Jefferson Elementary Teacher Makes a Surprise Delivery

Jefferson Elementary Teacher Makes a Surprise Delivery
Posted on 05/29/2020
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Before schools closed due to COVID-19, students at Jefferson Elementary School participated in Pennies for Patients -- a fundraiser aimed at helping students and families affected by Leukemia. It was Ms. Sherie Kozlosky’s class that contributed the greatest amount of donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  

But after the virus hit and schools closed, her students were unable to get the prize; a class pizza party.  Enter Kozlosky. On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, she bought and delivered care packages to each of her first grade students. To their delight, the home drop off included pizza.  

“I wanted to surprise my students and thank them for their efforts to help children that are sick and in need,” said Kozlosky. “It was so nice to see the students and their families face to face. We really miss each other.”

Ms. Kozlosky also wrote and shared this poem with students. To her surprise, her students cried in appreciation.

Missing You

By Mrs. Kozlosky


I am so sad this virus took us by surprise.

Almost daily, I was wiping tears from my eyes.

Our classroom full of learning, friendship and fun

was interrupted and we had only begun.

We were raising money for kids who are sick.

In hopes of a pizza topping that we could pick.

But our dreams of that party never came true.

And soon we were learning through something called Zoom.

We made our connections in a very new way.

I got to know your families and I do have to say.

You all are amazing. You all worked so hard.

We dealt with this virus and we came so far.

So today I want to leave you with a treat to enjoy.

Goodbyes are approaching for teacher, parent, girl and boy.

The goodies have meaning. Each student I will miss.

So enjoy the chocolate as a hug and a kiss.

Fun Pad=Keep learning and make it fun.

Puzzle=Always be creative.

Smarties=Because you’re a whole year smarter.

Sunglasses=Because your future is so bright.

Bubbles=Have some summer fun.

Pizza=Because you earned it!!