Ottobine Sends Love Overseas

Elementary Students Ship Care Packages To Troops

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Posted: March 15, 2014

Ann Komara (left), a fifth-grade teacher at Ottobine Elementary School, helps students box up care packages for troops serving overseas on Wednesday. Komara’s class and Dawn Flora’s first-grade class are learning about economics through service work for veterans and troops overseas. (Photo by Kassondra Cloos)
Colton Newman, a fifth-grader at Ottobine Elementary School, eyes the interior of a 34-foot Lincoln Town Car limo as classmate Garrett Friel takes a picture during a trip to the Dayton post office to mail care packages to deployed troops on Thursday. (Photo by Michael Reilly)
Kendal Simmons, a first-grader at Ottobine Elementary School, hands her package to Sharon May (right) on Thursday at the Dayton post office, with help from fifth-grade teacher Ann Komara. (Photo by Michael Reilly)
Bonnie Snook, with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies’ Auxiliary Post 8644 — Bridgewater, helps students and teachers at Ottobine Elementary box up care packages for the troops on Wednesday at the school. (Photo by Kassondra Cloos)
Ottobine Elementary fifth- and first-graders ride a limo from the school to the Dayton post office to mail care packages to local deployed troops. (Photo by Michael Reilly)
Garrett Friel, a fifth-grader, pays postage for a package on Thursday. (Photo by Michael Reilly)

OTTOBINE — What started as two elementary school teachers sharing their students to improve reading skills has blossomed into a partnership that has kids learning about economics through service…

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