On February 3, the Parent Teacher Association at Clarkson will host a special event to mark the 100th day of school for students during the 2008-09 school year.
The kindergarten classes are working on a centennial project, which will be displayed during the event. They are planning to build a replica of the old post office out of an appliance box and display the letters on all three sides of it.
The students are asking parents, grandparents, neighbors or relatives to write and mail a letter to the Clarkson Kindergarten Classes.
These letters should include historical facts or special memories dealing with Clarkson’s past.
“We think the children will enjoy getting mail and will learn a little history too,” said event organizer Cindy Paris. “The students may also benefit from the time spent with grandparents and parents reminiscing about Clarkson.”
A few of the things the students are looking forward to reading about are; what kinds of lunches were served and how did children get to school in the earlier days of the elementary school’s history. These letters do not have to be lengthy.
“Our goal is to receive 100 letters because of the centennial and our 100th day of school,” said Paris. “The post office will be displayed on the same day as our math project. It will be fun to see how many letters we receive and how far away the letters come from.”
Letters are to be mailed to: Clarkson Elementary School, 301 East Main Street, Clarkson, Kentucky 42726.