THIRD GRADE, PENNS VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Dear Soldier,I am a 8 year old boy who goes to Penns Valley Elementary School. I am very grateful that you and many other soldiers are risking your lives to serve our country. Don’t give up and please don’t stop serving our country. I know you are all doing a good job. I hope you come home soon and when you do go home I hope you don’t have any injuries. Keep up the good work and don’t get injured. Keep serving our country and never give up hope.From McKinley
Dear SoldierMy name is Ayva K. I am a nine year old girl with brown hair. I live in the state of Pennsylvania. My school is Penns Valley Elementary. Thank you so much for protecting our country. Don’t give up. You’re doing a wonderful job. I’m so grateful, keep doing the best you can. I know we’ll win the war with your help. My best wishes with you.Your friendAyva
Dear Soldier,My name is Alexis M. I’m nine years old. I go to Penns Valley Elementary. I have brownish blondish hair. I wear glasses. I’m tan from being in my pool and being in the sun.I love to ride my bike and play with my friends and family. My favorite food is chocolate. We thank you for fighting in the war for us. We know it is hard for you to fight the war but please don’t give up. Were counting on you! We care for you alot. We hope the war is over soon. I forgot to tell you that I live in Aaronsburg PA.Love your friend,Alexis
Dear soldier,My name is Taylor H. I am eight years old and I’m in third grade. I have long brown hair and brown eyes. I live in the U.S.A. and the state of Pennsylvania. The school I go to is Penns Valley Elementary. I also play soccer, play the piano and take dance. Don’t give up on us. We need you to keep on fighting. Thank you for all the hard work you do for us. We are all grateful to you and your hard work you do for the U.S.A. It must be hard to be a soldier and it must be hard to get up so early in the morning, but you still keep on fighting. Your a big help to the U.S.A. I hope you never give up on us. Your doing a great job!Sincerely,Taylor
SECOND GRADE (THREE SCHOOLS INCLUDED)
Dear soldier,My name is Maddison F. I am eight years old. I got to Rebersburg Elementary school and I’m in second grade. My state is Pennsylvania. My favorite color is purple. My favorite animal is tigers. I have freckles and red hair. What is it like down there? Thank you for saving our state.From,Maddison
Dear soldier,My name is Morgan N. I love basketball alot. I think that you are really cool helping are country. Also I go to Centre Hall-Potter Elementary and I live in Pennsylvania. I have one sister and a lot of cousins. We are starting to learn about you guys. You’re awesome. My favorite food is chocolate cookies. I will always remember soldiers and how they are helping the country.From, Morgan
Dear Solder,My name is Matthew. I go to Center Hall Elementary School. I’m in second grade. You are great. I love soldiers. We are starting to learn about soldiers. My birthday is May 18. My favorite food is shrimp. I play baseball and football. Thank you for keeping our country free.Sincerely,Matthew
Dear Soldier,My name is Hunter B. I am 7 years old. I go to second grade at Rebersburg Elementary. I live in Pennsylvania. I like to play with legos. My favorite animal is the gray wolf. I like to swing on my swing at my house. Do you like fighting in the army? Thank you for protecting our country.Sincerely,Hunter
Dear soldier,Hi. My name is Justine. I am eight years old. I am in second grade and I go to Rebersburg Elementary School. I live in Pennsylvania. I am tall. I have six pets. I have five people in my family. How far do you live from Pennsylvania? Thank you for saving our state.Sincerely,Justine
Dear soldier,My name is Nathan D. I’m eight years old. I’m in second grade at Rebersburg Elementary. My state is Pennsylvania. I have a turtle. My favorite sport is football. I have a sister. What is your name? Thank you for fighting for the United States of America.Yours sincerely,Nathan
Dear Soldier,My name is Blaine R. I am 7 1/2 years old. I am in 2nd grade at Rebersburg Elementary. I live in Pennsylvania. I have three pets — one dog, one cat and a bunny that is one month old. I play baseball. I am a catcher. I love to play video games. How old were you when you started the Army? Thank you for fighting for us.fromBlaine
Dear Soldier,My name is Lane R. I am eight years old. I’m in second grade at Rebersburg Elementary School. I live in Pennsylvania. I have two pets a cat and a dog. My cat’s name is Bitty Kitty, my dog’s name is Dixie. There are four people in my family. I live in Madisonburg. Is America winning? I’m glad your fighting for our country.from,Lane
Dear soldier,My name is David F. I am seven years old. I am in second grade in Rebersburg Elementary School. I live in Pennsylvania. I have a Uncle Tim and an aunt Jennifer in the army. I have a dog named Bear. I play with my neighbor Elizabeth. Do you like being a soldier? Thank you for fighting for the U.S.A.From,David
Dear soldier,My name is Harlee. I am eight years old. I am in second grade at Rebersburg Elementary. I live in Pennsylvania. I have a dog named Maddy. She is a Miniature Schnauzer. I have a cat, his name is Dominique. My pap was in the Army. What is the hardest part. Thank you for fighting for America.
