Dear children and parents!
We know that the first half of this year hasn’t really been so nice to you – your school
closed down, and you had to stay home and do your best to learn and play on your own.
Most of you did not get a chance to return to school until September, and we bet you
were overjoyed to see your old friends and teachers!
As we are all cheering for you, your school, and your teachers, and hope that you will get
to finish this school year happy and healthy, we wanted to make this year’s holiday extra
special for you!
The Shelter Island Educational Foundation is an organization that helps kids like you
learn various things outside of school. We help dreams come true, and send kids on
trips to see a musical, or a museum, or often to help pay for your summer camp, so you
can experience all the beautiful things in the world and LEARN. This year, because not
only your school but also all the fun trips and camps were canceled, we decided to buy
this small educational gift for you and all of your friends who live on Shelter Island.
We want you to have fun during holidays, we want you to be safe; we want you to sleep
in; we want you to sing, enjoy the free time, your family, your friends, your gifts – but
our little gift as well. Hopefully, it will keep you busy and help you learn a bit about
science, geography, or art.
Do you like it? Send us a note! Get your Mom & Dad, your Guardian, your Aunt or
Uncle, Grandma, or Grandpa, or your brother or sister to help you send us an e-mail to
info@ShelterIslandEdFoundation.org, or write us a note (P.O. Box 1950 in the center).
We will be thrilled to hear from you!
We would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a Happy
New Year 2021! May it be filled with magic and dreams, fine books, warm hugs, and
plenty of creativity! And, we hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself…
***A special note to Mrs. Knipfing’s 3rd-grade students and Ms. Eklund’s 2nd-grade students…
of course we ordered boxes for you too! Your teachers were excited to be able to custom
order kits that fit in with your curriculum, and they are holding on to your kits so that you can
work on them together for a special project once you return from holiday break. Rest assured
that you too, will have a fun project to create courtesy of the SIEF, and you will eventually be
able to bring home your finished product and share it with your family.
The Shelter Island Educational Foundation Board