Mrs. Stillman’s class sends gifts to Afghanistan

FALLBROOK – Just before Christmas vacation, Mrs. Stillman’s third grade class at Bonsall Elementary sent a care package to troops currently deployed in the HMLA-169 Unit. The HMLA stands for Helicopter Marine Light Attack.

Included in the package were gifts of suckers, Chex mix, peanuts, gum, chocolate, beef jerky, candy, magazines, and crossword puzzles.

MSgt Troy Arndt is a proud serving marine and parent of a student in her class, Cody Arndt, and he is currently on his last deployment before returning home after over 20 years of faithful service and multiple deployments.

Stillman taught a focused lesson on local government, heroes in the community, and community service as part of the third grade common core standards to tie in real world learning in education.

MSgt Arndt sent the class a thank you letter telling the students about his life and his job in the Marines. He also wrote, “I would like to thank each one of you for thinking of me and my Marines while we are deployed. Thanks again for all the yummy snacks you put together and the really nice letters that you wrote.”

In honor of her class and the thoughtful gifts, the unit will be flying a flag on an upcoming mission.

7 Responses to "Mrs. Stillman’s class sends gifts to Afghanistan"

  1. Jen Healey   January 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Way to go Mrs. Stillman and students!! You make our community so proud. 🙂

  2. Mrs. Stillman   January 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you so much, Jen. That means the world to me!

  3. Heike   January 30, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Thank you so much Mrs Stillman for doing this and having our children involved. This is very special … thank you

  4. Mrs. Stillman   January 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Thank you, Heike!
    This community is a very special place to be, and I wanted to recognize our local heroes in action.

  5. Motivator   February 7, 2013 at 10:17 am

    As an HMLA-169 Marine currently deployed, thank you very much for your support – we greatly appreciate it.

  6. Mrs.S.   February 23, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Motivator…you are soo welcome, thank you for your faithful service.

  7. JM   February 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Mrs Stillman, please say you’re still having the class play crossfire and pins.


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