Dear soldier,My name is Mark B. I am eight years old. My school is Rebersburg Elementary School. My grade is second grade. The state I live in is Pennsylvania. I have a dog. My dog is one year old in human years and in doggy years she is ten years old. Her name is Maggie. She is a spring spanyal mix. She has black fur with brown eyes. How hard is it to be in the army? Thank you for protecting our country.Sincerely,Mark
Dear soldier,My name is Kassee L. I am eight years old. I am in second grade. My school is Rebersburg Elementary. The state I live in is Pennsylvania. I have a dog named Maddy. She is a miniature schnauzer. I have blue eyes and brown hair. What color uniform do you wear? Thank you for saving our state.Sincerely,Kassee
Dear Soldier,Hi, My name is Katrina O., I am eight years old. I go to Rebersburg Elementary School. I am in second grade. I live in Pennsylvania. I got blueish greenish eyes. I do really good in school. I got thirteen pets. One dog and twelve cats. How far do you live? Thank you for saving our state.Sincerely,Katrina
Dear soldier,My name is Jared K. I am eight years old. I am in second grade at Rebersburg Elementary. I live in Pennsylvania. My favorite thing to do outside is ride my bike. I have brown hair. I have one sister in seventh grade. What is it like fighting in Iraq? Thank you for fighting for our country.From,Jared
Dear Soldier,My name is Logan S. I am eight years old. I go to Rebersburg elementary. I am in second grade. I live in Pennsylvania. My favorite sport is baseball. What is your job? Thank you for fighting for us.From,Logan
FIRST GRADE, PENNS VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLDear Soldier,My name is Desiree. I am in 1st grade. I gave 5 pets.I go to Penns Valley Elementary School. I like to play checkers with my friends. What do you do every day? What is your name?Sincerely,Desiree BilbyP.S. I have 1 sister.
Dear Soldier,My name is Carter. I hope you are happy in the Army. I have five pets and I have 1 brother. And I am in first grade. What is your suit like?Sincerely,Carter
Dear Soldier,My name is Alex. I have two dogs. I live in Woodward. I have two sisters. How old are you?Sincerely,Alex
*****FIFTH GRADE, PENNS VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Dear Soldier,Thanks for protecting our beloved country. My name is Tyler E. I am from Centre Hall, P.A. My school is P.V.I. (Penns Valley Intermediate). My favorite subjects are spelling and grammar because they are easy. I like to play video games at home. I like to play Need For Speed Most Wanted. I have two grandparents, no brothers or sisters, one pet (a dog), I think two aunts, and two uncles. Do you have any family that’s alive or, is your family dead? I hope that you’re safe.Sincerely,Tyler E.
Dear Soldier,I like to play baseball and ride my bike. I got my bike for Christmas. It was 50 dollars at Wal-Mart. I have played baseball for 6 years. I am learning about the French and Indian War in school.From Branden
Dear Soldier,My name is Marissa H. I am 11 years old. I live in Pennsylvania. I am a fifth grader at Penns Valley Intermediate. My best subject is Math. Outside of school I like to play piano and flute, practice jazz dancing, and go to girl scouts. In girl scouts, I am earning my bronze award by working in our troop’s community library. Both of my parents are teachers. My Mom is a fifth grade teacher at my school and my Dad is a high school math teacher. I have 2 sisters. My big sister is 13, almost 14, and my little sister is 8. I have a female dog named Katie and 2 male cats named Milo and Whiskers.Questions:1. Where do you come from? (in the US)2. What do you like to do in your free time?3. Do you have any brothers or sisters?4. What is you favorite color?Sincerely,Marissa
Dear Soldier,My name is Amber M. and I am an 11-year-old fifth grader at Penns Valley Intermediate School. I live in Madisonburg, PA. Where did you come from? My best subject in school is spelling. Things I like to do outside of school are watching TV and play Zoo Tycoon 2 on my PC. Zoo Tycoon is a game where you create a zoo and care for your animals and make sure they stay happy and healthy. My favorite TV show is Grounded for Life. That is a comedy about a family with three kids that are always doing something that would get them grounded, so their parents decide they are just grounded for life, but that doesn’t do any good. I am also a girl scout and I will be starting Cadets next year. Last year at Girl Scout Camp five girls were chosen to retire a flag and I was chosen. Then during the night, two girls hung our counselor’s underwear on the flagpole! Disrespectful, but very funny!Thank you for your service. Good luck!Sincerely,Amber M.
