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Stand together


Date: Wed Sep 12 2001 - 17:37:33 PDT

     We met this morning, Wednesday, and as a group discussed how we were
going to handle this tragedy in our school. I'm in Illinois, very far from
the chaos, and for people we do not know and will never meet, we began to
brainstorm ideas for help. We will probably start a blood drive and we have
asked for donations of stuffed animals that will be "adopted" by parents for
$5. The stuffed animal will be sent to the children and the $5, all of the
funds, will be donated to the families of the victims. This is a small part.
If well all do small parts it will equal one big part. I ask all of you to
suggest, if you haven't already, to your principals that your
school/community ban together and help out. There are many of our fellow
teachers right in the middle of this and many others that feel it from far
away. I myself have several relatives in NY that we do not know about. In our
darkest hour is when we seem to do the most good. I beg all of you, do what
you can. If you do one thing, you've done something. Do one thing. My hopes,
prayers, and love go with you all. Hug your students, tell them it's okay.
Hug each other and let each other know that you are important, and we will
Sal Pienschke
Anne M Jeans Elementary