On Feb. 15th, students at WPES participated in the "Valentines for Vets" program in conjunction with State Assemblyman David Buchwald. An inspiring assembly, created and performed by our students, included participation from Assemblyman Buchwald, Dr. Manno, and 7 local active and retired Veterans (including Mrs. Fieberg's husband and Mrs. Herr's son!). Our students sang, danced, drummed, recited poetry with original piano accompaniment (by 5th Grader Charisse Cheung), and created a slideshow. The focus of the assembly was courage and perseverance, our core virtues for the month of February. Our visiting Vets were presented with 300 Valentines , to be dispersed throughout the world. They also shared their stories and answered student questions around this theme. Many thanks to Mrs. Goodman, Ms. Kmetz, Mrs. Corsi and the student committee for all their work putting this together! This incredible experience was something we will not forget!