Guatemala Connection

January 2013

In 2012 the students at St Monica Parish School helped provide our sister school in Guatemala, El Yalu School with teaching materials and school supplies for over 520 students!
From the teachers and students here in Guatemala:
Muchas Gracias!

Fall 2012 at El Yalu School

Dear Principal Dellino,

Please extend our thanks to the staff, students and parents who helped money to support the teachers and students in the school in El Yalu. We, along with the teachers and students of El Yalu, very much appreciate your school’s continued support and encouragement.

I thought you might enjoy a picture of the boxes of school supplies (notebooks, pens, markers, etc.) that your contribution has helped us purchase for El Yalu for the upcoming year.

Wishing your community a blessed and joyous Christmas.

Gary A. Teale, Executive Director, Avivara



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