Picture of Shalimar ES Purple Up Day

Shalimar ES Purples Up!

In celebration of Purple Up! For Military Kids, a day for military communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices, Shalimar Elementary School staff and students dressed in purple and purple posters made by the military student were hung all around the school.

Purple Up! For Military Kids is sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy and is part of the Month of the Military Child.  The month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

“Our military students led the pledge for the school during April,” said Principal Kim McSparren.  “And our Military Family Life Counselor is also doing an art project with each military child to include making t-shirts with our PreK class.”