LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Donations needed for community egg hunt
Easter will be here soon, and we need to be ready! A community egg hunt is being planned on Saturday, April 8 and we are asking for your help. We are hopeful to have a great egg hunt like years prior, thanks to your help.
Donations are needed to purchase candy, floor prizes, and big-ticket prices for each of the four age groups. The plastic eggs are being reused. Can we count on your help with monetary donations? We will need donations by March 25 in order to purchase the candy and prizes in time for the hunt.
Please make checks payable to Jennifer Anderson with “Easter Egg Hunt” in the memo sent to:
Jennifer Anderson, c/o Lakeland Elementary School, 616 Buckley St., Elk Rapids, MI 49629.
Donations will also be accepted and can be dropped off at the Alden State Bank, Lakeland Elementary School, or the Village Market in Elk Rapids. This community egg hunt will not be possible without the generous donations provided by the caring individuals in the community. For more info, email: egghuntER email@example.com.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation,
Jennifer Anderson, Courtney Poniatoski.
Letter to the Editor Guide
Community deserves to know
I am echoing Norm Veliquette’s letter supporting Superintendent Julie Brown. Word is, they are not renewing her contract, which has yet to be explained. Her December performance rating was 3.7/4. Our community deserves to know why the board is choosing to let such a great administrator slip away. She has helped us push through the bond, construction, Covid, school safety issues. The community and taxpayers deserve to know – what is the board’s issue?
Julie continually supports our children, academics, sports programs and arts programs. Many times as a parent and volunteer, she is the first person to ask how she can help or support our groups. She is so much a part of this orange and black community. I know teachers have spoken up in support of Julie, as well as parents, staff, and community members. The board has not been listening at school board meetings to public comments supporting her.
The last board meeting, Julie proposed addressing the status of her contract and was basically told to just wait, that it wouldn’t be talked about. Now this?
This is going to be a huge and uncalled for loss to our community. Why isn’t the board listening?