Michigan school district sends care packages to staff at Marshalltown elementary schools located in tornado’s path


Three Woodbury Elementary School staff members are pictured with care packages they received from Northville Public Schools in Northville, Michigan. Pictured are Woodbury teachers, from left, Todd Beare and Myriam Montiel-Arellano and Woodbury Principal Anel Garza. The Northville district sent care packages to staff at the three schools most affected by the July 19 tornado including Woodbury, Rogers and Franklin elementary schools. 

Northville Public Schools in Northville, Michigan recently sent care packages to each staff member at the three schools affected most by the July 19 Marshalltown tornado.

Staff at Franklin, Rogers and Woodbury elementary schools in Marshalltown received the packages with notes recently in what Northville Schools staff say is their “Adopt a Staff Member” effort.

Denise (Stover) Bryan is principal of Moraine Elementary School in Northville and is a 1979 Marshalltown High School graduate. Moraine is one of six elementary schools in Northville which made donations to this project.  Bryan said this is a way to show support for the staff at the three schools.

“Sometimes just knowing others care helps brighten a day,” Bryan said.

The packages included various items such as school supplies, household items, snacks and more. Woodbury staff were given their care packages on September 21.

“It has given our staff a warm feeling to know that people from states away are still thinking of us and wishing us the best as we heal through this process,” said Woodbury Elementary School Principal Anel Garza.