Dear Soldier,I hope you are doing well. Thank you for serving for our country. At home I do a bunch of things like ride my motorcycle and jump on my trampoline. I have a dog named Casey. She is 9 years old.In social studies, I am learning about the French and Indian War. My name is Tyler B., and I go to Penns Valley Intermediate School. I don’t like school that much, but I do it anyway. At recess I play football, basketball, and dodge ball. Do you like any of these games? We miss you! I hope you come home soon!Sincerely,Tyler B
Dear Soldier,I hope you are okay overseas. You are a very brave person. My name is Garrett E. I like playing baseball, football, and hockey. Plus my favorite team in football is Pittsburgh Steelers. Also I am a Boston Red Sox fan and I like Carl Edwards #99.I am a 5th grader at Penns Valley. I am in Ms. Michael’s class. I have 3 dogs, 2 cats and 1 hamster. Also, I like hunting rabbits, squirrels, and turkeys. I also like fishing. My favorite show is Myth Busters. My favorite food is ramen noodles. My favorite color is blue.My favorite paintball team is Portland Naughtydogs. My favorite hockey team is Montreal Canadians. My favorite animal is a squirrel. I hope are you able to write me back.Sincerely, Garrett E.
Dear Soldier,How is everything going? I want to thank you for serving our country. My name is Carey. I am 11 years old and in 5th grade.At home, I live with my mom and dad. Oh, I almost forgot, I have a rabbit that pretty much lives in the house. His name is Puddles. I named him that because he looked like a brown little puddle when we got him, and because he sometimes leaves puddles in my parents’ room. I’ve had him for three years and they still don’t know! I also have 2 sisters. One is Casey, she’s the oldest. And my other sister is Toot (that’s not a nickname, it’s her real name). She is 18 and in college. I’m the youngest. Around my neighborhood there aren’t many kids, so I’m pretty used to playing by myself. I play soccer in my back yard and swing on my gym set with my rabbit on my lap, but he always gets scared.Hope to hear from you soon, good luck!Carey M.
Dear Soldier,Thank you for supporting our country! My name is Madison U. I go to Penns Valley Intermediate School. I am ten years old and in fifth grade. My teacher’s name is Ms. Michael. I live in Aaronsburg. I was born on May 2, 1997. I have two sisters. One is in kindergarten and she is 5. My other sister was just born on March 3, 2008. I have 4 cats, 3 dogs, and I also have a guinea pig. In school my favorite subject is reading. Right know we are putting on a play. My Dad is putting in a new playground at my school. My mom works at Days Inn in State College, PA. My dad works at Restek in Bellefonte, PA.Do you have any family? Do you have any kids? What is your favorite color? Do you have a favorite food? I would love it if you tried to write back!Thanks for serving our country!Sincerely,Madison U.
Dear Soldier,Hello, my name is Kiley L. I am in 5th grade at PVI. During the summer I swim for the PV Penguins. I play flute in school and piano out of school. I love to play on the computer, jump on the trampoline, and swim for fun in my pool. What is your favorite sport?I have an older brother, 2 half-sisters and a brother-in-law. He’s a Marine. Do you have any kids?In school, I am learning social studies and I am learning about The Revolutionary War. In math I am learning about dividing fractions. What is your favorite food?Do you like animals? I have 3 fish, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. I like stories about royal people, like Elizabeth the 1st. My favorite color combo is hot pink and black. My favorite colors alone are black, red and hot pink. What is your favorite place to eat? Mine is my house.Thank you for your service. Hope you write back!Your friend,Kiley L.
Dear Soldier,My name is Megan D. I’m in 5th grade at Penns Valley Intermediate School. I play the flute in the 5th grade band. During the summer I swim on the swim team. Also, out of school I play the piano.I have a little sister named Audrey. Plus I have a mom and a dad. Do you have any children of your own?In social studies we are learning about The Revolutionary War. Also at school, I’m learning about dividing fractions. My favorite series of books is Harry Potter. Do you like to read? If you do, what kind of books do you like?Red Lobster is my favorite place to eat. Any thing that has shrimp is good there. What is your favorite place to eat? What are you favorite colors? Mine are blue, green, and purple. Thanks for your service. Hope to hear from you soon!Your friend,Megan D.
Dear Soldier,Hi I’m Kayla B. I am a fifth grader. My favorite color is lime green. I have hazel eyes and brown hair. I love wearing hoodies. I also like to dance. In fact, I dance 5 hours and 30 minutes a week.I show horses too. In fact, my horse Kyra just had a baby. The baby was born April 7, 2008 at 11:20 PM. I named her Ella. Last night, my horse Crystal had a baby. It was a boy. I don’t know his name. Do you like horses?My favorite NASCAR driver is Jeff Gordon. Do you like NASCAR? I love NASCAR, especially Jeff’s car.What is your name? Where are you from? I lived in Johnstown for 3 years and I’ve in State College since 3. Now I’m 11.Kayla B.
