principal.
The old Lamar Middle School is currently being demolished.
"They're enjoying looking out the window, because our window looks right out to the construction and they're really enjoying seeing that happening right in front of their eyes," said Clark.
Teachers tells us the students are excited about their new school and the thank you letters will emphasize their appreciation.
"We talked about the expense and it's a tight economy in Lamar, as everywhere else in Missouri," said Clark.
School leaders say the thank you letters are not only a part of a writing and grammar lesson, but it helps build character.
"Dear lamar citizens, thank you for rebuilding our middle school so when we get older, we will have a better building. The other students and I will like the new school a lot better. We will get a new gym to have P.E. in, we will get to see other classrooms too. Sincerely, Qwenshaun Smith," said Qwenshaun Smith, Lamar West Elementary 4th Grader.
The fifth graders at West Elementary will be the first class in the new building next year.
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