Parents proud of school staff

Letter to the Editor.

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 4:09am
  • Opinion

I am writing on behalf of my family and several other parents that I have talked to. I was so scared when we had the earthquake. I am 34 years old, married and have two children. I couldn’t imagine how my first-grader handled it at school.

In my mind, I knew that he was absolutely scared to death and would probably be very traumatized by the excitement. Fortunately, my kindergartner was home with me and we were able to comfort each other. After the rumble ended, my little girl and I drove down to Fall City Elementary School to make sure everything was OK.

When we drove up, Mr. Uno and Mrs. Nieland were out giving us instructions on the best way to get our children to take them home. Everyone was very calm and so helpful. I was amazed at how the kids were sitting outside and singing, enjoying pizza and milk. It seemed that they were all just having a wonderful picnic and you could hardly tell that a 6.8 earthquake had just happened.

I am so very grateful to know that my children are safe in our schools and want to let everyone at Fall City Elementary know that I am thankful and proud to call Fall City Elementary School my children’s school.

Thank you once again for the planning, and most importantly, following the emergency plan so that my child was as safe as he could be. It was all carried out in a way that the children felt safe and calm.

This was positively an experience that I had hoped that if it should happen, I would be there with my kids. I am so grateful to all of you at FCE for taking such great care of all the students, and for the organization that you carried through with while we picked our children up after the earthquake. My family is so proud to be a part of the Fall City Elementary School family.

Bradley, Kimberlee, Katie and Jusin May and Frank and Thelma Driscoll

Fall City


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