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Second Grade Pen Pals Get to Meet in Person


During the 2023-24 school year, students in Miss Melissa McCurdy’s 2nd grade class at Highlands Elementary School were Pen Pals with Mr. John Nowikowski’s 2nd grade class at Kiski Area North Primary School. They got to know each other by writing friendly letters back and forth, all while learning the parts of writing a friendly letter, developing emotional and social skills and, the best part of all - making a new friend! 

As a culminating activity, on May 15, both 2nd grade classrooms participated in Pen Pal Get-Together at Memorial Park in order to meet each other in person, share pizza, and enjoy laughs and fun activities together! Miss McCurdy also has a special connection to one of the students in the Kiski class – her niece, Peyton! It was such a great experience for all involved!