Dear Soldier,My name is Courtney S. I am a fifth grader at Penns Valley Intermediate School. I have 1 brother, my mom, gram, and my pap. If you are wondering why I didn’t put him in my family it’s because he lives in Canada. My dad has a wife and she has two kids, Tyler and Luke. That is my family. Do you have a family?Do you have any pets? I do! I have two cats. One is named Tynia. She is gray and white. She is nice. My other cat is named Stony. She is a dark grey or a light black. She is mean, but sometimes she is nice.My favorite food is plain rice. What’s yours? My favorite animals are kittens and puppies. What is your favorite animal? Have you ever heard of a stuff animal called webkinz? If not, I will tell you it’s a stuff animal that has a code and the codes let you on a website and you play with the pet you adopted. So long!Thank you for your service! Please write back if you get a chance!From,Courtney S.
Dear Soldier,Hi my name is Kevin S. I admire you soldiers because you all protect our country.My hobbies are football, baseball, paintball and wrestling. My favorite football team is the New England Patriots. My favorite baseball team is the St. Louis Cardinals. My favorite paintball team is the Portland Naughtydogs. My favorite TV show is Sportscenter. My favorite food is beef jerky. My favorite animal is a kangaroo.Thank you for your service!Sincerely,Kevin S.
Dear Soldier,Hi! How are you? My name is Mara D. I hope you are fine over seas. I am in 5th grade and I am in Ms. Michael’s class at Penns Valley Intermediate School. I am a Boston Red Sox fan. I have 5 sisters and 3 brothers. (Not including me.) There are 11 people in my family. (This includes me.) I have 68 cousins and 26 aunts and uncles. I wanted to know what it was like overseas, so what is it like? Do you have any family or pets? My hobbies are jump roping, and singing. Do you have any hobbies? My favorite food is chicken and rice. My favorite animal is a monkey. What is your favorite animal? Please write back!Sincerely,Mara D.
Dear Soldier,Thanks for supporting my country. I go to school in the Penns Valley School District. I live in Centre Hall, PA. My name is Nick. What’s yours?Thanks for doing a great job. I hope you win the war. Don’t give up!Sincerely,Nick
Dear Soldier,My name is Matt. I am learning about the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, my favorite war. I am in 5th grade. My brother Neil is in 8th grade. My sister is in college. I have 3 pets. One of them is my lizard, Lizzy. The other two pets are fish. One of my best friends is Jacob. He is in my class.I have a 90cc fourwheeler that is mine and I have a 250cc fourwheeler. I have 2 dirt bikes, 3 minibikes, and 1 snowmobile. Do you have any of these?Sincerely,Matthew
Dear Soldiers,Thank you for supporting my country. I thank you a lot. My name is Brandi O. My school is Penns Valley Intermediate School. Penns Valley is close to State College, PA. I have a family of 4; a brother, mom, and dad. I’m a Christian and I go to church every Sunday. I have a gram, pap, aunt, uncle, 2 cousins and one that will be coming in the summer on my mom’s side. On my dad’s side, I have a gram, pap, uncle, and his girlfriend and their baby boy which is my other cousin and another aunt and uncle and their son which is another one of my cousins.In school we are learning about mixed numbers in math, Revolutionary War in social studies, reading a play and acting it out. We split our class in two parts so everyone could have a part. In art class, we are glazing our pinch pots. They are animal heads. Mine is an elephant. My favorite subject is math and spelling. Out of school, I play soccer, softball, and cheerleading. I have a pool, a trampoline, a swing set and 3 four wheelers, 2 street bikes and 1 dirt bike. Do you have any family? I thank you a lot and I hope you stay safe.Sincerely, Brandi O.****KINDERGARTEN, CENTRE HALL-POTTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
I hop you have a safe trip home.Karlee B.
I like the army.Joshua C.
I hope you come back safely. I miss you.Abigail G.
Have a good day and get home safely.Austin F.
I hope you get to see your sons and your wife today.Malachi D.
Hi my name is Madelyn. I am giving a picture to you. I hope you get home safely.Madelyn H.
I hope you are OK. My name is Harley.Harley R.
Dear soldier,Thank you for saving our country. My name’s Rachel C.
Thank you for serving our country.Logan L.
My name is Ella Simpson. I hope that you get my letter to make you happy.
I like soldiers. I hope you are winning. Soldiers are awesome.Cullen V.
I hope that you like the letter. Please come back safely.Amber C.
I hope you have a good war.Brennan H.