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Bigger school needed... and more letters

The following letters to the editor were submitted by Riverview School's Grade 3 class.

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I am concerned because we need a bigger school and a bigger gym and a swimming pool. We should build a new school and make it bigger. We should take swimming lessons too.
We should ask the government to give us money for the pool.
Sincerely,
Bryer Brumwell

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I want a swimming pool in Rainy River. Baudette has one but we don’t have one. Let’s keep the fun in Rainy River. We need a water slide at the pool. We need people to raise money for a pool.
Sincerely,
Mark Stamler

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I am really concerned about work.
Sometimes I have too much work and its too hard to handle.
And now that I am talking about work, I have work to do right now.
It would be a good idea if there would be no work.
I want only, computers, gym, and recess. Well on computers we could take away all the work programs.
Sincerely,
Jaylene Anderson

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I would like more spooky books and mystery books in the school library. More books like Scooby-Doo!
Here is an idea if you need it. You can take a few of the Rainy River library books and bring it to our school library.
P.S. Sorry for the complaint. Thank you very much.
Sincerely,
Karl R. Drackert

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I am concerned about all the work at school. I hardly ever get it done.
I always, always get homework and I never get time to play.
My parents don’t give me any dinner until I’m done my homework. So I try to get done fast but I get messy. I have a very hard life!
Maybe I could quit and have a tutor and have more work! But I’d just fire him and be happy the rest of my life. But my parents would still send me to college or not.
Sincerely,
Saragh Fraser

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I think that we should have to give a lot of money so we can buy all of the materials we need to make the ski hill.
We will need to make it in a big field. Donate money for the ski hill to the Rainy River Bank.
Sincerely,
Tyler Fisk

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I would like a Zoo and a museum in Rainy River
The museum could be in the old train station. The zoo could be in the country.
We could make more money for the school to be bigger.
Sincerely,
Damon Short

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I’m concerned that there should be a hotel in Rainy River with bigger water slides than normal.
There should be a hotel in Rainy River, so that we don’t have to drive to another city or town. I am asking everybody to write to the government and get money to build one.
Sincerely,
Marc V. Creason

Dear Mr. Johnston:
Our school needs to be more active with more sports for young kids and the old ones too.
We should have trees and I mean big trees and picnic tables. It should be bigger than Baudette. If that’s too much for you to pay for just take out a few of the things but not basketball.
Sincerely,
Annagen T. Wood

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I’m very concerned about work in the morning. I hardly get to sit or talk to my dad. Only for a little bit. I wish work was in the afternoon.
You should put up signs that say “work in the afternoon only”.
Sincerely,
Lindsay Bourré

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I am very concerned about the roads in town and out in the country because they are so icy. We need more sand on the ice out in the school parking lot.
There is not enough sand by the Canadian Customs by the metal bars, because me and my dad slipped there, and I was scared. I thought we were going to hit the ditch. My dad put the truck into four wheel drive.
Sincerely,
Kyle Godin

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I’m complaining about the hockey rink out in Blue. We are the only ones with a skating rink. I want to fix that rink. If we fix the rink, the Clifford’s and my family can have hockey games and practice for hockey and just skate.
I suggest all of the families in Blue fix the rink.
Sincerely,
Derek Lauzon

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I am very concerned that we should make an airport in Rainy River by the baseball field.
They should build it because then some people can fly from Rainy River to International Falls. I am getting people to give money to build one.
Sincerely,
Bryson Jasper

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I’m concerned about people drinking and smoking because we are learning about drug facts. So I am suggesting to tear the liquor store down and they should stop selling smokes.
Then Rainy River would be a non-smoking and drug free town.
Sincerely
Kaitlyn Bonhomme

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I am very concerned about smoking in buildings in other countries. I know that here, there is no smoking in buildings.
I know second hand smoke is worse than first hand smoke.
I would suggest they put up signs in public places in other countries.
Sincerely,
Lindsey Westover

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I am concerned about at the park.
Some kids don’t play very safe. They could get hurt.
The dock is quite lumpy. There should be more adult supervision around the dock. Kids or adults could fall on it. Even in winter it is slippery.
Everybody should play safe around the dock.
Sincerely
Ericka Tymkin

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I am concerned about the park being flooded when it rains.
I was wondering if we could make a wall. Just a little wall so you can climb over it. We could build it with wood and sand.
We will have to have a lot of people to do it with us.
Sincerely,
Kathryn Clifford

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I am very concerned that some farmers don’t give their animals good hay to eat. If they don’t their animals will get sick!
It would be a good idea if they planted a little corner with grass.
Or they could make fresh hay. It would be much better for them and the animals would be much healthier.
Sincerely,
Jackie Wittich

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I am very concerned about all the broken sidewalks because people can fall and break a bone or get hurt badly.
I just want Rainy River to be a safer place. So if you and everyone pitches in we can have all the holes filled in. And maybe even some bricks down Tower Road.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Kailee Jodoin

Dear Mr. Johnston:
I am very concerned about the wire fences along the road side. My mom, dad & Nick and me almost went off the edge of the road.
I think the construction site should build better fences and signs.
Sincerely
Madison Boisvert