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2012-03-28 / School

Statue of Liberty visits elementary

Melissa Theis


Mariano Gutierrez, Kadi Fretwell, Kole Graf, SchonAnn Edwards, Lady Liberty - Melissa Theis, Madison Robles, Marina Castillo, Jae Garza and Dyson Andrews. 
Linda Hall Mariano Gutierrez, Kadi Fretwell, Kole Graf, SchonAnn Edwards, Lady Liberty - Melissa Theis, Madison Robles, Marina Castillo, Jae Garza and Dyson Andrews. Linda Hall The Statue of Liberty visited Pleasanton Elementary at lunchtime on Thursday, February 9. She served as the special lunch guest for the third and fourth grade Box Tops for Education VIP students.

Lady Liberty enlightened the students by sharing interesting facts about the statue and asking trivia questions. The students were awarded with their own Statue of Liberty hats in exchange for correct answers.

Among the questions asked were: Why does the Statue appear green; who did the sculptor use as a model for the statue’s face; and why does the statue often get struck by lightning?

The excited students were surprisingly knowledgeable about the statue’s history and even knew some facts that Ms. Liberty herself was unaware of.


Lauren Dowdy, Clarissa Caballero, Delanee Olivarri, Lady Liberty - Melissa Theis, Weldon Gustafson and Janelle Watkins. Lauren Dowdy, Clarissa Caballero, Delanee Olivarri, Lady Liberty - Melissa Theis, Weldon Gustafson and Janelle Watkins. Box Tops VIP’s are chosen monthly in a drawing. Students are entered into the drawing by bringing in at least ten Box Tops per month. Each Pleasanton Elementary classroom has a designated bucket where students can turn in Box Tops at any time.

Through the Box Tops program, the school is getting closer to raising its goal of $4,000 for a new outdoor water fountain. Contact Kittie Aldakkour at 830-569-3876 for more information.

To learn more about how you can save Box Tops for your local school, contact your child’s campus, or visit www.boxtops4education.com. You may also contact the Pleasanton H-E-B, one of several local businesses that support the Box Tops program for our local schools.



Kadyn Temple, Michael Cano, Riley Torres, Lady Liberty - Melissa Theis, Brooke White, Adela Talamantez, Daniel Valadez, and Brentley Blalock. Kadyn Temple, Michael Cano, Riley Torres, Lady Liberty - Melissa Theis, Brooke White, Adela Talamantez, Daniel Valadez, and Brentley Blalock.



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