Thanks to parent groups for field day activities

To the editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the East Derry Home & School Association and the Strodes Mills Elementary Parent and School Association for their continued hard work and dedication to the students, faculty, and staff at both of these schools.

On May 30 and 31, respectively, both Strodes Mills and East Derry Elementary School held their annual Field Day for our students. This is a student centered, physical activity that is parent organized, operated, and directed for the benefit of all students. They provided approximately 16 different activity zones with refreshment stations throughout the complex. Approximately 75 parents/relatives and Emergency Management volunteered their time to organize and supervise various activities.

We, as teachers and administrators, are very fortunate to have this kind of parental support for our schools and children within our community.

E. Terry Styers