East students make Mother’s Day special

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Kindergartners at East School in Long Beach created special Mother’s Day crafts, thanks to a donation of reusable bags from the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. Under the guidance of teacher Mary Jane Rochford, students decorated the bags with illustrations and meaningful notes.

This project supports the City of Long Beach’s ordinance to encourage environmentally-friendly shopping and help reduce plastic and paper bag waste. Students brightened up their gifts with paintings of hand-print flowers and heartfelt letters.

The cards read, “I am like a flower that is raised with love by you. You help me grow up big and strong, Mom. Thanks for all you do!”