Annual Veteran’s Day ceremony emphasizes lesson in public service.
St. Petersburg, FL – November 4, 2014 — Grateful students in PK3 through grade 4 will show appreciation for their freedom this Veteran’s Day, November 11, just as they have for the past 12 years during this Flag ceremony at the Canterbury School of Florida from 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Each year students invite all veterans and active military personnel to this great American event. ALL local veterans ware welcome!
Last year’s ceremony included special guests Mayor Bill Foster and State Representative Jeff Brandes. The Prekindergarten presents retired flags to veterans from the local VFW while fourth grade students recite patriotic poems. The ceremony concludes with the “Parade of Armed Forces” where medleys of songs are played and a flag representing each military branch is walked around by the veterans and the children who support them. Refreshments sponsored by the USO Club will be served afterward to honored guests, and all visitors are invited to the classrooms to speak about their experiences in the military.
Canterbury faculty and staff are the proud parents or spouses of more than 15 active duty members, not to mention the countless students who have family members overseas. Throughout the year, each Lower School grade supports the troops through service projects that involve everything from writing poems, to donating their Halloween candy to the troops in October.
OUR STUDENTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. Our diverse curriculum for students three years old through grade 12 includes our one-to-one iPad program and our Character Education and Marine Studies programs that provide unparalleled experiential education. Our International Studies program requires Mandarin Chinese and Spanish language classes for all students in pk3 – grade 6, and our athletic teams—made up of FHSAA’s 4-time recipient of the Fred Rozelle Sportsmanship Award winners—consistently beat larger schools. Founded 46 years ago, Canterbury is committed to preparing students for college and an honorable life as responsible stewards of our world. www.canterburyflorida.org