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Operation Valentine

Students from several classrooms at the elementary participated in “Operation Valentine,” a community service project that helped surrounding nursing home residents feel the love during the month of February. Several of these projects have been coordinated since the start of the pandemic and this is the second one that a large group of Tully students has participated in. These projects let the senior citizens of our community know that we care, and although they are not able to receive visitors, they can still receive “hugs” in other ways. 350 homemade Valentine cards from classrooms in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade were divided up and sent to Guthrie Cortland Rehabilitation Center, Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, and Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. The residents were delighted at the sweet gesture. Lucille Busch wrote, “Thank you for brightening our day!!!!  So many residents NEVER get mail. Thanks so much!” Joseph Barket shared, “We received your Valentines. The residents would like to thank your students for thinking of them and making Valentines for them.” And one of our district employees, Mike Compton, whose mother resides in one of the centers also shared his sentiments, "Just wanted to let you know that the Valentine’s card for my mom was a great pick me up. Especially after she realized it was from Tully. Great Job!” Tully CSD shares Mr. Compton’s sentiments when he says, “Great job!” We are proud of our students and the acts of kindness they display year-round!

You can read about how Operation Valentine began in one of Syracuse.com’s articles.