Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen Honors P.S. I Love You Day

February 15, 2024

Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen proudly joined forces with P.S. I Love You Day, a registered nonprofit organization in New York State dedicated to eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health. This year’s P.S. I Love You Day theme, Love is Meant to Be Given, featured students taking part in various activities to promote kindness and foster a supportive environment.

As purple is emblematic of P.S. I Love You Day, Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen schools became a sea of violets, lavenders, and plums. It was a powerful statement that symbolized their commitment to spreading love and raising awareness for mental health. The unified display of purple attire showcased the school community supporting one another.

One of the highlights of the day was an empowering exercise that saw students write kind letters to their future selves. This activity not only encouraged self-reflection but also served as a reminder of the importance of self-care and self-love. The heartfelt letters allowed students to express their hopes, dreams, and aspirations while fostering a sense of compassion toward themselves.

Another impactful project undertaken by the students was the creation of a magnificent purple heart collage on the walls of the school buildings. Each student cut out purple hearts and wrote kind messages on them, which were then assembled to form a visually striking display. The collage served as a powerful representation of the love and support that permeates throughout the Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen community.