Puyallup kids reach out to students in Darrington affected by mudslide

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 27, 2014 

Students at Wildwood Elementary School in Puyallup are sending cards of hope to kids at Darrington Elementary School who lost friends and members of the community in the deadly March 22 landslide in Snohomish County.

Wildwood student council adviser Vicki Egeland has a friend who's a librarian at the Darrington school. She reports that the Darrington campus, which includes the elementary, middle and high school, lost a custodian and two students in the disaster.

Students at Wildwood have been asked to draw pictures and write notes for Darrington kids. Members of Wildwood's student council will pick up the handmade cards from students on Friday.

Egeland wrote in a note to her colleagues: "Wildwood has a long and proud tradition of reaching out to those affected by tragedy." She noted that students responded in past natural disasters and human-caused tragedies.


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