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Cumberland Cougar leads Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Room 24’s very own, Emma Buteau, led a mission of appreciation for our school crossing guards this April. Emma recently learned that California doesn’t have a “Crossing Guard Appreciation Day” and she wants to change that!

The third-grader made posters and hung them all around the school and our crossing guards were showered with much appreciation on April 27th.

“At the beginning of the school year I realized that they deserve to be appreciated, every once in a while people say thank you but I think they deserve a bit more than that so I wanted to make it a holiday,” Emma said. “I think they deserve more than just a thank you because they save lives every day. If we didn’t have crossing guards, it would be chaos.”

She added that the recognition day went really well doing it for the first time.

“I think next year I’m going to try to make it a national holiday instead of just at our school or maybe statewide because nationwide seems like a pretty big jump from just our school.”

Thank you, Emma, for leading the charge on this excellent plan of spreading kindness!

Article submitted by Cumberland Principal Laurie Carlson, Teacher Mary Moorman, and parent Andy Buteau.

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