‘We miss you, we love you’: Maine teachers hold parade to safely connect with students

Teachers in Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor held a parade through town Monday morning to connect with their students from a distance and to remind them that they care.The teachers said the past two weeks out of school have been difficult.Very stressful, lonely, probably for them too,” teacher Lisa Andrews said.The teachers drove through neighborhoods shouting, “We miss you, and we love you” to their students.”This is an amazing community. We’re very connected and support each other and we miss each other every day,” Boothbay Region Elementary School Assistant Principal Tricia Campbell said.“We just want to spread the love and let everyone know that we’re all together in this,” Principal Shawna Kurr said.Many students expressed how much they miss going to school.“I didn’t think I was going to miss them this much,” student Peyton Lewis said.Monday’s parade was a way to help students, parents and teachers feeling cooped up at home get out to see each other in a safe manner.“It’s great to see how much they care. We kind of already knew that because they are so wonderful,” parent Gretchen Armstead said.The teachers can’t wait to get back to the classroom.“That we miss them and love them. We cant wait to have them back. They’re my kids,” Andrews said.

Teachers in Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor held a parade through town Monday morning to connect with their students from a distance and to remind them that they care.

The teachers said the past two weeks out of school have been difficult.

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Very stressful, lonely, probably for them too,” teacher Lisa Andrews said.

The teachers drove through neighborhoods shouting, “We miss you, and we love you” to their students.

“This is an amazing community. We’re very connected and support each other and we miss each other every day,” Boothbay Region Elementary School Assistant Principal Tricia Campbell said.

“We just want to spread the love and let everyone know that we’re all together in this,” Principal Shawna Kurr said.

Many students expressed how much they miss going to school.

“I didn’t think I was going to miss them this much,” student Peyton Lewis said.

Monday’s parade was a way to help students, parents and teachers feeling cooped up at home get out to see each other in a safe manner.

“It’s great to see how much they care. We kind of already knew that because they are so wonderful,” parent Gretchen Armstead said.

The teachers can’t wait to get back to the classroom.

“That we miss them and love them. We cant wait to have them back. They’re my kids,” Andrews said.